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Upcoming events

    • December 10, 2021
    • 1802 W Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85379

    Aerial Rescue Training Course

    Arizona Community Tree Council in partnership with North American Training Solutions


    Date: December 10, 2021

    Location: 1802 W Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85379

    Course Times: 8:00am – 4:30pm; lunch is not provided

    Cost: $250 early registration (through 11/27/20); $350 late registration (11/27/20-12/4/20); course registration closes on 12/4/20

    6.5 CEUs Available

    Register Here

    Class Size: This course is limited to 40 participants.

    NOTE: This is a demonstration class, not an in-the-trees class.  No CPR program is associated with this class.

    CEUs: International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists, Utility Specialists, Municipal Specialists, and Tree Workers will be eligible to receive CEUs

    Course Description: The Aerial Rescue Training Course prepares climbers for the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. The one-day course provides instruction and field demonstration around emergency preparedness, readiness and accident prevention. Specific topics of instruction include:

    • Rescue, readiness and reality
    • Risk assessment, scene management and first aid
    • Self-rescue
    • Scenario identification and injury evaluation
    • Climber extrication, rescuer ascent and work positioning
    • Most common tree rescue scenarios

    This course is instruction and field demonstration and does not include hands-on learning opportunities.

    Age of Majority: Each participant must be over the age of majority in the state in which the course is being held

    Cancellation Policy: 30 or more days in advance: full refund; 29-14 days in advance: 50% cancellation penalty; 13-0 days in advance: 100% cancelation penalty; no-shows: no refund

    Register online with North American Training Solutions

    Download registration form here

    • January 06, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4341 E. Broadway, Phoenix AZ 85040
    Register



    Maintaining Healthy Soils: 

    Survey, Identification and Care


    Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 8 AM - 11 AM

    U of A Cooperative Extension Office

    4341 E. Broadway

    Phoenix, AZ 85040


    3 ISA CEUs

    Schedule


    8:00-9:00The Science of Sampling Soils 

    How to sample, what the lab wants you to know, how to read the report, determining appropriate actions based on the report, an overview of amendments and their use.

    9:00- 10:00Soil Identification 

    Structure, composition, texture, and soil needs.


    10:00-11:00: Watering for Healthy Soils 

    Detailing watering strategies for different soil type needs.

    • February 03, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Sedona Poco Diablo Resort, 1752 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336
    • 19
    Register


    Tree Management Plans: Site Evaluation and Tree Risk

    Joins us in Sedona for a hands-on class covering the elements of creating a tree management plan.  We will cover the basics of a site evaluation and the ANSI 300 information on tree risk assessment (this is not a TRAQ program).

    This is a full-day, 6 CEUs class designed to provide practical field experience.  The beautiful grounds of the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort will be part of our classroom in addition to the presentations in the main ballroom.

    Because of physical distancing requirements, and the hands-on nature of the program, registration is limited to only 30 participants with lunch included.

    If you would like to book a room and stay at the resort, they are offering a room special for our group of $119 a night plus tax and resort fee.  To book a room, call 928-203-5923.  

    Room booking link is:

    https://reservations.travelclick.com/73864?groupID=2833415#/guestsandrooms

    reservations@pocodiablo.com. Our Reservations Department is staffed from 8:00am to 6:00pm Mon thru Sun. Should we miss a call after business hours, we will certainly respond within 24 hours.

    Agenda

    9:00 Tree Management Plan Creation: Richard Adkins, City of Tempe

    • Importance and Need for Tree Management Plans
    • Elements of a Tree Management Plan
    • Site Evaluation

    10:00  Managing Tree Risk: John Richardson, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire

    • Tree Risk and Failure
    • Target and Site Assessment
    • Responsibility and Liability
    • Mitigation of Targets and Trees
    • Development of a Hazard Tree Program

    11:00 Forest Pathology: Nick Wilhelmi (virtual), USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection

    • Diseases that Impact Tree Risk
    • ID of Common Forest and Urban Diseases

    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 Hands-on Field Evaluations: John Richardson and Richards Adkins

    • View Defects in Trees
    • Evaluate Trees Using ISA Basic Tree Risk Assessment Form
    • Discuss Mitigation and How to Accomplish it

    3:30 pm Adjourn


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    • February 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 11, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • 601 W Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
    Register


    Arizona Community Tree Council  Presents 

    2-Day Certified Arborist Review 

    Designed to improve tree-care knowledge and

    help prepare for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam

    Location:

    Yavapai College

    Verde Valley Campus

    601 W. Black Hills Dr.

    Clarkdale, AZ 86324


    Registration Now Open!

    REGISTER NOW


    Training Class Dates:
    • Thursday, February 10, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, February 11, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)

    If you register for the Flagstaff class, the review day in Scottsdale that is held on April 8 is included complimentary.

