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January 2019

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

January 28 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 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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February 2019

Fruit Tree Pruning

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 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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Fruit Tree Pruning

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 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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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

February 11 @ 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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Report Writing for Arborists

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Seattle, WA

Writing, to be effective, must follow closely the thoughts of the writer, but not necessarily in the order in which these thoughts occur.  William Strunk Jr. 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…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 15 @ 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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ASCA Consulting Academy

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

By Julie Hill 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 2019 Consulting Academy. During the Academy’s three-day training you’ll: Learn from, and interact with, leading experts in the profession. Form relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can use long after the Academy is…

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GardenPRO 2.0 Conference

February 22 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By Janet Endsley Description The GardenPRO 2.0 Conference is a unique 1-day conference exclusively for all gardening professionals - designers, landscapers, arborists, nursery owners and more. It offers 3 ISA CEUs for Certified Arborists, as well as CEUs for ASLA, APLD, CPH, EcoPRO, NALP LIC and Oregon LCB. Attendees receive 6 hours of programming, with 2 Keynote Speakers and 4 concurrent sessions (choose from 2 seminars at each session). Lunch and a coffee break included, plus all attendees receive 5…

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Wilderness First Aid and CPR for Arborists

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

By Emily Roberts, DiversiTree Arbor CareDescriptionWilderness First Aid & CPR Arborist Specific Training The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a 3-day training that provides introductory medical skills to individuals working around trees and in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

February 26 @ 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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March 2019

Basic Tree Appraisal

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA

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. The first portion of the course is a lecture that discusses the primary components of TFT and a short history of the changes made from the 9th Edition to the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal. The second half of…

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Advanced Tree Appraisal: Anchoring Appraisals with Multiple Methods

March 8 @ 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 Technique. This course explores other methods that can be used by tree appraisers and why. 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 appraising…

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Tree Protection During Construction

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Vancouver, WA

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 25 @ 8:00 am - March 27 @ 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

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bend, OR

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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April 2019

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

April 1 @ 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

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 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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Preserving Veteran Trees

April 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online & Seattle, WA

In-Person Location: Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 3800 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118  Online Location: This workshop is available for remote attendance online. Gather a group at work and watch together. Every person taking the online workshop will need to register to receive CEUs. Description Dr. Kevin T. Smith, Torrey Young, Frink Rinn and Chris Rippey are long-active practitioners in arboriculture. Dr. Kevin Smith is a research scientist and has published over 150 research and educational articles.…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

April 8 @ 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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Basic Tree Identification

April 11 @ 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

April 12 @ 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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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 12:00 pm
Kelowna, 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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Tree Disorder Diagnosis

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Anchorage, AK

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 diagnosis of tree disorders. The term “Tree Doctor” implies that such a professional can effectively diagnose a plant health problem and offer advice or prescriptions for resolving it.…

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Why Trees Fail – The Physics of Windstorm Tree Failure

April 17 @ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Anchorage, AK

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 application of this recent research in order to discard outdated beliefs, generalizations, anecdotes, and industry myths and misinformation. Tree, root, and crown attributes, loads, weather, and tree biomechanics…

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Trees and Construction

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelowna, BC

This all day workshop will include information specific to arborists working around construction. The class is appropriate for Commercial Arborists, Consultants, and Professionals in related fields such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning. The workshop will be 75% indoors with lecture and group activities. We will go outdoors to look at tree preservation examples near the classroom. We will learn to read basic information from building plans and how to communicate using plans. We will learn how to interpret specifications,…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Anchorage, AK

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

April 23 @ 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

April 24 @ 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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May 2019

Tree Growth & Development: What Arborists Need to Know

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Surrey, BC

Understanding how trees grow is a foundation for the practice of arboriculture. However, if one picks up a current article about woody plants, one can be overwhelmed with jargon (determinate, indeterminate, apical dominance vs. apical control, isohydric and anisohydric responses to water stress, embolism, cavitation, hydraulic redistribution, hydraulic architecture, hydraulic vulnerability, carbon starvation, role of aquaporins in membrane function, …). Is it all garbage or can you improve your understanding of trees by having these terms explained? This course, taught…

