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Certified Arborist Preparation Course – San Antonio

February 1 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 4:00 pm

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination. The teaching cadre has over 275 combined years of experience in the tree care industry. Nonprofessionals are also welcome to attend the entire course or other sessions to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills. Three years of experience is required to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. For more information on the exam, please visit www.isa-arbor.com. Course schedule:

  • February 1  Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
  • February 8 Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
  • February 15 Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
  • February 22 Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

Topics also address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to certified arborists and relevant to the professional development of the student. Students receive continuing education credits including Tree Maintenance License. Approved for 3 CEUs per session for ISA CA, TNLA and Master Gardeners, and 3 hours per session Master Naturalist Advanced Training.

Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course Fee: $300; includes the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Directions to the Garden: Take Hwy 281 to Hildebrand east. Turn right on Broadway, then left on Funston. The Botanical Garden is on the left-hand side.

If you have further questions, please call Mark Kroeze, Texas A&M Forest Service at 210-859-9253

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston

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San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston
San Antonio, 78209
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San Antonio Arborists Association