Allied Partner Events

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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January 2020

Urban Forest Assessment Course

January 27

By British Columbia Institute of Technology

Description

The BCIT Urban Forest Assessment course provides training in ecosystem values and assessment protocols for urban forests and the application of this information in regional land management. This course includes an overview of the basics of urban forest assessment, the ability to sample larger areas or patches of urban trees, compile, prepare and submit data to the i-Tree system. Students will also have the opportunity to review a typical i-Tree report.

The Urban Forest Assessment course is applicable for students in studying ecological restoration, forestry, resource management, arborists, planners, consultants, stewardship groups and teachers.

This course is a blended course, with 8.0 hours delivered online, and 16.0 hours delivered in person over two days in the field at the Burnaby Campus on February 23 and 24. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. This course is eligible for 23 PNW ISA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 2 Post Secondary Credits.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe elements of an urban forest.
  • Demonstrate understanding of designing inventory for specific management objectives for urban trees.
  • Provide overview of i-Tree and its main function and application.
  • Use and apply i-Tree Design, i-Tree Canopy and myTree.
    Describe function of i-Tree Eco including attributes for tree observations.
  • Practice collection of tree observations with i-Tree Eco attributes.
  • Create an i-Tree Eco project.
  • Identify study area and navigate to the site using a variety of tools.
  • Apply i-Tree Eco data collection method for complete inventory survey in the field.
  • Prepare field data for i-Tree Eco submission.
  • Use i-Tree Eco to error check data and troubleshoot issues.
  • Review reports generated by i-Tree.

Event Location

3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G3H2

Contact

Laurie_Stott@bcit.ca

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February 2020

Aerial Rescue and Wilderness First Aid for Arborists

February 3

By DiversiTree Arbor Care/Emily Roberts

Description

Aerial Rescue and Wilderness First Aid are integral components to one another and are being offered together in this four-day course. Day one will provide participants with hands-on training in Aerial Rescue, allowing students to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to make contact with an injured climber and bring them safely to the ground. Days two-four will provide participants with hands-on and scenario-based training in Wilderness First Aid. Even in urban environments, tree canopies can be considered wilderness situations. Aerial rescue allows us to access the patient, but how do we determine if it is safe or necessary to immediately move that patient? This WFA course will arm you with the knowledge and skills to conduct thorough patient assessments and treat emergencies relevant to tree workers aloft and on the ground. Though registration is separate, participants must register for both courses. Find the WFA registration link on the AR Eventbrite page.

Event Location

Millersylvania State Park
12245 Tilley Rd S
Olympia, WA 98512

Contact

emily@diversitreellc.com

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How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Landscape

February 6

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This is the primary class of the series Master Pruner courses. It covers basic pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs as well as creative solutions to the overgrown or over-planted garden. The types of pruning cuts are shown and discussed. The concept of the 'pruning budget' is introduced. Plants are divided into three categories according to their natural habits and pruning techniques given for each. Before and after slides of pruning and diagrams will be used to illustrate pruning for size reduction and pruning for definition (thinning). And students will gain insight into the process of yard renovation, where pruning is but one tool in restoring a garden.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Shawna Van Nimwegen

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Rose Pruning

February 6

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

Learn the right way to prune roses: hybrid teas, climbers, & landscape roses. Class will cover the best time of year to prune, the right tools, and techniques for ensuring healthy long lasting roses.

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Emily Ross

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Japanese Garden Pruning

February 20

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants.

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Bess Bronstein

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Shrub Pruning III: The Puzzlers and Consequences

February 20

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This class teaches us how to prune rhododendron, hydrangea, callicarpa, Viburnum bodnantense and abelia. Included in this two-hour slideshow are basic pruning techniques techniques, common pruning mistakes and corrective pruning.

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Ken Tuomi

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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ASCA’s 2020 Consulting Academy

February 26

By American Society of Consulting Arborists

Description

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 2020 Consulting Academy.

During the Academy’s three-day training you’ll not only take your first step toward becoming an RCA, but also:
-Learn from and interact with leading experts in the profession.
-Form relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can access long after the Academy is over.
-Increase your earning potential.

Event Location

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 13th and J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact

ASCA@ASCA-consultant.org

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2020 ASCA Consulting Academy

February 26

By American Society of Consulting Arborists

Description

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 2020 Consulting Academy.

During the Academy’s three-day training you’ll not only take your first step toward becoming an RCA, but also:

-Learn from and interact with leading experts in the profession.
-Form relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can access long after the Academy is over.
-Increase your earning potential.

Event Location

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 13th and J Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Contact

ASCA@ASCA-consultants.org

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March 2020

Vine Pruning

March 5

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine.

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Laura Watson

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Fruit Tree Pruning

March 5

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Covers apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees.

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Ingela Wanerstrand

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Rehabilitative Pruning

March 19

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of water-sprouts, suckers, radical renovation techniques, and crown restoration.

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Christina Pfeiffer

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Pruning Art or Pruning Atrocity?

March 19

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre".

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Christina Pfeiffer

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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June 2020

Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart Seminar in Japanese Garden Arts

June 8

By Kristin Faurest

Description

This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stone setting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines.

Location: Portland Japanese Garden and offsite

Dates:
June 8-14 (application opens Jan. 10, 2020!)

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Drive
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

kfaurest@japanesegarden.org

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August 2020

Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart Seminar in Japanese Garden Arts

August 24

By Kristin Faurest

Description

This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stone setting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines.

Location: Portland Japanese Garden and offsite

Dates:
Aug. 24-30, 2020 (application opens March 10, 2020)

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden 611
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

kfaurest@japanesegarden.org

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