Texas TreEmail - August 2017
2017 Texas Tree Conference
September 27-29, 2017
Waco Convention Center 

Early Registration Ends Sept. 1st!

We are back! After hosting the International Conference last year the Texas Tree Conference is back in Waco for 2017. Register now for the biggest and best Texas Tree Conference and Trade Show yet! 

We anticipate over 1,000 attendees again and will have Texas, national and international speakers. There will be tracks for Commercial, Municipal and Utility arborists with plenty of time to socialize and visit the exhibitors at the packed trade show.

To donate to the auction, contact April Rose at april@rosewoodarbor.com

Special Session Tree Legislation Passed
How did trees do?

Governor Abbott called a 30-day Special Session of the Texas Legislature to deal with 20 issues - one of his issues was concern over local government control of trees on private property.
This week on the last day of the session, House Bill 7 was passed by both the Senate and the House and was signed by Gov. Abbott. It is similar to Senate Bill 744 that was passed in the regular session but was vetoed by the Governor. It will take effect on December 1st of this year. 

Texas Women's Climbing Workshop
Nov. 17-19, 2017
Camp Texlake

Join the Texas Chapter ISA for a new t ree climbing workshop for women, taught by women.

This will be the ISA Texas' first women's tree climbing workshop and it is designed for women who have never climbed trees before with ropes and harnesses but also those who have prior experience and want to improve their ability.

Come learn a new skill or improve your foundation in a safe and positive environment. This two and a half-day event was specifically created for women by women climbers, who have competed in tree climbing championships & are working in the tree care industry.

Click here for more information
TRAQ Course and Assessment
October 23-25 in Fort Worth
October 26-28 in San Antonio

Registration Deadline is Sept. 22, 2017
These fill fast so register today!

TRAQ is an ISA qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.
These events fill up quickly so register today!
Click here for Oct. 26-28 San Antonio TRAQ information

Can Your Customers Find You?
There's an app for that

Want to make it easier for your customers to find you?

If your firm has a current Certified Arborist who is a member of ISA and the ISA Texas Chapter, you can advertise on the ISA Texas website!

Link to Find an Arborist app information
Public Review: A300 Part 2 Soils Management Standard Revision
Take a look

TCIA is managing the public review of the revision draft for the A300 Part 2 Soil Management standard, which began on 11 August 2017 and will end on 25 September 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. 

All official comments must be made using TCIA's new online web form. 

Find out more here
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