The Pacific Northwest ISA takes great pride in promoting the many educational events taking place all over our chapter region. In addition to chapter-sponsored classes and workshops, take a look at what our Allied Partners have to offer. If you have an event to include, please submit it here.
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Team Leader Training Field Session
By Lizzie Sords
This event is the field session of a 2-part volunteer training for Portland Parks and Recreation.
Team Leaders will be trained to use forestry surveying tools to lead volunteers through a scientific inventory of trees in Portland's developed parks. Team Leaders lead teams of 2-3 volunteers through data collection at inventory workdays. Measurements taken include DBH, tree height, canopy spread, and height of lowest living foliage. Trees are identified to species and mapped using ArcGIS Collector. Classroom training will go over tree identification techniques, how to measure crown spread, how to use a clinometer, and how to take DBH. Team Leaders will also be taught how to work with neighborhood volunteers to accurately and efficiently record inventory data for trees.
This is the first in a two part training. We ask that Team Leaders commit to attending 3 volunteer inventories through the summer. In order to attend the field training, you must be either a returning Team Leader or have attended the classroom training on either June 2nd or 9th.
NE 30th Ave and Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232
Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart training seminar
By Kristin Faurest
The Portland Japanese Garden’s International Japanese Garden Training Center is now accepting applications for Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart, a hands-on training program in Japanese garden arts. The Japanese garden tradition offers a wealth of knowledge and techniques for creating spaces of harmony, beauty, balance, and tranquility. The seminar is a rare opportunity to study an integrated curriculum of stonesetting, design, aesthetics, pruning, history, and bamboo fence construction, all framed eloquently in the culture of tea. Faculty include Portland Japanese Garden staff and visiting instructors from Japan.
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Intermediate level: July 19-30
Beginner level: Sept. 20-27
There is no prerequisite for the seminar; applicants will be evaluated individually based on experience. Scholarships are available.
Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97213
2018 Trees & Utilities Conference
By Lauren Weyers
Join us in Omaha, Nebraska for the 2018 Trees and Utilities Conference on August 28-30. This conference is the chief learning and engagement event in the world for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals.
Trees and Utilities offers the latest in:
- Utility arboriculture research
- Best management practices
- Current trends in vegetation management
- Continuing education credits
- Trade shows
Enhance your program and help grow and maintain community trees while providing safe, reliable utility service. Join your utility colleagues for this event to help identify new ideas, practices, and partnerships.
Century Link Center
455 N 10th St
Omaha, NE 68102
ASCA Consulting Academy
By Julie Hill
Lots of conferences teach you how to be a great arborist. But there’s only one conference where you can learn the essentials of being a successful Consulting Arborist AND begin the process of becoming a Registered Consulting Arborist® (RCA)—and that’s ASCA’s 2019 Consulting Academy.
During the Academy’s three-day training you’ll:
- Learn from, and interact with, leading experts in the profession.
- Form relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can use long after the Academy is over.
- Take your first step toward becoming an RCA.
- Increase your earning potential.
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056