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October 2019

Professional Rain Garden Workshop

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 Renewal

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spokane, WA

Note: If you are scheduled to expire on October 22, 2019, ISA has granted a one-day extension to allow you to participate in the TRAQ Renewal on October 23, 2019. 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…

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Improving Statewide Readiness & Response to Washington Forest Pest Risks

October 29 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By Washington Invasive Species Council Description October 29, 2019 12:00–1:00pm PDT Join the Washington Invasive Species Council for a FREE webinar on “Improving Statewide Readiness & Response to Washington Forest Pest Risks.” The webinar will provide an overview of Washington State’s new “Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook.” The Playbook is a tool to prepare communities for potential pest outbreaks through self-assessments and recommended actions with a purpose of closing a gap in readiness and response capabilities between community leaders managing…

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November 2019

Trees and the Law (Canada)

November 4 @ 8:30 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

November 18 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 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 Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spokane, WA

Date: November 23, 2019 Location: Spokane, WA, UNITED STATES Organizer: Pacific Northwest Chapter Contact Name: ISA Certification Department Contact Phone: 217-355-9411 Contact Email: isa@isa-arbor.com Website: http://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Exam-Information   Registration: Enrollment Deadline: November 7, 2019 Seats Available: 50 Cert Exam Chapter: Pacific Northwest   Start Date: 9:00 AM, November 23, 2019 End Date: 1:00 PM, November 23, 2019   Address: Spokane WA 99224 UNITED STATES

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December 2019

Tree Appraisal Techniques

December 2 @ 7:30 am - December 3 @ 3:30 pm
Boise, ID

Working within the context of the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, this two day 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. Participants will learn about key changes from the 9th to the 10th edition and apply the techniques in the field and in case studies. The first portion of the workshop is a lecture that…

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Effective Report Writing: Guidance for Arborists and Urban Foresters

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Victoria, BC

Writing is a critical part of communication. If the reader cannot understand what you are telling them, how do you expect them to proceed?  In this class we will review how to write effectively. We will work on the writing styles needed to develop or respond to a request for proposal, as well as site memos, field reports, letter and formal reports with each one tailored to their intended use. The report themes will focus on risk assessment, construction sites,…

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ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Vancouver, BC

Date: December 7, 2019 Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA Organizer: Pacific Northwest Chapter Contact Name: ISA Certification Department Contact Phone: 217-355-9411 Contact Email: isa@isa-arbor.com Website: http://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Exam-Information   Registration: Enrollment Deadline: November 19, 2019 Seats Available: 30 Cert Exam Chapter: Pacific Northwest   Start Date: 8:30 AM, December 7, 2019 End Date: 12:30 PM, December 7, 2019   Address: North Vancouver British Columbia BC V7J 3V1 CANADA

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ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

December 8 @ 12:00 am - December 11 @ 11:59 pm

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 Visit the Event…

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ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

December 8 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 Visit the Event…

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In-Person Attendance: Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Seattle, WA

This IN-PERSON WORKSHOP will be held at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105 REMOTE ONLINE ATTENDANCE is also available by enrolling via this page: https://pnwisa.org/event/electrical-hazard-awareness-training-7/ Description 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…

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Remote Attendance: Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online

This REMOTE WORKSHOP will be held ONLINE. Instructions to access the online meeting room will be sent via email 10-14 days prior to the workshop. We will use the email address you provide during registration. Gather a group at work and watch together. Every person taking the online workshop will need to register and watch for the duration of the event to receive CEUs. An IN-PERSON WORKSHOP held in Seattle, Washington is also available. You can enroll via this page: https://pnwisa.org/event/electrical-hazard-awareness-training-6/.…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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

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

This workshop has reached capacity. Select REGISTER NOW to join our waitlist. We will be in touch if a spot becomes available. 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…

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January 2020

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

January 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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

January 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 23, 2020 @ 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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Effective Report Writing: Guidance for Arborists and Urban Foresters

January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Surrey, BC

Writing is a critical part of communication. If the reader cannot understand what you are telling them, how do you expect them to proceed?  In this class we will review how to write effectively. We will work on the writing styles needed to develop or respond to a request for proposal, as well as site memos, field reports, letter and formal reports with each one tailored to their intended use. The report themes will focus on risk assessment, construction sites,…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

January 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2020 @ 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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Basics of Tree Biomechanics

January 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vancouver, WA

This workshop will cover the basics of tree biomechanics, and how these principles can be used to guide pruning goals, tree risk assessment, and tree healthcare. How have trees adapted to survive wind storms? When is a decayed tree no longer safe? How can we prune trees to increase strength through structure? If you have ever found yourself asking any of these questions, then there is an answer to be found in tree biomechanics. Tree biomechanics is the study of…

