February 8 -10, 2017 - The Alabama Urban Forestry Association will host the "Urban Forestry Certification Training" at the W.C. Patton Park, Birmingham, AL. Our UF Certification Training program is a condensed version of an ISA Certified Arborist Review. We are training and testing high school Ag Science teachers, arborists, tree workers and misc. Green Industry professional 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, effectively teach and test their students on the fundamentals of arboriculture and urban tree care. This training may expose students and others to a viable career path and better prepare them for such. Contact Colin Conner at (205) 739-7141 for more information. (Wed Feb 8 CA/M 5.25 hrs., TW/Bm 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.75 hrs., Bp 1.5 hrs.)(Thurs. Feb. 9 CA/M 5.5 hrs., Bp 2.5 hrs., TW 2.75 hrs., Bm 1.25 hrs., Bs .75 hrs.)(Fri. Feb. 10 CA/M 2.5 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., TW/Bp 1.0 hrs.)
February 23, 2017 - The Madison BeautificationConnittee will host the "City of Madison Arbor Day Tree Planting and Conference" in Madison, Alabama. There will be a tree planting with the City of Madison Mayor. Also on the agenda will be: Cultural heritage of trees, Toomer's Corner Oaks, Multiple Benegits of Planting Trees. Contact Thora Smith at (256) 690-9452 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)
February 13, 2017 - The Coastal Arborists Association/Sarannah Tree Foundation will host "Moving Trees on Golf Courses" in St. Simmons Island, GA. Join Frederica Golf Course Arborist Rog Ditmer and Texas Bases Environmental Design to learn about moving mature trees on a golf course. Attendees will walk the golf course from 11:30AM to 1PM to visit sites on the course where trees are being prepped for moving, or have recently been replanted. All machinery necessary to complete this intricate operation will be on site to view in person and see how if works. Contact Karen Jenkins at (912) 233-8733 for more information. (CA/M 1.5 hrs., Bspm .5 hrs.)
February 14, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present "Trees Atlanta - Colleges, Corporations, and Cities:Building Campus Sustainability" at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA.). Join us for the second annual Mayors Symposium on Trees and statewide Arbor Day Celebration presented by Trees Atlanta, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Georgia Urban Forest Council. Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (CA/M/Bm 3.5 hrs.)
February 16, 2017 - The Woodbine Geargia Tree Board will host the "Woodbine Tree Care Seminar" in Woodbine Ga. The sessions will educate and update attendees on new threats to urban trees and how to correctly ID and use pesticides correctly and assess storm damage trees and make proper BMP's to ensure tree survival and reduce risks. Contact Jerry Holcomb at (912) 271-0133 for more information. (CA/M 6.0 hrs., Bs 3.0 hrs., Bpm 1.5 hrs., U 1.0 hrs.)
February 21, 2017 - Training by Willie Chance will present a "Pest Manager Training" at the Mack Gaston Community Center (218 North Fredrick Street, Dalton GA) Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA/u/M 5.0 hrs., Bsp 2.0 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)
February 21, 2017 - The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension - Gwinnett County will present "Ag Pro Co Dealership Green Industry Update," at the Grayson Ag-Pro location (1721 Athens Hwy, Grayson, GA). On the agenda: reducing pests by using appropiate plant material for site conditions, integrated pest management on ornamental plants and turfgrass, Pesticide division regulatory update. Contact Timothy Daly at (678) 377-4011 for more information. (CA/U/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., U/Bs 1.0 hrs.)
February 23, 2017 - The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension - Gwinnett County will present "Ag Pro Co Dealership Green Industry Update," at the Grayson Ag-Pro location (2173 Winder Hwy, Grayson, GA). On the agenda: Interpreting and understanding pesticide labels, identification and control of early season insect pests on ornamentals, controlling fungal diseases on turf and ornamentals in the landscape. Contact Timothy Daly at (678) 377-4011 for more information. (CA//M 3.0 hrs., Bspm 1.0 hrs.)
February 23, 2017 - University of Georgia?Bartwo County Cooperative Extension will hsot the "Northwest Georgia Green Industry & Gardening Symposium) at the Chattahoochee Technical College. This training will include the following session: "Best Plant Choices:New and Old", "Tools for Adaptive Gardening", "Irrigation Scheduling for Disease Management and Efficiency", "Urban Forest Insect Pest Update", "Water Efficient Landscapes". Contact Paul Pugliese at (770) 387-5142 for more information. (CA/M 5.0 hrs. Bpm 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)
February 25, 2017 - The Middle Georgia State University will present "Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens Spring Symposium" at the Middle Georgia State University Professional Sciences and Conference Center (Enter through Jones Bldg.). Thei training will be regarding pollinators in tree biology, treatment, and people. Iformation regarding proper pesticide usage deals with tree nutrition, biology, treatment and people. Contact Michael Glisson at (478) 471-2780 for more information. (CA/U/M 2.0 hrs., Bsm 1.0 hrs.)
