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Oct. 1, 2014
2014 Texas Tree Academy
Waco Convention Center
October 1, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Tree Diagnosis Workshop
Come hear from four Texas experts on practical ways to recognize and diagnose insect and disease problems in Texas trees.
(The Tree Academy requires a separate registration from
the Conference - includes lunch)
Click here for more information
October 1, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
will be in
the Texas Tree
EHAP, is a
can use in
to work safely
and to meet ANSI
(This workshop is
not part of the
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|October 3, 2014
Texas Tree Schools
Friday, October 3, 2014
Waco Convention Center
10 AM to 3:30 PM
Track 1 - Basic Tree Care and Safety Workshop - 5.0 CEUs
A great review or introduction to basic tree care for tree workers. A stand-alone one day workshop that will be a combination of classroom and filed demonstrations. Topics covered will include basic tree biology, tree pruning, ascent techniques review, tree hazard assessment, job site safety and chain saw operation and safety. Master instructors are Guy LeBlanc and Brad Hamel.
Pista 2 - Primeras Jornadas para Trabajadores de Arboles - 5.0 CEUs
A Spanish language workshop covering tree biology, soil
science, tree selection, installation & establishment,
pruning, and diagnosis & plant disorders. Expert
speakers include Salvador Alemany and Mark Duff.
Early Bird - $80/$125 members/non-members
(The Tree School requires a separate
registration from the Conference - includes lunch)
Click here for more information
Oct. 4, 2014
October 4, 2014
be help in Tampa
on March 15,
will be holding
Waco in October.
The top five
finishers in the
be invited to
at the 2015 ITCC
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Austin - Sept.
Houston - Sept.
trees in your
area? Join us
for a free
seminar and hear
from experts in
the field. Keep
up with the
by the Texas
our great state.
Lunch will be
provided and CEU
Antonio, TX this
In the field
bring you to the
taught not only
on the how, but
why behind the
and explain the
Saw Safety and
2014: L1 Tree
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others to create
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Arborist News Quizzes are now available through the ISA web store. Free to members for one year. Learn how to access this easy way to earn CEUs.
Arboriculture & Urban Forestry quizzes less than one-year old are available online for free to members only. Online quizzes over one-year old may be purchased by members for $9.95 and by non-members for $12.95. If you are certified and successfully pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher, CEUs will be posted to your account within 48 hours.
New National Tree Planting Standards Released
The American National Standards Institute has approved a major revision to ANSI A300 (part 6) - 2012 which brings industry consensus around tree planting. The initial standard only covered transplanting, and is now expanded to include initial planting. The new standard provides guidelines on objectives, plant and site inspection, tools and equipment, digging the hole, installing woody plants, support systems, and post-planting care practices.
You can purchase a copy of this standard from the ISA: http://www.isa-arbor.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=129
and those allied
working in and
around urban and
To access the
program for free
and for ISA and
SAF credit go to
Other Events of
The National Tree Benefit
What is that tree worth?
here on the National Tree Benefit Calculator
2014 update - Texas
Supplement to the Guide for Tree Appraisal
This Texas Guide is designed to
be used by professionals who need to perform plant
appraisals involving casualties, damages and takings
of plant materials.
You can purchase the Texas Supplement here.
represents the third approximation of the Texas
Supplement to the Guide for Plant Appraisal, developed by the Texas Regional Plant Appraisal
Committee under the auspices of the Texas Chapter -
International Society of Arboriculture. It is
intended to be utilized as a companion or supplement
to the 9th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal,
written by the Council of Tree and Landscape
Appraisers and published by the International
Society of Arboriculture.
If you are a member of the Texas Chapter ISA, you
can contact John Giedraitis at firstname.lastname@example.org for
a free copy of the 2014 Texas Supplement. If not, you can purchase it here and as a bonus, you will also receive a free $45 Texas Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture 2014
You can purchase the Guide for Plant Appraisal, 9th
|ISA Online Learning Center
ISA Online Learning
The ISA Online Learning Center is
your portal to learning and professional development
in the field of arboriculture. Here, you will find
training courses such as the Introduction to
Arboriculture Interactive Series as well as other
courses on a variety of topics. Now, continuing
education is available online 24 hours a day no
matter where you are located.
special launch offer, take the Tree Worker Safety
module for free
and attain CEUs by successfully completing the
To get started, click the button
below to login using your ISA online account or to
create a free account to enter the ISA Online
You do not have to be an ISA member to create an online account.
What are shade trees good
ISA Launches ArborPod
Podcasts, or Personal On-demand Broadcasts, have become
one of the most direct ways of receiving educational
programming specific to a particular topic of interest
through a series of digital audio or video recordings.
How does a podcast work? Audio or video files can be
automatically transmitted via Internet and downloaded to
a personal computer, smart phone, or MP3 player. A
podcast can be compared to a magazine subscription in
that the user subscribes to a podcast series and new
content is generated and received on a regular basis.
ISA has identified this medium as a highly accessible
and effective means of providing ongoing, arboricultural
information to tree care professionals to address
today’s most current and relevant topics. We are excited
and proud to have launched the first series of ArborPod™—Science
of Arboriculture—which is now available through iTunes.
Climbing and Rigging
Free online training for boards, supporters
Tree Board University is a free online training program
that provides self-paced training modules for both
current tree board members and those interested in
assuming leadership roles. More
Alliance for Community Trees Archived Webcasts
On the third Thursday of each month, the Alliance for
Community Trees (ACT) hosts a national webcast at 1 p.m.
EST. These webcasts are designed to provide information
and training for urban forestry volunteers, community
planners, and other professionals. All webcasts, from
June 2007 are
archived on the ACT website and are free to view.
Sessions last approximately one hour and highlight
successful programs and practices from across the
Available for free download
Over the Urban Forest- Part I: Natural Hazard Management
Tapping Carbon Markets for Urban Forests
Technology- Part II: CRMs
Reaching Bilingual Audiences
To view archived ACT webcasts visit:
Click here for the ISA International Calendar
to view Past Events