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    • February 02, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom Event

    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 2021 Smartscape series! Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2nd – March 4th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm online through Zoom.

    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

    Visit https://smartscape.org/ for more information and REGISTER at https://smartscape.org/courses/maricopa-smartscape-spring-2021/

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


    • March 05, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • April 09, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
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    Arizona Community Tree Council  Presents 


    2021 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 5, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 12, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 19, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, March 26, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, April 2, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
    • Friday, April 9, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 CEUs)
     Exam Date:

    April 10, 2021

    Agenda: (Download the agenda here)

    2021 Arizona Certified Arborist Training (CAT) Class: 6 Fridays, 8:00am – 3:00pm

    Date and Time

    Topics

    Chapters

    Presenters

    March 5

    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 12

    8am-9:30am

    Tree Selection

    Chapter #6

    Steve Priebe

    9:45-11:15am

    Tree Planting & Installation 

    Chapter #7

    Steve Priebe

    11:15-12:15

    Lunch

    12:15-1:30pm

    Trees and Construction

    Chapter #13

    Roy Maxey

    1:45-3:00pm

    Urban Forestry

    Chapter#14

    Jon Orona

    March 19

    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 26 

    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 2

    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 9

    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.



    • April 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom Event
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    SOUTHWEST AGROFORESTRY ACTION NETWORK

    in partnership with the Arizona Community Tree Council

    presents online/via Zoom

    Indoor and Outdoor Forest Gardens

    Tuesday, April 13, 9:00am MST (AZ)

    9:00 – 10:00 (60 minutes)

    Presented by Jerome Osentowski 

    Applying for Approved CEUs and CFEs:

    • 1.0 CEU with ISA
    •  1.0 CFE with SAF (Category 1)
    • 1.0 CEU with ASA

    To make sure your account receives the credit, please register your certification using the link below.

    Continuing Education Credit Form

    You will be asked to verify your attendance during the presentation.

    Presentation Description:

    Jerome Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. The edible landscape nursery at CRMPI produces hardy fruit trees, fruit shrubs, grapevines, nitrogen-fixing trees and shrubs, and perennial edible, medicinal, and insectary herbaceous plants for landscapes, gardens, farms, and orchards in the Rockies and beyond (https://crmpi.org/). Join us for an insightful educational experience with Jerome Osentowski and learn about indoor and outdoor forest gardens and the opportunities for exploration and growth within your edible landscape.

    Presenter:


    A forager and permaculturist with roots in rural Nebraska, Jerome Osentowski lives in a passive solar home he built at 7200 feet above Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. Director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute and a permaculture designer for thirty years, he has built five greenhouses for himself and scores of others for private clients and public schools in the Rockies and beyond. He makes his living from an intensively cultivated one acre of indoor and outdoor forest garden and plant nursery, which he uses as a backdrop for intensive permaculture and greenhouse design courses. Among his accomplishments is hosting the longest-running Permaculture Design Course in the world, now at twenty-nine years running. Jerome and his business partner and co-author, Michael Thompson, have also been instrumental in identifying, conserving, and propagating heritage fruit trees that have survived and borne crops for over a century in the harsh environment of the Roaring Fork Valley. Jerome’s explorations of sustainable systems and his travels for development projects have taken him to Baja, Nicaragua, Patagonia, Finland, Australia, and the Caribbean.

    Following the presentation will be a 15 minutes of Q&A with the presenters and a program wrap-up.

    All participants are invited to attend the 30 minute SWAAN Business Meeting led by Steve Price, Chair that will begin at the close of the education program.

    • September 17, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • September 18, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Prescott Resort and Conference Center

    SAVE THE DATE

    September 17-18, 2021

    REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

    The Annual Conference &

    Pest Management Workshop

     Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    1500 East State Route 69

    Prescott, AZ  86301



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