School of Arboriculture

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Increase your tree and landscape knowledge! The Arboretum's Professional Courses, offer CEUs for arborists and landscape architects, and keep you at the forefront of your profession. These courses are open to professionals and novices, and are all taught by national leaders in their field of expertise.

Certified Arborists: Our courses carry International Society of Arboriculture Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 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.

Landscape Architects: Many courses are Pennsylvania CE certified.  If you are a Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania, specified courses will help you meet the requirements of the necessary course time of 24 clock hours / 2 years.

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Tree Canopy Conference
Green Infrastructure in the Urbanized Environment

These are challenging times for the communities responsible for maintaining a healthy tree canopy. There seems to be an alarming spread of blights, infestations, and extreme weather affecting our trees resulting in a diminishing tree canopy. Leafy, arching canopies of elm, ash, oak, and London plane trees over our streets and parks are declining. As park, municipal, and college campus managers, we must adapt and learn from other professionals who will be sharing their successful tree canopy strategies with us during this day-long conference.

Friday, October 13, 2017, at Haverford College, Stokes Hall Auditorium.
Fee Per Person- $135- Registration includes lunch, break refreshments, and reception.

This conference carries 5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (Science= 0.5, Practice=0, Management=4.5).

Cancellations received by October 6 will be fully refunded less a $10 processing fee.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:15 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

ISA TRAQ - Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The TRAQ course was created by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This training opportunity is sponsored by the Penn/Del Chapter of the ISA and hosted by the Morris Arboretum. The course will provide a high level of training for arborists, landscape architects, and landscape management professionals in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized process for assessing tree risk.

TRAQ is a two-day course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and a field component. The course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ exam to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. It is required that you attend the course and successfully pass the exam in order to receive the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. The content of this course will focus on the following areas: tree biology and mechanics, tree inspection and assessment, data analysis and risk categorization, and risk reporting.

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to retake the course and pass the exam every five years in order to maintain the qualification. To be able to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the following credentials: ISA Certified Arborist® or ISA Board Certified Master Arborist ®; ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified; a national certification or certificate in Arboriculture; Licensing or certification from an approved State/Province program; SAF Certified Forester; ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) Status; a degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, traditional forestry, or horticulture from an accredited college or university.

Confirmation packets are shipped three weeks prior to the start of class. Bring these materials with you to the class. The class takes place at Morris Arboretum, 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

This course carries 14.5 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists® and ISA Board Certified Master Arborists® (P=6, M=6, S=2.5)

Thursday, Friday, November 9 & 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Registration deadline: October 11, 2017

Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/9/2017 and ending 11/11/2017 at 8:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 650.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 750.00 ea.

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