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Sponsors and Exhibitors Information
April 17, 2014

 

Bilingual Tree Worker Workshop

Primeras Jornadas para Trabajadores de Árboles
8:000am to 4:00pm  April 17, 2014

St. Phillips College, San Antonio

 

Registration is at the door
Online registration is closed

 

It's time for the 4th Annual Bilingual Tree Worker Workshop in San Antonio. Come learn from industry leaders such as Eduardo Medina from Davey Tree, Jim Houser from Texas A&M Forest Service, Jacob West from Bartlett Tree Experts, and Mark Bird from City of San Antonio.

 

We will discuss professionalism in arboriculture, tree biology, pruning, and oak wilt. There will be demonstrations on air spades, chainsaw safety, large tree pruning and removal, and young tree pruning. We hope to see you there.

 

Space is limited and last year was a sellout
Register TODAY!

 

$40 before April 9th and $45 after that -Lunch included

 

5.25 CEU's

 

Click here for more information on the Spanish Session

 

Click here for more information on the English Session

 

SW Campus of St. Phillips Cllege
203 Norton St, SA




April 21-23, 2014
and
April 24-26, 2014


TRAQ
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course
San Antonio - April 21-23, 2014
Conroe - April 24-26, 2014

Registration is closed.

The Texas Chapter ISA is offering the new ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) course and assessment. TRAQ provides an opportunity for arborists 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.

Skip Kincaid will be your instructor covering Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, and Risk Reporting. The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

The qualification consists of a two-day educational course followed by a one-half day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.

Click here for San Antonio
TRAQ information

 Click here for Conroe
TRAQ information

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San Antonio
Conroe

April 25, 2014

Chipper Operator Workshop
Friday April 25, 2014
Round Rock, Texas

Accidents involving brush chippers are a significant concern for tree care and landscape employers, the employees who operate the equipment, and manufacturers alike. With support from Altec Industries, Bandit Industries, Morbark Inc. and Vermeer Corporation, TCIA has created the new Chipper Operator Specialist credentialing program, designed to train tree care employees in hazards, as well as accepted practices for brush chipper operation and other associated tasks. For crew members who often do not receive formal training opportunities, the program will increase employee involvement with overall safety compliance and self-policing and provide crew members with an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential. Comes with the Chipper Operator Specialist manual and enrollment, a $35 value.
Click here for more information
Round Rock
May 16-17, 2014

Texas Tree Climbing Competition
May 16-17, 2014
New Braunfels, Texas

Registration is now open!

Mark your calendars now for this years contest. Winner of this year's competition will represent the Texas Chapter in the internationals in Milwaukee.  This is the best event of the year for a working climber to attend if you want to improve your skills.

Click here for more information

Click here to sponsor or exhibit at the event

New
Braunfels

April 24, 2014

Amarillo Tree Care Workshop

April 24, 2014

Amarillo College

 

This is an invitation to a tree care workshop being held in Amarillo on April 24th. We will be offering all 5 CEU’s from Texas Dept of Ag (including Laws & Regs) for applicators and 6 CEU’s from the International Society of Arboriculture for arborists.  Lunch will be provided from Beef O'Brady's.  We hope to see you there!

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Amarillo

May 15, 2014


Tree Climbing Systems Workshop
By
Jared and Gary Abrojena
Thursday, May 15, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm
Registration $125.00 includes lunch
6 CEU's

Workshop Topics:
A.M. Session- Tree Climbing Techniques; Past to Present
P.M. Session- Single Rope Technique for Ascent & Work Positioning

For those of you who follow the International Tree Climbing Competition, you will recognize Jared, as he is the 2009 ITCC champion and the 2011 North American Champion. He has been a regular in the ITCC finals since 2001. Jared and Gary are very well schooled and experienced in all Tree Climbing techniques. Gary was a perennial Western Chapter Champion before Jared finally was able to beat his father, and extend the family legacy at the ITCC. Gary is currently on the ITCC rules committee . He has been climbing trees since he was a boy in Hawaii, climbing for coconuts!! I am sure that all who attend will learn something new regardless of experience.

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Click here to sponsor or exhibit at this workshop

New
Braunfels

Aug.2-6, 2014 Conference

Arborist News Quizzes Online

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 and Urban Forestry Quizzes Online

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

 

 
Study Urban Forestry On-Line

eLearn Urban Forestry is a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes, including service foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees. 

To access the program for free go to http://elearn.sref.info and for ISA and SAF credit go to http://cfegroup.org .

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The National Tree Benefit Calculator

What is that tree worth?

Find out 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.

This document 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 jpg@isatexas.com 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 membership.

You can purchase the Guide for Plant Appraisal, 9th Edition here.

 
ISA Online Learning Center

ISA Online Learning Center

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.

As a special launch offer, take the Tree Worker Safety module for free and attain CEUs by successfully completing the course!

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 Learning Center.

You do not have to be an ISA member to create an online account.

Launch ISA Online Learning Center


What are shade trees good for?
What's so good about landscape trees?

A short video called "Why Trees"
 
ArborPod
 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.

 
Detective Dendro


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 nation. 

RECENT WEBCASTS

Available for free download

Storms Over the Urban Forest- Part I: Natural Hazard Management Planning
*
Tapping Carbon Markets for Urban Forests
Tree Technology- Part II: CRMs
* Reaching Bilingual Audiences

To view archived ACT webcasts visit: http://actrees.org/site/resources/webcasts
 
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