ISA Today - December 2020

ISA 2021 International Conference is Going Virtual

Dec 16, 2020

We would like to thank everyone who attended, sponsored, volunteered and partnered with ISA for helping us make the ISA 2020 International Virtual Conference a great success. With over 3,600 arborists and urban foresters from around the world, new connections were made, CEUs were earned and, most importantly, our attendees were able to improve their arboricultural knowledge. In light of this success, and to ensure the safety and well-being of our attendees, members, employees, partners and vendors, ISA is excited to share that ISA’s 2021 Conference will be a virtual event again in December and our 2022 conference will be hosted in September in Malmo Sweden! Be on the lookout for more information in the coming months.

Congratulations to the 2020 Awards of Distinction Winners

Dec 16, 2020

The ISA Awards of Distinction are the highest honors given by the organization. Recipients are nominated by ISA members and industry professionals. Nominations are then reviewed by the ISA Awards Committee.

Congratulations to the 2020 ISA True Professionals of Arboriculture

Dec 16, 2020

Established in 2009, the ISA True Professionals of Arboriculture recognizes ISA members and credential holders who demonstrate dedication, skill and creativity in reaching out to their communities, clients, colleagues and employees to provide training and education about tree care and the benefits of trees.

Rebecca Johnson Receives the 2020 ISA President’s Award

Dec 16, 2020

Each year, the current president of the ISA Board of Directors selects one or more individuals who’ve made a significant and positive impact within the industry. At the 2020 ISA International Virtual Conference Past President Paul Johnson honored Rebecca Johnson with the 2020 President’s Award.

2020 Tree Cities of the World Application Deadline

Dec 16, 2020

The Tree Cities of the World Program, a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, is in its second year of recognizing cities that are striving for excellence in urban forestry. In a typical year, a city must meet 5 basic standards of urban forest management, but this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they only need to meet 4 standards. Application is simple and free. Learn more about the standards and how to apply at The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

Read the latest issue of Arborist News Now!

Dec 16, 2020

The latest issue of Arborist News is now available to read online. Featured in this issue: Continuing Education: Tree Defect Identification; Stockholm’s Woodland Cemetery 24; Urban Tree and the Law: Reviewing the Basics; and Climbers’ Corner: How to Fall in Love with Throwline.

ISA Headquarters — Holiday Closure

Dec 16, 2020

ISA Headquarters will be closed 24 December 2020 through 1 January 2021 for our annual holiday closure. Any items ordered from our web store between now and the end of the year will not be shipped until after 2 January 2021

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