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November 2017
November 27
Surrey, BC

Documenting Evidence: Practical Guidance for Arborists

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

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November 28
Surrey, BC

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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December 2017
December 6
Oregon City, OR

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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December 6
Shoreline, WA

Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

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

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December 7
Surrey, BC

Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

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

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January 2018
January 9
Surrey, BC

Trees and the Law (BC)

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

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January 10
Surrey, BC

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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January 22
Oregon City, OR

Basic Tree Appraisal

Focusing on the CTLA Trunk Formula Method, this workshop gives an overview of the appraisal process and provides an opportunity to practice in the field. Participants will review common mistakes and refine their craft as appraising arborists. The first portion of the course is a lecture that discusses the four primary components of the formula: trunk area, species rating, location rating, and condition rating. Next, the error associated with each component is identified, and recommendations are given for reducing error.…

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January 23
Oregon City, OR

Advanced Tree Appraisal: Anchoring Appraisals with Multiple Methods

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

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January 24
Seattle, WA

Basic Tree Appraisal

Focusing on the CTLA Trunk Formula Method, this workshop gives an overview of the appraisal process and provides an opportunity to practice in the field. Participants will review common mistakes and refine their craft as appraising arborists. The first portion of the course is a lecture that discusses the four primary components of the formula: trunk area, species rating, location rating, and condition rating. Next, the error associated with each component is identified, and recommendations are given for reducing error.…

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January 25
Seattle, WA

Advanced Tree Appraisal: Anchoring Appraisals with Multiple Methods

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

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February 2018
February 5
Seattle, WA

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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February 7
Eugene, OR

Advanced Tree Risk Assessment: Principles and Practices

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

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February 7
Surrey, BC

Tree Protection During Construction

Trees are commonly damaged during construction and successful preservation requires special consideration. This workshop explores strategies for managing trees during construction. Learn about: The value of preserving existing trees with development; The importance of the arborist’s role throughout project planning, design, and construction; Identifying trees that are suitable for preservation; The possible ways trees may be affected by construction; Tree protection measures and monitoring; The use of alternative construction techniques to provide for tree protection; and Addressing tree damage, risk…

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February 8
Oregon City, OR

Documenting Evidence: Practical Guidance for Arborists

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

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February 8
Surrey, BC

Tree Protection During Construction

Trees are commonly damaged during construction and successful preservation requires special consideration. This workshop explores strategies for managing trees during construction. Learn about: The value of preserving existing trees with development; The importance of the arborist’s role throughout project planning, design, and construction; Identifying trees that are suitable for preservation; The possible ways trees may be affected by construction; Tree protection measures and monitoring; The use of alternative construction techniques to provide for tree protection; and Addressing tree damage, risk…

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February 16
Vancouver, WA

Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

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

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February 28
Surrey, BC

Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

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

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March 2018
March 1
Surrey, BC

Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

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

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March 2
Seattle, WA

Creating Wildlife Habitat Trees

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

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March 2
Oregon City, OR

Small Business Best Practices for Tree Care Companies

This workshop provides resources, expert advice, and reflective stories to strengthen your own tree care company and business acumen. Instructor Scott Clifton will share his tree care industry tool box of business tips with you. Join Scott and fellow small business owners for this day of learning and sharing best business practices for tree care companies. You will learn how to set up your small business, the details, insurance, and choose carefully your business advisers (taxes, accountant, and partners). Scott…

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March 6
Surrey, BC

Advanced Tree Risk Assessment

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

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March 7
Surrey, BC

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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March 26
Oregon City, OR

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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March 30
Shoreline, WA

Small Business Best Practices for Tree Care Companies

This workshop provides resources, expert advice, and reflective stories to strengthen your own tree care company and business acumen. Instructor Scott Clifton will share his tree care industry tool box of business tips with you. Join Scott and fellow small business owners for this day of learning and sharing best business practices for tree care companies. You will learn how to set up your small business, the details, insurance, and choose carefully your business advisers (taxes, accountant, and partners). Scott…

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April 2018
April 10
Anchorage, AK

Documenting Evidence: Practical Guidance for Arborists

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

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April 11
Anchorage, AK

Advanced Tree Risk Assessment

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

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April 16
Seattle, WA

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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April 30
Seattle, WA

Basic Tree Identification

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

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May 2018
May 1
Seattle, WA

Advanced Tree Identification

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

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June 2018
June 1
Stanwood

PNW-ISA Women’s Climbing Workshop

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

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June 11
Seattle, WA

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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June 18
Oregon City, OR

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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June 20
Surrey, BC

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.…

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