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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July 2019

Jim Flott’s Tree Biology Class, Community Forestry Consultants

July 25
Anchorage, AK

By Jim Renkert

Description

Tree Biology: Decisions about trees are more successful when based on an understanding of tree anatomy and biology. This class is intended for anyone who designs, plants or cares for landscapes with trees including arborists, landscape architects, park and public work staff, groundskeepers, nursery professionals and gardeners. This class will cover how trees function as complex systems and how to use this information when selecting, siting, planting, pruning, and maintaining landscape trees.

Location

University of Alaska Anchorage
Rasmuson Hall 110

Contact

jim.renkert@alaska.gov

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Jim Flott’s Using an Air-spade for Soil Exploration, Remediation & Transplant, Community Forestry Consultants

July 25
Anchorage, AK

By Jim Renkert

Description

Using an Air-spade for Soil Exploration, Remediation and Transplant: In this class you will learn how pneumatic tools can assist arborists in managing trees and tree health. The lecture will cover using the air spade to excavate buried root crowns, transplant trees, and other ways to benefit trees and provide a new service for customers. The presentation will be followed by a field demonstration.

Event Location

University of Alaska Anchorage
Rasmuson Hall Room 110

Contact

jim.renkert@alaska.gov

Jim Flott’s Tree Pruning and Shrub Pruning Class, Community Forestry Consultants

July 26
Anchorage, AK

By Jim Renkert

Description

Tree Pruning: In this class you will learn the science of proper pruning and the most common forms of mal-pruning. We will discuss basic pruning cuts, branch collar biology, a plants response to pruning and how improper pruning affects the health and safety of trees. We will look at ways to strategically prune to minimize future maintenance efforts.

Shrub Pruning: In this class we will learn about a variety of shrub growth patterns and how shape can instruct us as to best pruning techniques. We will also cover rehabilitative pruning for plants that have been mal-pruned, radical renovation of shrubs, and creative solutions for a too crowded landscape.

Event Location

University of Alaska Anchorage
Rasmuson Hall Room 110

Tree Pruning Class from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Shrub Pruning Class from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
1-hour break at 12:00pm

Contact

jim.renkert@alaska.gov

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Northwest Park Blocks Tree Inventory

July 27

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of the Northwest Park Blocks in Northwest Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet by the green Urban Forestry pop-up tent.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

The Fields Park
NW 11th Ave and Overton St
Portland, OR 97209

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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August 2019

Hillsdale Park Tree Inventory

August 3

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Hillsdale Park in Southwest Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet in the park by the parking lot off SW Flower Terrace.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Hillsdale Park
SW Dosch Rd and Flower Terrace
Portland, OR 97201

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Urban Forest Assessment Level 1

August 5
Burnaby, BC

Description

The 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. i-Tree software provides an economic value for ecological services such as for pollution mitigation, avoided runoff, carbon sequestration, and provides valuable information about pest and storm water risk management.

This course include an understanding 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.

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

The course will consist of 1 day online learning and two days of combined classroom and field work (August 24th-25th). 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 trouble shoot issues.
  • Review reports generated by i-Tree.

Cost

$484.49

Contact

604-451-6860

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Sellwood Riverfront Park Tree Inventory

August 10

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Sellwood Riverfront Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet in the park by the parking lot off SW Flower Terrace.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park
1221 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Mt. Scott Park Tree Inventory

August 17

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Mt. Scott Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Mt. Scott Park
SE 72nd Ave and Harold St
Portland, OR 97206

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Sellwood Park Tree Inventory

August 24

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Sellwood Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Sellwood Park
SE 7th Ave and Malden St
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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September 2019

Waza to Kokoro Intermediate Level Seminar

September 16

By Kristin Faurest, director, Japanese Garden Training Center

Description

This award-winning 12-day hands-on professional-level seminar in Japanese garden arts includes instruction in stonesetting, history, pruning, bamboo fence construction, and design. Instructors include visiting instructors from Japan as well as Portland Japanese Garden staff. Application is open now through April 15, 2019.

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden and offsite venues
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

thecenter@japanesegarden.org

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October 2019

Professional Rain Garden Workshop

October 17

By Hari Stone

Description

Professional Rain Garden Workshop
Two-day workshop for green industry professionals covering the design and installation of Rain Gardens: benefits, current regulations, site analysis, hydrologic modeling, materials specifications, appropriate plants & maintenance tips.

Class is available for total of 11 CPH, ecoPRO and CLT credits and presented by WSU Extension Kitsap. A database of businesses that have completed the training is provided to homeowners and small business owners in Kitsap County who are seeking to hire professional firms for Rain Garden projects.

Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, 2019; 9:00-4:00 at the Norm Dicks Government Building in downtown Bremerton, walking distance from ferry terminal. Early Registration by September 4th deadline is $65 per day/$115 for both days; after September 2nd, $90 per day/$165 for both days. Box lunch and beverages included if registration is paid on or before September 27th.

Event Location

Norm Dicks Governement Center
345 6th Street, 1st Floor
Bremerton, WA 98337

Contact

hari.stone@wsu.edu

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