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Upcoming Workshops and Meetings

Alabama | Arkansas | Georgia | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina |
South Carolina
| Tennessee | Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands

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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

September 21, 2017 - Huntsville Utilities will host the "Huntsville Utilities Pesticide Training." We will be talking about our Line Clearance program and how we trim every according to ISA standards.. Also, how we educate our customers on those practices as well. Safe work practices will be discussed as far as job site set ups, proper chainsaw operation and wearing all PPE. Contact Todd Bates at (256) 652-4023 for more information. (CA/U/M 5.5 hrs., TW 4.0 hrs., Bp 3.0 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)

Arkansas

 

Georgia

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.)

September 27, 2017 - Training by Willie Chance, LLC will present "Pest Manager Training," at the Gainsville Civic Center, Sidney Lanier Room (830 Green Street, NE, Gainesville, GA). Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., U/Bs 1.0 hrs.)

October 4, 2017 - Southern Regional Extension Forestry will host the "Fall Cankerworm Biology, Ecology & Management in Urban and Rural Landscapes," in Athens Georgia. The fall cankerworm, Alsophila pometaria, is a moth native to North America whose caterpillars are commonly called inchworms. While this defoliator generally remains at low abundances, occasional outbreaks may occur. This webinar will cover the biology and ecology of cankerworms, as well as management strategies. There will be a particular focus on cankerworm management in urban areas, including chemical and cultural treatment options, as well as advice on dealing with the socioeconomic impacts of a mass caterpillar outbreak in an urban area. Contact Dr. David Coyle at (706) 542-3665 for more information. (CA/M 1.0 hrs., Bsm .5 hrs.)

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

October 26, 2017 - The Georgia Arborist Association will host a "CPR & First Aid Training," at the Dekalb Count Training Center (4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA). Contact Donna Rayfield at (678) 983-1603 for more information. (CA/TW 4.5 hrs., Bp 2.5 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs.)

October 27, 2017 - The Unversity of Georgia Extension will present "UGA Extension Green Industry Update," at Gwinnett Technical College, Building 200, Room 104. Contact Timothy Daly at (678) 377-4010 for more information. (CA/M 5.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs.)

November 3, 2017 - Training by Willie Chance, LLC will present "Pest Manager Training," at the St. Simons Island Casino (550 Beachview Drive, St. Simon Island, GA). Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., U/Bm 3.0 hrs., U 2.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)

November 7 & 8, 2017 - The Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia will host "Issues and Threats: Tree and Forest Health Care," at Flinchum's Phoenix (650 Phoenix Drive, Athens, GA). This biannual course focuses upon critical components of tree & forest health care in Southern landscapes. In-depth topics taught by senior instructors include biotic threats from emerging and important pests, and abiotic stress issues associated with drought and soil constraints. CEU, certification, and registration credits will be available. Click here or contact Robert Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 for more information. (Day 1 Nov. 7 UPTO CA/M 6.25 hrs., Bs 4.75 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs.)(Day 2 Nov. 8 UPTO CA/M 6.5 hrs., Bs 6.25 hrs., Bm .25 hrs.)

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

October 3, 4, & 5, 2017 - The Mississippi Urban Forest Council wil host "All Things Green: For a Sustainable Community, Home, Urban Farm & Business," at the Mississippi Agriculture Museum (Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS). Click here or contact Donna Yowell at (601) 672-0755 for more information. (Tues Oct. 3 CA/M/Bp 2.0 hrs.)(Wed Oct. 4 CA/M 6.0 hrs., Bm 4.75 hrs., Bp 1.25 hrs.)(Thurs Oct. 5 CA/M 5.0 hrs., Bm 4.25 hrs., TW/Bp .75 hrs.)

North Carolina

October 5, 2017 - Rainbow Tree Care will host the "North Carolina Plant Health Care Field Day,"at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC). Click here or contact Rainbow Tree Care at (952) 252-0599 for more information. (CA 5.5 hrs., M/Bm 2.5 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs., TW/Bp 1.0 hrs.)

October 12, 2017 - The North Carolina Urban Forest Council presents the "Carolina Canopy Workshop: Southern Piedmont Tree Professional Workshop,"at Integro Technologies (301 S Main St., Suite 200, Salisbury, NC). This workshop will cover tree planting options is the urban landscape, highlighting the different technologies that are available to ensure tree survival and proper tree planting techinques. Common orban tree issues, like root rot and the newly found invasive pest, Emerald Ash Borer, will be discussed. The will be a walking tour of the newly renovated streetscape of downtown Salisbury, showcasing some of the tree planting techniligies and species selection ideas. Click here or contact Leslie Moorman at (919) 614-6388 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bsp 1.0 hrs.)

October 12, 2017 - The Watauga County Cooperative Ext. Service will host an "Update on Ivasive Insects & Disease, Planting, Staking, & Bracing Techniques," in Boone NC. Landscapers in our area often plant trees too deep or incorrectly on hillsides. Planting according to ISA standards will be addressed. Staking, cabling and bracing using new techniques and non-metallic material as cables. Contact Paige Patterson at (828) 264-3061 for more information. (CA/M/TW 2.0 hrs., Bsp 1.0 hrs.)

Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands

 


South Carolina

September 21, 2017 - Trees SC will present an "South Carolina Arborist Workshop," at the Harbison Environmental Education Center (5600 Broad River Road, Columbia, South Carolina). Click here or contact Karen Hauck at 843-814-4620 for more information. (CA 5.25 hrs., TW/Bp 3.15 hrs., M 2.25 hrs., Bm 1.5 hrs., U .75 hrs.)

September 26, 2017 - The South Carolina Green Industry Association will host "Managing Landscapes: Repairing Damaged Soils," in Columbia, SC. Contact Donna Foster at (803) 743-4284 for more information. (CA/M/Bs 1.0 hrs.)

September 26, 2017 - The South Carolina Green Industry Association will host "Managing Landscapes: Pesticide Safety & the Proper Response to a Spill," in Columbia, SC. Contact Donna Foster at (803) 743-4284 for more information. (CA/TW/U/M/Bp 1.0 hrs.)

September 28, 2017 - The South Carolina Forestry Commission will host the "City of Gaffney@Gaffney BOPD Annual Tree Care Workshop,"" in Gaffney, SC. On the agenda: "Safe Work Practices," "Pruning," "Trees, pests and diseases affecting trees and recommendations for treatment," "Tree, soil and water relations." Contact Dena Whitesides at (803) 391-0330 for more information. (CA 4.5 hrs., TW 4.0 hrs., M 3.5 hrs., Bp 3.0 hrs., U 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs.)

Tennessee

September 18, 2017 - Trees Knoxville will host "Volunteer Forester Session 1: Introduction to Trees Knoxville & Knoxville's Urban Forest," at the Public Service Complex (3131 Morris Rd, Knoxville, TN). Contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA/M/Bm 3.0 hrs.)

September 23, 2017 - The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council will host the "2017 Tennessee Tree Climbing Championship," at Sevier Park in Nashville, TN. Click here or contact Jill Smith at (615) 638-8027 for more information.

September 25, 2017 - Trees Knoxville will host "Volunteer Forester Session 2: Tree Selection and Proper Tree Planting," at the Beardsley Farm. Contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA/M 3.0 hrs., TW/U/Bspm 1.0 hrs.)

October 2, 2017 - Trees Knoxville will host "Volunteer Forester Session 3: The Science and Art of Pruning," at the Public Service Complex (3131 Morris Rd, Knoxville, TN). Contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA/TW/M/ 3.0 hrs., Bp 2.5 hrs., Bs .5 hrs.)

October 5 & 6, 2017 - The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council will host the 26th annual "Urban Forestry Conference," at the UT Conference Center, Knoxville, TN. Click here or contact Jill Smith at (615) 638-8027 for more information. (Thursday Oct 5, Tree Board Workshop CA/M/Bm 4.0 hrs.)(Thursday Oct 5, Tree Selection and Pollunators CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bsm 2.0 hrs.)(Thursday Oct 5 Evening UPTO CA/M/Bm 1.0 hrs.)(Friday Morning Session UPTO CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.25 hrs., Bs .75 hrs.)(Friday Afternoon Session CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bs 2.25 hrs., Bm .75 hrs.)(Friday Afternoon Business Track CA 3.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., M 2.25 hrs., U .75 hrs.)

October 9, 2017 - Trees Knoxville will host "Volunteer Forester Session 4: Tree Health and Invasive Species," at the IJAMS Nature Center. Contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA 3.0 hrs., Bs 2.5 hrs., TW 1.0 hrs., Bm .5 hrs.)

October 23, 2017 - Allpoints will present the "Allpoints Fall 2017 Conference," at Jubilee Banquet Facility (6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, TN). On the agenda: "Weed control in both residential, municipal and ROW situations using Glyphosate and herbicide resistand settings," "Beneficial Vs. Detrimental Weeds, Fungus, and insects in turf, woodies, landscape, municipal and ROW settings," "Weed types, including ROW, residential and municipal," "Why record keeping is vital," "Equipment mantenance," and "Safety, spill control & PPE". Contact Scott Burnett at (901) 289-2178 for more information. (CA 5.75 hrs., U/M 4.5 hrs., Bp 4.0 hrs., Bm 1.75 hrs.)

October 24, 2017 - Allpoints will present the "Allpoints Fall 2017 Conference," at Dave & Busters (540 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN). On the agenda: "Weed control in both residential, municipal and ROW situations using Glyphosate and herbicide resistand settings," "Beneficial Vs. Detrimental Weeds, Fungus, and insects in turf, woodies, landscape, municipal and ROW settings," "Weed types, including ROW, residential and municipal," "Why record keeping is vital," "Equipment mantenance," and "Safety, spill control & PPE". Contact Scott Burnett at (901) 289-2178 for more information. (CA 5.75 hrs., U/M 4.5 hrs., Bp 4.0 hrs., Bm 1.75 hrs.)

October 25, 2017 - Allpoints will present the "Allpoints Fall 2017 Conference," at Butcher Shop (107 S. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN). On the agenda: "Weed control in both residential, municipal and ROW situations using Glyphosate and herbicide resistand settings," "Beneficial Vs. Detrimental Weeds, Fungus, and insects in turf, woodies, landscape, municipal and ROW settings," "Weed types, including ROW, residential and municipal," "Why record keeping is vital," "Equipment mantenance," and "Safety, spill control & PPE". Contact Scott Burnett at (901) 289-2178 for more information. (CA 5.75 hrs., U/M 4.5 hrs., Bp 4.0 hrs., Bm 1.75 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!

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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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