2013 Arboriculture Short Course

17 August, 2015

Arborists make a career of caring for trees in urban and suburban landscapes.

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They work for companies commonly referred to as tree experts, tree services, tree care, arborists, tree specialists, and others.

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Once upon a time trees were widely praised for their beauty and shade.


Today's hard-knocks economy requires a different look at the trees that are often planted and maintained with taxpayers' dollars.


While beauty and shade are still legitimate reasons to support trees and urban forestry, it currently makes more sense to look at their practical contributions.


Fortunately the data and facts are there to do the job.

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Here are some examples Trees not only slow the rush of storm water, they help anchor soil and prevent erosion.

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This adds up to clean water supplies.

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Business and Social Factors Federal, state, and local sources of assistance Contributed by P.

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Eric Wiseman, Associate Professor of Urban Forestry, Virginia Tech WHEN DO I NEED AN ARBORIST? Still not sure if a Registered Consulting Arborist is for you? Consider that consulting arborists are called upon to advise in the most challenging situations needing experience in the science and practice of arboriculture, as well as specific expertise in the practical, ethical and objective role of consultant.

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Their role is to bring a comprehensive, objective viewpoint to the diagnosis, appraisal and evaluation of arboricultural issues.

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For landscape professionals and designers versed in Low Impact Development and L.

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's new Model Water Efficiency Ordinance, try the Green Gardens Group , an organization devoted to educating homeowners, design professionals, and the local community in the latest eco-restorative landscape techniques.


Registered Consulting Arborists must periodically obtain CEUs and abide by ASCA Standards of Professional Practice to maintain their credentials.


A referral directory for both Registered Consulting Arborists and Consulting Arborists is available online.

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RCAs are often employed to consult and arbitrate on complex tree policy or tree litigation matters requiring an objective and impartial third-party participant.


 RCAs may also be hired to conduct tree inventories and prepare tree preservation and maintenance specifications for large populations of trees in municipalities, subdivisions, and corporate campuses.

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The rain gardens will be planted with native plants to NorthwestOhio.


The rain gardens will be for public education and functionto reduce the amount of stormwater runoff into the combined sewer-stormwater system.


Click here to see the picturesof the new rain garden construction.


For municipal managers To teach municipal managers how to grade trees and logs for timber value, negotiate removal contracts, and market urban and community wood, the Wood Utilization Team sponsors M unicipal M anagers U rban T imber H arvesting for H ardwood L umber Utili z ation and Recovery ( M2UTiH2LzR ) training sessions and outreach in coordination with the Illinois Arborist Association.

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Tree Stuff - equipment for professional arborists The San Diego Urban Forest Council.

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The Homeowners Column

17 August, 2015

Yolo County Arborist was established by Sean Cookman in 2001 and provides arboricultural services to residential, commercial and municipalities in Yolo County and surrounding communities.

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All pruning is done using guidelines set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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We keep up to date with the latest techniques and information, and adhere to the safety standards set by our industry (ISA and ANSI), as well as Cal-OSHA.

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Affiliate with a professional association that offers members educational opportunities.

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The International Society of Arboriculture is dedicated to training and certifying arborists working in parks, forests, private landscaping roles and tree science research.


Alternately, check out the National Recreation and Park Association as well as your state's Department of Agriculture and forestry division.

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Step 3 Look for those persons that are Certified by the International Society of Arboriculture ( ISA ) () as an arborist and/or tree worker.


Time should be taken to ask for their current ID card and number for verification through the ISA.

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Confirm that they are current in their standing and that they do not have any formal complaints against them.

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In his free time, Aleck mentors aspiring arborists, volunteers his skills to neighborhood enhancement projects, hones his climbing skills in the Dragoon Mountains, pedals everywhere he can (including coast to coast this past summer) and still manages to do his chores and feed the critters at his urban homestead in mid-town Tucson.


Kevin's range of knowledge and advice was exceeded only by the quality of service he provided.


His crews could not have more courteous to us or more respectful of our property.

