ISA Approved Sessions 2017-06-09T20:26:42+00:00

ISA Approved Session

Certified Arborists, get the CEUs you need by attending below education sessions.

Laura Miller, TCNP

Protecting Pollinators

This presentation will provide for discussion of one of the most important environmental issues facing the Green Industry, the protection of honey bees and other native pollinators, and how we can minimize the negative impact of insecticide use with product selection and timing, as well as maximize the positive impact that ornamental plants can have on pollinator habitat.

CEUs available: TNLA; TDA – General; ISA – CA, TW Climber, Utility Specialist, BCMA – Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist

Dotty Woodson

Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Irrigation

Water use increases from 35 to 70% during the irrigation season. Water utilities must have the supply, treatment capability and infrastructure to supply this increased water demand. As large urban areas grow in population and development, the cost of supply, treatment and infrastructure increases therefore the water cost to customers increase. An affordable option for landscape irrigation is rainwater harvesting.

CEUs Available: TNLA; TCEQ; ISA – CA, TW Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, BCMA – Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; ARCSA (.2)

Best Management Practices for Healthy Trees

Gene Gehring – Urban Renewal, Inc.

Trees are usually the highest value item in the landscape yet their care is often misunderstood. In this talk, you will see examples of best maintenance practices, learn why they are best for the tree and also see examples of what to avoid. April will emphasize the importance of educating the client so they understand what you are doing and support your recommendations.

CEUs Available: TNLA; ISA – CA, TW Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, BCMA-Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist

Dr. Kenneth Farrish

Advance Water Properties of Soil and How These Properties Affect Your Irrigation Procedures

In this presentation, gain informative insight on how water and soil relate and learn to understand how particular soil properties affect aspects of water including soil water content, water potentials, water movement, water coefficients and available water capacity. Also gain understanding on the overall hydrologic cycle and how routine soil procedures impact water/soil properties.

CEUs Available: TNLA; TCEQ; ISA – CA, BCMA-Practice, Municipal Specialist; ARCSA (.2); APLD

Nicholas Staddon

Therapeutic Plant Values into your Plant Selection

Horticultural therapy is a time-proven practice, and therapeutic benefits of garden environments have been documented since ancient times. Join Nicholas Staddon for an introduction into this growing and much used area of opportunity, not only for our profession, but the people and communities that in the end will reap the benefits.

CEUs Available: TNLA; ISA – CA, TW Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, BCMA-Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; APLD

Dr. Sam Feagley

Maintaining Soil Fertility in an Urban Environment

Maintaining plant growth in an urban environment is critical to the reduction of erosion of soil particles and landscape aesthetics. Maintaining plant growth starts with the correct selections of plant materials for the soils in the area because some plants do best in acid soils, some do best in near neutral soils, and some do best in alkaline soils. The next part is maintaining sufficient nutrients and water for the plants to grow. Soil testing is the only way to determine the pH and chemistry of the soil to help select the appropriate plants and sources and amounts of nutrients. Water quality and quantity of application is also important to assure the amount of plant growth desired and reduce the potential for runoff and erosion of nutrients and soil.

CEUs Available: TNLA; TCEQ; ISA – CA, BCMA-Science, Municipal Specialist; APLD

Janet Rademacher

Durable, Drought-Tolerant Plants for Texas!

A selection of 30 hardy trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, groundcovers and succulents which are adapted throughout Texas will be shared and discussed.

CEUs Available: TNLA; TCEQ; ISA – CA, BCMA-Practice, TW Aerial Lift Specialist, Municipal Specialist; APLD