ARIZONA COMMUNITY TREE COUNCIL, INC.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE INFO

OUR MISSION IS TO FACILITATE THE PLANTING AND CARE OF TREES IN ARIZONA


Upcoming events

    • August 30, 2019
    • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix

    SOUTHWEST HORTICULTURE ANNUAL DAY OF EDUCATION


    Arizona Nursery Association presents


    SHADE 2019


    SHADE 2019 will be held on Friday August 30 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix!


    • September 20, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • September 21, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Prescott Resort & Conference Center
    Register

    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents

       Annual Conference &

    Pest Management Workshop

    September 20-21, 2019 

     GROWING WITH LIMITED WATER

    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    1500 East State Route 69

    Prescott, AZ  86301

    REGISTER NOW

    SAVE!  Early Rates thru August 5, 2019

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Annual Conference

    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

    Exhibit Hall

    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

    Go Here for More Info


    Registration Rates

         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

    REGISTER NOW

    DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

    Note: all rates are member rates, for non-member rates add $30 

    GO HERE FOR MORE CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP INFO

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    • September 21, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301

    International Society of Arboriculture

    Certified Arborist Exam

    Saturday, September 21, 2019*

    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    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.

    Exam Enrollment Deadline: September 5

    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.





    • September 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Prescott Resort & Conference Center
    Register

    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents

      MASTER GARDENER PRESENTATION: 

    How to Harvest Water to Support Urban Trees 

    September 21, 2019 

    9:00 - 11:30 am 

    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    1500 East State Route 69

    Prescott, AZ  86301

    REGISTER NOW

    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


    • October 07, 2019
    • October 11, 2019
    • South Western Research Station, Portal Arizona

    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.

    Click here to download the registration form

    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) 

    Click here to download the full schedule.

    • October 18, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • To Be Determined
    • 75
    Register

    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents


    CHAINSAW SAFETY, 

    TECHNICAL USE, MAINTENANCE

    WORKSHOP

    Details Coming Soon

    October 18, 2019

    Location:  TBD

    Registration Fees:

    • ACTC Member Rate (includes Staff of ACTC Members)
      • $95 - thru September 18
      • $110.00 - after September 18
    • Non-Member
      • $125 - thru September 18
      • $140 - after September 18


    REGISTER NOW


    • November 01, 2019
    • 6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Chandler Community Center • 125 E. Commonwealth Ave Chandler, AZ 85244 Room 110
    • 75
    Register

    Tree Workers Workshop


    Friday, November 1, 2019

    6:45am - 3:00pm


         

    Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Cotton Room

    745 E Germann Rd

    Chandler, AZ 85244 

    Registration Fees:

    • ACTC Member Rate (includes Staff of ACTC Members)
      • $95 - thru October 1
      • $110.00 - after October 1
    • Non-Member
      • $125 - thru October 1
      • $140 - after October 1


    REGISTER NOW



    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



    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


    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.




    • 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



    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.


    Course Description:

    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:

    • 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

    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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