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March 2018

Tree Pruning for the Future

March 1

By Eric DeBord

Description

This workshop focuses on training young trees using structural pruning practices to develop stable, healthy trees for future generations. All green industry professionals and interested parties are welcome.

Topics to be addressed include:
Pruning principles- what, why, when, and how

Cultural conditions- keeping your trees healthy

Common tree failures and how to prevent them

Outdoor field component- an up close look at trees and pruning

ISA Certified Arborist Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.75

Instructors
The workshop will be co-instructed by Oregon Community Tree's director and ISA Certified Arborist Eric DeBord as well as City of Eugene Urban Forestry staff Andrew Miron, and Jeff Chandler. 'Tree Pruning for the Future' is hosted as a partnership between the City of Eugene and Oregon Community Trees.

Event Location

City of Eugene Public Works - Bldg 2
1820 Roosevelt Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97405

Contact

eric.m.debord@ci.eugene.or.us

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Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP) – 7.5 CEUs (OCCB, ISA & TCIA)

March 10

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training (CCRT)

Description

Eligible for 7.5 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)!!!

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists and other high angle industries; and one of the leading causes of tree care related fatalities. Furthermore, almost all high angle industries or those working at heights have at least some exposure to this hazard. A street lamp circuit, a cable TV wire, even a phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill. Indirect contact through a green tree branch or other conductive object is an ever-present threat. One doesn't have to touch a wire to be electrocuted, and about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.

EHAP helps meet yearly OSHA safety requirements to recognize and avoid electrical hazards for anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.

Instructors:
JOSEPH MENDEZ - ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Treeworker, ISA Certified Aerial Lift Specialist, Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP), Certified EHAP Instructor
JENNA SMITH - Journey Level Lineworker, Journey Level Line Clearance Tree Trimmer

See website (cruxcorporation.com) for Registration, Details and Refund Policy!

Event Location

Clackamas Community College, Clairmont Hall - Room #133
19600 S Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact

CCRT@cruxcorporation.com

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TCIA’s Aerial Rescue Training Program (ARTP)

March 11
Oregon City, OR

TCIA’s Aerial Rescue Training Program™ (ARTP) helps you protect your employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts. An emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft, and your employees must know how to react.

This certificate program is designed to be used in combination with on-the-job training and practice, so that crews have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation and potentially rescue an injured tree worker. (more…)

May 2018

Technical Tree Climbing and Rigging

May 16

By North American Training Solutions

Description

Join us for a one-day course, co-hosted with Madsen’s Shop & Supply, providing instruction and eld demonstration around the advantages of moving rope and stationary rope climbing systems, as well as making sound designs on how to plan and set up complex rigging systems. ISA credits will be available.

Event Location

Alexander Park
1101 Riverside Road West
Chehalis, WA 98532

Contact

karen@natstraining.com

Local Tree Care Provider Workshop

May 18

By Gina Dake

Description

Urban Forestry will hold the first Local Tree Care Provider Workshop of the year on May 18, 2018. The workshop is free and open to all arborists, landscapers and other green industry professionals who want to be recognized on the City of Portland’s Local Tree Care Providers web page.

To increase understanding and compliance with City rules and regulations regarding tree pruning, removal, and planting, the City is providing training for companies that care for trees in Portland. Training will cover:

  • Title 11 rules and regulations for publicly and privately owned trees
  • How to fill out a tree permit, tips for ensuring your permit is approved
  • Tree mitigation plans and tree selection

Upon completion of the workshop by a Certified Arborist representative and providing a City business license number, participating businesses without documented violations of the Tree Code within the last year may be added to the list. Attendance at a workshop each year is necessary to remain on the list. ISA CEUs may be available.

Event Location

3350 SE Francis St.
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

gina.dake@portlandoregon.gov

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Utility Arborist Research Fund: Work in Progress, Work to Come

May 23

By Karen Lindell

Description

Join us for a discussion of current and future Utility Arborist Research Fund (UARF) projects. J. Eric Smith will touch on UARF’s history and announce the new 2018 UARF grant awards. Dr. Halle will detail the work currently being done on the UARF project entitled “Integrated Vegetation Management on Powerline Rights-of-Ways: Effects of Vegetation Treatment on Plant Communities and Wildlife Diversity” and highlight the discoveries being made.

Thank you to our webinar host Utility Arborist Association.

Contact

klindell@treefund.org

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Tiny Trees, Big Stories: A Public Lecture by Ann McClellan

May 24

By Kristin Faurest

Description

In an afternoon lecture in the beautiful Yanai Classroom at the Portland Japanese Garden, Author Ann McClellan will talk about the bonsai collection in the National Arboretum. She'll focus on the cultural history of the art form, telling fascinating tales of the role that bonsai have enjoyed as ambassadors of peace and beauty.

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97213

Contact

events@japanesegarden.org

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June 2018

Team Leader Training Classroom Session

June 2

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is the classroom session of a 2-part volunteer training for Portland Parks and Recreation.

Team Leaders will be trained to use forestry surveying tools to lead volunteers through a scientific inventory of trees in Portland's developed parks. Team Leaders lead teams of 2-3 volunteers through data collection at inventory workdays. Measurements taken include DBH, tree height, canopy spread, and height of lowest living foliage. Trees are identified to species and mapped using ArcGIS Collector. Classroom training will go over tree identification techniques, how to measure crown spread, how to use a clinometer, and how to take DBH. Team Leaders will also be taught how to work with neighborhood volunteers to accurately and efficiently record inventory data for trees.

This is the first in a two part training. We ask that Team Leaders commit to attending 3 volunteer inventories through the summer.

Event Location

7119 N Portsmouth Ave
Portland, OR 97203

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Tree Industry and Logging Trauma Treatment

June 7

By North American Training Solutions

Description

The Tree Industry and Logging Trauma Training Program provides the tools and knowledge necessary for tree care and logging operation employees to identify and respond to emergency and trauma situations while working in the field. This 3-day program focuses on emergency medicine, remote area/field trauma care, physical injuries, environmental emergency conditions, and transport methods, and includes First Aid/CPR certification.

Event Location

Arb Farm
Hood River, OR 97031

Contact

karen@natstraining.com

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Annual U&CF Conference

June 7

The Dollars and Sense of Trees - Are you getting the biggest bang for your buck?

By Kristin Ramstad, Oregon Department of Forestry

Description

This conference will address the challenge community forest programs face when balancing the limitations of capacity and budget while providing a beautiful and healthy canopy.

Topics will cover: best management practices and innovative approaches to help maximize the benefit compared to the cost. Speakers will discuss tree selection and maintenance practices that can add up to significant tree-care cost savings, as well as touching on the potential impacts of invasive diseases and pests.