    Exam Date:

    April 9, 2022

    What is Certified Arborist Review?
    The Certified Arborist Review Course is a two-day program designed to prepare students to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. It is also an excellent introduction to the field of arboriculture, as well as a great review for industry professions. The course is open to all students. CEU's are offered for Certified Arborists.

    What will I learn?

    Classes cover the most heavily weighted exam topics in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide.

    Day 1:

    • Pruning and Tree Biology Basics - Landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their structural integrity and aesthetics. Pruning must be done with an understanding of tree biology. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree's life.
    • Soil Management - What is soil and how it works for trees. The reason trees are alive, what nutrients are, how soil stores water and nutrients. How amendments work in soil.
    • Diagnosis and Treatment - How to discern and evaluate abnormality in a tree’s appearance begins with a careful examination of the problem. Identifying the specific symptoms of damage and understanding their causes, enables proper diagnose the problem and selection of an appropriate treatment.

    Day 2:

    • Review the topics from Day 1- Pruning, soil management, diagnosis and treatment.   
    • Tree Risk Management - Understanding and addressing the risks associated with trees makes property safer and prolongs the life of the tree.  We will look at what creates risk and ways to address risks associated with trees.
    • Safe Work Practices - Safety requirements and ANSII standards, common hazards such as falling from trees, being struck by falling trees or branches, chainsaw injuries, wood chippers, and energized power lines.  How to identify safety risks and plan for safe work practices.

    What materials do I need?

    The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide is included with your Full Registration. 

    More Info on the ISA CAT Exam: Call ISA for more details at 217-355-9411.

    • The ISA requires a minimum of 3 years documented field experience before taking the Certified Arborist exam.
    • The ACTC/CAT Program series does not include the exam registration and exam fee.
    • ACTC is not responsible for your CAT exam registration.
    • The Certified Arborist Exam is proctored by the ISA. 
    • To take the exam, individuals must be registered directly with the ISA at least 3 weeks prior to the exam to be eligible for testing.
    • The ISA Certified Arborist Exam also requires a fee to be paid directly to the ISA. 
    • Please review the qualifications for taking the exam at  http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/becomeCertified/index.aspx
    • Call ISA for more details at 217-355-9411.



    • March 04, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 08, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
    Register


    Arizona Community Tree Council  Presents 


    2022 Certified Arborist Training and Review 
    a 6-Class Course designed to prepare tree-care industry workers for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam

    SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

    3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd

    Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


    Registration Now Open!

    REGISTER NOW


    Training Class Dates:
    • Friday, March 4, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 11, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 18, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 25, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, April 1, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, April 8, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
     Exam Date:

    April 9, 2022

    Agenda: 

    2022 Arizona Certified Arborist Training (CAT) Class: 6 Fridays, 8:00am – 3:00pm

    Date and Time

    Topics

    Chapters

    Presenters

    March 4

    8am-9am

    Overview and Exam Prep Planning

    David Mikulak

    9:15am-10:30 am

    Plant ID, Taxonomy, Nomenclature

    Chapter #1

    David Mikulak

    10:45am-12:15

    Tree Biology

    Chapter #2

    David Mikulak

    12:15pm-1:15pm

    Lunch on Your Own

    1:15pm-2:45pm

    Pruning and ANSI Standards

    Chapter #8

    Richard Adkins

    2:45pm-3:00pm

    Questions

    March 11

    8am-9:30am

    Tree Selection

    Chapter #6

    BenjaminPendleton

    9:45-11:15am

    Tree Planting & Installation 

    Chapter #7

    BenjaminPendleton

    11:15-12:15

    Lunch

    12:15-1:30pm

    Trees and Construction

    Chapter #13

    Roy Maxey

    1:45-3:00pm

    Urban Forestry

    Chapter#14

    BenjaminPendleton

    March 18

    8:00-9:30am

    Soil

    Chapter#3

    Tom Ellis

    9:45-11:15am

    Water Management

    Chapter #4 

    Tom Ellis

    11:15-11:30am

    Questions/Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    11:30-12:30pm

    Lunch on Your Own

    12:30-2:00pm

    Tree Nutrition & Fertilizing

    Chapter #5

    Tom Ellis

    2:00pm-3:00pm

    Review and Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    Send Home Practice Exam #1

    March 25

    8:00-9:30am

    Tree/Plant Health Care

    Chapter #11

    Dave Mikulak

    9:45-11:15am

    Tree Problems & Diagnosis

    Chapter #10

    Dave Mikulak

    11:15-11:30am

    Questions/Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    11:30-12:30

    Lunch on your own

    12:30-2:00pm

    Tree Assessment & Risk Mgmt.

