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Use the following abbreviations for the number of CEU's available at the events listed below:

Certified Arborist - CA ~ Utility Specialist - U ~ Municipal Specialist - M ~ Certified Tree Worker - TW

Board Certified Master Arborist
Science - Bs ~ Practice - Bp ~ Management - Bm

* NOTE: Not all events listed are sponsored or co-sponsored by ISA Southern Chapter and the Chapter is not responsible for those events.


Alabama

July 13, 2017 - Alabama Cooperative Extension System will present "Herbicides & Natural Resource Management," at the The Depot in Evergreen (100 Depot Square, Evergreen, AL). This session will cover pesticide safety concerns and PPE, invasive plant ID and control, polinator concerns & pesticides, mixing and calibration 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/U/M 5.5 hrs., Bsp 2.0 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs.)

July 25, 2017 - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will presents an "ISA Arborist Review," at the Pete Peterson Lodge (2635 Gunter Park Dr. East, Montgomery, AL). This workshop will educate attendees on all sections of the Certified Arborist Manual. The workshop aims at preparing attendees to take the ISA Certified Arborist Exam. Contact Beau Brodbeck at 251-259-6507 for more information. (CA/M 7.75 hrs., Bs 3.5 hrs., Bp 3.25 hrs., TW 2.25 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs.)

July 26 - 28, 2017 - The Alabama Urban Forestry Association will present the "Urban Forestry Certification Training," at the Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, AL. The Green Industry Web Portal (GIWP)/ Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA) Urban Forestry Certification Training program is a condensed version of an ISA Certified Arborist exam review. The training is paired with a formal exam. We train and test high school Ag Science teachers, arborists, tree workers and misc. other green industry professionals on the basics of proper tree care, covering as many practical aspects of the trade as possible. The Ag Science teachers are being trained and tested so they can in turn, more effectively teach and test their students on abroriculture and tree care fundamentals. Our goals for this training are to better equip Alabama's green industry workforce to manage and maintain urban trees and, better prepare students and others for entry into a viable, green industry career. Contact Colin Conner at (205) 739-7141 for more information. (Wed July 26 CA/M 5.5 hrs., Bm 2.5 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)(Thurs. July 27 CA/M 6.5 hrs., Bp 5.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs., Bm .5 hrs.)

Arkansas

 

Georgia

July 11, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts a Bi-Monthly training moved to N. Fulton Gov’t Annex, Sandy Springs, GA
Co-hosted by Fulton Extension, speaker Kim Coder, UGA Warnell, “Tree Biology - how trees function and how they grow! Click here is find out more information.

July 11, 2017 - The University of Georgia, Dekalb Extension will present "Tree Biology," in Sandy Springs, GA (Fulton County). This session will cover, "How tres grow determines how you care for them and treat their issues." Contact Gary Peiffer at (404) 298-4084 for more information. (CA/TW/M 1.5 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs., Bpm .25 hrs.)

July 21, 2017 - Training by Willie will host a "Pest Manager Training," at the Savannah Civic Center, Simms Room, Second Floor (301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA). Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA/M 5.0 hrs., U/Bpm 2.0 hrs., TW/Bs 1.0 hrs)

July 29, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #1 People of Georgia & Atlanta's Urban Forest," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bm 3.0 hrs.)

August 5, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #2 Tree Selection," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bs 3.0 hrs.)

August 9, 2017 - Training by Willie will host a "Pest Manager Training," at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Cowie-Wiess Theatre (9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA). Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., U/Bs 1.0 hrs.)

August 10, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forest Council will host the "GUFC 3rd Quarter Program," at the City of Norgross Community Center. Attendees will learn more about how trees act as Green Stormwater Infrastructure and about case studies from the Green Infrastructure Center in Virginia and GreenBlue Urban in Canada. A panel discussion will alow communities to discuss challenger and successes with green stormwater infrastructure in their areas. Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (CA/M/Bm 3.25 hrs.)

August 12, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #3 Introduction to Dendrology and Tree Identification," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bs 3.0 hrs.)

August 13-16, 2017 - The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) and the Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) will host the "2017 NNGA/NAFEX Conference," at the University of Georgia, Tifton Conference Center in Tifton, GA. Click here or contact Jerry Henkin at (914) 282-1371 for more information. (Sunday Aug. 13 CA .5 hrs., Bpm .25 hrs.)(Mon. Aug. 14 CA 4.0 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs., Bp .5 hrs.)(Tues. Aug. 15 CA 3.5 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs.)(Wed. Aug. 16 CA 4.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bsp 1.0 hrs.)

August 19, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #4 The Science and Art of Pruning," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bp 3.0 hrs.)

August 24, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Summer Symposium: Messing with Mother Nature: Using Amendments,
Regulators and Pesticides Responsibly, Mableton, GA, Cobb County. Click here is find out more information.

