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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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For CEU information contact the Southern Chapter office at (888) 339-8733
or
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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 7, 2017 - Alabama Cooperative Extension System will present "Herbicides & Natural Resource Management," at the Thomasville Civic Center (559 West Front Street, Thomasville, 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 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.)

Arkansas

June 21, 2017 - The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council will present "Up By Roots: Health Soils & Trees in the Built Environment," at the Mermaids Restaurant, Fireplace Room (2217 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR). Attendees will learn about having an adequate volume of good quality soil; strategy to get water into the soil; strategy to get excess water out of the soil; room for the future tree trunk flare and its zone of rapid taper roots; room for the canopy to grow; and asuring quality nursery stock. Contact Cathy Slater at (501) 625-3710 for more information. (CA/M 5.25 hrs., Bm 3.75 hrs., Bs 1.5 hrs.)

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)

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 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.)

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 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 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.)

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

June 20-22, 2017 - ISA Southern Chapter will host a "Tree Risk Assessment Qualification in Durham, NC (721 Foster St., Durham, NC). The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. The course includes Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, and Risk Reporting. The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification. By applying to participate in a TRAQ event, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions, and policies outlined in the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Application Guide. Please review this document before applying for an event. Click here for more information, or for registration questions email qual@isa-arbor.com or call +1 217.355.9411

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.)

 

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

 

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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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