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July 2017

Advanced Tree Risk Assessment

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

Tree risk assessment is an area of urban forest management that has evolved rapidly in the past decade. We have moved from simple hazard tree assessment concepts into a more sophisticated understanding of risk in general. With the introduction of the ISA’s Best Management Practices document for Tree Risk Assessment, and the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), several new approaches and guidelines have been introduced. Within the field of tree risk assessment there are many techniques and concepts to master; from basic principles through to…

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Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

July 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

This course will be of use to anyone interested in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease. Arborists and foresters conducting tree risk assessments need to: Know what to look for, and Know what they are looking at. Fungi affecting trees show considerable variability in form and their ability to cause decay. Part of that variability is driven by the species of tree and fungus, the age and vigor of the tree, the extent of…

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Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

This course will be of use to anyone interested in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease. Arborists and foresters conducting tree risk assessments need to: Know what to look for, and Know what they are looking at. Fungi affecting trees show considerable variability in form and their ability to cause decay. Part of that variability is driven by the species of tree and fungus, the age and vigor of the tree, the extent of…

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August 2017

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course

August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 12:00 pm
Victoria, BC

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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Trees and the Law in Canada

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria, BC

The workshop starts by understanding terms and legal principles and how these drive professional practice and possible advice to clients. This will include: Duty of care Standard of care Negligence Liability Damages and penalties With the use of case studies and reviews of court decisions, we will see why the courts favour or disapprove of certain actions, and that will then help to inform us about why professional practice requires certain set actions and processes that help to keep companies…

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September 2017

Chapter Tree Climbing Championship 2017

September 23 @ 7:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the Chapter Tree Climbing Championship (TCC) in Woodland Park 1000 N 50th Street, Seattle WA 98103 this fall. This educational event and skills competition is an excellent way for climbers of all skill levels to learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques. Beginning and experienced climbers are encouraged to participate. Climbers participate in five events: aerial rescue, belayed speed climb, secured footlock, throw line, and work…

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