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Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualification Course and Assessment – Austin
March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$250
The threat wildfire poses to residents of Texas increases everyday as more communities are built in natural areas. Recent fire seasons have seen increasing property loss and death associated with wildfire. We know that it is not a question of if a fire will start, but when. As professionals who have daily interaction with the public, arborists can reduce wildfire risk and protect lives, homes and landscapes. When homes and their surrounding property are protected, ecosystem benefits at threat from wildfire can be protected as well.
As an ISA Certified Arborist, have you considered how your skills and experience can improve the safety and quality of tree care to protect Texans and ecosystems from wildfire? By taking the Wildfire Risk Assessment Qualification course, you will become more knowledgeable about how to evaluate and mitigate property from the threat wildfire poses.
The Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Chapter ISA have developed this qualification to introduce you to new terms and principles to incorporate into your arboriculture practice. You will explore how wildfire moves through a landscape and mitigation options you could perform or bring to the attention of your client. This course will be limited to 25 ISA Certified Arborists and we will conduct field exercise on homes near the training center. A written exam and field test will need to be successfully passed to gain the credential. Total course time will be 16 hours, with four hours dedicated to the examination on Thursday afternoon.
Price is $250.
Limited to 25 students and lunch will be provided both days.