March 30, 2017 - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host training in "Herbicides & Natural Resource Management" at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center (8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL). The sessions will cover: "Pestivide safety concerns and ppe", "Invasive plant ID and control", "Polinator concerns and pesticides", "Mising and calibaratin herbicides for right of way and landscape invasive control", "Identification and control of invasive forest pests". Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 for more information. (CA/M 5.5 hrs., U 5.25 hrs., Bm 2.75 hrs., TW 2.25 hrs., Bp 2.0 hrs., Bs .75 hrs.)
May 9, 2017 - The UFS and USDA Forest Service will host the "UFST-Mobile Regresher and Hurricane Exercise" at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is providing UFST witht he opportunity to train with them during their 2017 statewide hurrican disaster exercise. UFST members of the Alabama Forestry Commission are organizing this event with USDA Forest Service. UFST is a disaster recovery program and protocol that trains Certified Arborist, is an ICS-based protocol for rapid tree risk assessment. The primary objectives of UFST include: immediate and short-term risk management, retention of viable tree canopy (and ecosystem services), and compliance with FEMA criteria for reimbursement. Contact Dudley Hartel at (706) 410-5568 for more information. (CA/M 12.0 hrs., Bm 8.0 hrs., Bp 4.0 hrs.)
April 5, 2017 - The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council will host a "Mature Tree Care Workshop," at the Arkansas Tech University, Facilities Management Office (2505 Red Hill Lane, Russellville, AR). This all-day workshop will provide guidance and training on thecare of mature trees. Attendees will leave with skills to ensure their trees are being cared for and pruned properly so they are safe and healthy. Focus group is tree care professionals. Click here or contact Cathy Slater at (501) 625-3710 for more inforamtion. (CA/M 4.25 hrs., Bs 1.25 hrs., Bpm 1.5 hrs.)
March 30, 2017 - Consulting Arborist, the City of Augusta, GA, and the Augusta Tree Commission will host a "Tree Care Workshop," at Julian Smith BBQ Pit at Lake Olmstead, Lake Olmstead Park (3 Milledge Rd., Augusta, GA). On the agenda: Tree Risk Assessment, Pesticide Safety Usage, Urban Trees-Site and Selection, Manageing Drought Stress Trees in 2017, Pesticide Control Measures of Invasive Species, Pesticide Use to Maintain Tree Health, Tree Care after the Storm, 2016 Wildfire Overview and GFC/SCFP Service. Contact Jerry Holcomb at (912) 268-6029 for more information. (CA/M 6.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., U/Bp 2.25 hrs., TW/Bs .75 hrs.)
April 5 - 7, 2017 - The Georgia Vegetation Management Associaton will host the "Georgia Vegetation Managemnt Association Annual Conference", at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront (100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, GA). Click here or conatct Brian Smith at (478) 595-0423 for more information. (April 6th UPTO CA/U/M 6.0 hrs., Bm 3.5 hrs., Bp 2.5 hrs., TW 1.0 hrs.) (April 7th UPTO CA/U/M 2.0 hrs., Bpm 1.0 hrs.)
April 25, 2017 - The Mississippi State University Extension will host a "Tree Injection for Pine Health" at the Carroll County - Guy's Fish House, Vaiden, MS. JB Toorish of AborJet will discuss identification and treatment of tree pests and diseases in the Southeast. He will discuss drivers of infection and chemical treatments. Contact John Willis at (662) 325-0523 for more information. (CA/M 1.5 hrs., Bspm .5 hrs.)
April 26, 2017 - The Mississippi State University Extension will host a "Tree Injection for Pine Health" at the Forrest County - MSU Extension Office (952 Sullivan Dr., Hattiesburg, MS. JB Toorish of AborJet will discuss identification and treatment of tree pests and diseases in the Southeast. He will discuss drivers of infection and chemical treatments. Contact John Willis at (662) 325-0523 for more information. (CA/M 1.5 hrs., Bspm .5 hrs.)
March 28-29, 2017 - ArborMaster Training will present "L1 Precision Tree Felling, Chainsaw Safety & Handling," at Biltmore Estates in Asheville. The participants will be educated in modern felling techniques; and learn a systematic method to plan the operation and skillfully work the plan. Practices based on leverage, mechanical advantage, and ergonomics, as they relate to precision felling and chain saw handling, will be taught, demonstrated, and experienced. Students will be trained in practical exercises to develop skills and measure results. This course will teach how planning, skill development, and preventative maintenance equal increased safety and productivity. For more information, contact ArborMaster at (860) 429-5028.
March 30 & April 1, 2017 - ArborMaster Training will present "L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice," at Biltmore Estates in Asheville. The participants will be educated in modern tree climbing systems; and learn about the tools and techniques that make tree climbing and work positioning safer, easier, and more efficient. Basic concepts of physics and mechanical advantage will be introduced as they relate to climbing systems. This course will also introduce participants to work positioning best practice with hand saws & chain saws emphasizing safety, skill and productivity; through both theoretical and practical learning activities. For more information, contact ArborMaster at (860) 429-5028.
Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands
March 30, 2017 - Trees SC will host a "South Carolina Arborist Workshop" at Harbison Environmental Education Center (5600 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC) On the agenda: Using Control Burn in Place of Herbicides, Herbicide Use On or Around Trees, Arboriculture and the Law, Aquatic Use of Herbicides, How Risky is That Tree, Effects of Drought. Contact Karen Hauck at (843) 814-4620 for more information. (CA/M 5.0 hrs., Bm 2.75 hrs., TW 2.5 hrs., U 1.75 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., Bp .75 hrs.)
Outside of the Chapter
Arborist Certification Exams
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Tree Worker Certification
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