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    • January 31, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2160 N. 6th Avenue Tucson AZ 85705
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    Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife

    A Workshop on Managing Trees for Wildlife Habitat in Urban Settings

    January 31, 2020

    Tucson, AZ

    4 ISA CEUs applied for

    Location:

    Donna R. Liggins Center located in Mansfield Park

    2160 N. 6th Avenue

    Tucson AZ 85705

    All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

    Registration:

    ACTC Member Rate (includes Staff of ACTC Members)
    $60
    Non-Member
    $80
    Master Gardeners and Audubon Members (scholarship Rate)
    $30

    Schedule:

    7:30am: Registration and coffee

    8:00am-10:00am: Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife Best Management 

    Laws and Regulations impacting tree work – Instructor: Troy Corman

    • Why birds and wildlife are protected
    • Federal, state, local, and environmental protections
    • Possible consequences when laws are disregarded during tree work

    Frequently Encountered Birds in AZ Urban Forests – Instructor: Troy Corman

    • Provide information on frequently encountered bird species or bird species likely to be negatively impacted by tree work in Arizona.
    • Identifying nest types and locations

    Minimizing Impacts to wildlife in urban forests – Instructor: Gillian Martin

    • Why and how these guidelines were developed
    • Identifying quality of habitats and time of year relevant to nesting
    • Identifying training levels to protect wildlife during tree care
    • o Prep for each job site
    • When to seek help and permits
    • Identifying signs of wildlife
    • What to do when wildlife conflicts exist
    • First responder actions to protect injured or displaced wildlife
    • Enhancing Habitat – Instructor: Gillian Martin
    • Natural and mitigation methods
    • Dead & dying trees
    • Putting your training to work with clients

    10:00am-11:00am: Tree Hazard Management, Instructor: Juan Barba

    • Inspecting Trees for Hazard
    • Factors Influencing Tree Failure
    • Noninfectious Causes of Tree Failure
    • Dead Trees and Branches
    • Infectious Causes of Tree Failure
    • Decay
    • Root and Root Collar Diseases
    • Cankers
    • Tree-Hazard Management
    • Hazard Rating System
    • Hazard Abatement

    11:00am-11:30am: Wildlife in an urban forest presentation

    11:30am-12:00pm: Review Session

    Special Tour Following the Program!

    Workshop attendees are encouraged to attend the field trip at Sweetwater Wetlands (2511 W Sweetwater Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745) at 1:00pm. Tucson Audubon staff, volunteers, and workshop instructors will be in attendance to highlight wildlife habitat features, bird/wildlife identification principles, and go over the Arborist Wildlife Pre-work Inspection Form.


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    • February 04, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • March 05, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 4341 East Broadway Road Phoenix, AZ 85040

    ARE YOU SMART WITH YOUR LANDSCAPE WATER USE?


    Join the next Smartscape training session for landscape professionals and increase your knowledge in the design, installation, irrigation, and maintenance of desert landscapes.

    The University of Arizona, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for the spring 2020 Smartscape series! Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th – March 5th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office: 4341 East Broadway Road Phoenix, AZ 85040. The course flyer lists the class topics. Seats are limited and fill fast, so register today!

    Smartscape is a comprehensive, research‐based professional training program specifically designed to educate landscape professionals on the fundamentals of designing, installing, irrigating, and maintaining attractive, water-efficient landscapes. This Smartscape course delivers 20 hours of high-quality education on the best irrigation and horticultural practices for the desert southwest. For $99, students receive a Smartscape manual with valuable information and materials, instruction from experts in the green industry, the opportunity to get International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) continuing education units, Arizona chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA) continuing education units, and complimentary snacks. Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and a chance to market themselves as a Smartscape professional by listing their contact information in the Smartscape Online Directory at https://smartscape.org/professionals-directory/

    Visit https://smartscape.org/ for more information and register at

    http://bit.ly/SmartscapeSp20. Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions at smartscape@cals.arizona.edu or (602) 827-8206.


    • February 13, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 14, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 2304 N. 3rd St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    • 19
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    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:

    Coconino Cooperative Extension

    University of Arizona

    2304 N. 3rd St.

    Flagstaff, AZ 86004

    Registration Now Open!

    REGISTER NOW


    Training Class Dates:
    • Thursday, February 13, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, February 14, 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 3 is included complimentary.

    Exam Date:

    April 4, 2020

    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 risksand 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.



    • February 29, 2020
    • 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1 E. Continental Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

    SRP Electrical Safety Workshop


    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    6:30am – 11:30am

    PERA Training and Conference Center

    1 E. Continental Drive

    Tempe, AZ 85281

    Register Here

    Working safely around energized power lines can prevent accidents and save lives. The following topics are typically covered at the half-day workshop: job briefing assessments, PPE and tree trimming equipment checks, step and touch potential, trench safety, road safety, Arizona 811 and more. Register now for a free electrical safety workshop.

