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April 2017
April 26
Mt Vernon, WA

Pruning, Planting and Selecting for Street Tree Diversity

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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April 27
Boise, ID

Trees and the Law

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
May 12
Seattle, WA

Tree Protection During Construction

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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May 15
Seattle, WA

Basic Tree Identification

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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May 16
Seattle, WA

Advanced Tree Identification

Proper tree management starts with knowing the tree you’re managing. When trying to recommend an appropriate treatment, diagnosing an issue, or understanding how a tree will respond to a change in condition, identifying the tree you’re dealing with is the first step. This course is designed as a supplement and compliment to the Basic Tree Identification course. Where the basic course just touched the surface, this advanced identification workshop will do a quick review of the basics, and then focus…

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May 18
Corvallis, OR

Fundamentals and Theory of Pruning Trees and Shrubs

This pruning workshop will cover all the best management practices pruning techniques required by arborists. The course will cover both the theory and practice of pruning evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and fruit trees. This is an ideal workshop for practitioners and consultants alike. Pruning trees and shrubs can be a very extensive topic with many areas of focus. This course and presentation are designed to discuss some fairly advanced topics that are intended to explain the theory of why…

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May 24
Mt Vernon, WA

Pruning, Planting and Selecting for Street Tree Diversity

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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June 2017
June 5
Surrey, BC

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course

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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June 8
Surrey, BC

Common Fungi Affecting Pacific Northwest Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

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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June 9
Surrey, BC

Common Fungi Affecting Pacific Northwest Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

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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June 12
Oregon City, OR

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course

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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June 12
Seattle, WA

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course

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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July 2017
July 17
Seattle, WA

Advanced Tree Risk Assessment

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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July 19
Seattle, WA

Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

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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July 20
Seattle, WA

Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

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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