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*** Pest Alert: Cedar Bark Beetle in East to Central Texas Click Here ***
Deadline
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014


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Nominations Sought for ISAT Board of Directors Elections

Do you want to make a difference in the tree industry?  Run for office on the ISAT Board of Directors.  You’ll get to meet many of the leaders in our industry and feel good about paying it forward.  The commitment is a two year term. There are four board meetings per year plus an annual ‘Retreat’ where we kick off planning for the year.  And, of course, the time you’ll put into coordinating your volunteer projects.  A good board member is hard working, self motivated, dedicated and community oriented.  We have seven seats open for the election.

You can nominate yourself or another qualified ISAT member interested in serving on the ISAT Board. The Election Committee will fill the slate from the nominations. Elections will be held in August and the Board members will be installed at the annual membership meeting held at the Texas Tree Conference on October 3, 2014.

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Oct. 1-3, 2104

Register Today!!!

"Surviving ExTREEmes"
The 35th Annual Texas Tree Conference, Academy, Awards, Tree School and Trade Show

Waco Convention Center
October 1-3, 2014

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Waco



Oct. 1, 2014

2014 Texas Tree Academy
Waco Convention Center
October 1, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What's Up Doc?
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

Waco

October 1, 2014

Electrical Hazard Awareness
Program (EHAP)

October 1, 2014
Waco Convention Center
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Class size limited)
(lunch is included)

This training will be in conjunction with the Texas Tree Conference in Waco. The Electrical Hazards Awareness Program, or EHAP, is a training program that employers can use in conjunction with documented on-the-job skill training and assessment to increase awareness and assure the competency of their employees to work safely and to meet ANSI and OSHA requirements.

(This workshop is not part of the main conference and requires separate registration)

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Waco
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)

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Waco
Due
Aug. 11, 2014

2014 Texas Tree Awards

The Awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon at the Texas Tree Conference in Waco on October 3, 2014.
Nominations due by 5:00 PM, August 11, 2014

Arborist of the Year Award
Arboricultural Project of the Year
Gold Leaf Awards for Landscape Improvement
Outstanding Arbor Day Activities

Click here for nomination forms

Celebrate the accomplishments of those who have dedicated their talents to spreading a leafy green canopy over Texas by nominating them for the 2014 Texas Community Forestry Awards Program.

Waco

Aug. 14-16, 2014

 
Nursery and Landscape Expo
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

August 14-16, 2014

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San Antonio 
Oct. 4, 2014

Texas Tree Climbing Championship
Master's Invitational Competition

October 4, 2014

Waco, Texas

ISA has announced that the 2015 International Tree Climbing Competition will be help in Tampa on March 15, 2015. To accommodate this change, ISAT will be holding a Master's Invitational Competition in Waco in October. The top five finishers in the 2014 New Braunfels competition will be invited to compete. The winner will represent Texas at the 2015 ITCC in Tampa.

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Waco
Aug.2-6, 2014 Conference


Nov. 2014

ArborMaster Open Enrollment Courses: San Antonio, TX this November

In the field training designed to bring you to the next level. Through a systematic, stepped approach, students are taught not only on the how, but just as importantly, the why behind the methods. Professional instructors define, analyze and explain the benefits and features of techniques and equipment. The students hands-on experience and practicing under expert guidance helps to solidify the learning experience. 

November 3-4, 2014: L1 Precision Tree Felling, Chain Saw Safety and Handling

November 5-7, 2014: L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning and Best Practice

For further information, please visit www.ArborMaster.com or call 860.429.5028
 

San Antonio

Texas Tree Trails -
There’s an app for that!

Tree Trails, an educational application designed to collect, display, and share information about trees, has a free mobile application available on iTunes.  The Tree Trails application allows teachers, youth leaders, community parks personnel, arborists and others to create a custom trail of trees, complete with photos and ecosystem services values.

Click here to see it in action

 

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 .

Other Events of Interest
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Read the latest Arborist News

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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
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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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