Transition Update In February 2019, the Board of Directors reviewed the results of an Organizational Assessment completed by Loveall Price & Associates, a nonprofit transitional consulting firm. The Board accepted the recommendations in the assessment, including initiatives to update operational systems, and move towards a virtual office for the Chapter. Staff have been working diligently … read more of Updates from the Board of Directors.
Articles by Phil Bennett
How often do we think about tree associates when we are working on an individual tree? The sixteen chapters of the Arborists’ Certification Study guide cover many areas of Arboriculture, but there isn’t a chapter dedicated to tree associates. The problem here is that we may be preconditioned by our training to think of trees … read more of Trees and their Associates.
Early in January, two strong winter storms passed through Snoqualmie, where I work full-time. The second of these storms lasted about 20 hours, and at its peak, winds were 40-45 mph sustained with gusts in the mid 50’s. Beyond cleaning up tree failures and doing follow-up risk assessments, I spent a lot of time talking … read more of Some Thoughts on Tree Risk.
First of all, let me say that it is a great honor to serve all of you. As my term starts, I have been thinking about how extraordinary our Chapter is, even within a global perspective of arboriculture. PNW-ISA is a large chapter with over 2,000 members. Only the Western chapter is larger. We are … read more of Our Extraordinary Chapter.