Listen to real-life stories of how tree managers leveraged their people and policies to best care and support their community forests. Talk with other tree-care professionals and share your ideas and experiences during our round-table session. Walk away with more strategies and “tools” to support your forest program and get more bang for your buck.

Contact the event coordinator below for a copy of the conference agenda.

Event Location

World Forestry Center - Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Boulevard
Portland, OR 97221

Contact

kristin.ramstad@oregon.gov

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Team Leader Training Classroom Session

June 9

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is the classroom session of a 2-part volunteer training for Portland Parks and Recreation.

Team Leaders will be trained to use forestry surveying tools to lead volunteers through a scientific inventory of trees in Portland's developed parks. Team Leaders lead teams of 2-3 volunteers through data collection at inventory workdays. Measurements taken include DBH, tree height, canopy spread, and height of lowest living foliage. Trees are identified to species and mapped using ArcGIS Collector. Classroom training will go over tree identification techniques, how to measure crown spread, how to use a clinometer, and how to take DBH. Team Leaders will also be taught how to work with neighborhood volunteers to accurately and efficiently record inventory data for trees.

This is the first in a two part training. We ask that Team Leaders commit to attending 3 volunteer inventories through the summer.

Event Location

4028 SE 34th Abe
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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The Urban Forest of Tomorrow

June 14

By Urban Forest Innovative Solutions

Description

The Urban Forest of Tomorrow Conference - June 14 & 15 2018 - Mississauga Ontario
Over this two-day conference, leading experts from three continents will guide participants through the challenges and opportunities that environmental changes pose for our urban forests, while focusing on preparing for the future.

Seven international and two local Toronto speakers will showcase new improvements and advances in species selection, planting methods, engineering solutions and the latest in tree conservation approaches. Join us for a unique series of lectures set amongst the spectacular facilities and forests at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus

Featured Speakers Include

Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch — University of British Columbia
Janet McKay — Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests
Henrik Sjöman — Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
David Callow — City of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Peter Del Tredici — MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Keith Sacre — Barcham Trees, United Kingdom
Joris Voeten — Urban Roofscapes, The Netherlands
Meaghan Eastwood — Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Ted Green MBE — Ancient Tree Forum President, United Kingdom

Event Location

University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6

Contact

info@ufis.ca 905-274-1022

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Team Leader Training Field Session

June 16

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is the field session of a 2-part volunteer training for Portland Parks and Recreation.

Team Leaders will be trained to use forestry surveying tools to lead volunteers through a scientific inventory of trees in Portland's developed parks. Team Leaders lead teams of 2-3 volunteers through data collection at inventory workdays. Measurements taken include DBH, tree height, canopy spread, and height of lowest living foliage. Trees are identified to species and mapped using ArcGIS Collector. Classroom training will go over tree identification techniques, how to measure crown spread, how to use a clinometer, and how to take DBH. Team Leaders will also be taught how to work with neighborhood volunteers to accurately and efficiently record inventory data for trees.

This is the first in a two part training. We ask that Team Leaders commit to attending 3 volunteer inventories through the summer. In order to attend the field training, you must be either a returning Team Leader or have attended the classroom training on either June 2nd or 9th.

Event Location

8219 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97220

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Team Leader Training Field Session

June 20

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is the field session of a 2-part volunteer training for Portland Parks and Recreation.

Team Leaders will be trained to use forestry surveying tools to lead volunteers through a scientific inventory of trees in Portland's developed parks. Team Leaders lead teams of 2-3 volunteers through data collection at inventory workdays. Measurements taken include DBH, tree height, canopy spread, and height of lowest living foliage. Trees are identified to species and mapped using ArcGIS Collector. Classroom training will go over tree identification techniques, how to measure crown spread, how to use a clinometer, and how to take DBH. Team Leaders will also be taught how to work with neighborhood volunteers to accurately and efficiently record inventory data for trees.

This is the first in a two part training. We ask that Team Leaders commit to attending 3 volunteer inventories through the summer. In order to attend the field training, you must be either a returning Team Leader or have attended the classroom training on either June 2nd or 9th.

Event Location

NE 30th Ave and Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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July 2018

Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart training seminar

July 19

By Kristin Faurest

Description

The Portland Japanese Garden’s International Japanese Garden Training Center is now accepting applications for Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart, a hands-on training program in Japanese garden arts. The Japanese garden tradition offers a wealth of knowledge and techniques for creating spaces of harmony, beauty, balance, and tranquility. The seminar is a rare opportunity to study an integrated curriculum of stonesetting, design, aesthetics, pruning, history, and bamboo fence construction, all framed eloquently in the culture of tea. Faculty include Portland Japanese Garden staff and visiting instructors from Japan.

Last Year's Seminar Video

Dates

Intermediate level: July 19-30
Beginner level: Sept. 20-27

There is no prerequisite for the seminar; applicants will be evaluated individually based on experience. Scholarships are available.

Apply Here

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97213

Contact

kfaurest@japanesegarden.org

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August 2018

2018 Trees & Utilities Conference

August 28

By Lauren Weyers

Description

Join us in Omaha, Nebraska for the 2018 Trees and Utilities Conference on August 28-30. This conference is the chief learning and engagement event in the world for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals.

Trees and Utilities offers the latest in:
- Utility arboriculture research
- Best management practices
- Current trends in vegetation management
- Continuing education credits
- Trade shows

Enhance your program and help grow and maintain community trees while providing safe, reliable utility service. Join your utility colleagues for this event to help identify new ideas, practices, and partnerships.

Event Location

Century Link Center
455 N 10th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Contact

402-473-9578

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September 2018

Fall Field Day 2018

September 21

By Caroline Ivey

Description

Park Services, City of Kelowna invites you to join us for a day of networking and demonstrations from specialists in Irrigation, Turf, Arboriculture, and Horticulture. Come and share best practices and challenges with colleagues in your field!

5th Annual Parks Fall Field Day Trade Show
September 21, 2018

8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free admission for trade show

Please rsvp by September 7, 2018 by calling the City of Kelowna Parks Office at 250-469-8503 or emailing parks4@kelowna.ca

More information to be provided closer to the date.
Any questions, please refer to the contact info above.

Event Location

City Park
1600 Abbott St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1B7

Contact

250-469-8503

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October 2018

Arboriculture II

October 4

By Loretta Mills

Description

Evaluation, assessment and management of trees in the urban environment. Covers monetary and ecosystem values for trees, property development considerations, tree appraisals, tree inventories, risk assessments, and crew management. Together with Arboriculture I, this class will prepare students for passing the ISA Certified Arborist exam.

Prerequisites: HOR-225 or equivalent knowledge. This is a 3 credit CCC course running October 4-December 6th, Thursday afternoons 3:00-6:00 pm. $359 +fees.

