ISA Today - April 2019

Student Grant Opportunities to Attend the 2019 ISA Annual International Conference and Tradeshow

Apr 22, 2019

ISA encourages the growth of future professionals and supports two separate award/grant programs to help students attend the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show, 11 – 14 August 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Students: Apply here for the Student Ambassador Program or AREA (Arboriculture Research and Education Academy) Student Travel Grant today! The application deadline is midnight EDT, 30 April 2019.

Registration is Open for the 2019 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show

Apr 22, 2019

Join us in scenic Knoxville, Tennessee, 11 – 14 August, for the 2019 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and save up to 30 percent. Register today!

ISA Election News: Voting Closes 30 April 2019!

Apr 22, 2019

Don’t miss this important opportunity to vote in the ISA General Election. Three upcoming open seats on the ISA Board of Directors will be filled, along with two upcoming open seats on the ISA Nominating and Elections Committee.

Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Educators' Symposium & Summit, 19 – 22 May 2019

Apr 22, 2019

We encourage you to attend the Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Educators' Symposium & Summit this spring. The symposium organizing committee looks forward to continuing a critical conversation highlighted at ISA’s Workforce Summit held last fall. Join peers and educators for this important forum. Register today!

Congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Tree Climbing Championship Masters’ Challenge Winners

Apr 22, 2019

The New Zealand Arboricultural Association, with the support of dedicated volunteers, hosted the Asia-Pacific Tree Climbing Championship earlier this month. Follow @internationaltcc on Facebook to see pictures from this amazing event.

Seeking Volunteers for ISA Tree Climbing Championships

Apr 22, 2019

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; visit

Team Member Introductions

Apr 22, 2019

ISA is introducing new staff members who have joined its team to work on behalf of members and credential holders. In this issue of ISA Today, meet Credentialing Manager Erin Dupree, who works with CEUs, applications and the Certification Liaison Committee, and Compliance Services Manager Rosa Gutierrez, who covers ISA ethics cases, credential holder and credential holder candidate appeals, ISA trademark violations, and ANSI and Z133 safety standard audits.

Personnel Certification ANSI/ISO Accreditation

Apr 22, 2019

Arborists practicing in the US are probably familiar with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and the standards set forth for our industry (mainly A300 and Z133 standards). Did you know there are also industry standards for certification bodies?

Tree Fund Update

Apr 22, 2019

Catch the April 2019 issue of TREE Press for leading thoughts from TREE Fund President and CEO J. Eric Smith, the volunteer spotlight on Kevin Jones, Business Development Manager of ACRT Vegetation Management Services, and the positive impact of Tree Fund’s sponsored research. Also get information on grant applications, upcoming webinars and much more.

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