Each year, PNW-ISA recognizes the skill and dedication of our members through the Chapter Awards program and the Chapter Tree Climbing Championship. This year’s award winners will be recognized during the Annual Training Conference in Coeur d’Alene, ID, October 4-7, 2020. Read more of Nominations Process Begins for Chapter Awards .
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PNW-ISA is currently seeking qualified volunteers for the positions below. To express interest, please click on the links below. Editor, Pacific Northwest Trees Newsletter This position serves under the Board of Directors, Advisory Committee. The Editor is responsible for all aspects of preparing the quarterly (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall) Chapter newsletter which includes collecting content, … read more of PNW Seeks Volunteers for Board & New Committee.
In early August 2019, the position announcement for the PNW-ISA Executive Director was posted widely on job search websites, social media, and with partner organizations. As of 8/29, 70+ candidates had applied. The posting period will close on September 1st. In September candidates will be screened, and the most qualified will move through phone … read more of Update from the Board of Directors on the Executive Director Search.
Patty Williams, our executive director, let the Board know that she will be leaving PNW-ISA at the end of September this year. Patty has served our Chapter since January 2002 and has grown this organization into what it is today. Patty’s work this year has helped us to transition away from a physical to a … read more of Farewell to Patty Williams.
PNW-ISA is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who is a highly motivated team builder and leader with a vision for expanding the reach and impact of our organization for current and future members, and the arboriculture industry in our region. The overarching mandate for the ED will be to implement a business model furthering initiatives … read more of PNW-ISA Executive Director Position Announcement.
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 … read more of Upcoming Clackamas Community College Courses.
The 2019 Oregon Annual Urban and Community Forestry Annual Conference will be held at Portland’s World Forestry Center on June 6, 2019. This annual event is hosted by Oregon Community Trees, Oregon Department of Forestry U&CF Program, and the USDA Forest Service. The theme is: “Making Space for Trees – Designing Tree Friendly Infrastructure for Oregon Communities.” … read more of Speak at the 2019 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Annual Conference.
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 … read more of After the Storm: A Symposium Co-Hosted by PNW-ISA and UW Botanic Gardens.
New 10th Edition! The Guide for Plant Appraisal, 10th Edition is the most informative and comprehensive alignment of current knowledge of the approaches, processes, and methods of plant valuation. This edition represents a systematic evolution of plant appraisal that integrates new research into a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the available methods. … read more of Guide for Plant Appraisal, 10th Edition, By Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers.
This year’s record-breaking ITCC took place in Columbus, Ohio. There were 75 competitors from 21 different countries and 26 female competitors, both more than any previous event. Congratulations to Kali Alcorn and Dan Kraus who represented the PNW-ISA at the 2018 ITCC. Kali placed 19th out of 26 women. Dan placed 13th out of 49 … read more of 2018 International Tree Climbing Championship.