Climbing Safety Case Studies, Tree ID and Reception
The PNW-ISA/ UW Climbing Safety Case Studies and Reception will be an opportunity for climbers to learn through past experiences, earn CEUs, and network with other climbers. Philip Kelley and Brian French will present industry data and share with us their own climbing safety experiences. The presentations will end with a Q & A session and networking opportunity.
Between the presentations and reception there will be a Tree ID scavenger hunt designed by fellow arborist Jessica Farmer (UW Botanic Gardens Adult Ed. Supervisor). The ID activity will be next to the reception and focus on the tree collection at the Washington Park Arboretum. Participants earn 1 CEU for completing the Tree ID scavenger hunt.
After the scavenger hunt we will gather again in the main hall for a reception where participants can collect and discuss climbing safety. The reception is optional and not required to earn the 3 CEUs. However, we hope you consider staying to build connections in the community. Heavy appetizers and beverage options will be available.
This workshop is hosted as a partnership between PNW-ISA and UW Botanic Gardens.
2-4pm: Climbing Safety Case Studies (2 CEU – Climbing Safety)
The PNW-ISA/ UW Climbing Safety Case Studies and Reception will be an opportunity for climbers to learn through past experiences, earn CEUs, and network with other climbers. Philip Kelley and Brian French will present industry data and share with us their own climbing safety experiences. The presentations will end with a Q & A session.
4-5pm: Tree ID scavenger hunt (for 1 CEU credit)
Designed by Jessica Farmer (Adult Ed. Supervisor, UW Botanic Gardens and PNW-ISA member)
5-6pm: Social/reception (no CEUs)
To build community and provide opportunity for networking.
Philip Kelley is a lead climber and instructor. He has 25 years in the industry and is a Past President of the Georgia Arborist Association and has been a Certified Arborist since 2000. He is a judge for the ISA North American Tree Climbing Championship and ISA Aerial Rescue International Tree Climbing Championship. He has taught for North American Training Solutions since 2009. He is a contract climber and owner of Samara Tree Preservation and Training since 2014.
Philip is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Instructor for Tree Worker/Climber specialist, Aerial Rescue Technician, Line clearance tree trimmer, Electrical Hazard Awareness, Aerial Lift Specialist, Hazard Tree Assessment, Tree Dynamics and Integrated Risk Assessor, Advanced Chainsaw Safety Cutting & Felling Techniques. He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2009, 2015, Chainsaw Train the Trainer in 2014, and Vitality Summit in 2016.
Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.
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