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Tree Growth & Development: What Arborists Need to Know

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Victoria, BC

Understanding how trees grow is a foundation for the practice of arboriculture. However, if one picks up a current article about woody plants, one can be overwhelmed with jargon (determinate, indeterminate, apical dominance vs. apical control, isohydric and anisohydric responses to water stress, embolism, cavitation, hydraulic redistribution, hydraulic architecture, hydraulic vulnerability, carbon starvation, role of aquaporins in membrane function, …). Is it all garbage or can you improve your understanding of trees by having these terms explained? This course, taught…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal

May 13 @ 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

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 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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Basic Tree Appraisal

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

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. The first portion of the course is a lecture that discusses the primary components of TFT and a short history of the changes made from the 9th Edition to the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal. The second half of…

Find out more »

Advanced Tree Appraisal: Anchoring Appraisals with Multiple Methods

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

Most appraisal training is focused on a very narrow slice of the world of tree appraisal: the Trunk Formula Technique. This course explores other methods that can be used by tree appraisers and why. 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 appraising…

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June 2019

Waza to Kokoro beginner level seminar

June 3 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By Kristin Faurest, director, Japanese Garden Training CenterDescriptionThis hands-on professional-level seminar in Japanese garden arts offers instruction in stonesetting, bamboo fence construction, tool use, design, garden history, and several other topics all framed eloquently in the culture of tea. Application is open now through Feb. 15, 2019.Event LocationPortland Japanese Garden and offsite venues611 SW Kingston Dr.Portland, OR 97205Contactthecenter@japanesegarden.orgVisit the Event Website

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Tree Protection During Construction

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Victoria, BC

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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Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop

June 7 @ 7:30 am - June 9 @ 12:30 pm
Seattle, WA

Join the PNW-ISA for a tree climbing workshop for women, taught by women. This will be our second women’s tree climbing workshop and it is designed for women who have never climbed trees before as well as those who have prior experience and want to improve their ability. Come learn a new skill or improve your foundation in a safe and positive environment. This two and a half-day event was specifically created for women by women climbers, who have competed…

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Advanced Tree Climbing Workshop

June 10 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Chapter and the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop are excited work together to offer this Advanced Tree Climbing Skills Workshop. The workshop is open to people of any gender identification. The instructors are experienced at teaching climbers from many backgrounds. This workshop is for climbers who are beyond the basics. Individuals shall be confident conducting the following skills before considering attending this event: Identify and communicate PPE and climbing components Installing their own climbing system Move freely around…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 12 @ 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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Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

This course will be of use to anyone interested in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease. Arborists and foresters conducting tree risk assessments need to: Know what to look for, and Know what they are looking at. Fungi affecting trees show considerable variability in form and their ability to cause decay. Part of that variability is driven by the species of tree and fungus, the age and vigor of the tree, the extent of…

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Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey, BC

This course will be of use to anyone interested in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease. Arborists and foresters conducting tree risk assessments need to: Know what to look for, and Know what they are looking at. Fungi affecting trees show considerable variability in form and their ability to cause decay. Part of that variability is driven by the species of tree and fungus, the age and vigor of the tree, the extent of…

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ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 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 20 @ 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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September 2019

Waza to Kokoro Intermediate level seminar

September 16 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By Kristin Faurest, director, Japanese Garden Training CenterDescriptionThis award-winning 12-day hands-on professional-level seminar in Japanese garden arts includes instruction in stonesetting, history, pruning, bamboo fence construction, and design. Instructors include visiting instructors from Japan as well as Portland Japanese Garden staff. Application is open now through April 15, 2019.Event LocationPortland Japanese Garden and offsite venues611 SW Kingston Dr.Portland, OR 97205Contactthecenter@japanesegarden.orgVisit the Event Website

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