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March 2017

Emergency Response and Aerial Rescue

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

This workshop is designed to educate tree climbers on the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. Emphasis is on emergency preparedness, readiness and accident prevention. The importance of self-rescue strategies and understanding the ‘working alone’ definition reinforces the importance of emergency readiness. Participants are educated in the truths about tree work accidents and fatalities, information based on arborist statistics and industry reviews provides the basis for the specific rescue techniques trained and practiced. Participants…

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$35.00 - $70.00

Climbing Safety Case Studies, Tree ID and Reception

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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…

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$125.00 - $250.00

Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

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

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making…

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April 2017

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 12:00 pm
Surrey, British Columbia

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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$125.00 - $250.00

Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashland, OR

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course

April 17 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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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$90.00 - $180.00

Pruning, Planting and Selecting for Street Tree Diversity

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mt Vernon, WA

Workshop Description The role of an Arborist often involves knowing and using expertise in the areas of pruning, planting and tree selection.  This workshop will start with nursery practices, learning about new tree cultivars and choices for various environments, in particular street planting. Many of the challenges we face with older trees, and many of the structural failures seen on trees of all ages, may be prevented by proper training and pruning when they are young. This preventive care and maintenance will help trees…

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$125.00 - $250.00

Trees and the Law

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boise, ID

Course Description: Trees provide shade, purify air, enhance quality of life, and inspire poetry, but they also may inspire lawsuits.  Whether the tree is yours, your neighbor’s, the city’s, your client’s, or jointly owned, it is prudent to know what sort of shadow it may cast.  Trees inspire strong emotional reactions in people who live, work, and recreate under their canopy.  Sooner or later one of your clients will have a legal dilemma involving a tree.  The purpose of this…

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May 2017
$125.00 - $250.00

Tree Protection During Construction

May 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Seattle, WA

This all day workshop will include information specific to arborists working around construction. The class is appropriate for Commercial Arborists, Consultants, and Professionals in related fields such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning. The workshop will be 75% indoors with lecture and group activities. We will go outdoors to look at tree preservation examples near the classroom. We will learn to read basic information from building plans and how to communicate using plans. We will learn how to interpret specifications,…

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$80.00 - $160.00

Basic Tree Identification

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Seattle, WA

Proper tree management starts with knowing the tree you’re managing. When trying to recommend an appropriate treatment, diagnosing issues, or understanding how a tree will respond to changes in condition, identifying the tree you’re dealing with is the first step. This basic identification workshop will cover topics to help the practitioner identify common species in the Puget Sound Region, both native and non-native. We will review common terminology and concepts that will help arborists and other green industry workers narrow…

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