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January 2020

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

January 20 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 12:00 pm
Surrey, BC

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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Tree Worker Basics

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

By Glenn Hendrick Description Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020 In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas. The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the…

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Shrub Pruning II: Shearables, Hackables, and Untouchables

January 23 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description How to prune butterfly bushes, lavatera, heather, lavender, rockroses, broom, and witch hazel, winter sweet and double-file viburnum. Handouts are available. Some plants get cut to the ground annually, others are barely touched or all hell breaks loose. Find out which ones are which, as well as which plants which are commonly--and appropriately--sheared every year. Also mentioned: perovskia, senecio greyi, and others. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes…

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Shrub Pruning I: The Friendly, Fearless, and Forgiving

January 23 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description This 2-hour slideshow covers basic cuts, basic plant habits, and what Cass Turnbull called 'the pruning budget.' Then five plants which are relatively easy to prune are dealt with specifically: nandina, evergreen azalea, lilac, camellia, and yew. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results…

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Tree Worker Basics

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

By Glenn Hendrick Description Tree Worker Basics Course, Orcas Island, December 5th 2019-February 1, 2020 In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas. The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson Sprenger, who has over 20 years of experience working in the…

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Effective Report Writing: Guidance for Arborists and Urban Foresters

January 24 @ 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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Urban Forest Assessment Course

January 27 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By British Columbia Institute of Technology Description The BCIT 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. This course includes an overview 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. Students will also have the opportunity to review a typical i-Tree report. The Urban…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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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Basics of Tree Biomechanics

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

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

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Basics of Tree Biomechanics

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Vancouver, WA

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

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February 2020

Aerial Rescue and Wilderness First Aid for Arborists

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

By DiversiTree Arbor Care/Emily Roberts Description Aerial Rescue and Wilderness First Aid are integral components to one another and are being offered together in this four-day course. Day one will provide participants with hands-on training in Aerial Rescue, allowing students to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to make contact with an injured climber and bring them safely to the ground. Days two-four will provide participants with hands-on and scenario-based training in Wilderness First Aid. Even in urban environments,…

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Fruit Tree Pruning

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 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. 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…

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How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Landscape

February 6 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic GardensDescriptionThis is the primary class of the series Master Pruner courses. It covers basic pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs as well as creative solutions to the overgrown or over-planted garden. The types of pruning cuts are shown and discussed. The concept of the 'pruning budget' is introduced. Plants are divided into three categories according to their natural habits and pruning techniques given for each. Before and after slides of pruning and diagrams will be used to…

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Rose Pruning

February 6 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description Learn the right way to prune roses: hybrid teas, climbers, & landscape roses. Class will cover the best time of year to prune, the right tools, and techniques for ensuring healthy long lasting roses. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.…

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Fruit Tree Pruning

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

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

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Tree Appraisal Techniques

February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 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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Japanese Garden Pruning

February 20 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Taught by…

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Shrub Pruning III: The Puzzlers and Consequences

February 20 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description This class teaches us how to prune rhododendron, hydrangea, callicarpa, Viburnum bodnantense and abelia. Included in this two-hour slideshow are basic pruning techniques techniques, common pruning mistakes and corrective pruning. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership…

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ASCA’s 2020 Consulting Academy

February 26 @ 12:00 am - February 29 @ 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 @ 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

Vine Pruning

March 5 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Taught by…

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Fruit Tree Pruning

March 5 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Covers apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on every other Thursday. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Taught by Ingela Wanerstrand Event Location 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105 Contact…

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ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point, Oregon

Enrollment Deadline: February 20, 2020 Location: Central Point, OR, 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 Seats Available: 25 Cert Exam Chapter: Pacific Northwest

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Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

March 9 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Rehabilitative Pruning

March 19 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of water-sprouts, suckers, radical renovation techniques, and crown restoration. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two…

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Pruning Art or Pruning Atrocity?

March 19 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By UW Botanic Gardens Description This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre". This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours…

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Tree Protection During Construction

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bend, OR

Trees are commonly damaged during construction and successful preservation requires special consideration. This comprehensive workshop explores strategies for managing trees during construction through all phases of development. 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…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 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

March 25 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Boise, ID

Date: March 25, 2020 Location: Boise, ID, 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: March 9, 2020 Seats Available: 25 Cert Exam Chapter: Pacific Northwest March 25, 2020 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM Address: Boise ID 83712 UNITED STATES

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Laminated Root Rot Management in Urban Forests

March 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - April 1 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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(Live Interactive Webinar) Climate Change Impacts on PNW Trees Symposium

April 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Online

*Ticket sales will open in late January 2020*   This workshop will be held ONLINE as a live broadcast from UW that allows online students the opportunity to participate and interact with the instructor during the webinar. 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…

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(In-person) Climate Change Impacts on PNW Trees Symposium

