School of Arboriculture

Thank you for your interest in continuing education at the Morris Arboretum!

International Society of Arboriculture
The Arboretum’s professional training courses carry International Society of Arboriculture Continuing Education Units. If you are an ISA certified arborist and need to maintain certification by taking 30 credits over a three-year period, the following classes offer the opportunity to gain CEUs while learning from field experts.

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Introductory Tree Climbing for Women (May 30, 9am-4pm)
Rachel Brudzinski
Arborist, New York Botanical Garden and ISA Michigan Tree Climbing Female State
Champion, 2012

Women can be talented, successful climbers even in a field traditionally dominated
by men. This course, taught by ISA state champion tree climber, Rachel Brudzinski, will demonstrate climbing techniques especially geared to female climbers. It will also provide a basic understanding of tree biology that is so critical for practicing arborists. The class will focus on teaching women with a passion for arboriculture how to create and maintain a safe working environment, develop fundamental arboricultural skills, and learn the professional techniques necessary to develop an approach for climbing a tree. You will learn some of the latest professional tree climbing advancements and you will have the
opportunity to participate in supervised in-tree climbing. This class will give you the chance to experience trees in a whole new light. Novice to advanced women climbers are welcome. Wear long pants and comfortable, hard soled shoes. If you have regulation climbing gear including a rope, harness, hardhat with chin strap, and eye protection, please bring it. You may also want to bring gloves.
We will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center. This course carries 5.75 CEUs for ISA certified arborists. (S=1, P=4, M=.75)

Saturday, May 30
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Raindate: Saturday, June 6
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $125.00 ea.

Advancing Your Climbing Skills for Women (May 31, 9am-4pm)
Rachel Brudzinski
Arborist, New York Botanical Garden and ISA Michigan Tree Climbing Female State Champion, 2012

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced female climbers seeking to experience a deeper understanding of innovative arboriculture techniques. Students will learn essential knots, daily gear maintenance, and safety regulations mandated for climbing arborists. During the course, students will have a minimum of six hours of personal in-tree climbing instruction.This class will focus on climbing skills and various ascension and positioning techniques meant to further your comfort within the canopy. Prerequisite: Students must have previously taken Introductory Tree Climbing for Women, or have a minimum of 30 hours of in-tree experience. (Students can register for both Intro. and Advanced courses in the same weekend.) Please wear appropriate clothing, including long sleeves, flexible and durable pants, and high ankle/light weight footwear. If you have regulation climbing gear including a rope, harness, hardhat with chin strap, and eye protection, please bring it. You may also want to bring gloves. We will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center. This course carries 6 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=0, P=6, M=0)

Sunday, May 31
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Raindate: Sunday, June 7
Single class scheduled on 5/31/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $125.00 ea.

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