Texas TreEmail - July 2017
Special Session Tree Legislation
No more tree protection in cities?

The rapid growth of Texas cities has led to the citizens in dozens of fast growing cities passing ordinances that protect trees. Gov. Abbott recently vetoed the broadly supported SB 744 tree mitigation bill supported by both houses of the state legislature, the development community and municipal interests charged with protecting the urban forest. 

He has called for the abolishment of municipal tree protection ordinances across the state as one of the twenty special session agenda items. The Special Session starts July 18th.

If you are interested in more information on actions being taken, email Jason Alfaro at  jalfaro@cityofkingsville.com or John Giedraitis at jpg@isatexas.com.

ISAT In the Shade
The July newsletter is out!

What's up with Texas Trees? 

Who won the Texas Tree Climbing Championship, upcoming events, update on the 'King' cottonwood in Fort Davis, preview of the Texas Tree Conference, in memory of Bruce Miles, counting Houston's trees and more! 

The July edition of ISAT In the Shade is here
Texas Chapter ISA Elections
Deadline is July 21st

How can you share your knowledge and experience with others? How can you give something back and leave a legacy to your profession?  How can you develop as a leader?


Nominations are being sought from the ISAT membership to fill several positions on the ISAT Board of Directors. You may nominate yourself or another qualified ISAT member interested in serving on the ISAT Board.

The Election Committee will fill the slate from the nominations. Elections will be held in August and the Board members will be installed at the annual membership meeting at the Texas Tree Conference in Waco this September.

ISAT will be holding the election by e-ballot so if you need a paper copy mailed to you call John at ISAT at 979.324.1929.

Click here for the nomination form

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

We are back! After hosting the International Conference last year the Texas Tree Conference is back in Waco for 2017. Mark your calendar 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

International Tree Conference and Tree Climbing Championship
July 28-30, 2017 Climbing
July 29-Aug. 2, 2017 Conference
Washington, DC

Mark your calendars now! The ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show 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, sharing their thoughts and views about the newest trends in equipment, practice, technology and research in arboriculture and urban forestry. It is the world's premier gathering of arboricultural professionals, where practicing arborists and urban foresters come together with top researchers and educators.
Features of the conference include:
  • Educational Sessions
  • Trade Show
  • Tree Academy Workshops
  • Climbers' Corner on the Trade Show Floor
Consider attending as a way to build your business network, meet the industry's leaders, and learn from the best in the profession

Click here for more 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
Volunteers Needed for the TNLA Nursery/Landscape Expo
Dallas Aug. 10-12

Discover the latest nursery and landscape products and help out at the Texas Chapter ISA "Ask the Arborist" booth.

Support TREE Fund Research
Ride Pete Ride!
The  TREE Fund works to sustain the world's urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. 

You can contribute to this effort and let Pete Smith do all the work for you!

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