    Chapter #12

    Rick Robinson

    2:00-3:00pm

    Review and Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    Send Home Practice Exam #2

    April 1

    8:00-9:30am

    Tree Worker Safety

    Chapter#15

    Scott Cosgrove

    9:45-11:15am

    Working in Trees

    Chapter #16

    Scott Cosgrove

    11:15-11:30am

    Questions/Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    11:30-12:30pm

    Lunch on your own

    12:30-2:00pm

    Tree Support & Lightning Protection

    Chapter #9

    Roy Maxey

    2:00-3:00pm

    Review and Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    April 8

    8:00-9:30am

    Arborist Jeopardy Round 1

    David Mikulak

    9:45-11:15am

    Arborist Jeopardy Round 2

    David Mikulak

    11:15-11:30am

    Questions/Discussion/Recap

    David Mikulak

    11:30-12:30pm

    Lunch on your own

    12:30-3:00pm

    Double Jeopardy and Dismissal

    David Mikulak


    What is Certified Arborist Training (CAT)?
    The Certified Arborist Training Course is a series of classes designed to prepare students to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. It is also an excellent introduction to the field of arboriculture, as well as a great review for industry professions. The course is open to all students. CEU's are offered for Certified Arborists.

    What will I learn?
    Classes cover all chapters in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide.

    What materials do I need?

    The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide is included with your Full Registration. (All Daily Registrants are required to provide their own ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide, and may purchase with from ACTC for $75.)

    What is the cost of the CAT Program series?

    Full Registration fee for the 6-week CAT program is $395.
    Non-members pay the annual membership fee in addition to the registration fee.

    What if I am unable to attend all 6 classes?  Daily Registration is available.  Non-members pay the annual membership fee in addition to the registration fee. The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide is not included in the daily registration.  Daily registrants are required to provide their own ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide. The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide may be purchased through your CAT Registration, or from the ISA Online Store.


    When do I need to register for the CAT classes?
    Registration will be open soon.

    More Info on the ISA CAT Exam: Call ISA for more details at 217-355-9411.
    • The ISA requires a minimum of 3 years documented field experience before taking the Certified Arborist exam.
    • The ACTC/CAT Program series does not include the exam registration and exam fee.
    • ACTC is not responsible for your CAT exam registration.
    • The Certified Arborist Exam is proctored by the ISA. 
    • To take the exam, individuals must be registered directly with the ISA at least 3 weeks prior to the exam to be eligible for testing.
    • The ISA Certified Arborist Exam also requires a fee to be paid directly to the ISA. 
    • Please review the qualifications for taking the exam at  http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/becomeCertified/index.aspx
    • Call ISA for more details at 217-355-9411.



    • May 10, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • Moab, Utah

    Southwest Agroforestry Action Network

    2nd Annual Conference

    Agroforestry in the Southwest, It’s Growing!


    Southwest Agroforestry Challenges and Best Practice Solutions


    SAVE THE DATE!

    WHEN: May 10-12, 2022

    WHERE: Moab, Utah

    WHO IS SWAAN?

    The Southwest Agroforestry Action Network (SWAAN) mission: Helping people integrate trees, crops, and animals to regenerate Southwest landscapes. SWAAN’s scope of interest is forest-agricultural activities on tribal, state, federal, county, municipal and private lands in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.

    AGENDA OVERVIEW

    This is a two-day conference.  Additionally, We have included an informal gathering on the arrival evening of the 9th and a business meeting on the 12th after the conference closes.

    Tuesday, May 10

    • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Presentations (Lunch Included)
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Poster Presentations and Dinner
    Location for the Tuesday sessions is TBD

      Wednesday, May 11

      • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Field Trips (Lunch Included)

      Buses will load for the field trip that are TBD.

      Thursday, May 12

      • 9:00 am - Noon, SWAAN Annual Business Meeting: RSVP Requested

      Location for the Business Meeting is TBD

      Conference participants are invited to attend

      FULL AGENDA AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON 

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE 

      • Agricultural producers, Tribes, ranchers, community gardeners and orchardists, permaculturists, water harvesters, and others who produce food for themselves;
      • Representatives of government agencies, cooperative extension, universities, and nonprofit organizations who support sustainable solutions for agriculture, forestry, and communities through their programs; and
      • People interested in community food forests and forest-agricultural activities including alley cropping, forest farming, riparian forest buffers, silvopasture, windbreaks, and shelterbelts.


      SPEAKERS

      Are you interested in speaking or presenting a poster? Let us know at this link:

       https://podio.com/webforms/26763946/2039058

      Conference Hotel


      Special-Rate Conference hotel is SpringHill Suites Moab. 

      Our negotiated block rate for the conference includes queen suites for $209 at the Springhill and $199 for the Fairfield.  Book through this link to receive the discounted rate:  Book Hotel Now.

      For more info on the hotel and venue, click here.

      For additional information about the conference, please contact: swagroforestry@gmail.com


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