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Arizona Community Tree Council Presents
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
NOTE: We are following City of Scottsdale protocols for in-person meetings. These protocols are listed below, under the agenda.
Registration Now Open for New and Continuing Participants!
The written exam is scheduled for July 18 for ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist and Certified Tree Worker Written Exam The application for the written exam is due by July 1 with ISA.
The City of Scottsdale is providing a 300 seat auditorium so that we can easily adhere to Scottsdale's health and safety protocols for in-person meetings. Those protocols include:
Classes cover all chapters in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide.
For continuing students, The ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide was 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 on the day you arrive.)
If you already paid, you have a credit on your registration and only need to let us know you are coming. New registrants can pay $60 a day and choose the number of days between 1 and 4.
Non-members pay the annual membership fee in addition to the registration fee.
What if I am unable to attend and was previously registered? You can continue to hold the credit we have on your account for a future meeting or request a refund. The registration credit does not expire and you can use it next year as well.
When do I need to register for the CAT classes? Registration is open online or you can call for assistance at (602) 354-3023.
How do I get to the venue and where do I park? The auditorium is in the lower level of the Civic Center Library. There are free parking options nearby and the closest one is a garage with a 6’6” clearance. This PDF shows some other options for higher profile trucks. The Scottsdale Civic Center Library is located at 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd. Directions:
Can I bring my own lunch or are there nearby lunch options? You are welcome to bring you own lunch and there are nearby shady areas to eat. Scottsdale asks that you maintain the physical distance when on their property even outside of the library. Here is a link to nearby food option.
More Info on the ISA CAT Exam: The exam will be held on July 18. The deadline to register with ISA is July 1. There is still the option of taking the exam at an online center and we will also have the exam in Prescott on September 19.
SOUTHWEST AGROFORESTRY ACTION NETWORK
in partnership with the Arizona Community Tree Council
presents online/via Zoom
“How to Choose, Plant, Care for and Harvest Edible Trees in the Southwest”
Tuesday, July 14, 9:00 MST
9:00 – 10:00 (60 minutes)
Co-presented by Ann Audrey and Rafael de Grenade, Co-Leaders, Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network
Edible trees—those native and nonnative trees that produce fruits, nuts, seeds and pods that suit human tastes—benefit the environment and increase food security. This presentation addresses edible tree characteristics, microclimate preferences, planting strategies, watering with non-potable supplies, tree maintenance and harvesting strategies.
Ann Audrey has a master’s degree in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona, advanced training in sustainable design and extensive experience in rainwater harvesting and habitat restoration. She is the Chair of the LEAF Network Steering Committee, and oversaw the development of a website, guidebook and database to help people choose, plant, care for and harvest edible trees throughout Arizona. She is the current Vice Chair of the Southwest Agroforestry Action Network.
Rafael de Grenade grew up in the foothills of the Santa Maria Mountains northwest of Prescott. She received her doctorate in geography from the University of Arizona, with a special focus on arid lands sciences, desert oases, perennial fruit trees and agricultural biogeography. She has traveled widely, and her writing has been published in literary and scientific journals. Rafael lives with her husband and two children in Skull Valley, Arizona, where they are raising horses, cattle, and sheep, and horses and promoting edible forests.
10:00 – 10:15 (15 minutes)
Q&A with the presenters
10:15-11:00 (45 minutes)
SWAAN Business Meeting led by Jim Allen, Chair
Tree Management Plans: Site Evaluation and Tree Risk
Joins us in Sedona for a hands-on class covering the elements of creating a tree management plan. We will cover the basics of a site evaluation and the ANSI 300 information on tree risk assessment (this is not a TRAQ program).
This is a full-day, 6 CEUs class designed to provide practical field experience. The beautiful grounds of the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort will be part of our classroom in addition to the presentations in the main ballroom.
Because of physical distancing requirements, and the hands-on nature of the program, registration is limited to only 30 participants with lunch included.
If you would like to book a room and stay at the resort, they are offering a room special for our group of $119 a night plus tax and resort fee. To book a room, call 928-203-5923.
Room booking link is:
email@example.com. Our Reservations Department is staffed from 8:00am to 6:00pm Mon thru Sun. Should we miss a call after business hours, we will certainly respond within 24 hours.
9:00 Tree Management Plan Creation: Richard Adkins, City of Tempe
10:00 Managing Tree Risk: John Richardson, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire
11:00 Forest Pathology: Nick Wilhelmi (virtual), USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 Hands-on Field Evaluations: John Richardson and Richards Adkins
3:30 pm Adjourn
Online Tree Worker Safety Course
Safety must always be the first concern for tree workers in any field. This module provides information on appropriate safety standards, personal protective equipment, hazards, and other essential guidelines to help you stay safe on the job.
This is a self-paced, highly interactive course to supplement the certification study guide. The lessons are designed for adult learners who cannot attend formal classes and nontraditional learners who respond best to visual, multi media, and hands-on teaching methods.
Earn 2 CEUs (A, U, T, M, L, Bm)
This online course replaces the former CD-ROM of the same title with an updated format.
Click here to take course and earn CEUs!
This free online course is provided by the International Society of Arboriculture.
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