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    Coastal Arborist Events

      • August 04, 2022
      • August 25, 2022
      • 7 sessions
      • Zoom Webinar


      ISA Certified Arborist®  Exam Review Course

      Presented by:  

      Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich

      Certified Arborist

      About: Over seven sessions, instructors and certified arborists Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich will help attendees prepare for the exam with talks covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees.  Attendees will also learn about eligibility for the exam and taking the exam.

      STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at www.isa-arbor.com and www.amazon.com. The GAA does have a limited amount of Study Guides available.  Please contact brittany@georgiaarborist.org if you would like to make a donation in exchange for a study guide.  Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam.  You can find a copy of the ISA Certified Arborist Application Guide HERE.

      Location: Zoom Call, Reminders will be sent out to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before.

      Please be sure to read all instructions within your confirmation and reminder emails to ensure you are fully registered to receive the Zoom call log in links and passwords

      The Exam to follow is scheduled for September 8, 2022 in Rome, GA and you can find more information here about registering.  Application and Registration must be handled through the ISA and the Registration deadline for the exam is August 23, 2022

      This course will meet seven times:

      Thursday 8/4;  9am- 11:30 am

      Welcome and Introductions

      Course Introduction and Objectives

      Chapter 1 – Biology- Rob Swanson

      15 minute break

      Chapter 2- Tree ID- Kay Evanovich


      Tuesday 8/9;  9 a.m- 11:30 am

      Chapter 3- Soil- Kay Evanovich

      Chapter 4- water- Kay Evanovich

      15 minute break

      Chapter 6-Tree selection- Kay Evanovich

      Exam Information- GFC Representative


      Thursday 8/11;  9 am- 11 am

      Chapter 5- Nutrition- Rob Swanson

      15 minute break

      Chapter 10- Diagnosis- Rob Swanson


      Tuesday 8/16;  9 am- 11:30 am

      Chapter 9- Support/lightning- Rob Swanson

      15 minute break

      Chapter 11- Healthcare – Rob Swanson


      Thursday 8/18;  9 am- 11:30 am

      Chapter 7- Installation/establishment - Kay Evanovich

      15 minute break

      Chapter 8- Pruning- Rob Swanson


      Tuesday 8/23;  9 am- 11:30 am

      Chapter 13- Construction- Kay Evanovich

      15 minute break

      Chapter 14- Urban Forestry- Kay Evanovich


       Thursday 8/25;  9 am- 11:30 am

      Chapter 15- Safety - Rob Swanson

      Chapter 16- Climbing- Rob Swanson

      Chapter 12- Risk assessment - Rob Swanson

      All registrants will also be sent a link to each class recording at the end of each week.

      Cost: GAA members $100, Non-Members $160 (includes 1 year membership to GAA)

      SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE SPONSORED BY GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION, AVAILABLE to tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists.  Applicants must be employees within the state of Georgia only.

      Deadline for scholarship applications is July 29th, 2022.

      Submit application: Download Here

      ISA CEUs: 15       

      Questions? Contact GAA Administrator at 404-913-1422 or at info@georgiaarborist.org

    Georgia Arborist Association

    Email:  info@georgiaarborist.org
    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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