Articles by Lyle Feilmeier

Credentials Communicate Commitment

As I write what is possibly my last Certification Corner as the Certification Director for the PNW Chapter, I find myself struggling to understand motivation between the young, new, arborist and the seasoned, highly skilled arborist. Recognition of the value of the Certified Arborist and/or any of the Certifications or Qualifications offered by the ISA … read more of Credentials Communicate Commitment.

Your Market Value

What is your market value as an employee or a potential employee looking to be hired or working with a professional tree care company? I recently had a conversation with several of my non-certified production arborists regarding attaining the ISA Certified Arborist Certification. Many are trained “in-house” and others are hired from the outside. All … read more of Your Market Value.

Changes for Tree Climbing Championships

Summer has begun and the unseasonal high summer temps are early. The last several weeks I have been involved in an email thread regarding the Chapter’s Tree Climbing Championship (TCC) and a Certified Tree Worker Skills test that will be held in Boise, Idaho during the Annual Training Conference (ATC), on Friday, September 16. The … read more of Changes for Tree Climbing Championships.