Articles by PNW-ISA

Congratulations to the ITCC Competitors and Masters’ Challenge Champions

The 2017 International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) took place July 28-30 at the United States National Arboretum in Washington, DC. Congratulations to both James Kilpatrick and Chrissy Spence of the New Zealand Chapter for winning the Men’s and Women’s Masters’ Challenge Championship for the second year in a row! PNW’s own Robert Bundy represented us … read more of Congratulations to the ITCC Competitors and Masters’ Challenge Champions.

Your 2017-18 ISA Board of Directors

During the 2017 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show, 2016-17 ISA Board President Michelle Mitchell passed the gavel to Paul Ries, who will serve as your president for 2017-18. The Board also honored outgoing Board member John Gathright and welcomed two new members, Russ Carlson and Cecil Konijnendijk. Take a moment to become acquainted … read more of Your 2017-18 ISA Board of Directors.

Honoring the 2017 ISA Awards of Distinction Recipients

The Awards of Distinction, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, are the highest honors bestowed by ISA in nine award categories that recognize ISA members for arboricultural education and research, contributions to practical arboriculture, publications, promotion of the profession, and advancement of ISA’s mission. This year’s nine award recipients were recognized at the Arboriculture Celebration that … read more of Honoring the 2017 ISA Awards of Distinction Recipients.

Here’s to the 2017 ISA True Professionals of Arboriculture!

The 2017 ISA True Professionals of Arboriculture were honored during the President’s Welcome at the ISA conference on July 31. This program recognizes ISA members and credential holders who demonstrate sustained dedication and skill in reaching out to their communities, clients, colleagues, and employees to provide training and education about tree care and the benefits … read more of Here’s to the 2017 ISA True Professionals of Arboriculture!.

Thanks to the Sponsors of the 2017 Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition!

Thanks to the following companies for their sponsorship of the 2017 Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition, held at Laurelhurst Park in June: Rich’s Tree Service Rich Gillum: $1,000.00 Teragan & Associates Terry Flanagan: $1,000.00 Bartlett Tree Experts Lyle Feilmeier: $751.00 Read more of Thanks to the Sponsors of the 2017 Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition!.

2018 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is pleased to announce the 2018 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package for the winners of the Chapter’s annual Tree Climbing Championship (TCC), which will be held September 23-24 at Woodland Park in Seattle, WA. This climbing kit will be presented to both the men’s and women’s champion and is intended to … read more of 2018 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package.

State Asks You to Check Trees for Invasive Pests in August

OLYMPIA – The Washington Invasive Species Council and a consortium of agencies and universities are asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August. August is the peak time of year to find invasive bugs like citrus longhorned beetles, emerald … read more of State Asks You to Check Trees for Invasive Pests in August.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration for ATC 2017 Now Available

For 38 years, PNW-ISA has served the professional tree care industry with educational programs, special events, and networking opportunities. The 2017 Annual Training Conference promises to be another world-class training opportunity. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your company name in front of over 400 ISA Certified Arborists and other members of the green … read more of Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration for ATC 2017 Now Available.

Trees for Central Washington

Washington is well known for its verdant forestlands; however, the center of our state is very different. The coulees, shrub-steppes and other high desert landscapes of central Washington are tough environments for trees. This leaves cities asking “what can I plant here?” For purposes of this article, we are defining central Washington as Douglas, Lincoln, … read more of Trees for Central Washington.