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November 2017

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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.…

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Documenting Evidence: Practical Guidance for Arborists

November 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

Arborists routinely examine trees for health and risk. The assignment may involve site review, or checking a tree before pruning or removing it. Perhaps it involves collecting data to report about appraisal of damage or trespass issues, or forensic investigations about injuries caused by falling trees. This course covers the professional practice of recognizing and understanding evidence, and learning how to effectively use it in reports. It applies to tree care companies and climbers, municipal, utility, and consulting arborists - anyone working with trees who…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

November 28 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 12:00 pm
Surrey, BC

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.…

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December 2017

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 12:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

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.…

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Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Shoreline, WA

Arborists need to be aware of potential electrical hazards in their work environment.  Tree care brings arborists in close contact with energized power lines and equipment that have the potential for serious injury and fatalities. This training is for tree care professionals who want to avoid deadly encounters and other negative consequences with electricity.  Keep your crew safe with electrical hazard awareness training. The following topics are reviewed in this training: O.S.H.A. / A.N.S.I. / OH & S / E.C.U.S.R.…

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Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Surrey, BC

Arborists need to be aware of potential electrical hazards in their work environment.  Tree care brings arborists in close contact with energized power lines and equipment that have the potential for serious injury and fatalities. This training is for tree care professionals who want to avoid deadly encounters and other negative consequences with electricity.  Keep your crew safe with electrical hazard awareness training. The following topics are reviewed in this training: O.S.H.A. / A.N.S.I. / OH & S / E.C.U.S.R.…

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January 2018

Trees and the Law (BC)

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

The workshop starts by understanding terms and legal principles and how these drive professional practice and possible advice to clients. This will include: Duty of care Standard of care Negligence Liability Damages and penalties With the use of case studies and reviews of court decisions, we will see why the courts favour or disapprove of certain actions, and that will then help to inform us about why professional practice requires certain set actions and processes that help to keep companies…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

January 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Surrey, BC

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.…

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Basic Tree Appraisal

January 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

Focusing on the CTLA Trunk Formula Method, 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. The first portion of the course is a lecture that discusses the four primary components of the formula: trunk area, species rating, location rating, and condition rating. Next, the error associated with each component is identified, and recommendations are given for reducing error.…

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Advanced Tree Appraisal: Anchoring Appraisals with Multiple Methods

January 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

Most appraisal training is focused on a very narrow slice of the world of tree appraisal: the Trunk Formula Method. This course explores the plethora of other methods that can be used by tree appraisers. The course begins with an explanation of the concept of anchoring and how to evaluate the reliability, accuracy, and precision of data points. It then gives an overview of all three approaches to appraisal: cost, market, and income. It dives in and explores methods of…

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Basic Tree Appraisal

January 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

Focusing on the CTLA Trunk Formula Method, 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. The first portion of the course is a lecture that discusses the four primary components of the formula: trunk area, species rating, location rating, and condition rating. Next, the error associated with each component is identified, and recommendations are given for reducing error.…

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Advanced Tree Appraisal: Anchoring Appraisals with Multiple Methods

January 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

Most appraisal training is focused on a very narrow slice of the world of tree appraisal: the Trunk Formula Method. This course explores the plethora of other methods that can be used by tree appraisers. The course begins with an explanation of the concept of anchoring and how to evaluate the reliability, accuracy, and precision of data points. It then gives an overview of all three approaches to appraisal: cost, market, and income. It dives in and explores methods of…

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February 2018

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

February 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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.…

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Advanced Tree Risk Assessment: Principles and Practices

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eugene, OR

Tree risk assessment is an area of urban forest management that has evolved rapidly in the past decade. We have moved from simple hazard tree assessment concepts into a more sophisticated understanding of risk in general. With the introduction of the ISA’s Best Management Practices document for Tree Risk Assessment, and the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), several new approaches and guidelines have been introduced. Within the field of tree risk assessment there are many techniques and concepts to master; from basic principles through to…

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Tree Protection During Construction

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Surrey, BC

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…

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Documenting Evidence: Practical Guidance for Arborists

February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

Arborists routinely examine trees for health and risk. The assignment may involve site review, or checking a tree before pruning or removing it. Perhaps it involves collecting data to report about appraisal of damage or trespass issues, or forensic investigations about injuries caused by falling trees. This course covers the professional practice of recognizing and understanding evidence, and learning how to effectively use it in reports. It applies to tree care companies and climbers, municipal, utility, and consulting arborists - anyone working with trees who…

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Tree Protection During Construction

February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Surrey, BC

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…

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Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

Class participants will have the opportunity to learn best practices regarding the safe retention of tree portions for habitat. Techniques like Coronet Pruning will be demonstrated. In addition, participants will learn how to create bird boxes using pre-existing cavities. Saws can also be utilized to create habitat; we’ll explore how to attract desired animals by specifying the size and location of wood holes. As arborists, it is our job to evaluate trees and offer solutions to mitigate risks. Frequently, wildlife habitat exists…

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March 2018

Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

March 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

Class participants will have the opportunity to learn best practices regarding the safe retention of tree portions for habitat. Techniques like Coronet Pruning will be demonstrated. In addition, participants will learn how to create bird boxes using pre-existing cavities. Saws can also be utilized to create habitat; we’ll explore how to attract desired animals by specifying the size and location of wood holes. As arborists, it is our job to evaluate trees and offer solutions to mitigate risks. Frequently, wildlife habitat exists…

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Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

Class participants will have the opportunity to learn best practices regarding the safe retention of tree portions for habitat. Techniques like Coronet Pruning will be demonstrated. In addition, participants will learn how to create bird boxes using pre-existing cavities. Saws can also be utilized to create habitat; we’ll explore how to attract desired animals by specifying the size and location of wood holes. As arborists, it is our job to evaluate trees and offer solutions to mitigate risks. Frequently, wildlife habitat exists…

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Advanced Tree Risk Assessment

March 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

Tree risk assessment is an area of urban forest management that has evolved rapidly in the past decade. We have moved from simple hazard tree assessment concepts into a more sophisticated understanding of risk in general. With the introduction of the ISA’s Best Management Practices document for Tree Risk Assessment, and the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), several new approaches and guidelines have been introduced. Within the field of tree risk assessment there are many techniques and concepts to master; from basic principles through to…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Surrey, BC

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.…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

March 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

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.…

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April 2018

Documenting Evidence: Practical Guidance for Arborists

April 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anchorage, AK

Arborists routinely examine trees for health and risk. The assignment may involve site review, or checking a tree before pruning or removing it. Perhaps it involves collecting data to report about appraisal of damage or trespass issues, or forensic investigations about injuries caused by falling trees. This course covers the professional practice of recognizing and understanding evidence, and learning how to effectively use it in reports. It applies to tree care companies and climbers, municipal, utility, and consulting arborists - anyone working with trees who…

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Advanced Tree Risk Assessment

April 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anchorage, AK

Tree risk assessment is an area of urban forest management that has evolved rapidly in the past decade. We have moved from simple hazard tree assessment concepts into a more sophisticated understanding of risk in general. With the introduction of the ISA’s Best Management Practices document for Tree Risk Assessment, and the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), several new approaches and guidelines have been introduced. Within the field of tree risk assessment there are many techniques and concepts to master; from basic principles through to…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

April 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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.…

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June 2018

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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.…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

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.…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Surrey, BC

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.…

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