Event Location

Clackamas Community College, Clairmont Hall
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon, OR 97045

Contact

lorettam@clackamas.edu

Tree Summit 2018

October 27

By Lizzie Sords

Description

Tree Summit 2018 will feature 6 presentation by regional scientists and foresters about the health and state of Portland's trees. Topics will include findings from the park tree inventory, trees as regulators of urban air quality, longterm monitoring of trees in Forest Park, and more.

Event Location

Mt Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97206

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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November 2018

Beyond Basic: Irrigation Design for Water Conservation

November 1

By Washington Chapter, ASLA

Description

Join course instructors from Toro Irrigation for a full-day, full-immersion irrigation class. In the “beyond basic” course you’ll be provided a quick hydraulic refresher including pipe sizing, system capacity, and point of connection best practices. From there, instructors will lead a design segment covering water delivery device selection, system zoning, water conservation products, best applications, flow requirements, scheduling and much more! This course is perfect for professionals who have some irrigation background, looking to enhance their own skills in water conserving and efficient system design. In an industry leading the charge for sustainable design through rating systems such as LEED, SITES, and WSSP, this course will give you the knowledge needed to achieve those water-conserving credits.

Event Location

University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, Washington 98195

Contact

info@wasla.org

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What to do When you Meet Someone Suspicious in the Woods and Building Interpersonal and Group Communication Skills for Resolving Difficult Situations and Conflicts in Natural Resources

November 7

By Western Forestry and Conservation Association

Description

Whether you run into someone suspicious in the woods and need help working with local groups or neighbors on difficult or conflicting situations in natural resources, these sessions will cover both situations. Attend one or both sessions, same day and same place.

Event Location

Holiday Inn - Springfield
919 Kruse Way
Springfield, OR 97477

Contact

503-226-4562 or melinda@westernforestry.org

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December 2018

PNW Forest Vegetation Mgmt. Conference: Vegetation Mgmt. in the Wildland Urban Interface

December 4

By Western Forestry and Conservation Association

Description

Vegetation management and control is a critical component of westside forest management. This conference will cover the important biological, scientific and regulatory aspects of building vegetation management into your operational plans.

Event Location

Holiday Inn Portland South - Wilsonville
25425 SW 95th Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Contact

503-226-4562 or melinda@westernforestry.org

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Setting Stands Up For Success – From Seed To PCT: Applied Early Stand Silviculture In The Inland Northwest

December 13

By Western Forestry and Conservation Association

Description

Understanding early stand silviculture is an important component to ensure the success of your stands in the Inland Northwest. Attend this event to learn the steps necessary to grow successful stands.

Event Location

Centennial Hotel Conference Center - Spokane
303 W North River Dr.
Spokane, WA 99201

Contact

503-226-4562 or melinda@westernforestry.org

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January 2019

Arboriculture I

January 9

By Loretta Mills

Description

A Clackamas Community College Horticulture department course covering the management of trees in residential, commercial, and urban landscapes. Follows course materials prepared by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Topics covered include tree anatomy, selection, installation, response to damage, soil characteristics, pruning techniques and diagnosis of pest problems. Course number: HOR-225-01, Instructor: J. Wentworth-Plato, Tuition and fees: $349+, Winter term course meets on Wednesday January 9-March 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration starts 11/16/18. Contact Loretta Mills at lorettam@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3292 for registration information.

Event Location

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact

lorettam@clackamas.edu

Tree and Shrub Pruning

January 10

By Loretta Mills

Description

Clackamas Community College course with an emphasis on dormant pruning of fruiting and ornamental plants. Pruning and training techniques for grapes, fruit trees, and both evergreen and deciduous ornamental trees and shrubs. Basic woody plant anatomy, growth, and development. Class includes a lab component. Course: HOR-131-01, Instructor: D. Franek, Tuition and fees: $364+, Winter term class that meets on Thursdays Jan 10- March 12 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

Event Location

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact

lorettam@clackamas.edu

Tree Climber Training

January 12

By Loretta Mills

Description

A Clackamas Community College Horticulture department course on the safe use of rope and saddle tree climbing procedures which will be covered through lecture, discussion, and field practice. For beginner to moderately experienced climbers. Course: HOR-239-01, Instructor: J. MENDEZ, Tuition and fees: $203+, Winter term class that meets Saturdays Jan 12 - Dec 9, 2019 from 8:00 am–12:45 pm. Registration starts 11/16/18. Contact Loretta Mills at lorettam@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3292 for registration information.

Event Location

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact

lorettam@clackamas.edu

INLA Horticulture Expo

January 15

By Ann Bates

Description

Join us at the 2020 Wild Wild West Idaho Horticulture Expo! This is the premier nursery, landscape and urban forest industry conference and expo for Idaho and the Intermountain West. Check out this year's line-up of speakers and join us for a fun and educational event in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho.

Pre-register by January 5, 2020 at inlagrow.org

Event Location

Boise Centre On The Grove
850 W Front St
Boise, ID 83702

Contact

abates@inlagrow.org

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February 2019

URBAN FOREST ASSESSMENT COURSE

February 4

By Julia Alards-Tomalin

Description

BCIT is offering a new course in Urban Forest Assessment using i-Tree software. The Urban Forest Assessment course will provide training for the assessment of urban trees and forests and calculation of their contributions to CO2 reduction, storm water management and other ecological services. Students will be trained using a combination of online and face to face methods.

The Urban Forest Assessment course is applicable for students studying ecological restoration, forestry, resource management, arborists, planners, consultants, stewardship groups and teachers. The course will consist of 8 hours of online learning and 16 hours of combined classroom and field work. Online components will self-directed and completed over a three week period. Field work studies will be completed face to face on campus over a weekend.

Online components begin February 4th. Face to face field sessions run 8:30-4:30 on February 23rd and 24th.

Event Location

BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS 3700 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G3H2

Contact

jalardstomalin@bcit.ca

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Urban Forestry Networking Event

February 5

By Laura Cottle

Description

The Pacific Region of the Canadian Urban Forest Network (CUFN) aims to connect and support those involved in Urban Forestry in British Columbia. One of the ways this is achieved is through workshops/networking events organized in the off years of the Canadian Urban Forest Conference (i.e. in odd number years). The next workshop, Urban Forestry in Municipalities and Interface Areas of Interior BC, is planned for February 5, 2019, 12-4PM in Kamloops.

This workshop is made possible through the support of both the Association of BC Forest Professionals and Tree Canada. This workshop will be the first offered in the interior of BC and the Pacific region group is hopeful that a broad cross section of people engaged in urban forestry and those looking to learn more about the network will attend.

