Workshop Descriptions

Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

This course will be of use to anyone interested in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease.

Arborists and foresters conducting tree risk assessments need to:

  1. Know what to look for, and
  2. Know what they are looking at.

Fungi affecting trees show considerable variability in form and their ability to cause decay. Part of that variability is driven by the species of tree and fungus, the age and vigor of the tree, the extent of the fungal attack and associated decay, and the ability of the tree to compartmentalize the invading pathogens. Understanding the CODIT process is integral to understanding where decay may be within the tree. Minimizing bark scaring from park or forest management activities reduces the creation of fungal infection courts that threaten long-term tree health.

Emergency Response and Aerial Rescue

This two-day workshop is designed to educate tree climbers on the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. Emphasis is on emergency preparedness, readiness and accident prevention. The importance of self-rescue strategies and understanding the ‘working alone’ definition reinforces the importance of emergency readiness.

Participants are educated in the truths about tree work accidents and fatalities, information based on arborist statistics and industry reviews provides the basis for the specific rescue techniques trained and practiced. Participants are educated in key terms and definitions relating to rope parts, knots, hitches and specialized equipment. Physics concepts such as reaction force and potential energy associated with various rope rescue systems and configurations complete this comprehensive workshop.

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification – WAITLISTED

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

ISA Qualifications logoThe ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. The Tree Risk Assessment Renewal workshop is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours of take the exam. Current TRAQ holders can complete the abbreviated course as early as four years into their qualification.

Registration Deadline: July 16, 2018

Eligibility

To be able to register for the TRAQ Renewal workshop you must hold a TRAQ credential. You may complete the TRAQ Renewal workshop as early as 18 months prior to your qualification expiration date. Participants are asked to bring their TRAQ Risk Assessment manual and clipboard to training.

All Applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalized via email.

What to Bring to Exam

  • Your government-issued photo ID
  • TRAQ Manual and Risk Clipboard received in study packet
  • Hard hat and high-visibility vest or shirt
  • #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes
  • Rain gear, including large zip-lock bag

Please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; we cannot always control the room temperature to suit everyone. Come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors.

Payment Instructions

You must pay by credit card to register online.

All fees are charged in U.S. Dollars.

Credit cards are charged at the time of registration.

By applying to participate in a TRAQ event, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions, and policies outlined in the Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook. Please review this document before applying for an event.

Special Accommodations Requests

If you have an accommodation request, please complete the Special Accommodations Request Form and submit it with your application. You can find the form online at www.isa-arbor.com/Accommodations.

Confirmation Packet

You will receive a confirmation packet with a letter containing the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. Confirmation packets are shipped three weeks prior to the date the course begins.

Confirmation packets will be shipped using UPS to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.

Refund and Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Registration is limited to 30 people. Cancellations will be assessed a 10% processing fee. If a participant cancels after the study materials have been shipped, ISA charges a $50 cancellation fee.

A full refund (100%) will be given for cancellation requests made up to midnight on the course registration deadline. No refunds will be given for cancellations or rescheduling after midnight of the course registration deadline.

Most TRAQ courses fill and have a waitlist. Last minute cancellations prevent others on the waitlist from being notified of an opening in a timely manner. If you cannot attend a class for which you are registered, please contact the PNW-ISA office as soon as possible.

Schedule

Day 1: 8 AM to 5 PM.

Instructor: Dr. Julian Dunster

Location: Rotary Field House at South Surrey Recreation Center Complex

CEUs:

  • 5.0 - A,M,T
  • 2.0 - BCMA-P
  • 2.0 - BCMA-M
  • 1.0 - BCMA-S

 

Tree Protection During Construction – WAITLISTED

Trees are commonly damaged during construction and successful preservation requires special consideration. This workshop explores strategies for managing trees during construction. Learn about:

  • The value of preserving existing trees with development;
  • The importance of the arborist’s role throughout project planning, design, and construction;
  • Identifying trees that are suitable for preservation;
  • The possible ways trees may be affected by construction;
  • Tree protection measures and monitoring;
  • The use of alternative construction techniques to provide for tree protection; and
  • Addressing tree damage, risk potential and remedial treatments.