PNW-ISA Call for Exam Proctors

Are you a currently a ISA Certified Arborist and looking for other credentials? Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist and Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist are valuable credentials members can attain. Exam proctors are also currently needed to assist with providing more classes for our members to attain more certified skills!

Learn more about the ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist and SIA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist.

If you are certified as a Climber or Aerial Lift Specialist, or have been a Certified Arborist for a long period, consider becoming a proctor to help other arborists attain these goals. Contact Kurt Fickeisen, Chapter Certification Director, for more details.

If being a proctor is of interest, contact the Chapter at info@pnwisa.org  or Kurt Fickeisen, Chapter Certification Director.

Upcoming Clackamas Community College Courses

The CCC Horticulture Department offers a wide range of horticulture, arboriculture and related courses for degree-seeking students as well as those persons interested in simply continuing their education. The fall lineup also include pesticides recertification and Laws & Safety training classes. Click here for a complete list of classes and workshops, and registration options. Have questions? Contact Loretta Mills at lorettam@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3292.

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After the Storm: A Symposium Co-Hosted by PNW-ISA and UW Botanic Gardens

The doom and gloom of storm work may drift away as quick as the seasons end. Our industry's stories and experiences get lost in the evening weather report about felling trees and chipping debris. These times of weather events are some of the most difficult and dangerous work in our field.

The symposium features six case studies presented by a variety of tree professionals. These studies will cover best practices and lessons learned about storm preparation, management, and post-storm prioritization. Presenters will include Municipal, Commercial, Consulting, and Utility arborists, as well as allied professionals.

Online Location

This symposium is available for remote attendance online through the University of Washington. Gather a group at work and watch together. Each person taking the online workshop will need to register to receive CEUs.

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Arborjet Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

For the fifth consecutive year, Arborjet is pledging $1,000 scholarships to 10 high school seniors to help them pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college.

"We want parents, educators, counselors and the tree care community to join us in encouraging young students to transform their ingenuity and passion into a career in this important industry,” said Russ Davis, President and COO, Arborjet. “Through Arborjet's ‘Taking Root’ Scholarship Program, we recognize dedicated students who are already demonstrating achievement in their schools and communities and plan to lend their skills and talents to grow our industry."

Interested students and educators can find out more by visiting Arborjet.com and applying directly at scholarsapply.org/arborjet. The application deadline is June 30, 2018.

For more information and to read about past winners, please visit arborjet.com.

ISA Certification Exam Prep Classes Coming to BC This Fall

ISA Certified Arborist logoBurnaby Central School in Burnaby, BC, will hold another series of classes to prepare individuals for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam. The course is designed to prepare park professionals, tree pruners, landscape architects, and gardeners for the exam. Topics include tree identification, plant physiology, pruning, installation, and establishment.

The class will begin on October 9, 2018 and run for ten sessions on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM. This will prepare students to take the ISA Arborist Certification Exam typically offered around early December in North Vancouver.

Class Requirements

  • Students will need a copy of the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide, Third Edition by S.J. Lilly. It is available online at isa-arbor.com and through Pacific Arborist Supplies (604.929.6133).
  • Three years’ industry experience is required to write the exam.

For more information on the ISA Certifications, visit pnwisa.org/certification/certification-types.

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam (4/7/2018)

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

  • Date: April 7, 2018
  • Location: Finch Arboretum Woodland Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
  • Enrollment Deadline: March 21, 2018

More information: https://wwv.isa-arbor.com/certification/becomeCertified/examDatesAndLocations?id=8212

If you plan to take a paper-based exam, you must choose a date and location that is offered by a Chapter or Affiliated Organization. Please view the calendar for a list of exam dates and locations scheduled over the coming months. After choosing a location, you must submit a completed application prior to being approved for enrollment.

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam (2/10/2018)

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

  • Date: February 10, 2018
  • Location: IBEW Local 77- SeaTac Office, SeaTac, Washington
  • Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Enrollment Deadline: January 25, 2018

More information: http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/becomecertified/examDatesAndLocations.aspx?id=8213

If you plan to take a paper-based exam, you must choose a date and location that is offered by a Chapter or Affiliated Organization. Please view the calendar for a list of exam dates and locations scheduled over the coming months. After choosing a location, you must submit a completed application prior to being approved for enrollment.

 

TREE Fund Webinar November 30 2017

Drought Tolerance in Trees – Improving Tree Selection for Challenging Urban Sites

November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am PST
ISA CEUs 1; must watch live broadcast to receive credit.
Presented by Dr. Andrew Hirons Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture, Myerscough College, U.K.

Looking for trees that can establish and survive in challenging urban environments? Of course you are! In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Hirons will explain how drought tolerance is one of the most important determinants of a tree’s ability to survive in the urban forest. You will gain an understanding of the basic mechanisms of drought tolerance and insight into tree mortality from drought, giving you practical strategies for managing trees in urban spaces. Dr. Hirons will also share his latest research on using specific plant traits to improve tree selection decisions for challenging urban sites.

Read about Dr. Hirons' work funded by TREE Fund here.

Webinar will be archived within one week of broadcast at treefund.org/webinars.

Pre-register to receive a reminder email the day of the webinar.

On November 30, join the webinar here.

Special thanks to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this webinar.

Free TREE Fund Webinar with CEUs

“Soil Profile Rebuilding: Rehabilitating Compacted Soils”

Featuring Dr. Susan Day (Virginia Tech)

If you’ve ever faced the problem of how to grow trees in compacted, rock-hard soils left behind after urban development and construction, then this is the webinar for you. Dr. Day will teach you the secrets of Soil Profile Rebuilding (SPR), the soil rehabilitation method that allows you to remediate soils on site, has a lasting effect, and can result in as much as 84% greater canopy relative to trees in untreated soil.

  • June 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT (translate to your time zone here)
  • Pre-registration is recommended (you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program).
  • Log in HERE on June 21.
  • 1 CEU available from ISA or SAF

Thank you to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this program.

Visit treefund.org/webinars to see upcoming webinars and to watch past broadcasts.

TREE Fund Presents Free Webinar on Urban Trees

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time

tree-fund-logo-webFrustrated with trying to grow trees in compacted urban soils? Dr. Scharenbroch will discuss how you can protect urban soils from compaction and improve soil quality in your local landscapes. Dr. George Hudler will introduce Dr. Scharenbroch and answer questions about the TREE Fund and its research grant programs.

Special thanks to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this webinar.

CEUs available from ISA or the Society of American Foresters.

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and a Research Fellow at The Morton Arboretum. He has received several TREE Fund grants. Read about his research here.

Dr. George Hudler of Cornell University is a TREE Fund Trustee and Research and Education Committee Member.

How to Attend

Either before or on the day of the webinar, please click here to register. You will receive instructions on how to join the webinar once you have registered.