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— James, Westfield Check phone directory under tree service or tree care.


A phone ad is no guarantee of good work, but at least indicates some degree of permanence.


1986 - 1987 President, Napa Valley Chapter, California Arborists Association After joining any number of arborist associations, including the Tree Care Industry of America (TCIA) and the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), the main goal is to get certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

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There are essentially five different licenses an arborist can acquire from the ISA along his or her career path.


Before receiving each one, arborists must take an exam that tests their knowledge, abilities and experience.


The largest group of licensed arborists is the Certified Arborist , the first certification an arborist can receive.

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These credential holders generally have basic knowledge of tree science and basic skill in tree care.

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17 August, 2015

Vermont Arborists is a leading provider of tree care and tree removal.


When Vermont Arborists comes to your property our primary goal is to make your land look beautiful.


The Forestry Division is comprised of a supervisor and a technician.

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Both employees are International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists.

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Arborist's entire staff of Account Managers are trained and certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).


Arborist Work for the Greater Philadelphia Service Area What Is a Certified Arborist? An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees.


ISA Arborist Certification is a non-governmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge.


It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture.


Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual's knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.

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Certification is not a measure of standards of practice.

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Certification can attest to the tree knowledge of an individual but cannot guarantee or ensure quality performance.

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Similarly, a number of cities employ city foresters or tree inspectors who are often certified arborists.

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They typically work in the parks and recreation or public works departments.

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They can help diagnose a tree's problem and will also offer advice on tree care and management.


Contact your city local services to determine whether your city employs a city forester.

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Tree Inspectors are certified by the Minnesota DNR (Department of Natural Resources).

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All tree inspectors must pass an exam covering certain aspects of tree care and management.


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16 August, 2015

Welcome to Quick N Clean Carpet Care , we are so happy you stopped by.


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Think about it, your client sees you pull up and do your job but they aren't thinking about all the different steps, chemistry, and work that is going into cleaning their carpets.


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The equipment needed to clean both residential and commercial locations are not much different and most carpet cleaning services will routinely take care of both types of clients.

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The point is that the profitability of carpet cleaning has been overstated for decades.


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The big money might just be in selling franchises and carpet cleaning equipment.


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Our members are TOP NOTCH and more than willing to help you start, and more importantly SUCCEED with your new carpet cleaning business! Carpet Audits Doug Berjer has written extensively on cleaning, carpet cleaning, and water conservation issues.


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Claremont To Give Residents Free Mulch Saturday

16 August, 2015

Oct, 30 - The job fair was a collaborative effort between HACLA's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, Imperial Courts Work Source Portal, and Housinc Authority of the County Of Los Angeles to connect clients in the FSS program as well as public housing residents with real time employment opportunities.


The end of one tree section facing the nearby walkway will be cut and sanded flat to expose the approximately 70 growth rings (exact number to be determined later).

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Menlo Park Historical Association Board member Jim Lewis was contacted by city staff to suggest some appropriate local historical dates with which to mark a half dozen or so of the rings, which will then be protected by a permanent transparent cover.

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Jim and this author (MPHA President) immediately noticed that the rings tell us that the tree was probably planted when the park was first created (early 1930s, see story in The Gate Post for Oct-Dec 2011 ).

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In addition, the City's arborist and its tree maintenance contractor, West Coast Arborists, are inspecting every tree in the median along Irvine Avenue from Westcliff / 17th Street to Dover Drive,” the statement said.

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The third-party arborist will inspect those trees and make a recommendation to remove trees found to have any potential risk of falling.

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City workers will remove the 30-feet tall pine tree and replant an 8-feet-tall Afghan pine in its place.

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Community Services Manager Mike Pacheco said that the new pine is expected to reach up to 40 feet when full grown.

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The trees can reach 20 feet in width.


Trimming - removal of limbs blocking streetlights, traffic signals, traffic warning signs and site distance issues at intersections.


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15 August, 2015

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