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Jun
7
Mon
ISA Certified Arborist Exam Prep Workshop @ Conway Expo Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
ISA Certified Arborist Exam Prep Workshop @ Conway Expo Center

This workshop is designed to prepare professional arborists to take the ISA Certified Arborist Exam, which will be offered after the workshop. Nonprofessionals will learn about tree ID, tree pruning, tree biology and soils. ISA Certified Arborists will brush up on their knowledge and receive ISA CEUs.

Registration for workshop and ISA exam is separate. You have the option to attend the workshop only or take the exam only.

Workshop Topics: Pruning, Tree Risk Assessment, Soil Science Management, Tree Worker Safety, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Tree Biology/Tree ID

 Exam Registration Instructions:

1. Register for the Arborist Certification exam through the ISA website by signing in at https://wwv.isa-arbor.com/myAccount/login

2. Proceed to https://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Apply-Now/Apply-for-Eligibility

 Registration deadline: May 7, 2021 for exam. 

 CEUs: ISA Continuing Education credits have been applied for and will be available for the workshop.

Feb
10
Thu
Spring Tree Maintenance
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spring Tree Maintenance

Proper attention and maintenance of landscape trees in Spring is critical for ensuring health and beauty of trees throughout the growing season.  In this one-hour virtual training, participants will learn proper timing and maintenance techniques to promote health, beauty, and safety in the landscape.  Topics include pruning, irrigation preparation, mulching, stress factors, mechanical protection, and fertility.

Presented by Colin Massey, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Agent

Mar
10
Thu
Management of Common Diseases and Pests of Landscape Trees @ This is a virtual event
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Maintaining tree health is critical for the long-term survival of landscape trees. In this 90 minute virtual
training, participants will learn how to identify diseases and pests that are commonly found on
landscape trees in Arkansas and learn about ways to prevent and treat these issues.
Presented by: Sherrie Smith, Plant Pathologist, University of AR and Jeremy Williams, Arborist, Tree
Climbers, LLC

Apr
11
Mon
Selection of Native Woody Plants for Arkansas Landscapes @ This is a virtual event
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a one-hour virtual panel discussion with the authors of the newly published book, Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas.  Discussion will focus on the benefits of growing native plants, the importance of increasing plant diversity in our urban landscapes, and how to select plants that will perform well in certain environmental conditions. Panelists will also recommend some native plants they would like to see planted more often in home and urban landscapes.

Moderator: John Scott, Urban Forester, City of Fayetteville

Panelists: Jennifer Ogle, Herbarium Collections Manager, University of AR and Theo Witsell, Chief of Research and Inventory, AR Natural Heritage Commission

May
7
Sat
2022 Natural State Tree Climbing Championships @ Creekside Park
May 7 – May 8 all-day
2022 Natural State Tree Climbing Championships @ Creekside Park

Professional tree climbing competitions are held around the world to provide a platform for arborists to learn about the latest in climbing techniques and innovations in equipment. They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.

The competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field.  Competitors perform five different events during preliminary rounds. Each event tests a competitor’s ability to professionally and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.

 

Aug
25
Thu
ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Arborist, and Municipal Specialist Prep-Course and Exam @ Washington Co. Extension Office
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Arborist, and Municipal Specialist Prep-Course and Exam @ Washington Co. Extension Office

The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council wants to help increase the number of ISA Certified Arborists in our area. One of the steps to becoming a Certified Arborist is to pass the ISA Certification Exam. This workshop is designed to address those exam topics that have shown to be more difficult to pass on past ISA exams. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to become better prepared to pass the exam, which is optional, and will follow after the workshop.

 Registration fee for the workshop only is $35/$60. See Workshop Registration Instructions below. ISA exam registration, fee and deadline are separate from the workshop. See Exam Registration Instructions below.

Workshop Registration Instructions: 

Register online by clicking on Tickets or to register by mail, go to http://arkansastrees.org/workshops/ to print the registration form on the back of the brochure and send it with a check made payable to AUFC.

Exam Registration Instructions:

 1. Register for the Arborist Certification exam through the ISA website by signing in at https://wwv.isa-arbor.com/myAccount/login

2. Proceed to https://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Apply-Now/Apply-for-Eligibility

Registration deadline for workshop: August 20, 2022. Registration deadline for exam: August 11, 2022.

CEUs: ISA Continuing Education credits have been applied for and will be available for the workshop.

Sponsored by: Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division and Arkansas Urban Forestry Council. Partners: Arkansas Department of Agriculture, U of A Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Natural Resource Planning and Tree Climbers LLC.

Agenda:

8:15-8:30                     Workshop Check-In

8:30-9:30                     Pruning, Krista Quinn, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

9:30-10:30                   Tree Risk Assessment, Harold Fisher, Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division

10:30-11:30                 Soil Science and Management, Colin Massey, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

11:30-12:00                 Lunch

12:00-1:00                   Tree Worker Safety (Safe Work Practices), Jeremy Williams, Tree Climbers LLC

1:00-2:00                     Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Sherrie Smith, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

2:00-3:00                     Tree Biology/Tree ID, Jennifer Ogle, University of Arkansas Department of Biological Sciences

3:30                               ISA Exam Registration

4:00-7:30                     ISA Exam, Kenneth Coley, Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division

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