Articles by PNW-ISA

News from ISA – Spring 2017

Visit Washington, DC for the ISA Annual International Conference ISA is partnering with MAC-ISA (ISA Mid-Atlantic Chapter) to bring you the 2017 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show, July 29 – August 2 … the premier event “where arboriculture meets.” Besides offering educational opportunities for professionals from all areas of arboriculture, this year’s event … read more of News from ISA – Spring 2017.

Hot Off the Press!

PNW-ISA member Christina Pfeiffer of Seattle, WA has recently published an updated edition of her book, Pacific Northwest Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year. Notes Christina: “This practical guide has been updated with current information for maintaining beautiful and healthy gardens, tuned into important regional issues such … read more of Hot Off the Press!.

In Memoriam: Cass Turnbull and Mike Bowman

Cass Turnbull February 7, 1951 – January 26, 2017 In late January, we were all saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of well-known PlantAmnesty founder Cass Turnbull. While vacationing in Hawaii with her husband, she suffered a fatal heart attack after a swim. Cass was the power, the energy, the humor, and … read more of In Memoriam: Cass Turnbull and Mike Bowman.

Member Survey 2016 Summary Report

Last summer, PNW-ISA sent an electronic survey to the membership to solicit feedback on our overall member services and benefits. Congratulations to Charles Rognlie, the lucky winner of a $100 course discount for participating in the survey. The PNW-ISA Board of Directors and staff have reviewed the survey and summary of responses. The candid responses … read more of Member Survey 2016 Summary Report.

Healthy Trees = Healthy Communities

The Washington Community Forestry Council recently released a document you can use when discussing the benefits of urban trees. The sheet outlines tree benefits and threats to community trees as well as valuable information on the benefits healthy trees provide. Please feel free to download and use this PDF when acting as a tree advocate. … read more of Healthy Trees = Healthy Communities.

News from ISA – Winter 2017

ISA Announces Upcoming Retirement of Executive Director Jim Skiera After more than 22 years of service, Jim Skiera has announced his retirement as Executive Director of ISA, effective by the end of 2017. As per the established Succession Plan Policy, the ISA Board of Directors has appointed an Executive Director Transition Committee to manage the … read more of News from ISA – Winter 2017.

ATC 2017 and 2018 Announcements

2017 Conference Theme To Be Determined! The conference planning committee for the 38th Annual Training Conference is off and running. The group has met several times already to iron out volunteer roles and brainstorm about the conference theme and potential speakers. The conference will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA. Attendees … read more of ATC 2017 and 2018 Announcements.

Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department Winter 2017 Offering

HOR-225 Arboriculture I January 12 – March 23, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:50 PM Instructor: R. Walters Tuition and Fees: $315.50+ Credits: 3 ID: HOR-225-01 274064 Management of trees in residential, commercial, and urban landscapes. Follows course materials prepared by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Topics covered include tree anatomy, selection, installation, response to … read more of Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department Winter 2017 Offering.

PNW-ISA Member Speaking at Northwest Green Industry Conference

Jim Barborinas of Urban Forestry Services, Inc. will present Get Out of Your Rut: Try These New, Exciting and Underutilized Tree Varieties at the Northwest Green Industry Conference. Jim will share information on the many tree varieties available for street and landscape use including trees with better disease and insect resistance, well defined mature forms, … read more of PNW-ISA Member Speaking at Northwest Green Industry Conference.