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SOUTHWEST HORTICULTURE ANNUAL DAY OF EDUCATION
Arizona Nursery Association presents
SHADE 2019 will be held on Friday August 30 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix!
Arizona Community Tree Council Presents
Annual Conference &
September 20-21, 2019
GROWING WITH LIMITED WATER
Prescott Resort & Conference Center
1500 East State Route 69
Prescott, AZ 86301
SAVE! Early Rates thru August 5, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday = Up to 6 ISA CEUs available
Saturday = 6 ISA CEUs plus 6 PDM CEUs
Multiple Break-out Sessions
Certified Arborist Review
Hearty Breakfast & Lunch Included
Fundraiser Raffle & Auction
Evening Reception for All Registrants & Exhibitors (no extra cost)
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Pest Management Workshop
Up to 6 ISA CEU's Available
& Up to 6 PDM (OPM) CEU's Available
ISA Certified Arborist Exam
Registration thru ISA
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Day 1 & 2: Conference & Workshop $225 Early Rate: March 1 - Aug 5$250 Regular Rate: Aug 6 - Aug 31
$275 Door Rate: After Aug 31
Day 1 Only: Conference $140 Early Rate: March 1 - Aug 5$165 Regular Rate: Aug 6 - Aug 31
$180 Door Rate: After Aug 31
Day 2 Only: Workshop $ 95 Early Rate: March 1 - Aug 5$120 Regular Rate: Aug 6 - Aug 31
$145 Door Rate: After Aug 31
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Note: all rates are member rates, for non-member rates add $30
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International Society of Arboriculture
Certified Arborist Exam
Saturday, September 21, 2019*
1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301
The Certified Arborist Exam is proctored by ISA, the International Society of Arboriculture.
To take the exam, individuals must be enrolled directly with the ISA.
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.
*The ACTC Annual Conference takes place on Friday, September 20 at the Prescott Resort Conference Center. The conference includes four 1-hour sessions of Certified Arborist Review to prepare individuals for the exam. CEU's are available for all conference sessions.
MASTER GARDENER PRESENTATION:
How to Harvest Water to Support Urban Trees
September 21, 2019
9:00 - 11:30 am
Please join us for a presentation for Master Gardeners and others who are interested in utilizing water harvesting principles and techniques to support urban trees.
In this presentation, you will learn how to harvest rainwater, stormwater, graywater and air conditioning condensate and safely use these free water resources to grow trees in Arizona's urban environments.
Seminar Registration Fees
> Free to Master Gardeners of University of Arizona Extension Program
> $40 Registering for ISA CEU's (2.5 ISA CEUs available)
GO HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE ACTC ANNUAL CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP IN PRESCOTT, SEPTEMBER 20-21
Trees of the Chiricahua Mountains—Biology, Ecology and Drought Adaptations.
A meeting of arborists, naturalists, and biologists to study trees and their adaptations in the Chiricahua Mountains of South East Arizona
October 7-11, 2019.
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Purpose: The sky islands are a group of mountain ranges in Southeastern Arizona that are isolated from each other by desert lowland scrub and grassland plant communities. The unique warm and wet climate, relative isolation of these ranges, their unique geological history, and the alternating dry and wet patterns stimulate the development of biodiversity hot spots. The Chiricahua Mountain range is the largest of the sky islands and is the home of the South Western Research Station (SWRS). Trees in these mountains are adapted to hot and dry climates and to heavy summer rain as well as occasional winter rain. These qualities make them ideal for study as candidates for cultivation in arid landscapes. The Chiricahuas also offer us a laboratory to examine tree adaptations and natural history up close. The high species diversity, unique landforms, soils, abundance of insects and animals, and sheer beauty of this part of South Eastern Arizona are unlike anything else in the world.
Registration: Registration includes all meals and lodging (dormitory style),book, seminars, and field trips for five days. The Meeting is held at the SWRS of the American Museum of Natural History, Portal, AZ. More information about SWRS can be found on their web page at: https://www.amnh.org/our-research/southwestern-research-station. The cost for full registration is $130.00 per day or $680 for the five days. Additional nights can be arranged with the station if you wish to extend your stay with early arrival or late departure. The nearest airport is in Tucson approx. 3 hours drive from the west. We will attempt to coordinate shared rides if enough people require pick up. From California, Los Angeles area, plan for a 10-12 hour drive. Local attendees can participate in the full program including meals but excluding lodging for $325. There is a slight cost difference for Sunday vs Monday arrivals.
To reserve your spot in the course please complete the registration form and mail with a check made to: Southwestern Research Station, P.O. Box 16553, Portal, AZ 85632.
26 International Society of Arboriculture continuing education credits have been applied for.
Questions? Contact Alina or Karen at SWRS (520-558-2396)
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Arizona Community Tree Council Presents
TECHNICAL USE, & MAINTENANCE
Details Coming Soon
October 18, 2019
Tree Workers Workshop
Friday, November 1, 2019
6:45am - 3:00pm
Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Cotton Room
745 E Germann Rd
Chandler, AZ 85244
MORNING SESSION at Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Cotton Room
AFTER LUNCH, CLASS at FOLLEY MEMORIAL PARK (601 E Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225)
ISA - Tree Workers Certification Exams:
Click here for info on exam, or call 1-866-785-8960 for details on the Western Chapter ISA Tree Workers Certification Exam
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.
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
Earn up to 6 CEUs
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.
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.
Sedona Homeowner's Tree Workshop and Firewise Education
November 9, 2019
9:00am - 11am
Recreation Rook 252 Posse Ground Road
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.
Technical Tree Climbing MRS/SRS
December 7, 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Phoenix AZ
This is a hands-on class! Equipment Requirements: Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment and climbing gear.
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. Specific topics include:
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.
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