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February 2020

Fruit Tree Pruning

February 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Oregon City, OR

Arborists are often asked to prune fruit trees that have been long neglected or haphazardly pruned without a clear philosophy. This class will equip participants with knowledge specific to fruit trees: common trained forms and pruning approaches, species-specific habits and challenges, and tactics to improve production of quality fruit. We will discuss how to interpret and approach client expectations and needs while prioritizing biology-based care, and opportunities for educating and partnering with clients. The day will consist of an indoor…

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Fruit Tree Pruning

February 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Seattle, WA

Arborists are often asked to prune fruit trees that have been long neglected or haphazardly pruned without a clear philosophy. This class will equip participants with knowledge specific to fruit trees: common trained forms and pruning approaches, species-specific habits and challenges, and tactics to improve production of quality fruit. We will discuss how to interpret and approach client expectations and needs while prioritizing biology-based care, and opportunities for educating and partnering with clients. The day will consist of an indoor…

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Tree Appraisal Techniques

February 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

Working within the context of the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, this two day 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. Participants will learn about key changes from the 9th to the 10th edition and apply the techniques in the field and in case studies. The first portion of the workshop is a lecture that…

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ASCA’s 2020 Consulting Academy

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am - February 29, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

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…

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2020 ASCA Consulting Academy

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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…

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March 2020

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

March 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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

March 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 13, 2020 @ 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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Soil! What it is and How it Works for Trees

March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Surrey, BC

It’s ALL about soil! Most people only have a vague idea of what soil is and how it works. You will learn more than you ever thought possible from this workshop about soil and how it works for trees. The reason you are alive, what nutrients are, how soil stores water and nutrients. The fundamentals that ALL humans on the planet Earth should know! Join OSU instructor of soil science James Cassidy as he invites you to learn more about…

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Soil! What it is and How it Works for Trees

March 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seattle, WA

It’s ALL about soil! Most people only have a vague idea of what soil is and how it works. You will learn more than you ever thought possible from this workshop about soil and how it works for trees. The reason you are alive, what nutrients are, how soil stores water and nutrients. The fundamentals that ALL humans on the planet Earth should know! Join OSU instructor of soil science James Cassidy as he invites you to learn more about…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

March 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2020 @ 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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Laminated Root Rot Management in Urban Forests

March 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Surrey, BC

This one-day workshop will be of use to anyone interested in managing laminated root rot (LRR; caused by the pathogen Phellinus sulphurascens) in urban forests or timber production areas of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. This workshop occurs within the setting of an urban coastal Douglas-fir forest where LRR has been intensively managed for over the past 14 years. The intent of the workshop is to provide arborists and foresters alike with a comprehensive understanding of: The most current…

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Laminated Root Rot Management in Urban Forests

March 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Surrey, BC

This one-day workshop will be of use to anyone interested in managing laminated root rot (LRR; caused by the pathogen Phellinus sulphurascens) in urban forests or timber production areas of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. This workshop occurs within the setting of an urban coastal Douglas-fir forest where LRR has been intensively managed for over the past 14 years. The intent of the workshop is to provide arborists and foresters alike with a comprehensive understanding of: The most current…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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

March 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 1, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

April 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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How to Manage and Prune Trees for Wildlife

April 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

In recent years, the tree care industry has embraced many practices regarding wildlife. This workshop provides attendees a review of the newly updated ISA Pruning Best Management Practices (BMPs) recommendations for inspecting nesting wildlife. The new ANSI A300 Pruning Standard lists “managing wildlife habitat” as an objective. This workshop will train participants in: Navigating the ISA Pruning BMPs that will help minimize impacts to nesting wildlife. Best Practices for safely creating habitat using urban forestry. How to conduct a habitat…

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How to Manage and Prune Trees for Wildlife

April 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

In recent years, the tree care industry has embraced many practices regarding wildlife. This workshop provides attendees a review of the newly updated ISA Pruning Best Management Practices (BMPs) recommendations for inspecting nesting wildlife. The new ANSI A300 Pruning Standard lists “managing wildlife habitat” as an objective. This workshop will train participants in: Navigating the ISA Pruning BMPs that will help minimize impacts to nesting wildlife. Best Practices for safely creating habitat using urban forestry. How to conduct a habitat…

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May 2020

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Victoria, 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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June 2020

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2020 @ 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 Renewal

June 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 Renewal

June 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 19, 2020 @ 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 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2020 @ 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 Renewal

June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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