August 24, 2017 - The University of Georgia, Dekalb Extension will host "GAA Summer Symposium - Messing with Mother Nature" at the South Cobb Community Center (620 Lions Club Drvie, Mableton, GA). Click here or contact Gary Peiffer at (404) 298-4084 for more information. (CA/M 5.25 hrs., Bs 2.5 hrs., Bm 1.75 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)

August 26, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #5 Tree Health: Diagnostics, Disease, Insects, and Soil," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bs 3.0 hrs.)

August 30, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Optional Session: Nuts & Bolts of Project Leadership," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 for more information. (CA/M/Bp 1.5 hrs.)

September 9, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #6 Invasive Species," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bs 3.0 hrs.)

September 12, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Bi-Monthly training, DeKalb Extension location
Jule Lynne Macie, UGA Extension, “Insect Pest Update” Click here is find out more information.

September 12, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forest Councill will host the "2017 College Canopy Conference," at the Clayton State University, Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education. Attendees will learn about how changing urban landscapes - including collee campuses - affect human risk to viruses such as West Nile and Zyka; best practices for communicating with the campus sommunity about tree projects and events; establishing a campus arboretum, butterfly garden, and pollinator garden; working with mature and over-mature trees; planting the right tree in the right location; working with utility companies; tree risk assessment. One mile walking tour includes QR-coded tree plantings, the butterfly garden, the pollinator garden, and the lakeview discovery and science center. Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900, or click here for more information. (CA/M 4.75 hrs., Bm 3.75 hrs., Bsp .5 hrs.)

September 16, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Marietta National Cemetery – Saluting Branches
Day of Community Service & Comradery! Click here is find out more information.

September 16, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Session #7 Atlanta's Urban Forest: Canopy Cover & Heat Island Research," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 or click here for more information. (CA/M/Bs 3.0 hrs.)

September 19 & 20, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forestry Council will host an "Arborist Certification Review Course" in Grayson Georgia. Through lectures and demonstrations, certified arborists Gretchen Musser & Rob Swanson will lead attendees taking the ISA Arborist Certification Exam through all domains covered on the test. Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (Sept. 19 CA/M 7.75 hrs., Bs 3.0 hrs., Bp 2.75 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., TW 1.75 hrs., U .75 hrs.)(Sept 20 CA/M 7.5 hrs., TW 5.25 hrs., Bp 3.75 hrs., Bm 2.25 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., U .75 hrs.)

September 22, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host the "Atlanta Canopy Conference," at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center. This year's Atlanta Conopy Conference, Giving Voice to Tree Protection, will focus on effective tree protection ordinances and policies, organizations and people who advocate for trees, and practical strategies and tactics to better conserve Atlanta's canopy cover. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515, or click here for more information (Morning Session CA/M/Bm 2.75 hrs.)(Optional Breakout CA/M/Bp .75 hrs.)(Afternoon Session CA/M/Bm 2.75 hrs.)

September 23, 2017 - Trees Atlanta will host "TreeKeepers 2017 Optional Session: Tree Maintenance Group Project," Tree Keepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions, including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3 hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff, ISA certified arborists, and other community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of Atlanta's urban forest. Contact David Simpson at (404) 458-4515 for more information. (CA/M/Bp 3.0 hrs.)

October 10, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Electrical Safety, EHAP, TBD. Click here is find out more information.

November 8 & 9, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forestry Council will host the "Georgia Urban Forestry Council 27th Annual Conference & Awards Program," at the Callaway Gardens Lodge & Conference Center in Pine Mountain, GA. Attendees will learn about components of soul health, sustainable urban tree planting and its benefits in our cities, beneficial insects in the city, urban soil rehabilitation, city tree selection, the history of urban forestry in American, tree ordinances, hiring tree professionals, the ecology of earthworms and selected fauna in soils. Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (Wed Nov. 8 Morning Session CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)(Wed. Nov. 8 Afternoon Session CA/M 2.5 hrs., Bp 1.5 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)(Thurs. Nov. 9 CA/M 4.5 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs.)

November 14, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Bi-Monthly Training, DeKalb Extension Training Center
Zac Perry, Davey Tree, “Job Site First Aid & CPR Tips”. Click here is find out more information.

December 14, 2017 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts GAA Winter Symposium & Awards, location TBA
Speaker confirmed, Randal Stamen, nationally known lawyer, speaker and arborist will share “Arboriculture & the Law, actual cases and their results” Knowledge that can keep
you and your company out of extra financial risk. Also maybe a panel of insurance experts?. Click here is find out more information.

March 13, 2018 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Odis Sisk, Global Tree, Climber & Equipment Safety Presentation. Click here is find out more information.

July 10, 2018 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Rick Barnes, Downey Tree, Tree ID for Beginners & Advanced. Click here is find out more information.

Louisiana


Mississippi

July 28, 2017 - The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host the "Urban Forestry Summer School," at the Mississipi State University, Starkville Campus, South Farm near the Veterinary Center. Taught by MSU faculty, this program will address riparian edges and erosion, invasive species control, vegetative buffers, stream bank restoration techniques, greenway design, and forest community models using the MSU Campus as a living laboratory. Contact Jason Gordon at (662) 325-8851 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bm 2.5 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs., Bs .5 hrs.)

