Certified Arborist Preparation Course – San Antonio
September 8 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course
Fridays, September 8, 15, 29 and October 6, 2023
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Video Course Description Link
Call 210-536-1413 with questions
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 325 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:
• September 8th Tree Identification, Tree Biology, Tree Worker Safety, Soil Science
• September15th Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation/Establishment/Oak Wilt
• September 29th Plant Health Care, Trees & Construction, Tree Support/Lightning Protection, Diagnosis & Risk Management
• October 6th Tree Assessment & Risk Management, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker, Pruning, Climbing & 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