Please note the event is free of charge, lunch is provided and ABCFP Professional Development Continuing Education credits or ISA Continuing Education Units are available. This will be a unique and exciting opportunity to meet and network with others engaged in urban forestry, so please consider attending.

Event Location

Coast Kamloops and Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, British Columbia V1S 1N5

Contact

cottle@shaw.ca

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ASCA Consulting Academy

February 19

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 over.
  • Take your first step toward becoming an RCA.
  • Increase your earning potential.

Event Location

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056

Contact

jhill@mgmtsol.com

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GardenPRO 2.0 Conference

February 22

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 tickets to the acclaimed Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. The GardenPRO Conference is a great networking opportunity to meet new designers who might need your services as a Consulting Arborist, and to learn how to successfully market your Arborist business to get more customers! MEMBERS OF PNW-ISA CAN SAVE $25 OFF REGISTRATION BY USING THE PROMO CODE ISANW2019 AT CHECKOUT! (Promo Code valid from 1/15 through 2/20. Early Bird price available through 1/14.)

Event Location

Washington State Convention Center, Level 3, 705 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101

Contact

janete@mpeshows.com

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Wilderness First Aid and CPR for Arborists

February 23

By Emily Roberts, DiversiTree Arbor Care

Description

Wilderness 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 of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary.
Students completing the course will receive a 24hr Wilderness First Aid Card (valid for three years) and an OSHA Approved CPR Card (valid for two years). The WFA includes an introduction to a broad range of medical skills and topics.

Event Location

Millersylvania State Park ELC
12245 Tilley Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Contact

360-999-0922 or emily@diversitreellc.com

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Nature on the Slant: A lecture by horticulturalist Rhoda Maurer

February 28

By Kristin Faurest

Description

An accomplished horticulturalist shares wisdom not just about plants but on spirituality, social justice, sustainability, environmentalism, and finding wisdom in different worldviews. Cornell University’s Rhoda Maurer narrates her journey as a horticulturalist and photographer to find a connection with nature that restores a sense of awe, mystery, and wisdom to our lives. Solutions to complex global challenges cannot be found without looking deeply within ourselves and the relationships we tend with the land, other people, and all living beings. From the interconnectedness of science, art and wellness to the question of what the new social purpose of botanical gardens should be, Maurer will braid together insights on art, science, community, and the relationship between humankind and “Nature with a capital N.”

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

kfaurest@japanesegarden.org

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March 2019

TCIA’s Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP) – 7.5 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

March 9

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training, Corp.

Description

Only 26 spots available!! Do not wait to register!!

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists and other high angle industries; and one of the leading causes of tree care related fatalities. Furthermore, almost all high angle industries or those working at heights have at least some exposure to this hazard. A street lamp circuit, a cable TV wire, even a phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill. Indirect contact through a green tree branch or other conductive object is an ever-present threat. One doesn't have to touch a wire to be electrocuted, and about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.

EHAP helps meet yearly OSHA safety requirements to recognize and avoid electrical hazards for anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.

Event Location

RDO | Vermeer
7640 NE 33rd Drive
Portland, OR 97211

Contact

503.490.9965

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TCIA’s Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP) – 7.5 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

March 21

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training, Corp.

Description

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists and other high angle industries; and one of the leading causes of tree care related fatalities. Furthermore, almost all high angle industries or those working at heights have at least some exposure to this hazard. A street lamp circuit, a cable TV wire, even a phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill. Indirect contact through a green tree branch or other conductive object is an ever-present threat. One doesn't have to touch a wire to be electrocuted, and about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.

EHAP helps meet yearly OSHA safety requirements to recognize and avoid electrical hazards for anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.

Event Location

The Public Safety Building Community Meeting Room
3200 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Contact

503.490.9965

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April 2019

How Trees Improve Our Health and Quality of Life

April 9

Dr. Kathleen Wolf of the U.S. Forest Service will present a summary of her research on how trees improve our health and quality of life.

The talk will be held in Summit Pacific Wellness Center’s 2nd Floor Ortquist Conference Center Light refreshments will be served.

Event Location

610 East Main Street
Elma, WA 98541

Contact

wattsa@safnet.org

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TCIA’s Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP) – 7.5 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

April 19

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training, Corp.

Description

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists and other high angle industries; and one of the leading causes of tree care related fatalities. Furthermore, almost all high angle industries or those working at heights have at least some exposure to this hazard. A street lamp circuit, a cable TV wire, even a phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill. Indirect contact through a green tree branch or other conductive object is an ever-present threat. One doesn't have to touch a wire to be electrocuted, and about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.

EHAP helps meet yearly OSHA safety requirements to recognize and avoid electrical hazards for anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.

Event Location

City of Eugene Public Works
1820 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.490.9965

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Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West

April 29

By Kristin Faurest

Description

The German author of Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West discusses his provocative and groundbreaking theories that the idea of the Japanese garden has less to do with Japan’s history and traditions than with the country’s interactions with the West. Tagsold, who has researched over eighty Japanese gardens in ten countries, explores their history, popularity, and shifting aesthetic, as well as that most elusive concept — authenticity.

Event Location

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

kfaurest@japanesegarden.org

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May 2019

BCRPA Symposium

May 1

By Vanessa Sabitova

Description

Join us at The Fairmont Château Whistler for the province's premiere recreation and parks professional development event of the year! With 3 days of educational sessions, leadership development and networking socials, there are numerous opportunities for you to connect with new ideas, innovations, and with peers from across the province.

https://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/media/173532/symp2019-program-guide-web.pdf

Event Location

Whistler, BC
4599 Chateau Blvd,
Whistler, BC V8E 0Z5

Contact

vsabitova@bcrpa.bc.ca

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Aerial Rescue – 7 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

May 9

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training, Corp.

Description

Join us for an exciting two-day CEU training event prior to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture Southern Oregon Regional Tree Climbing Competition!

Aerial Rescue Training helps you protect your employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts. An emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft, and your employees must know how to react. This live training seminar reviews and demonstrates various rescue scenarios, so that crews have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation and potentially rescue an injured tree worker.

Join us for 'Rigging for Removal' training May 10th where we will be removing an actual tree during the course of the training!

Event Location

TouVelle State Recreation Site
8517 Table Rock Rd
Central Point, OR 97502

Contact

Jenna Smith

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Rigging for Removal – 6.5 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

May 10

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training Corp.

Description

Join us for an exciting two-day CEU training event prior to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture Southern Oregon Regional Tree Climbing Competition!

Designed for climbers who have basic rigging experience, but would like to advance their knowledge into the use of modern rigging equipment. Examples include negative rigging, slide lines, floating anchors and the Good Rigging Control System (GRCS).

Practical demonstration will be employed, where an actual tree will be removed during the course of this training!

