ISA Certified Arborist #PN-7338A
What is your background in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry? I completed a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and Environmental Management from the University of New Brunswick in 1998. I had thought my career would start in a logging community somewhere in Northern BC, however my first professional opportunity started in utility vegetation management (UVM). I … read more of Board Profile: Ian Scott, Secretary.
In the PNW, we bear witness to best management practices (BMP’s), and seemingly the worst as well. I feel a tide has changed much with the climate in our industry. It appears more PNW Arborists are well-aligned with our code of ethics and BMP’s, and some may have continued to use “loopholes” to cut corners, … read more of The Ethical Branch.
The PNW class “Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment” was a classroom/outdoor course in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease. Led by Dr Julian Dunster and Professor Bob Edmonds. The diseases covered included Phaeolus schweinitzii, Heterobasidion occidentale, Armillaria ostoyae, Porodaedalea pini, Kretzschmeria deusta, Phellinus … read more of Photos from October Tree Risk Assessment Workshop.
We porta-wrapped up the PNW TCC 2018 with huge success! PNW-ISA hosted the event in beautiful Vancouver BC at Stanley Park. To see familiar faces, shake new hands, and share stories with each other is such a gift. Our Chapter continues to progress and expand into a new and bright canopy of good tree people. Without … read more of 2018 PNW-ISA Chapter Tree Climbing Competition Results.
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 … read more of PNW-ISA Call for Exam Proctors.
Happy winter to our PNW membership! The long summer has passed, and Fall has seamlessly traversed into winter frost, snooze buttons, coffee and cocoa, crockpots, and wearable sleeping bags. I for one love the brisk air, the silence of snowfall, and of course the tree-mergencies! We have all worked so hard to squirrel away food, … read more of Celebrating Seasonal Senescence.
To my fellow PNW-ISA members, a huge thank you for your continued support, bringing our chapter to a new level of service and community! Being a part of this tree family has been a vital part of my career and the reason why I have volunteered for almost a decade. I am getting into the … read more of Thank You for Adding to Our Community.
We are proud to announce the launch of the second largest tree failure reporting database in the world! It has been some time since the International Tree Failure Database was released, that a region as vast and diverse as the PNW, has compiled data about tree failures. This is a collaboration of Chris Rippey (City … read more of PNW Tree Failure Database.