    Workshop attendance is limited to the first 400 registrants.

    Breakfast and chance to win raffle prizes is included.

    NOTE:

    • Employers may register up to 20 current employees at one time.
    • Participants must be 18 or older.
    • Presentations and materials will be available in English and Spanish. Headsets will be provided to workshop participants who prefer Spanish.

    Register at the link below:

    https://srpnet.com/safety/safetyworkshop.aspx


    • March 06, 2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • April 03, 2020
    • 7700 E. Roosevelt Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
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    Arizona Community Tree Council  Presents 

    2020 Certified Arborist Training and Review 
    a 6-Class Course designed to prepare tree-care industry workers for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam

    VISTA del CAMINO COMMUNITY CENTER

    7700 E. Roosevelt Street
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

    Registration Now Open!

    REGISTER NOW


    Training Class Dates:
    • Friday, March 6, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 13, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 20, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 27, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am - 11:30 am (3.5 CEUs) - Climbing demonstration held at local park
    • Friday, April 3, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (4 CEUs)
       

    Exam Date:

    April 4, 2020


    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.



    • March 07, 2020
    • Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ 85716
    Register
    Arizona Community Tree Council  Presents

     Tree Festival & 
    Climbing Championship


     March 7, 2020


    6:00 am - Climbers 

    8:00 am - Competition 

    10:00 am - Festival

    5:00 pm - Awards


    Reid Park

    Tucson, AZ 


    ISA CEU's Available = 3  for Climbers/Judges only.

    Certified Arborist - Treeworker
    Certified Arborist - Arborist
    Certified Arborist - Municipal Specialist

    Board  Certified Arborist - Practice


    Our Annual Tree Climbing Championship and Master's Challenge are judged competitions featuring:

    Aerial Rescue

    Belayed Speed Climb

    Throwline

    Work Climb

    Ascent Event (replacing Secured Footlock)



    Climbers will be judged based on time, technique, and safety*  ---  and will be competing for some really cool prizes!


    BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY AND ENJOY A DAY WATCHING THESE INCREDIBLE CLIMBERS.

    FOOD, FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE!


    Tour des Trees 9:00am - Noon


    *Judging will be based on the ITCC Rules


    MORE CLIMBER INFO

    • March 07, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Reid Park in Tucson
    Register


    SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBITOR

    TREE FESTIVAL & CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP

    March 7, 2020

    Reid Park

    Tucson, Arizona

    GO HERE TO SIGN UP AS A SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR

    Print Sponsor / Exhibitor form


    The Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC) hosts the annual Tree Festival & Climbing Championship, a day of fun for the whole family! This FREE event for spectators will be held from 8 AM – 5 PM. Professional tree workers and arborists will participate in a tree climbing competition throughout the day that is designed to simulate the challenges they face in their daily work. Festival-goers can watch the competition while perusing booths, food trucks and fun family activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Why Be a Sponsor & Exhibitor?

    • Position your company as an industry & community leader supporting the Arizona urban landscape
    • Reach community members in a cost-effective way
    • Promote your organization or business to the 2,000 people who receive our newsletter
    • Support the important work of the Arizona Community Tree Council


    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - SEE BELOW:


    Title Sponsor $800  

    • Recognition at the event
    • Name & logo on all signage at event
    • Name & logo on ACTC website
    • Announcement including logo in ACTC newsletter (reaching 2,000+ community members)
    • Acknowledgement on all event marketing materials
    • Acknowledgement on ACTC social media
    • Exhibit Table at event (if selling a product or service at the Festival, a Vendor Permit from the City of Tucson is required)

    Master Challenge Sponsor $500 

    • Recognition at the Master Challenge event
    • Name & logo on signage for the Master Challenge
    • Name & logo on ACTC website
    • Exhibit Table at event (if selling a product or service at the Festival, a Vendor Permit from the City of Tucson is required)

    Climb Sponsor $300 [4 Available!]

    • Recognition at the Climb you sponsor
    • Name & logo on signage for the Climb you sponsor
    • Exhibit Table at event (if selling a product or service at the Festival, a Vendor Permit from the City of Tucson is required)


    Exhibitor / Vendor  $35

    • Exhibit Table with two chairs at event (if selling a product or service at the Festival, a Vendor Permit from the City of Tucson is required. Call (520) 791-4873) for more info.)*

    *SPECIAL EVENT VENDOR PERMITS are issued for a specific park in conjunction with a special event at a cost of $60 (Regular Fee); $0 (Non-Profit Fee) per vendor, per day. Vendor’ applying for a non-profit fee a 501-(C)(3) Form must be presented to Parks and Recreation. A list of vendors must be submitted by the special event organizer to Parks and Recreation Department at least two weeks before the event date.  




