Texas TreEmail - February 2017
Cranes and Trees Workshop
ISAT teams up with Mark Chisholm
March 2, 2018 - Fort Worth

This one-day workshop focuses on practical and advanced rigging, estimation of weight, and proper cuts associated with crane use. It will include class time and an outdoor demonstration. Mark Chisholm, working arborist, instructor and ISA world champion climber will lead the workshop.

Register Today!

Bilingual Tree Worker Workshop - Taller Bilingue del Cuidado y Seguridad de Arboles
March 8, 2018
Schertz, Texas

It is time for the 9th Annual Bilingual Tree Care & Safety Workshop in San Antonio. Come learn from industry leaders like Dr. Todd Watson, Noe Cardenas, Mark Bird, Armando Cortez, Mark Duff, and Eduardo Medina.

Keynote speaker is Dr Todd Watson presenting Practical Pruning for Tree Care Workers. Noe Cardenas will give tips and tricks for speaking with your tree care customers.

Mark Bird will give information about Pruning Permits in San Antonio.

Outdoor demonstrations on Chainsaw Safety by Husqvarna, Structural Pruning by Dr. Watson, and the Single Rope Technique will be demonstrated by Noe Cardenas and Eduardo Medina. Weather Permitting

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In the Shade Newsletter
What's up with Texas trees?

The latest issue is out and you can read about aerial rescue, Texas Arbor Day, 'What's Up Doc' with Dr. Appel, the Women's Tree Climbing Workshop and upcoming events.

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Renewal
May 1, 2018 - College Station
Registration Deadline March 30

The TRAQ Renewal Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours to take the exam. Current TRAQ holders can complete the course as early as three and one-half (3 1/2) years into their Qualification (18 months before your expiration date). If you attended the July 2013 event, you will need to register for this renewal. If you received your Qualification before November 2014 you can register for this renewal.

Once you have successfully passed the renewal requirements, you will be given 5 years from the date of your previous expiration allowing you to take full advantage of the 5 year period granted with the credential.

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course and Assessment
May 2-4, 2018 - College Station
Registration Deadline March 30

Join the Texas Chapter ISA for the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) 2-day educational course followed by a 1/2 day assessment that includes both a written and field component. Your instructor will be Skip Kincaid.

What's the Best Time of Year for the Texas Tree Conference?
You tell us!

The Texas Chapter ISA traditionally holds the Texas Tree Conference, Academy, Trade Show and Tree School in the fall. 

Let us know what you think of this timing by taking a very short online poll.

Why Do Something?
How to stop procrastinating

Do you still remember those New Year's resolutions? Wonder why we can't get things done? Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson explains how to set meaningful goals and how to set up an effective schedule to fight procrastination. 

Vibrant Cities Lab
Knowledge+Practice=Better City Trees

Vibrant Cities Lab is a joint project of the U.S. Forest Service, American Forests, and the National Association of Regional Councils that merges the latest research with best practices for implementing green infrastructure projects in your communit y.

Hate Tossing Your Big Trees?
New company recycles urban logs

The Texas Urban Sawmill is looking for arborists, architectural firms, engineering firms, municipalities, private residential and commercial landowners to salvage logs from trees that need to be removed. These logs are then milled into usable lumber, which can be used for community projects like benches, fences, and playground equipment or be turned into fine furniture or interior architectural lumber products.  Individual artists and craftsmen can also purchase the lumber directly for personal projects like furniture and artwork.

If you like big gear, big trees and big ideas, check out the video.

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Do Planting Stock Decisions Really Make Much Difference Down The Road?
TREE Fund webinar
Feb. 22, 2018

Can simple production or propagation decisions impact landscape performance of container-grown trees? What are the returns on your investment in the size of planting stock? Will the "little dogs" catch the "big ones" in the end? In this webinar, Dr. Michael Arnold of Texas A&M University will consider the big impacts of small planting stock selection decisions. Some of the findings might surprise you!

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Texas Tree Climbing Championship
May 18-19, 2018

Mark your calendars now for this years contest and pre-climb workshop. The winner of this year's competition will represent the Texas Chapter in the International Tree Climbing Contest.  This is the best event of the year for a working climber to attend if you want to improve your skills.

If you would like to volunteer or participate, contact Markus Smith at 512.467.8733 or markus@justtrees.com 

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Texas Tree Conference 
Sept. 26-28, 2018
Want to present?

We are looking folks who would like to present Texas commercial and utility arboriculture projects and case studies at the Texas Tree Conference. The theme is 'Sustainability' and if you are interested in presenting your Texas project, contact Emily King, 2018 Texas Tree Conference Chair at Emily.King@austintexas.gov or 512-974-9548.
2018 Calendar of Events