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    NATS Presents: Arboriculture in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    • March 01, 2010
    • March 05, 2010
    • Cornelia City Park (Wyly Street) Park Dr, Cornelia GA 30531
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    Presents:
    Arboriculture in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Location: Cornelia City Park
    (Wyly Street) Park Dr, Cornelia GA 30531

    Date: March 1-4, 2010
    Time: 8 am – 4:30 pm

    Presenters: Odis Sisk and Phillip Kelley

    Sign up by calling toll free 888-652-9116
    Or online at www.northamericantrainingsolutions.com

    ISA Certified Arborists earn
    6.5 ISA CEUs per Course



    Main Topics

    March 1
    Tree Pruning and Advanced Climbing
    Price $115 (If registered before February 25 $95)

    • ANSI Standards for Pruning and Climbing
    • Tree Physiology
    • CODIT
    • Pruning Objectives
    • Determining Pruning Cycle and Dosage
    • Young Tree Structural Pruning
    • Development or maintaining a dominant leader
    • Establishment of Temporary Branches
    • Mature Tree Pruning and Maintenance
    • Canopy Reduction
    • Restoration Pruning
    • Canopy Preservation and Dynamics
    • Non- Invasive Climbing Techniques
    • Climbing Systems for Fall Protection and Work
    • Positioning
    • Open Climbing Systems
    • Foot Lock Techniques
    • Friction Management


    March 2
    Introduction to Tree Inspection and Compaction Mitigation
    Price $240 (If registered before February 25 $200)
    •  Tree and Decay Physiology
    •  Tree Growth and Structure
    •  Tree Dynamics and Work-Related Physics
    •  Canopy Cycling
    •  Introduction to Visual Tree Inspection
    •  Red Flag Indicators
    •  Introduction to Resistograph (including demonstrations)
    • (Instrument used to determine tree density differences that are then used to detect decay)
    •  Introduction to Decay Analysis
    •  Introduction to Air Excavator (including demonstrations)
    • (Use of pressurized air during tree root exploration and compaction mitigation)
    •  Management Techniques

    March 3
    Rigging and Aerial Chainsaw Operation
    Cost $190 (If registered before February 25 $150)
    •  Personal Protective Equipment
    •  Emergency Protocol
    •  Fall Protection Standards
    •  Throw Line Techniques
    •  Open Climbing Systems
    •  Friction Management
    •  Load and Pull Testing
    •  Work Positioning
    •  Aerial Chainsaw Starting Procedures
    •  Aerial Chainsaw Safety and Operation
    •  Notching and Bore Cutting Techniques
    •  Rigging Techniques for Aerial Tree Removal
    •  Single-Block Techniques and Forces
    •  Multi-Block Techniques and Forces
    •  Lifting of Limbs
    •  Drift/Transfer Lines
    •  Mechanical Advantage
    •  Controlled Speed Line

    March 4
    Chainsaw Safety and Felling Techniques
    Cost $115 (If registered before February 25 $95)
    •  Personal Protective Equipment
    •  Emergency Protocol
    •  Work Plan
    •  5-Step Felling Plan
    •  Red Flag Indicators and Wood Decay
    •  Lean Assessment
    •  Biomass Assessment
    •  Escape Plan
    •  5-15-90 Rule
    •  Use of Felling Sights
    •  Starting Procedures
    •  Notch Plan
    •  Open Face and 45⁰ Notch
    •  Bore Cutting Techniques
    •  Using Wedges to Create Lift
    •  Mechanical Advantage
    •  Quantifying Back Lean
    •  Chainsaw Maintenance

    March 5
    Inclement Weather Make Up Day

    Georgia Arborist Association


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    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 8802 ~ Atlanta, GA  31106

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