|June 8-9, 2013
Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Certification
San Pedro Park, San Antonio
Certified Tree Worker workshop/test will be held June 8th and 9th (Saturday and Sunday), 2013. Note, this is an opportunity to perform all required tests and obtain CPR certification and aerial rescue training required to take the ISA Certified Tree Worker tests. This is not a learning workshop it is a testing opportunity. Only ten spots available due to the intensive hands-on nature of the program. You must submit your application to ISA headquarters by May 21st to be eligible for the test. REGISTER TODAY!
Click here for more information and to register
|San Pedro Park, San Antonio
|June 12-13, 2013
Identification and Management of
Oak Wilt Workshop
Class is full and registration is closed
The Texas Forest Service and the Texas
Chapter ISA are hosting the ninth annual workshop for
Certified Arborists on how to identify and manage oak wilt.
Each participant that successfully
completes the training will be awarded a Certificate of
Training Completion. This training will be noted on the
www.texasoakwilt.org website as well as on any handouts and other material referencing qualified
Dr. David Appel and TFS Staff Foresters will be
conducting the training. Registration is
limited to 25.
Registration and information here
Click here for the agenda.
Contact James Houser for more details.
|LBJ Wildflower Center,
|June 7, 2013
Hitch Climbers' Guide to the Canopy
Trinity Park, Fort Worth
Hosted by J.L. Matthews
A one-day workshop highlighting the latest products from DMM, New England Ropes, and Teufelberger!
Click here for more information
|Trinity Park. Fort Worth
Registration is now open for the 2013 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Look for details online and with your February issue of Arborist News.
Get more information here
Oct. 2-4, 2103
July 28 - Aug.
for the 2013
STIHL Tour des
roster is nearly
Don’t get left
to support your
rider or team!
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
2013 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 2013 Texas Supplement. If not, you can purchase it here and as a bonus, you will also receive a free $40 Texas Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture 2013
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
Great Texas Tree Trail
Share your tree
knowledge with your neighbors!
Have you ever wanted to brush up on your tree
identification skills or share your tree knowledge with
others? With the Great Texas Tree Trail you can do both!
If you have an iPhone or an Android smart phone, or even
if you just have a desktop or a laptop computer - you
can create and share a tree trail right where you live.
Your Texas Chapter ISA has teamed up with the Texas
Urban Forestry Council, Texas Forest Service and others
to create the Great Texas Tree Trail.
If you would
like to be a
“Trail Boss” and
Tree Trail, just
and follow the
how to use or
create a Tree
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