Join us for 'Aerial Rescue' training May 9th and help protect your employees while meeting industry training requirements by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA!

Event Location

TouVelle State Recreation Site
8517 Table Rock Rd
Central Point, OR 97502

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.490.9965

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June 2019

Tree Inventory Team Leader Training

June 1

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is the classroom session of a 2-part volunteer training for Portland Parks and Recreation. Team Leaders will be trained to use forestry surveying tools to lead volunteers through a scientific inventory of trees in Portland's developed parks.

Team Leaders lead teams of 2-3 volunteers through data collection at inventory workdays. Measurements taken include DBH, tree height, canopy spread, and height of lowest living foliage. Trees are identified to species and mapped using ArcGIS Collector. Classroom training will go over tree identification techniques, how to measure crown spread, how to use a clinometer, and how to take DBH.

Team Leaders will also be taught how to work with neighborhood volunteers to accurately and efficiently record inventory data for trees. This is the first in a two-part training.

We ask that Team Leaders commit to attending 3 volunteer inventories through the summer.

Coffee, light breakfast snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Event Location

Parklane Church
16001 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97233

Please park in the back parking lot.

Contact

treeinventory@portlandoregon.gov

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Waza to Kokoro beginner level seminar

June 3

By Kristin Faurest, director, Japanese Garden Training Center

Description

This 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 Location

Portland Japanese Garden and offsite venues
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

thecenter@japanesegarden.org

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Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop

June 10

By Forest Biodiversity Research Network, OSU, OFRI, USFS, BLM

Description

With forest practitioners, agencies, researchers, landowners and more, we will present recent scientific findings on early seral forests in the PNW and collaboratively identify areas of agreement, information gaps, and conservation and management challenges, then outline a future research agenda moving forward.

Event cost is $75. Coffee, lunch, and evening hors d'oeuvres are included.

Event Location

Oregon State University- CH2M Alumni Center
725 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331

Contact

jennah.stillman@oregonstate.edu

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Aerial Rescue – 7 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

June 13
St. Paul, OR

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training Corp.

Description

Join us for an exciting two-day CEU training event prior to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition!

Aerial Rescue Training helps you protect your employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts. An emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft, and your employees must know how to react. This live training seminar reviews and demonstrates various rescue scenarios, so that crews have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation and potentially rescue an injured tree worker.

Join us for 'Rigging for Removal' training June 14th where we will be removing an actual tree during the course of the training!

Event Location

Champoeg State Park
8239 Champoeg Rd NE
St Paul, OR 97137

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.490.9965

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Rigging for Removal – 6.5 CEUs (OCCB, OLCB, ISA, TCIA)

June 14

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training Corp.

Description

Join us for an exciting two-day CEU training event prior to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competition!

Designed for climbers who have basic rigging experience, but would like to advance their knowledge into the use of modern rigging equipment. Examples include negative rigging, slide lines, floating anchors and the Good Rigging Control System (GRCS).

Practical demonstration will be employed, where an actual tree will be removed during the course of this training!

Join us for 'Aerial Rescue' training June 13th and help protect your employees while meeting industry training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA!

Event Location

Champoeg State Park
8239 Champoeg Rd NE
St Paul, OR 97137

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.490.9965

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Grant Park Tree Inventory

June 15

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Grant Park in Northeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience is necessary, all necessary training provided on site.

Wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather - the event will be held, rain or shine! Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Event Location

NE 33rd Ave and Brazee Street
Portland, OR 97212

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Woodlawn Park Tree Inventory

June 22

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 11 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Woodlawn Park
NE 13th Ave and Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Grant Park Tree Inventory

June 29

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Grant Park in Northeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet in the park along the walking path off NE 36th.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Grant Park
NE 36th Ave and Brazee Street
Portland, OR 97212

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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July 2019

Westmoreland Park Tree Inventory

July 13

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Westmoreland Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Westmoreland Park
SE 23rd Ave and Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Woodstock Park Tree Inventory

July 20

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Woodstock Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Woodstock Park
SE 49th Ave and Steele St
Portland, OR 97206

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Jim Flott’s Tree Biology Class, Community Forestry Consultants

July 25
Anchorage, AK

By Jim Renkert

Description

Tree Biology: Decisions about trees are more successful when based on an understanding of tree anatomy and biology. This class is intended for anyone who designs, plants or cares for landscapes with trees including arborists, landscape architects, park and public work staff, groundskeepers, nursery professionals and gardeners. This class will cover how trees function as complex systems and how to use this information when selecting, siting, planting, pruning, and maintaining landscape trees.

Location

University of Alaska Anchorage
Rasmuson Hall 110

Contact

jim.renkert@alaska.gov

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Jim Flott’s Using an Air-spade for Soil Exploration, Remediation & Transplant, Community Forestry Consultants

July 25
Anchorage, AK

By Jim Renkert

Description

Using an Air-spade for Soil Exploration, Remediation and Transplant: In this class you will learn how pneumatic tools can assist arborists in managing trees and tree health. The lecture will cover using the air spade to excavate buried root crowns, transplant trees, and other ways to benefit trees and provide a new service for customers. The presentation will be followed by a field demonstration.

Event Location

University of Alaska Anchorage
Rasmuson Hall Room 110

Contact

jim.renkert@alaska.gov

Jim Flott’s Tree Pruning and Shrub Pruning Class, Community Forestry Consultants

July 26
Anchorage, AK

By Jim Renkert

Description

Tree Pruning: In this class you will learn the science of proper pruning and the most common forms of mal-pruning. We will discuss basic pruning cuts, branch collar biology, a plants response to pruning and how improper pruning affects the health and safety of trees. We will look at ways to strategically prune to minimize future maintenance efforts.

Shrub Pruning: In this class we will learn about a variety of shrub growth patterns and how shape can instruct us as to best pruning techniques. We will also cover rehabilitative pruning for plants that have been mal-pruned, radical renovation of shrubs, and creative solutions for a too crowded landscape.

Event Location

University of Alaska Anchorage
Rasmuson Hall Room 110

Tree Pruning Class from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Shrub Pruning Class from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
1-hour break at 12:00pm

Contact

jim.renkert@alaska.gov

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Northwest Park Blocks Tree Inventory

July 27

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of the Northwest Park Blocks in Northwest Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet by the green Urban Forestry pop-up tent.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

The Fields Park
NW 11th Ave and Overton St
Portland, OR 97209

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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August 2019

Hillsdale Park Tree Inventory

August 3

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Hillsdale Park in Southwest Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet in the park by the parking lot off SW Flower Terrace.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Hillsdale Park
SW Dosch Rd and Flower Terrace
Portland, OR 97201

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Urban Forest Assessment Level 1

August 5
Burnaby, BC

Description

The 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. i-Tree software provides an economic value for ecological services such as for pollution mitigation, avoided runoff, carbon sequestration, and provides valuable information about pest and storm water risk management.

