ISA Today - March 2020

Our Priority during COVID-19 is the Health and Well Being of our Stakeholders

Mar 23, 2020

At ISA, our biggest priority is the health and safety of our members, credential holders, credential candidates, partners, volunteers, and staff. As the global landscape changes daily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and government and public health officials work to contain this virus and minimize the spread, I wanted to personally reach out to you and let you know the contingencies ISA is putting in place.

Update on ISA 2020 Asia Pacific and ISA 2020 European Tree Climbing Championships

Mar 23, 2020

After carefully consulting with data from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and key stakeholders in the events, we have decided to cancel the 2020 ISA Asia Pacific Tree Climbing Championship (APTCC) in Singapore originally scheduled for 1-3 May and the 2020 ISA European Tree Climbing Championship. 

Update on ISA 2020 Conference

Mar 23, 2020

Based on the current situation, ISA plans to hold the 2020 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, planned for 9-12 August in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, with the continuing developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), ISA is continually monitoring the evolving climate and reviewing information shared by global organizations, health authorities, and local and federal government agencies.

ISA Celebrates Women in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

Mar 23, 2020

In honor of International Women’s Day (8 March 2020) and Women’s History Month, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) will feature stories about women in the arboriculture industry throughout the month to honor their contributions to the industry. We are thrilled to showcase women from around the world and across disciplines as they continue to bring their enthusiasm, determination, and expertise to our profession. 

Continuing your Education

Mar 23, 2020

As part of the response to COVID-19, notable health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, along with state and federal governments, are encouraging individuals to stay at home and self-quarantine. During this time ISA encourages our members and credential holders to use this time to continue your arboricultural education.

TCIA and ISA Issue Joint Guidance to Assist Tree Care Companies

Mar 23, 2020

ISA and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) have issued guidance to assist their members in response to the spread of COVID-19. As more state and local governments increase quarantine measures, TCIA and ISA are encouraging governments to ensure tree care companies and arborists are deemed “essential” work and are able to continue to provide vital services in this time of national emergency.

To read the press release, please visit the ISA website.

Invitation to Volunteer

Mar 23, 2020

As we continue to plan for ISA’s upcoming 2020 International Tree Climbing Championship as well as the 2020 ISA Conference and Trade Show, ISA asks that if you are interested in volunteering, please review the schedule of events on the TCC website to confirm your availability.

March Issue of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry is Available Online

Mar 23, 2020

Read the latest issue of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry magazine. Featured in this issue: A Review of United States Arboricultural Operation Fatal and Nonfatal Incidents, The Relationship Between Women’s Preferences for Landscape Spatial Configurations and Relevant Socio-Economic Variables, Heritage Trees in Macau: Relationships Among Biomass Structure, Age and Ecosystem Service, and more.

Theme picker