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Meets in odd
months on the
12pm - 1:30pm
meeting is Nov.
I-35, Exit 3009
|Jan. 15&16 and
Jan. 22 & 23, 2015
Arboriculture 101 Course
With Dr. Todd Watson
January 15, 16 and 22, 23, 2015
Get ready to take the Certified Arborist Exam or just brush up on your tree skills. Arboriculture 101 is a four-day short course designed to provide practitioners with an in-depth knowledge of how to care for urban trees. Come for a single day or all four.
Utilities Meeting and Training Center
1603 Graham Road
College Station, Texas
Dr. Todd Watson, an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist integrates research and practical experience in his teaching style. The course is built around the 12 domains of the Certified Arborist Exam.
Former students say the quality of teaching was excellent and the course was very informative and appreciated the attention to real world issues. Attendees routinely score significantly higher than the national average on the Certified Arborist Exam.
Click here to register online
Jan. 16, 2015
Texas Nursery &
tract will be in
career day and a
happy hour to
4, 2014; go to
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Feb. 20, 2015
Feb. 7, 2014
time to start
for the 2015
Council is in
the process of
again will be
and sponsored by
the Texas A&M
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The Trees of
Texas has a new
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look and new
life. Check out
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New Guide for
The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a guide that illustrates the environmental and economic value of “green infrastructure” — designed systems, including urban trees and greenspace, that harness nature to create proven benefits for communities and the environment. Resources in the guide are organized into seven sections that go from large scale (the region, the city) to the small scale (constructed wetlands, green streets, and green roofs and walls).
Check it out here
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:
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Click here to
view Past Events