This course include an understanding 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.

The Urban Forest Assessment course is applicable for students in studying ecological restoration, forestry, resource management, arborists, planners, consultants, stewardship groups and teachers.

The course will consist of 1 day online learning and two days of combined classroom and field work (August 24th-25th). Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe elements of an urban forest.
  • Demonstrate understanding of designing inventory for specific management objectives for urban trees.
  • Provide overview of i-Tree and its main function and application.
  • Use and apply i-Tree Design, i-Tree Canopy and myTree.
  • Describe function of i-Tree Eco including attributes for tree observations.
  • Practice collection of tree observations with i-Tree Eco attributes.
  • Create an i-Tree Eco project.
  • Identify study area and navigate to the site using a variety of tools.
  • Apply i-Tree Eco data collection method for complete inventory survey in the field.
  • Prepare field data for i-Tree Eco submission.
  • Use i-Tree Eco to error check data and trouble shoot issues.
  • Review reports generated by i-Tree.

Cost

$484.49

Contact

604-451-6860

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Sellwood Riverfront Park Tree Inventory

August 10

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Sellwood Riverfront Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am. Meet in the park by the parking lot off SW Flower Terrace.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park
1221 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Mt. Scott Park Tree Inventory

August 17

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Mt. Scott Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Mt. Scott Park
SE 72nd Ave and Harold St
Portland, OR 97206

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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Sellwood Park Tree Inventory

August 24

By Lizzie Sords

Description

This event is a volunteer tree inventory of Sellwood Park in Southeast Portland, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry. Trained Team Leaders will guide novice volunteers through inventory data collection, using forestry tools and techniques and plotting data points on a digital map. Measurements taken will include DBH, tree height, crown spread, and crown base height. Trees are identified to species. There will be 10 inventory work days this summer in parks across Portland.

No experience necessary - all necessary training provided on site.

Registration will open at 8:00am.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The event will be held rain or shine. Families and friends are welcome. Please leave dogs at home.

Recommended: tote bag/backpack, hat, water bottle.

Event Location

Sellwood Park
SE 7th Ave and Malden St
Portland, OR 97202

Contact

lizzie.sords@portlandoregon.gov

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September 2019

Waza to Kokoro Intermediate Level Seminar

September 16

By Kristin Faurest, director, Japanese Garden Training Center

Description

This 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 Location

Portland Japanese Garden and offsite venues
611 SW Kingston Dr.
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

thecenter@japanesegarden.org

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Fruit ID and Fruit Tree Care Clinic

September 24

By City Fruit

Description

Got a mystery apple? Want to confirm that the fruit tree you think you have is what you really have? Or need some quick advice on taking better care of your fruit and trees?

Bring your questions, fruit and photos to a free Fruit ID and Fruit Tree Care clinic, hosted by City Fruit. You can get free expert advice from Lori Brakken (apple ID expert and landscape designer) and Barb Burrill (City Fruit tree care expert).

Tuesday, September 24, 4:30-7:30pm
Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard - 2000 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144

Event Location

Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard - 2000 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144

Contact

barb@cityfruit.org

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Fruit ID and Fruit Tree Care Clinic

September 25

By City Fruit

Description

Got a mystery apple? Want to confirm that the fruit tree you think you have is what you really have? Or need some quick advice on taking better care of your fruit and trees?

Bring your questions, fruit and photos to a free Fruit ID and Fruit Tree Care clinic, hosted by City Fruit. You can get free expert advice from Lori Brakken (apple ID expert and landscape designer) and Barb Burrill (City Fruit tree care expert).

Wednesday, September 25, 4:30-7:30pm
Meridian Playground - 4850 Meridian Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103

Event Location

Meridian Playground - 4850 Meridian Avenue N,
Seattle, WA 98103

Contact

barb@cityfruit.org

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October 2019

Modern Climbing & SRS – Training Seminar

October 3

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training, Corp.

Description

DAY 1 of training is seminar style where CRUX Instructors will lecture and demonstrate on modern climbing, with special focus on Stationary Rope System (SRS) tools and techniques.

Topics that will be covered include:

Introductions
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Job Briefings
Site Inspection and Safety Protocol
Climbing Equipment and Connective Devices
Rope and Harness
Throwline
Ascenders & Mechanical Climbing Devices
Moving Rope System (M.R.S.)
Stationary Rope System (S.R.S)
Hybrid Climbing Systems

Event Location

Maurie Jacobs Park
Fir Lane
Eugene, OR 97404

Contact

Jenna Smith

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Modern Climbing & SRS – Training Seminar

October 3

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training, Corp.

Description

Please join us for this exciting two-day training prior to the 2019 PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Championship!!

DAY 1 of training is seminar style where CRUX Instructors will lecture and demonstrate on modern climbing, with special focus on Stationary Rope System (SRS) tools and techniques.

Topics that will be covered include:

Introductions
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Job Briefings
Site Inspection and Safety Protocol
Climbing Equipment and Connective Devices
Rope and Harness
Throwline
Ascenders & Mechanical Climbing Devices
Moving Rope System (M.R.S.)
Stationary Rope System (S.R.S)
Hybrid Climbing Systems

Event Location

Maurie Jacobs Park
Fir Lane
Eugene, OR 97404

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.490.9965

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Modern Climbing & SRS – Training Seminar – 7 CUE (ISA, TCIA, CCB, LCB)

October 3

By CRUX Corporation

Description

DAY 1 of training is seminar style where CRUX Instructors will lecture and demonstrate on modern climbing, with special focus on SRS tools and techniques.

Topics that will be covered include:

Introductions
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Job Briefings
Site Inspection and Safety Protocol
Climbing Equipment and Connective Devices
Rope and Harness
Throwline
Ascenders & Mechanical Climbing Devices
Moving Rope System (M.R.S.)
Stationary Rope System (S.R.S)
Hybrid Climbing Systems

Event Location

Maurie Jacobs Park
Fir Lane
Eugene, OR 97404

Contact

+1-503-490-9965 or CRUX@cruxcorporation.com

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Arboriculture I

October 4

By Loretta Mills

Description

ARBORICULTURE I, 3 CREDITS, HOR-225-01
This 11 week course covers the management of trees in residential, commercial, and urban landscapes. Follows course materials prepared by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Topics covered include tree anatomy, selection, installation, response to damage, soil characteristics, pruning techniques and diagnosis of pest problems. Prepares student for Arboriculture II. Thursdays 3:00-5:50 PM, Instructor- Jim Wentworth-Plato, Tuition and fees $358+, Meets: Oct 4-Dec 10

Event Location

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact

lorettam@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3292

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Modern Climbing & SRS – Hands On Workshop

October 4

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training, Corp.

