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

2. Proceed to

 Registration deadline: May 7, 2021 for exam. 

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

Saluting Branches 2021 @ Little Rock National Cemetery
Sep 22 all-day

Join the Saluting Branches initiative to give back to those who gave so much.

Tree care companies, arborists and industry professionals are invited to volunteer their time and talents on September 22, 2021, the seventh annual Saluting Branches day of service.

There are 119 veterans’ cemeteries throughout the country, many of which require professional arborist care for their trees. From structural pruning to removals, these veterans cemeteries need assistance to ensure their properties are safe and beautiful spaces for all who visit.

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

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

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

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.


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