ISA Today - September 2019

Team Member Introductions

Sep 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, meet Brenda Rose, our accounting specialist, and Chericka Ashley, our education products and services support specialist.

ISA Seeks Qualified Nominees for the ISA Board of Directors Test

Sep 19, 2019

The purpose of this notice is to solicit nominations from ISA members to fill four director positions that will become open in August 2020. ISA members can nominate ANY current ISA member (including themselves) in good standing.

Bridging the Gap — Bilingual Tree Worker Training

Sep 19, 2019

Service to others, as the saying goes, is the key to happiness, and for many ISA members, sharing their knowledge of the tree industry is their way of serving the community.

Taking Root Scholarship Awarded

Sep 19, 2019

ISA’s mission involves promoting the professional practice of arboriculture, and many of our ISA members and supporting companies offer opportunities for future arborists to earn an education. Arborjet, a leader in tree and plant health care, is an example of that with their recent announcement that it has awarded the 2019 Taking Root Scholarship to this year’s deserving students. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the program offers $10,000 in scholarships to students who plan to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology or a related major at an accredited two-or four-year college.

North American Tree Climbing Competition

Sep 19, 2019

The North American Tree Climbing Competition (NATCC) is coming up in San Diego, California. Join us 11 — 13 October 2019 at Balboa Park and witness an exciting display of performance excellence and safe tree climbing practices. To learn more about NATCC and other upcoming competitions please visit the website.

ISA Ethics Program

Sep 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 our internal compliance program. 

Upcoming Changes to ISA Shipping Rates

Sep 19, 2019

ISA’s shipping rates are being updated to address the continued rate increases from all carriers (UPS, FedEx and the US Postal Service).  Effective 1 October 2019, ISA will charge the actual cost of shipping for all product orders. Shipping rates will be adjusted daily and will be based directly on the costs from our carriers. ISA will receive no revenue from this change.


Tree Fund Update

Sep 19, 2019

Read the September 2019 issue of TREE Press for leading thoughts from TREE Fund President and CEO J. Eric Smith, the volunteer spotlight on Geoff Kempter, who was awarded the 2019 Ken Ottman Volunteer Award, and updates about the Tree Fund’s research and education awards. Find info about grant applications, upcoming webinars and more.

Call for Submissions — ISA’s Arborist News Seeks Articles

Sep 19, 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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