Workshop Descriptions

After the Storm: A Symposium co-hosted by PNW-ISA and UW Botanic Gardens

After the Storm, a symposium co-hosted by PNW-ISA and University of Washington Botanic Gardens, will feature six case studies presented by experienced arborists and allied professionals who work with trees and storms. Case studies of best practices and lessons learned related to storm preparation, management, and post-storm prioritization will be presented. Presenters come from a variety of perspectives including; municipalities, field arborists, consulting arborists, utilities, and allied professionals.

Basic Tree Appraisal

Focusing on the CTLA Trunk Formula Technique (TFT), this workshop gives an overview of the appraisal process and provides an opportunity to practice in the field. Participants will review common mistakes and refine their craft as appraising arborists.

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

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

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. 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.

Report Writing for Arborists

Good communication is essential to every facet of arboriculture. Good reports, whether bids or cost proposals, management plans, risk assessments, or appraisals, are an effective communication tool that can ensure a positive outcome for any project.

This workshop provides simple, easy-to-understand instruction to support arborists in writing effective reports. Topics will include report-writing basics, the crucial elements of an effective report, and various report styles, from a simple on-site field reports and estimates to comprehensive booklet-style reports. Authored reports will be reviewed and critiqued, and report templates included in the take-home handouts.

Report Writing for Arborists in BC

Good communication is essential to every facet of arboriculture. Good reports, whether bids or cost proposals, management plans, risk assessments, or appraisals, are an effective communication tool that can ensure a positive outcome for any project.

This workshop provides simple, easy-to-understand instruction to support arborists in writing effective reports. Topics will include report-writing basics, the crucial elements of an effective report, and various report styles, from a simple on-site field reports and estimates to comprehensive booklet-style reports. Authored reports will be reviewed and critiqued, and report templates included in the take-home handouts.