ARIZONA COMMUNITY TREE COUNCIL, INC.

TREE CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP INFO

OUR VISION IS TO  ADVANCE & FOSTER SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN ARIZONA


Upcoming events

    • November 01, 2019
    • 6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • City of Chandler Parks and Facilities 650 E Ryan Rd Chandler AZ 85286
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    Register

    Tree Workers Workshop

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    6:45 am - 3:00 pm

    7 ISA CEUs Available


    City of Chandler Parks and Facilities

    650 E Ryan Rd Chandler

    Chandler, AZ 85286

    REGISTER NOW

    Registration Fees:

    ACTC Member Rate

    $95 - thru October 14

    $110.00 - after October 14

      Non-Member
      $125 - thru October 14

      $140 - after October 14



      MORNING SESSION at


      City of Chandler Parks and Facilities

      650 E Ryan Rd Chandler

      Chandler, AZ 85286


      AFTER LUNCH, CLASS at

      FOLLEY MEMORIAL PARK

      (601 E Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ  85225)



      SCHEDULE
      6:15 - 6:45am Registration and Coffee
      6:45 - 7:45am Tree Health and Science
      How trees grow and defend against decay; how to recognize signs of decay.
      7:45 - 8:45am Pruning
      The costs and benefits of pruning; the physiology of pruning; pruning
      techniques.
      8:45 - 9:00am Break
      9:00 - 10:00am Removal
      How to safely and efficiently perform tree removals; height estimation,
      felling, climbing, bucking and lifting; the use of cranes during tree
      removal.
      10:00 - 11:00am Cabling and Bracing
      Reasons for installing cables and braces; hardware and tools; attachment
      techniques.
      11:00am - Noon Lunch
      Lunch is on your own.
      AFTER LUNCH, CLASS at FOLLEY MEMORIAL PARK (601 E Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ
      85225)
      Noon - 1:00pm Safety/Climbing
      Current safety regulations; personal protection equipment, chainsaw safety;
      electrical hazards; climbing equipment, ropes and knots; methods for
      ascending, descending and working in trees.
      1:00 - 2:00pm Rigging
      Use of rigging ropes and equipment; techniques for proper rigging.
      2:00 - 3:00pm Review


      REGISTER NOW



       

           

      ISA  - Tree Workers Certification Exams:

      Click here for info on exam, or call 1-866-785-8960  for details and dates on the Western Chapter ISA Tree Workers Certification Exam.  






      Your ISA & OPM Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets.  To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file. 

      Go here to send us your certification numbers.




      • November 01, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • University of Arizona - Food Products & Safety Lab at 4181 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719

      Introduction & Overview of the Guide of Tree Appraisal 10th Edition

      Sponsored by Western Chapter ISA

      Tucson, Arizona

      November 1, 2019

      University of Arizona - Food Products & Safety Lab

      4181 N. Campbell Ave.

      Tucson, AZ 85719

      Presented by Dr. James Clark, HortScience | Bartlett Consulting, Pleasanton, CA

      Conference Overview

      This conference will combine lectures about depreciation in appraisal with field exercises and discussion. Dr. Jim Clark will take attendees through the background and methods, then apply them to trees in the field. As a practitioner in the position of daily assessment and decision-making about appraisals you'll leave with a wealth of knowledge.

      Agenda

      • 7:30am Registration
      • 8:00am Welcome and Introductions: Juan Barba, Juan J. Barba & Associates, Tucson, AZ
      • 8:15am Introduction & Overview of the day
      • 8:30am Appraisal Concepts
      • 9:30am Appraisal Process
      • 10:00am Break
      • 10:15am Income & Sales Comparison Approaches
      • 11:15am Cost Approach - Introduction & Overview
      • 12:00pm Lunch Provided
      • 1:00pm Data: Field Data Collection
      • 2:00pm Questions About Field Exercise and Form
      • 2:30pm Cost Approach, Continued
      • 3:15pm Break
      • 3:30pm Summary
      • 4:00pm CEU Sign Out

      *Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

      Register Here

      Early Registration (through 10/22/19):

      • $105 - WCISA Member
      • $145 - Non-WCISA Member
      • $55 - Student/Senior

      Regular Registration (on or after 10/23/19):

      • $130 - WCISA Member
      • $175 - Non-WCISA Member
      • $55 - Student/Senior

      CEUs:

      • 6.25 - CA/CTW/MS
      • 6.25 - BCMA-M
      • November 02, 2019

      International Society of Arboriculture

      Certified Tree Worker Exam


      Saturday, November 2, 2019




      The Certified Tree Worker exam is  is proctored by ISA, the International Society of Arboriculture.  


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


      The ISA Certified Tree Worker 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.





      • November 09, 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Recreation Rook 252 Posse Ground Road Sedona
      Register

      Sedona Homeowner's Tree Workshop and Firewise Education


      November 9, 2019

      9:00am - 11am

      Recreation Rook 252 Posse Ground Road

      Sedona


      Free Workshop!


      Register at this link


      Learn the fundamentals of proper tree installation, initial care, growth, development and the benefit of trees for the homeowner and the community.


      Learn proper maintenance of surrounding landscape To protect your home from wildfire.

      Presented by: Certified Arborist from the Arizona Community Tree Council and Arizona State Forestry

      In Partnership with Sedona Parks and Recreation.


      • December 07, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Phoenix

      Technical Tree Climbing MRS/SRS

      Location: Phoenix, AZ

      Date: December 7, 2019

      Course Times: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      This course will provide participants with training in the use of specialized equipment and techniques employed in Moving Rope Systems (MRS) and Stationary Rope Systems (SRS). Safe work procedures for popular technical work at height systems are demonstrated and practiced. Attendees will gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of MRS and SRS while maintaining and following safe work practices and legislation pertaining to fall protection. Participants will be educated in applicable forces on anchor points, re-directs and tie-off methods for tree climbing systems. This hands-on course provides an opportunity to practice techniques learned during the instruction and field demonstration. The course is limited to 24 registrants.

      Specific Topics Include:

      • Safety and Risk Assessment
      • Personal Protective Apparel and Equipment
      • Ropes, Lanyards, Tails, Slings, Splices and Stitches
      • Identifying, Establishing and Securing Anchorages
      • Throwline Application, Techniques and Rope Installation
      • Tree Climbing Work Practices

      Location: Phoenix, AZ

      Date: December 7, 2019

      Course Times: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Cost: $250 one-day hands-on course; meals are not provided.

      CEUs: ISA and TCIA credits will be available.

      Questions? Contact our program partner at info@natstraining.com.

      Registration Link

      Registration Form

      Program Flyer

      Applicable Standards: This course meets the ANSI / ASSE Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as ANSI Z133 & Z359 and CSA Z259.

      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% cancellation penalty; no-shows: no refund.

      • January 17, 2020
      • 7:00 AM
      • Tucson, Az
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      Arizona Community Tree Council Presents


      TREE CARE FOR BIRDS

      WORKSHOP


      January 17, 2020

      Tucson, Az



      ISA CEUs available


      More Info Coming Soon



      • March 06, 2020
      • 7:00 AM
      • April 03, 2020
      • 7700 E. Roosevelt Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
      • 70
      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 Coming Soon


      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
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      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!


      *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:



      • 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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