ISA Today - November 2019

Team Member Introductions

Nov 19, 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, please meet Jamie Vidich, the editorial and publishing manager, and Kathy Brennan, the director of educational products and services.

ISA Headquarters — U.S. Closure

Nov 19, 2019

ISA Headquarters will be closed Thursday and Friday, 28-29 November 2019. 

ISA Accepting Presentation Submissions for the 2020 ISA Annual Conference

Nov 19, 2019

ISA is seeking proposals from leaders within the fields of arboriculture, tree biology, urban forestry and more to share their best practices, expertise and passion with the professionals who care for our canopy at the 2020 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show in Albuquerque, N.M., U.S.

ISA Encourages Cities to Apply to the Tree Cities of the World Program

Nov 19, 2019

ISA encourages every eligible city to apply for recognition in the inaugural year of the Tree Cities of the World program, a joint initiative of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

ISA Ethics Program

Nov 19, 2019

ISA is responsible for maintaining and supporting the integrity of our credentials, and we accomplish this goal in many ways. Over the next several issues of ISA Today, we will share some highlights from each of these areas. This issue covers the role of ISA trademark and logo protections.

Canadian Environmental Agency Educates Students about the Importance of Trees and Urban Forestry

Nov 19, 2019

As more information about the importance of trees becomes readily available, organizations are looking for ways to educate the public about the many benefits of trees. One organization, the Oakvillegreen Conservation Association, an agency in Ontario, Canada that works to protect the environment and promote sustainable planning and urban forestry stewardship, created a program that teaches students about proper tree care and their benefits.

Giving Tuesday Reminder

Nov 19, 2019

Just a reminder that ISA will once again participate in the #GivingTuesday global movement coming up in December. Members and credential holders are encouraged to show support by making a donation on 3 December 2019 to other green industry or environmental organizations.

Fueled by social media, #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving as a way for people around the world to give back to causes and issues that matter to them.

We encourage our members and credential holders to support the organization of your choice during the 2019 social media campaign, two examples being the TREE Fund and Saluting Branches.

TREE Fund Update

Nov 19, 2019

Read the November 2019 issue of TREE Press for leading thoughts from the new TREE Fund President and CEO Russell King, the volunteer spotlight about Laura Iles, a Tour des Trees event staff member, and updates about Tour des Trees 2020. Find info about grant applications, upcoming webinars and more.

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