North Carolina

July 14, 2017 - The NC Cooperative Extension will host "Emerging Tree Pests in Western NC," in Asheville, NC. Dr. Gretchen Pettis will be speaking on new and emerging insect pest in urban and forest trees. Her focus will be on the identification, control, and management of these pests to include issues related to Emerald Ash Borer that tends to be of concern by many arborist in this area as well as commercial landscapers and foresters. Contact Cliff Ruth at (828) 255-5522 for more information. (CA/M 2.0 hrs., TW/Bsm 1.0 hrs.)

July 14, 2017 - The North Carolina Urban Forest Council will present "Invasive Pests in the Urban Landscape," at the Mountain Horticulture Research & Extension Center (455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC). The educational session will cover updates on infestations of various insect pests in urban forests throughout North Carolina, as well as current information on the treatment/prevention of these pests. It will also cover current invasive pest populations and control in local and statewide urban forest areas, including working with the public. Contact Leslie Moorman at (919) 614-6388 for more information. (CA 5.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs.)

July 24, 2017 - Professional Grounds Management Society will present the "Benefits of Plant Growth Regulators," at the Bartlett Research Facility in Charlotte, NC. Reducing the amount of top growth a plant puts on in a season can be beneficial from an aesthetic and pruning labor standpoint. Modern growth regulators offer a host of secondary health benefits that improve a plant's chances of surviving in our urbanized ecosystems. By the end of this talk attendees should have a better understanding of how plant growth regulators work, and their application in the landscape. Contact Stephanie Dodd at (443) 966-3852 for more information. (CA/U/M 1.0 hrs., Bsm .5 hrs.)

July 25, 2017 - Professional Grounds Management Society will host a "Tour of Bartlett Research Facility" at the Bartlett Research Facility in Charlotte NC. Attendees are broken up into four smaller groups to discuss topics: Preparing root balls for planting, Insect, Tree inventories, and a tour of our tree and shrub garden/border. Contact Stephanie Dodd at (443) 966-3852 for more information. (CA/TW/M 2.5 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs., Bpm .75 hrs.)

September 13 - 15, 2017 - The North Carolina Urban Forest Council will host "The Great North Carolina Tree Conference:Getting to the Heart of the Matter," at the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh (Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh NC). The conference will focus on the role of healthy trees in developing livable communities. The intent of this conference is to highlight and educate on the importance of considering human dimensions of urban ecosystems, green infrastructure, urban tree planting/survival, tree care, tree ordinances, and current technoligical advances in urban forest management. Contact Leslie Moorman at (919) 614-6388, or click here for more information. (Wed Sept. 13 CA/M 6.0 hrs., Bspm 2.0 hrs.)(Thurs Sept. 14 CA/M 5.75 hrs., Bm 2.75 hrs., Bsp 1.5 hrs.)(Friday Sept. 15, CA/TW/M 5.5 hrs., Bp 4.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs., Bm .5 hrs.)

 

Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands

 


South Carolina

July 27, 2017 - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will present the "2017 SC Vegetation Management Association Field Day," at Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC). All of the herbicide related topics relate to "Diagnosis Treatment", the Safety Procedures & Proper PPE for Chansaw, and Don't get bit relate to "Safe Work Practices." The aquatic Herbicide topics relate to "Trees, Soil, & Water Relations' and "Trees, People & Ecology." Contact Ken Caldwell at (803) 385-4247 for more information. (CA/M 5.75 hrs., U 5.0 hrs., TW 4.25 hrs., Bp 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs., Bs 1.25 hrs.)

Tennessee

September 7, 2017 - The University of Tennessee will host the "2017 Turf and Ornamental Field Day," at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (3215 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN). Diagnosis, ID and managemnt of disease and pest will be covered in the Ornamental Disease & Insect Pest Update session. New Intefrated Pest Management techniques, tools, and resources for trees and shrubs in landscapes will be presented. Establishing plants in the landscape from biocontainers, adjusting PH to modify bloom color, pruning to maximize blooms, and more!!! -- Contact Amy Fulcher at (865) 974-7152 or click here for more information. (Breakout session CA/M/Bm .5 hrs.)(Ornamental Disease & Insect Pest Update CA/M/Bs .5 hrs.)(Landscape Ornamental Workshop CA/TW/M 1.0 hrs., Bsp .5 hrs.)(Calibration Olympics CA/U/M/Bp 1.0 hrs.)

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Arborist Certification Exams

Note: Registration for all exams must be received at the ISA International Office in Champaign at least 12 business days before the scheduled exam. Instructions and applications are available online through the ISA web site. Send your applications in early!

Click here for a listing of exam dates and locations.

Tree Worker Certification

Note: Registration for Tree Worker exams is handled the same as the Arborist Certification Exam registration. All applications must be received at the ISA International Office in Champaign at least 12 business days before the scheduled exam.

 

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