April 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

*Ticket sales will open in late January 2020*   Symposium: 8:30am-4:00pm. Reception to follow: 4:00-5:00pm This IN-PERSON WORKSHOP will be held at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105 A LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR is also available by enrolling via this page: https://pnwisa.org/event/live-interactive-webinar-climate-change-impacts-on-pnw-trees/ Description Climate change introduces a new challenge for municipalities as it has the potential to affect areas of forest cover in ways we may not yet completely understand. The recent lack of cold…

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Pruning, Planting and Selecting for Street Tree Diversity

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mt Vernon, WA

This workshop is located nearly 1 hour from Seattle and less than 2 hours from Vancouver, BC. It's an ideal central location to participate for the day. Join us! Workshop Description The importance of maintaining urban tree canopy is becoming ever more compelling. Campaigns to plant millions of trees are sprouting up throughout the region. The stakes are high to ensure that newly planted trees have the right start for future sustainability and function. Errors in plant selection and planting…

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May 2020

Southern Oregon Regional Tree Climbing Competition

May 2 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Ashland, OR

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the Southern Oregon Regional Tree Climbing Competition (TCC). This educational event and skills competition is an excellent way for climbers of all skill levels to learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques. Beginning and experienced climbers are encouraged to participate. Climbers participate in five events: aerial rescue, belayed speed climb, ascent event/secured footlock, throw line, and work climb. The top four qualifiers are eligible to…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

May 7 @ 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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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 13 @ 12:00 pm
Boise, ID

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 Identification

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seattle, WA

Proper tree management starts with knowing the tree you’re managing. When trying to recommend an appropriate treatment, diagnosing an issue, or understanding how a tree will respond to a change in conditions, identifying the tree you’re dealing with is the first step. This basic identification workshop serves as an introduction to common terms, concepts, and techniques in tree identification. The objective of the course is to get you familiar with how to identify a tree, covering leaves, fruit, bark, twigs,…

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Advanced Tree Identification

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seattle, WA

This course is designed as a supplement and complement to the Basic Tree Identification course. Where the basic course covered concepts and terminology of tree identification, this advanced identification workshop will expand upon those concepts and techniques, and cover individual species common to our area. We will be going over identification characteristics of common trees in the region. Proper tree management starts with knowing the tree you’re managing. When trying to recommend an appropriate treatment, diagnosing an issues, or understanding…

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Tree Disorder Diagnosis

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Boise, ID

PNW-ISA is hosting two Boise workshops on May 14. Enroll in BOTH to get $25 off. Use PROMO CODE: BOISE2020 9:00am-12:15pm: Tree Disorder Diagnosis 1:00pm-4:15pm: Why Trees Fail Diagnosing plant health problems takes specialized knowledge and experience. In this workshop instructor Jim Flott will recommend diagnostic steps to follow in determining the problem. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate diagnosis process. This workshop provides a solid foundation for arborists of all skill and experience levels to aid in the…

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Why Trees Fail – The Physics of Windstorm Tree Failure

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Boise, ID

PNW-ISA is hosting two Boise workshops on May 14. Enroll in BOTH to get $25 off. Use PROMO CODE: BOISE2020 9:00am-12:15pm: Tree Disorder Diagnosis 1:00pm-4:15pm: Why Trees Fail This workshop provides a solid foundation for arborists of all skill and experience levels to aid in assessing why trees fail in storm events and improves their ability to assess risk. There has been a proliferation of tree anchorage and tree biomechanics research in the last decade. Understanding why trees fail involves…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boise, ID

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

Basic Tree Identification

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

Proper tree management starts with knowing the tree you’re managing. When trying to recommend an appropriate treatment, diagnosing an issue, or understanding how a tree will respond to a change in conditions, identifying the tree you’re dealing with is the first step. This basic identification workshop serves as an introduction to common terms, concepts, and techniques in tree identification. The objective of the course is to get you familiar with how to identify a tree, covering leaves, fruit, bark, twigs,…

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Advanced Tree Identification

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oregon City, OR

This course is designed as a supplement and complement to the Basic Tree Identification course. Where the basic course covered concepts and terminology of tree identification, this advanced identification workshop will expand upon those concepts and techniques, and cover individual species common to our area. We will be going over identification characteristics of common trees in the region. Proper tree management starts with knowing the tree you’re managing. When trying to recommend an appropriate treatment, diagnosing an issues, or understanding…

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Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart Seminar in Japanese Garden Arts

June 8 - June 14

By Kristin Faurest Description This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stone setting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines. Location: Portland Japanese Garden and offsite Dates: June 8-14 (application opens Jan. 10, 2020!) Event Location Portland Japanese…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 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 @ 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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August 2020

Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart Seminar in Japanese Garden Arts

August 24 - August 30

By Kristin Faurest Description This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stone setting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines. Location: Portland Japanese Garden and offsite Dates: Aug. 24-30, 2020 (application opens March 10, 2020) Event Location Portland…

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