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December 2019

Tree Worker Basics

December 5

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

December 8

By American Society of Consulting Arborists

Description

The ASCA Annual Conference is the meeting that focuses exclusively on providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to thrive as a Consulting Arborist. Not only will you be exposed to education you can't find anywhere else, but you will also gain access to the best resources in the industry—our attendees.

Event Location

The InterContinental New Orleans Hotel
444 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact

ASCA@ASCA-consultants.org

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ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

December 8

By American Society of Consulting Arborists

Description

The ASCA Annual Conference is the meeting that focuses exclusively on providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to thrive as a Consulting Arborist. Not only will you be exposed to education you can't find anywhere else, but you will also gain access to the best resources in the industry—our attendees.

Event Location

The InterContinental New Orleans Hotel
444 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact

ASCA@ASCA-consultants.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 10

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 12

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Aerial Rescue Training (7 CEUs)

December 14
Hayward, CA

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training

Description

Aerial Rescue Training helps protect employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by OSHA and ANSI. An emergency could develop any time a climber is aloft, and your employees must know how to react. This live training seminar reviews and demonstrates various rescue scenarios, so that crew members have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation be familiar with techniques used to rescue an injured climber.

Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM; Lunch included

Event Location

Meek Park
240 Hampton Road
Hayward, CA 94541

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.850.8362

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Tree Worker Basics

December 17

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

December 19

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

December 24

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

December 26

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

December 31

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

January 2020

Tree Worker Basics

January 2

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

January 7

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Pruning I

January 9

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This is a two hour slideshow on tree pruning (not including fruit or nut trees). How to prune a tree limb will be covered, including branch collar identification and the basics of compartmentalization.

Also discussed--early training of trees, included bark, double leaders, ANSI tree pruning standards, crown cleaning, crown raising, utility line clearance pruning, mature tree pruning.

Mal-pruning will be shown and defined (tree topping, lion's tailing, over-thinning), as will crown restoration. Some specific trees will be covered--magnolia trees, ornamental crabapple, cherry and purple-leafed plum 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 Bess Bronstein

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Tree Pruning II

January 9

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

Beyond basic tree pruning is a world of related tree information which is not generally known to the public. This class presents the basics of Hazard Tree Evaluation (same as Risk Assessment), construction damage to trees, and rehabilitative pruning for previously mal-pruned 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 Bess Bronstein

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Tree Worker Basics

January 9

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

January 14

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

January 16

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

Visit the Event Website

Tree Worker Basics

January 21

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Shrub Pruning II: Shearables, Hackables, and Untouchables

January 23

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

How to prune butterfly bushes, lavatera, heather, lavender, rockroses, broom, and witch hazel, winter sweet and double-file viburnum. Handouts are available. Some plants get cut to the ground annually, others are barely touched or all hell breaks loose. Find out which ones are which, as well as which plants which are commonly--and appropriately--sheared every year. Also mentioned: perovskia, senecio greyi, and others.

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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Shrub Pruning I: The Friendly, Fearless, and Forgiving

January 23

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This 2-hour slideshow covers basic cuts, basic plant habits, and what Cass Turnbull called 'the pruning budget.' Then five plants which are relatively easy to prune are dealt with specifically: nandina, evergreen azalea, lilac, camellia, and yew.

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 Mary Machala

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Tree Worker Basics

January 23

By Glenn Hendrick

Description

Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas.

The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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February 2020

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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