Upcoming events

    • December 11, 2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Folley Park 601 E Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225

    Aerial Rescue Training Course


    Our partner, NATS, did not receive enough registrations to fill the class and cancelled with the hope of returning next year.

    Arizona Community Tree Council in partnership with North American Training Solutions

    Date: December 11, 2020

    Location: Folley Park 601 E Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225

    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

    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

    • December 15, 2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • December 17, 2020
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico

    2020 ISA Annual International Conference

    and Trade Show

    ISA is excited to announce that the 2020 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been rescheduled for 15-17 December 2020. For the first time ever, ISA will host a virtual experience along with the live conference in Albuquerque.

    Details Here!

    • January 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom Event


    in partnership with the Arizona Community Tree Council

    presents online/via Zoom

    Mesquite, a Multipurpose Tree Crop for Agroforestry in the SW

    January 12, 9:00am MST (AZ)

    9:00 – 10:00 (60 minutes)

    Presented by David Bainbridge 

    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:

    Mesquite is a valuable multi-purpose tree crop well suited for agroforestry in the American Southwest. The pods are edible and useful for fodder. Mesquite was a critical food for native people. The flowers are favored by bees. The hardwood is suitable for many purposes and makes excellent charcoal. Mesquite is a self-fertilizing tree and fixation rates can be high, associated with very deep roots. Roots have been found 46 m deep - a good case for carbon sequestration. Trees are long-lived and can grow to considerable size. Growth can be rapid with water availability. Mesquite can survive remarkable levels of drought stress and resume growing when it rains. Mesquite trees are also tolerant of fire and resprout readily in agroforestry settings.


    David Bainbridge grew up in the West. He started research and consulting in dryland restoration in 1981 on the family ranch in Colorado and continued this work at UC Riverside, San Diego State and Alliant International University until retiring in 2010. His special focus was on agroforestry and understanding the impacts of disturbance on root development, site remediation and super-efficient irrigation for remote sites. Author of A Guide to Desert and Dryland Restoration (2007), dozens of papers on dryland and desert restoration- see and Gardening with Less Water (2015). In 2020 his two volume environmental history of the fur trade in the West was published, more info at

    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 Jim Allen, Chair that will begin at the close of the education program.

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