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ISA Seeks Qualified Nominees for the ISA Board of Directors

The structure of ISA’s Board of Directors consists of the president, the president-elect, and thirteen directors. Five directors are elected by the Council of Representatives (CoR) and eight are elected directly by ISA members.

The purpose of this notice is to solicit nominations for three Board Directors who will be elected by ISA members. The terms of three current Board Directors will expire in August 2019. ISA members can nominate ANY member of ISA in good standing. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate for the ISA Board of Directors, please send the name to Sheilah Trail at ISA. The person you nominate must be a current member of ISA.

The Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) reviews all nominees and develops a ballot of qualified candidates. From the ballot of qualified candidates, ISA members will elect three directors to fill the positions that will be vacated by Dana Karcher, Skip Kincaid, and Chris Walsh when their Board terms expire in August 2019. (Karcher, Kincaid, and Walsh are all eligible to serve another term should they decide to run again.)

NEC uses the following criteria to evaluate nominees’ qualifications:

  • ISA member in good standing
  • Past contributions and service to ISA and ISA components
  • Past contributions and service to other professional organizations in arboriculture and related fields
  • Past service in committee and leadership roles both within and outside of ISA
  • Professional work experience in arboriculture and related fields including research activities
  • Professional education and training in arboriculture and related fields
  • Business experience and expertise
  • Achievement of Board diversity, including field(s) of expertise and geography
  • Recommendations
  • Any other relevant considerations

The closing date to submit nominations to Sheilah Trail is 31 December 2018 by 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (Chicago Time).

This election will run from 16 March - 30 April 2019.

Please consider nominating someone (including yourself); ISA is a great organization thanks to your participation in the vital process of nominating and electing qualified candidates to the ISA Board. Thanks very much for your help.

Brian Kane, Chair
ISA Nominating and Elections Committee

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December Issue of Arborist News Now Online

The latest issue of Arborist News is now online!

In this issue:
- Core Concepts of Plant Appraisal 
- A Future Under Climate Change
- Lightning & Tree Damage 
- Genus Use Limits Safeguard Street Tree Populations 
- Urban Forest Diversity: Past is Prologue 
- Women’s Arb Camp 2018 

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November Issue of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Now Online

The latest issue of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry is now online!

In this Issue:
- Civic Science in Urban Forestry: Introduction to a Second Special Issue
- Citizen Science and Tree Health Assessment: How Useful Are the Data?
- Accuracy of Volunteer-Derived Data from a Single-Day Inventory Event Built Around a Crowdsourced Tree Mapping Application
- Monitoring Young Tree Survival with Citizen Scientists: The Evolving Tree Checkers Program
- Drivers of Public Participation in Urban Restoration Stewardship Programs: Linkages Between Environmental Identity and Knowledge, and Motivations
- Volunteering for Forest Health: A Public-Private Partnership in Oakville, Ontario, Canada
- Inspiring Resident Engagement: Indentifying Street Tree Stewardship Participation Strategies in Environmental Justice Communities Using a Community-Based Social Marketing Approach

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2019 ISA Conference Abstract Open

 

The International Society of Arboriculture is now accepting presentation submissions for the 2019 ISA Annual International Conference & Trade Show. Our goal is to provide a program that meets the educational needs of attendees presented by speakers of the highest quality who represent the diversity of the ISA membership.

 

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ISA Seeks Qualified Nominees For ISA Board Of Directors

 

The structure of ISA’s Board of Directors consists of the president, the president-elect, and thirteen directors. Five directors are elected by the Council of Representatives (CoR) and eight are elected directly by ISA members.

The purpose of this notice is to solicit nominations from ISA members to fill two upcoming CoR-elected Board positions that will end in August 2019. ISA members can nominate ANY current member of ISA in good standing. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate for the ISA Board of Directors, please send the name(s) to Sheilah Trail at ISA.

 

 

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Attend the ANSI Z133 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the ASC Z133 Committee (Safety Standards for Arboricultural Operations) for the 2022 Revision Cycle has been established as follows:

DATE: 10 October 2018

TIME: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Breakfast from 7am - 8am)

ROOM: Concourse B

LOCATION: Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport

1739 West Nursery Road

Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090 USA

The meeting is open to all, but you must RSVP here by September 26.

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Image Database

ISA has a vast inventory of arboriculture- and urban forestry-related images that were compiled with the help of our members and volunteers.

Through a partnership with Forestry Images, ISA has thousands of photos and graphics available for use. ISA either owns the photos or has permission to permit their use.

Access the Image Database to browse the collection of images.

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