ISA Today - June 2019

Team Member Introductions

Jun 21, 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 two of our creative colleagues from the Marketing Services Department, Online Experience Specialist Eric Marsh and Graphic Designer Tracy McCutchion.

ISA Southern Chapter is Recruiting Arbor Fair and ISA Conference Volunteers!

Jun 21, 2019

The ISA Southern Chapter is actively recruiting volunteers to support the Arbor Fair and Expo held during the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), 9 – 11 August 2019, at Lakeshore Park, Knoxville, Tennessee, and the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show, 11 – 14 August, at the Knoxville Convention Center. ISA members and non-members of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Skip Kincaid Announced as ISA Southern Chapter Executive Director

Jun 21, 2019

Skip Kincaid has been announced as the new ISA Southern Chapter ISA executive director. Skip replaces Dwayne Carter who is retiring after nearly 30 years of service.

ISA Pre-Conference Sessions Deep Dive into Critical Topics

Jun 21, 2019

Jumpstart your learning. Pre-conference workshops delve into hot topics before the conference officially kicks off. Hands on, interactive sessions, facilitated by global leaders in arboriculture and urban forestry, help you to build your expertise and develop skills you can immediately put to work

Join us for these rare opportunities to network with your peers and engage in shared learning. Participants are awarded continuing education units (CEUs) at the end of each workshop. Space is limited. So, be sure to register early for one or more pre-conference learning experiences.

SMA Workshop Prepares Individuals for ISA Municipal Specialist Certification Exam

Jun 21, 2019

Join the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), Wednesday, 14 August 2019, for a full-day workshop to prepare for the ISA Municipal Specialist Certification exam. The ISA Municipal Specialist Certification Preparation Course was developed by the SMA and will provide an overview of all six of the exam’s domains, including: Policy/Planning, Administration, Risk Management, Arboricultural Practices, Communication Skills, and Public Relations/Education. The presentations for each domain will include terms, key concepts, and suggested items for self-study. (Exams will be offered at a future date.)

ISA Special Election Notice – Your Vote Counts!

Jun 21, 2019

The ISA Board of Directors consists of 15 directors. Eight (8) directors are elected by ISA members and five (5) are elected by the ISA’s Council of Representatives. The other two directors are the president and president-elect, who are elected by the current Board of Directors.

The recent general election selected Skip Kincaid as a director. Between the time Skip was nominated, elected, and now, he accepted a position as the ISA Southern Chapter executive director. This employment role creates a conflict of interest for Skip acting as an ISA Board Director; therefore, Skip has resigned from the board. This circumstance created the need for a special election. The members will choose a director to fill Skip’s three-year term.

ISA Updated Best Management Practices – Pruning Available Now

Jun 21, 2019

We’re excited to announce that ISA’s Best Management Practices: Pruning has been released and is available for purchase online. This new, modernized edition includes updated illustrations in full color, with adjustments to the text that reflect ANSI A300* standardizations. (*ANSI A300 is the tree care industry standard of care in the USA.)

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 European Tree Climbing Championship

Jun 21, 2019

ISA is proud of all the skilled arborists and climbers that competed in this weekend's European Tree Climbing Championship (ETCC) events held in Putbus, Germany. Congratulations to the 2019 European Masters’ Challenge winners Josephine Hedger, United Kingdom, and Frits Vanderwerff, Belgium.

Thank you to our ETCC sponsors and volunteers. This event would not be possible without your support. Follow ITCC on Facebook to view pictures of the events and the results.

Tree Fund Update

Jun 21, 2019

Read the June 2019 issue of TREE Press for leading thoughts from TREE Fund President and CEO J. Eric Smith, the volunteer spotlight on Peter Andre, a familiar Tour des Trees volunteer, and updates on TREE Fund’s 2019 research and education awards. Find info about grant applications, upcoming webinars and more.

Call for Submissions — ISA’s Arborist News Seeks Articles

Jun 21, 2019

ISA’s educational periodical Arborist News seeks articles to be considered for publication in upcoming issues. Articles should be submitted via email to the editorial office at Feature articles range between 1500 to 2000 words; shorter articles range between 500 to 1000 words. Images are encouraged. For more information about submission guidelines and the review process, please contact the editorial office.

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