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.
Articles by Lyle Feilmeier
I had an interesting event happen to me that brought my trust in our youth back into an acceptable range. It seems to me that youth of today are clouded about the reality of life after high school. Most are fully supported by their parents financially, emotionally, and educationally, and have no trust of experience … read more of Sometimes the Opportunities Will be Looking for You.
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.
Here we go again, another year is coming to an end as we move into the 2016 Holiday season. I recently attended the Liaison Meeting in Chicago in October, as I do every year as part of my duties as the Certification Director for the Chapter. The attendees at this meeting include ISA staff and … read more of Easy CEU Opportunities.
Hot August dog days of summer. Landscape and trees are drying out. It seems you cannot water enough. Most professional tree companies are enjoying a nice backlog and the days seem to have fewer hours at the time we need more. Working in arboriculture for what is now over 25 years for me, I have … read more of Certification Leads to Growth for Young and Old.
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.
As Mother Nature pushes out another winter season, we all get a little teased with some mild sunny days giving us a taste of the spring to come. Temperatures are in the 60s, flowering plums are almost in bloom, and the witch hazels are just finished up, yet I know there are weeks of rain … read more of The Value of ISA Certification and Membership.
Here we are, the Fall of 2015. Another year coming to an end soon. So much happening in all aspects of our lives and in the Arboriculture industry this past year. As the Director of Certification for the PNW Chapter, I also sit as the Chapter’s Liaison. Stepping back four years to when I was first … read more of The Role of a Chapter Liaison.
In my past articles, I wrote about the benefits/opportunities that being involved with the ISA and the certifications can bring. This time, I am writing to tell a story about me regarding my friend and mentor who most if not all in the PNW Chapter and beyond are familiar with. This is more of a … read more of Remembering Terrill Collier.