Description

DAY 2 is an optional hands-on training for entry level to moderate experience with Stationary Rope Systems.

Those who attend will break into smaller groups to get an opportunity to work with Stationary Rope Systems to gain a better understanding of how the gear is setup and how systems are employed. By physically climbing and having a smaller student-to-teacher ratio, everyone involved will have the chance to set up and tear down the systems while getting the chance to ascend and descend.

Participants are encouraged to bring their personal climbing equipment and PPE while instructors will have gear available to try out as well. However, the ultimate goal is to set up every participant with an SRS sytem of their own! In the case that you do not already have an SRS system of your own, or have equipment or PPE in need of replacement, RDO Vermeer will be on site with climbing equipment available for purchase.

Space is limited to 20 participants for this Hands-On Workshop!!

Event Location

Maurie Jacobs Park
Fir Lane
Eugene, OR 97404

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.490.9965

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Modern Climbing & SRS – Hands On Workshop – 6.5 CUE (ISA, TCIA, CCB, LCB)

October 4

By CRUX Corporation

Description

DAY 2 is an optional hands-on training for entry level to moderate experience with Stationary Rope Systems.

Those who attend will break into smaller groups to get an opportunity to work with Stationary Rope Systems to gain a better understanding of how the gear is setup and how systems are employed. By physically climbing and having a smaller student-to-teacher ratio, everyone involved will have the chance to set up and tear down the systems while getting the chance to ascend and descend.

Participants are encouraged to bring their personal climbing equipment and PPE while instructors will have gear available to try out as well. However, the ultimate goal is to set up every participant with an SRS sytem of their own! In the case that you do not already have an SRS system of your own, or have equipment or PPE in need of replacement, RDO Vermeer will be on site with climbing equipment available for purchase.

Space is limited to 20 participants for this Hands-On Workshop!

Event Location

Maurie Jacobs Park
Fir Lane
Eugene, OR 97404

Contact

+1-503-490-9965 or CRUX@cruxcorporation.com

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TREEWORK PRACTICUM I

October 5

By Loretta Mills

Description

TREEWORK PRACTICUM I, 2 CREDITS, HOR-262-01
This 11 week course will experience, with the implementation of basic requirements, equipment and techniques employed by arborists who work aloft. Covers personal protective equipment, safe operation, and common cutting techniques in accordance with current industry standards. Students operate chainsaws in a variety of field exercises, and will gain exposure to other pieces of industry equipment, such as chipper, truck and trailer, and aerial lift. Students will participate as members of a crew, gaining introductory experience in tree pruning, rigging, hardware installation, electrical hazard awareness, aerial rescue, ground work, and work site management. The class has prerequisites but If you have arboriculture industry experience and wish to take this class, contact james.wentworthplato@clackamas.edu , Saturdays 8:00-2:30PM, Instructor-Jim Wentworth-Plato Tuition & Fees: $317+. Meets Oct 5-Dec 14.

Event Location

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact

lorettam@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3292

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Professional Rain Garden Workshop

October 17

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 firms for Rain Garden projects.

Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, 2019; 9:00-4:00 at the Norm Dicks Government Building in downtown Bremerton, walking distance from ferry terminal. Early Registration by September 4th deadline is $65 per day/$115 for both days; after September 2nd, $90 per day/$165 for both days. Box lunch and beverages included if registration is paid on or before September 27th.

Event Location

Norm Dicks Governement Center
345 6th Street, 1st Floor
Bremerton, WA 98337

Contact

hari.stone@wsu.edu

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Tree Summit 2019

October 26

By Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry

Description

Learn about the latest research and news on Portland's urban forest! Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry presents the 9th annual Tree Summit on Saturday, 10/26 at Floyd Light Middle School. This year’s program brings together local researchers, volunteers, and citywide experts to discuss the state of the trees in our city, with a focus on climate change. All are invited to this fun and accessible event.

Presentations this year will include the results from Portland's groundbreaking Tree Inventory Project, research on climate change impacts to native tree species from Oregon Department of Forestry and Reed College, and inspiring stories of activism in our community. Lunch provided, and CEUs available.

When: Saturday October 26, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97216
For more info and to register, visit our website.

Event Location

Floyd Light Middle School
10800 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97216

Contact

jeff.ramsey@portlandoregon.gov

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Improving Statewide Readiness & Response to Washington Forest Pest Risks

October 29

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 urban forests and state and federal responders. There will be opportunities for Q&A with key supporting organizations.

Register today at bit.do/urbanforests.

Contact

InvasiveSpecies@rco.wa.gov | (360) 725-3944

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December 2019

Tree Worker Basics

December 5

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

December 8

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

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ASCA 2019 Annual Conference

December 8

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

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Tree Worker Basics

December 10

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 12

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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ASTI/TCIA EHAP Workshop

December 13

Hosted by City of Eugene Urban Forestry
Sean O'Brien: sobrien@eugene.or.us, 541-682-4809

Description

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists. In fact, electricity causes about 15 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatalities.

The Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) is a great way to keep your crews aware of electrical hazards and reduce injuries and losses, plus keep them trained and ready so you’re prepared to qualify for storm clean-up at any moment.

Learn from Dan Kallai,CTSP and earn 7.0 ISA and TCIA CTSP CEUs.

Register here. Registration is $30 and includes an EHAP workbook. Lunch is not included.

This workshop is being funded in part by the Arborist Safety Training Institute.

Event Location

City of Eugene Public Works
1820 Roosevelt Blvd
Eugene, OR 97402

Contact

Trainer:
Dan Kallai
kallai-1@hotmail.com
541-659-5894

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Aerial Rescue Training (7 CEUs)

December 14
Hayward, CA

By CRUX Climbing, Rigging & Training

Description

Aerial Rescue Training helps protect employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by OSHA and ANSI. An emergency could develop any time a climber is aloft, and your employees must know how to react. This live training seminar reviews and demonstrates various rescue scenarios, so that crew members have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation be familiar with techniques used to rescue an injured climber.

Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM; Lunch included

Event Location

Meek Park
240 Hampton Road
Hayward, CA 94541

Contact

CRUX@cruxcorporation.com or 503.850.8362

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Tree Worker Basics

December 17

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 19

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 24

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 26

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

December 31

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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January 2020

Tree Worker Basics

January 2

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

January 7

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Pruning I

January 9

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This is a two hour slideshow on tree pruning (not including fruit or nut trees). How to prune a tree limb will be covered, including branch collar identification and the basics of compartmentalization.

Also discussed--early training of trees, included bark, double leaders, ANSI tree pruning standards, crown cleaning, crown raising, utility line clearance pruning, mature tree pruning.