March 3, 2017 - The University of Georgia Extension - Gwinnett County will host the "Gwinnett County Extension Green Industry Update Program," at the Gwinnett Technical College. Several sessions on the agenda: "Worker protection standards for pesticide handlers", "Manageing scale insects and mistletoe on urban trees", "Protecting water quality while controling pests", "Pollinator protection for green industry professionals", "Invasive exotic plants in the landscape:an emerging threat" Contact Timothy Daly at (678) 377-4011 for more information. (CA/M 5.0 hrs., TW/U 3.0 hrs., Bsm 2.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)
March 16, 2017 - Training by Willie Chance will host a "Pest Manager Training" course at the City Service Center (3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, GA). On the agenda: Spill Drill for WDO, Turf Insect Management, Mosquito Control, Regulatory Update, and Insect Phobias. Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA/M/U 3.0 hrs., TW/Bm 2.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)
March 22 & 23, 2017 - The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Couse taught by Certified Arborists Gretchen Musser and Rob Swanson, at the Georgia Forestry Commission auditorium (5645 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch, GA) Gretchen and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstration covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees. Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide to prepare for the class and the exam. Contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (March 22 UPTO CA/M 6.5 hrs., TW 2.75 hrs., Bpm 2.25 hrs., Bs 2.0 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.)
February 16, 2017 - The North Carolina Forst Service will host a "Storm Planning and Tree Risk" class in Lenoir, NC. The storm planning sessions provide information to share with partners and public following storm damage, the importance of planning and managing particularly prior to storms, and assistance for storm damage. The tree risk sessions discuss the importance of understanding risk, introduce the steps for identifying risk, highlight the importance of managing risk with proper maintenance and follows with a field session and discussion. Contact Nancy Stairs at (919) 857-4842 for more information. (CA/M 5.5 hrs., Bm 2.75 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., Bp 1.25 hrs.)
February 16, 2017 - The North Carolina Urban Forestry Council will host the "Carolina Canopy - Eastern NC: Fundamentals of Tree Establishment," at the Onslow County Cooperative Extension Office (4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC). Proper planting and good young tree maintenance practices will determine the success or failure of newly planted trees. Learn how to select and prepare a tree planting site and properly plant the tree to ensure its survival. We will also cover techniques critical to maintaining tree health, including mulching, watering and pruning. Contact Leslie Moorman at (919) 614-6388 for more information. (CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bp 2.0 hrs., TW/Bm 1.0 hrs.)
February 21 - 23, 2017 - North American Training Solutions will host a "Remote Area and Field Trauma Treatment" event at the NC Forest Service Mountain Training Facility (6065 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC). The Remote Area and Field Trauma Treatment (RAFTT) training program provides the tools and knowledge necessary for tree care and logging operation employees to identify and respond to emergency and trauma situations while working in the field. This 3-day program focuses on emergency medicine, remote area/field trauma care, physical injuries, environmental emergency conditions, and transport methods, and offers a fourth day option for CPR/First Aid certification. Continuing Education Units: ISA certified arborists will receive 24 CEUs for the 3-day course, 32 CEUs for the 4-day course. Contact Karen Hauck for further information.
February 23, 2017 - Highlans Biological Station will host an "Invasive Species Mgmt & Prevention in the Southern Applalachians," at the Highlands Community Building (869 N 4th Street, Highlands NC). This workshop will provide training to aid in identification of invasive tree species, their nutritional and biological demands, and the risk they pose to native tree species, ecosystems, and communities. It will also identify and recoment management techniques for other invasive plant species that present existing threats to native trees and forest. Contact Robert Funderburk at (828) 526-2602 for more information. (CA/M 3.5 hrs., Bm 2.5 hrs.,Bs 1.0 hrs.)
February 28, 2017 - The North Carolina Forst Service will host a "Storm Planning and Tree Risk" class in Rocky Mount, NC. The storm planning sessions provide information to share with partners and public following storm damage, the importance of planning and managing particularly prior to storms, and assistance for storm damage. The tree risk sessions discuss the importance of understanding risk, introduce the steps for identifying risk, highlight the importance of managing risk with proper maintenance and follows with a field session and discussion. Contact Nancy Stairs at (919) 857-4842 for more information. (CA/M 5.5 hrs., Bm 2.75 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., Bp 1.25 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.)
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Tree Worker Certification
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