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*** Pest Alert: Cedar Bark Beetle in East to Central Texas Click Here ***
*** Pest Alert: Houston Area Date Palm Lethal Decline Quarantine ***

Oct. 1-3, 2104

Online registration is closed - Please register at the door

"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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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)

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)

Click here for more information

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 benefits, water management, pruning and tree biology. Expert speakers include Salvador Alemany, Armando Cortez, Dr. Raul Cabrera 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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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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Sept. 13 & 20
Oct. 18 & 25
Urban Forest Steward Workshop Series
September - October
TreeFolks in Austin

Urban Forest Steward is a series of workshops about urban trees organized by TreeFolks and Austin Urban Forestry. Drought, disease and habitat degradation take a constant toll on urban trees. Texas A&M Forest Service estimates that the 2011 drought killed more than 5.6 million urban trees across Texas.  We believe that the more you know about trees, the more you’ll want to take care of the trees at your home and in your community. The goal of Urban Forest Steward is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to do just that! This year’s series is more exciting and in-depth than ever before, with topics taught by respected professionals from both public and private sectors.  Pick and choose the sessions that are most interesting to you or take all 4 sessions to earn an Urban Forest Steward certificate and get the 2014 Urban Forest Steward t-shirt.
More information here
  San Antonio Arborist Association

Meets in odd months on the third Tuesday.

Septembers meeting is Sept. 16, 2014
Vermeer, 16593 I-35, Exit 3009
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio
Nov. 5, 2014
Sun Country Landscape Conference

2014 Sun Country Landscape Conference will be in El Paso, TX on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to network and to learn more about trees. They are now accepting registrations online. For more info visit:
El Paso

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 or call 860.429.5028

San Antonio
What am I?
ID Those Texas Trees

The Trees of Texas has a new look. This summer the website underwent a major revision to give it a new look and new life.  Check out the website here:  New Trees of Texas posters and bookmarks are available for giveaways in the Conservation Education office, stop by and get yours today. To learn more about the different Texas A&M Forest Service conservation education programs, contact Leslie Kessner at

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:


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 and for ISA and SAF credit go to .

Other Events of Interest

Read the Latest Editions of ISA’s Magazines Online

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 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"
 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. 


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:
Click here for the ISA International Calendar
Click here to view Past Events