Mal-pruning will be shown and defined (tree topping, lion's tailing, over-thinning), as will crown restoration. Some specific trees will be covered--magnolia trees, ornamental crabapple, cherry and purple-leafed plum 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 Bess Bronstein

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Tree Pruning II

January 9

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

Beyond basic tree pruning is a world of related tree information which is not generally known to the public. This class presents the basics of Hazard Tree Evaluation (same as Risk Assessment), construction damage to trees, and rehabilitative pruning for previously mal-pruned 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 Bess Bronstein

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Tree Worker Basics

January 9

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Tree Worker Basics

January 14

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Idaho Horticulture Expo 2020

January 15

By Ann Bates, Executive Director of Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association

Description

Idaho Horticulture Expo 2020
Boise Convention Center
January 15-17, 2020
Boise, ID
Conference Website: https://www.inlagrow.org/Idaho-Horticulture-Expo

Exhibitor Website: https://www.inlagrow.org/IHE-Exhibitors

Event Location

Boise Centre
850 W Front St
Boise, ID 83702

Contact

abates@inlagrow.org or 208-681-4769

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Tree Worker Basics

January 16

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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The Tree Course: Science, Design, and Sustainability

January 17

By HalfMoon Education, Inc.

Description

The Scientific, Economic, and Aesthetic Benefits of Trees

• Physical benefits
• Environmental benefits
• Social benefits
• Health benefits
• Economic benefits

If Trees Could Talk – The Secrets of Healthy, Mature Trees

• Biology and anatomy
• Soil
• Roots
• Oxygen
• Stress
• Native vs. non-native

Trees Are Infrastructure: Design Elements That Appreciate

• Placement and value
• Benefits
• Deforestation By Design TM
• Structural cells
• Planning vs. design
• After the job

Trees And Site Requirements: Always At Odds?

• Compaction and proctor density
• The brown infrastructure
• Screened soils: The silent killer
• Root myths
• Avoidable conflicts

Trees That Outlive Designs: After The Project Is Finished

• Trees in teacups
• Soil volume
• Proper structure
• Lifespan
• Increasing value

Threats To Trees

• Biotic and abiotic
• An ounce of prevention
• Neglect
• Computer modeling risks

Event Location

Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
7699 West Spectrum Stree
Boise, ID 83709

Lunch is not provided.

Contact

(715) 835-5900 or customerservice@halfmoonseminars.org

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Tree Worker Basics

January 21

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Shrub Pruning II: Shearables, Hackables, and Untouchables

January 23

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 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 Christina Pfeiffer

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Shrub Pruning I: The Friendly, Fearless, and Forgiving

January 23

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 and customer satisfaction.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Mary Machala

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Tree Worker Basics

January 23

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 forests of the San Juan Islands. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local companies in need of skilled employees. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers interested in working in the tree care/tree service and landscaping trades.

This six-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5th 2019 through January 23rd 2020, with a break for the holidays from December 19th-January 7th, and one on-site day on Saturday, February 1st.  This course is free to residents of San Juan County, except for a filing fee of $10.

To Apply for this program, please fill out and return the application form along with your $10 filing fee to the San Juan County EDC by 5pm on Thursday, November 21st. Applications can be submitting by email to glenn@sanjuansedc.org or by mail to the San Juan County EDC, PO Box 3053, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or in person to the EDC office at 849 Spring Spring St, Friday Harbor.

Event Location

Rain Shadow Consulting
365 North Beach Rd, Suite 104
Eastsound, WA 98245

Contact

glenn@sanjuansedc.org

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Urban Forest Assessment Course

January 27

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 Forest Assessment course is applicable for students in studying ecological restoration, forestry, resource management, arborists, planners, consultants, stewardship groups and teachers.

This course is a blended course, with 8.0 hours delivered online, and 16.0 hours delivered in person over two days in the field at the Burnaby Campus on February 23 and 24. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. This course is eligible for 23 PNW ISA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 2 Post Secondary Credits.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe elements of an urban forest.
  • Demonstrate understanding of designing inventory for specific management objectives for urban trees.
  • Provide overview of i-Tree and its main function and application.
  • Use and apply i-Tree Design, i-Tree Canopy and myTree.
    Describe function of i-Tree Eco including attributes for tree observations.
  • Practice collection of tree observations with i-Tree Eco attributes.
  • Create an i-Tree Eco project.
  • Identify study area and navigate to the site using a variety of tools.
  • Apply i-Tree Eco data collection method for complete inventory survey in the field.
  • Prepare field data for i-Tree Eco submission.
  • Use i-Tree Eco to error check data and troubleshoot issues.
  • Review reports generated by i-Tree.

Event Location

3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G3H2

Contact

Laurie_Stott@bcit.ca

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February 2020

Aerial Rescue and Wilderness First Aid for Arborists

February 3

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, tree canopies can be considered wilderness situations. Aerial rescue allows us to access the patient, but how do we determine if it is safe or necessary to immediately move that patient? This WFA course will arm you with the knowledge and skills to conduct thorough patient assessments and treat emergencies relevant to tree workers aloft and on the ground. Though registration is separate, participants must register for both courses. Find the WFA registration link on the AR Eventbrite page.

Event Location

Millersylvania State Park
12245 Tilley Rd S
Olympia, WA 98512

Contact

emily@diversitreellc.com

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How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Landscape

February 6

By UW Botanic Gardens

Description

This 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 illustrate pruning for size reduction and pruning for definition (thinning). And students will gain insight into the process of yard renovation, where pruning is but one tool in restoring a garden.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Shawna Van Nimwegen

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Rose Pruning

February 6

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.

Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Emily Ross

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Japanese Garden Pruning

February 20

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 Bess Bronstein

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Shrub Pruning III: The Puzzlers and Consequences

February 20

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 with PlantAmnesty.

Taught by Ken Tuomi

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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ASCA’s 2020 Consulting Academy

February 26

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 relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can access long after the Academy is over.
-Increase your earning potential.

Event Location

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 13th and J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact

ASCA@ASCA-consultant.org

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2020 ASCA Consulting Academy

February 26

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 relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can access long after the Academy is over.
-Increase your earning potential.

Event Location

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 13th and J Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Contact

ASCA@ASCA-consultants.org

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March 2020

Vine Pruning

March 5

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 Laura Watson

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Fruit Tree Pruning

March 5

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

206-685-8033

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Rehabilitative Pruning

March 19

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 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 Christina Pfeiffer

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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Pruning Art or Pruning Atrocity?

March 19

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 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 Christina Pfeiffer

Event Location

3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Contact

206-685-8033

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June 2020

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

June 8

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 Garden
611 SW Kingston Drive
Portland, OR 97205

Contact

kfaurest@japanesegarden.org

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