    GO HERE TO SIGN UP AS A SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR



    More info on the Festival & Climbing Competition


    • March 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Reid Park 900 S. Randolph Way Tucson AZ 85716


    2020 Tour des Trees

    March 7, 2020

    9:00 am to Noon

    Reid Park, Tucson

    In conjunction with the 2020 ACTC Tree Festival & Climbing Championship, we invite the public to attend the annual Tour des Trees event on March 7 from 9:00 am to Noon in Reid Park, Tucson! 

    This is a FREE self-guided walking tour that weaves through amazing trees in Reid Park. At each tree station, a certified arborist will share specific history and facts concerning the trees.  See you there!

    Are you a Certified Arborist & able to volunteer for this event?

    Volunteer Now

    • March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Reid Park 900 S. Randolph Way Tucson AZ 85716
    Register

    Are you a Certified Arboarist & able to volunteer on March 7 at Reid Park in Tucson?

    The annual Tour des Trees will held during the Tree Climbing Championship and we are seeking volunteers to help between 9:00 am and Noon



    We are seeking Certified Arborists and other volunteers to staff information tables at the March 7 Tour des Trees. The event will be in Reid Park near the zoo entrance and volunteers will be needed from 9:00 am to Noon.


    Register as a Volunteer Here


    Volunteers will be talking to people about a variety of tree topics as they follow a path around one of the park lakes to view a selection of trees. if you are able to commit the time for this event please RSVP using the registration link and let us know you can help.


    If you are already volunteering as a judge - thank you!  You will not be able to cover this additional event.


    A full schedule will soon follow and at this time we are just securing volunteers. If you are not able to commit to the volunteer time but want to stop by and participate in the event, mark your calendar for March 7 and join us at this FREE family-friendly event!  For more details on the Festival and Tree Climbing Championship, click this link: Tree Festival & Climbing Championship


    Tour des Trees area of park is circled in red in this image:



    • March 17, 2020
    • March 19, 2020
    • University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Room 107, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Southwest Agroforestry Action Network

    2nd Annual Conference


    Southwest Agroforestry Challenges and Best Practice Solutions


    WHEN: March 17 – 19, 2020

    WHERE: University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Room 107, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ

    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.


    REGISTER NOW


    AGENDA OVERVIEW

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

    Tuesday, March 17

    • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Presentations :  $40 (Lunch Included)
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Informal Gathering: Food & Drink for Purchase
    Location for the Tuesday sessions is University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Room 107, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ

      Wednesday, March 18

      • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Field Trips :  $40 (Lunch Included)
      • Agroforestry sites in Sonoita and Wilcox
      • Dunbar Spring neighborhood tree planting project, Tucson
      • Mission Garden, a modern re-creation of 4000 years of agriculture, Tucson
      Buses will load for the field trip at Mission Garden. Their physical address is 946 W Mission Lane, on the southeast corner of Mission Road and Mission Lane.

        Thursday, March 19

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

        UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension Office, 4210 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ

        Conference participants are invited to attend


          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.


          KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

          Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Director, Arizona State University Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

          Dr. Kathleen Merrigan helped write the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. As the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 to 2013, she managed the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative to support local and regional food systems. She became the first female chair of the ‘Ministerial Conference of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 2009 and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” in 2010. Prior to coming to ASU’s Swette Center, Dr. Merrigan was the executive director of sustainability at George Washington University, leading their Sustainability Collaborative and Food Institute.

          Brad Lancaster, Author of the book series Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond

          Brad Lancaster is a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerative systems that sustainably enhance local resources and our global potential. Lancaster has taught water harvesting and sustainable design throughout North America as well as in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. His hometown projects have included working with the City of Tucson and other municipalities to legalize, incentivize, and provide guidance on water-harvesting systems, demonstration sites, and policy. In Tucson, with just 11 inches of annual rainfall, he and his brother harvest around 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year on an eighth-acre urban lot and adjoining vegetated right-of-way.

          GO HERE FOR FULL AGENDA AND MORE DETAILS

          Special-Rate Conference hotel is Hotel Tucson City Center.  Call 520-622-3000 to make a reservation and mention that you are with the Southwest Agroforestry Group to get the special rate of $105 plus tax/night.  For public transit maps to and from the hotel and venue, click here.

          For a map of the SunLink streetcar system, click here. For additional information about the conference, please contact: swagroforestry@gmail.com

          • April 04, 2020

          International Society of Arboriculture

          Certified Arborist Exam

          Saturday, April 4, 2020

          The Certified Arborist Exam is proctored by ISA, the International Society of Arboriculture. 

          To take the exam, individuals must be registered directly with the ISA.

          Exam Registration Deadline is approximately 3 weeks before exam date.

          The ISA Certified Arborist Exam also requires a fee to be paid directly to the ISA. 

            

          For details, call ISA at 217-355-9411 or visit the ISA website.


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