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.
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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
Join the Texas Chapter ISA for a new tree 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.
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.