Texas TreEmail - May Update
Advanced Trauma Response and Aerial Rescue Workshop
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Georgetown, Texas

Want to be better prepared for accidents? Join Mike Thierbach for an advanced trauma response overview and a hands-on aerial rescue training in  English and Spanish by instructors from North American Training Solutions. Margaret Spencer will also be on hand if you need your First Aid/CPR re-certification.




Texas Tree Climbing Championship and Arbor Fair
May 17-18, 2018
San Gabriel Park
Georgetown, Texas 

Join us for this year's pre-climb workshop, contest and Arbor Fair. The winners of this year's competition will represent the Texas Chapter in the International Tree Climbing Contest.

Come see the best in Texas climb, attend a workshop, visit with your peers, enjoy meeting with equipment vendors and relax at the Arbor Fair and Equipment Expo. Admission for spectators is free. Bring a lawn chair!

Volunteers needed at Arbor Fair
Love to climb trees? So do kids!

Arbor Fair is a family-friendly event that is held in conjunction with the Texas Tree Climbing Championship (TTCC) in Georgetown, Texas. Click below to help out for two hours at the Ask the Arborist booth or the Kid's Limb Walk.


See you there!

Neville Mann - Team ISAT Captain
TREE Fund - Tour des Trees 2019 
September 15-21, 2019
450 Mile Kentucky Tennessee Loop
Join Team Texas!

Support tree research and scholarships - Make your pledge to support  Neville Mann, our Team Texas Chapter ISA Tour des Trees Captain!

ISAT Help Wanted!

Member Services Specialist 

The Texas Chapter ISA is looking for a part-time position to help with our membership and certification programs. If you have a strong background in organizational development and marketing and sales, drop us a line. 

Texas City Trees Worth Billions

New Texas A&M Forest Service Study

Many of us appreciate urban trees for the aesthetic appeal they bring to our communities, neighborhoods and properties. Urban forests make up a vital part of Texas' natural resources, providing aesthetic, recreational, health and environmental benefits.


Urban forests also provide significant economic benefits which haven't been well-studied, such as job creation for arborists, nursery operators and urban foresters. 


Through the study, Texas A&M Forest Service found that urban forests directly contributed $2.5 billion in industry output and employed over 43,430 people with a payroll of $1.3 billion in Texas. The state received about $1.6 billion directly from urban forests through payroll, other employee compensation and property taxes.

See-Through Trees?

Researchers create transparent wood in the lab 

Wood makes a great building material except for one thing - you can't see through it. If you want a window you have to rely on glass, which is expensive and also has a tendency to let in too much cold air. Though researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a way to chemically treat wood so that it not only becomes opaque - even completely transparent at times - but also stores and releases heat during the course of a day. 

Urban Watershed Forestry
Conserve and protect trees in development

Throughout Texas, in communities across the United States, and around the world, expanding urbanization with population movements, urban growth, and industrialization, are cultivating challenges for urban forestry professionals when conserving and planting trees at developed sites. Part 2 of the Urban Watershed Forestry Manual, published by the USDA Forest Service, presents ways to enable developers, engineers, landscape architects, and other professionals, to incorporate more trees into developed sites.

Help NASA Measure Trees Using Your Smartphone

The GLOBE Observer app provides a step-by-step guide for people to collect scientific data on their surroundings. With the new GLOBE Trees feature, observers can record tree height by properly positioning their phones. With the GLOBE Observer, everyone can become a citizen scientist and easily take measurements to better understand their local ecosystem. Observers can measure one tree or hundreds. The data points--along with a GPS tag of the tree's location--are sent back to NASA and collected in a database. 

Read more here

Where can you find 70 Billion Trees?
(Hint: Where you live)

Trees are everywhere! Did you know that there are 70 billion trees in our cities and towns? In this episode of Forest Fast Break video, you can learn about all things urban forest in 1:47 minutes! View this and other tree videos from the Texas A&M Forest Service.

East Texas, Nations 'Wood Basket', Prepares to Rise

Tall pines blanket much of East Texas. Amid them, hunters stalk the deer, hogs and fowl that flit between the trees. The forests cover more than 75 percent of Hardin, Tyler, Polk, Jasper, Newton and Marion counties and take up more than half the land in two dozen more. And if you look closely, at just the right angle, the apparent wilderness resolves into perfect rows, like a field of corn. The region's native trees have been harnessed into what's known as the "wood basket" of the nation by foresters such as Rob Hughes, president of the Texas Forestry Association
5 Best Ways to Handle a Late-Paying Client

A small business's cash flow is, not surprisingly, dependent on cash. That's why late-paying clients can be an incredibly frustrating challenge for a small business owner. It not only ties up money you need to pay your own bills - trying to get clients to pay can become a real time drain. In fact, a 2017 study found that small business owners spend an average of 1.3 days a month chasing down money that's owed to them.

2019 Texas Tree Conference

September 25-27, 2019

Waco Convention Center 

Mark your calendar now for the biggest and best Texas Tree Conference, Academy, Trade Show and Tree School yet! 


As we celebrate our 41st anniversary, we anticipate over 1,000 attendees 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. 

Click here for more information


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ISA International News

ISA Headquarters has moved 
Their new physical address is 270 Peachtree Street NW Ste. 1900 Atlanta, GA 30303.  The mailing address is PO BOX 191, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Online Learning - Earn CEU's 

ISA offers Online Courses, Online Quizzes, Podcasts, an International Dictionary, Image Database and Planting Details and Specifications here.  


Seeking Volunteers for ISA Tree Climbing Championships

Dedicated volunteers are vital to the success of ISA's professional tree climbing competitions held around the world! Learn more about upcoming events and register to be a volunteer. 

2019 ISA Conference Annual International Conference & Trade Show

-  The ISA conference provides a forum for the exchange of information and opportunities to network with others in the arboricultural profession.  The event provides a lineup of educational sessions led by industry leaders from around the globe.  The conference will be on August 11 - 14, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Convention Center. Click here for more information 
2019 Calendar of Events