The ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) publishes collections of articles, courses on CD, and other materials for the professional arborist. Many of the resources on this page can earn you continuing education credits for your ISA arborist certification.
This manual from the ISA covers assessing trees for risk in detail that will be helpful to both expert and novice risk assessors. This manual is a companion for the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification course. Covers critical steps in the risk assessment process, from site analysis to risk evaluation and communicating risk to clients (and everything in between). This publication can be used as a resource to study for the qualification course, as a step-by-step guide to conducting a tree risk assessment, and as a desktop reference for writing reports.
Softcover, 198 pp., full-color illustrations and photos, glossary, index.
Download an updated version of the ISA Basic Tree Risk Assessment Form from the ISA.
The CEU compendia are designed to further your arboriculture education, whether you are in search of a concept review or looking to strengthen your knowledge of arboriculture by reading these collected articles for the first time. Each compendium is a compilation of previously published CEU articles from 1993 to the present. This set includes all 7 topic areas. Includes: Tree Biology (8.5 CEUs) Tree Selection/Planting (9.5 CEUs) Tree Maintenance (7.5 CEUs) Trees and Their Environment (8.5 CEUs) Safe Work Practices (8 CEUs) Tree Diagnosis and Treatment (9 CEUs) Plant Health Care (7.5 CEUs)
Introduction to Arboriculture CD-ROM courses are designed for adults who cannot attend classes in person. Covers correct practices and includes quizzes, instant feedback, and visual & audio content. These courses use instructional strategies that simulate job tasks and make the training easy to use in real life. The instruction is self-paced, and uses videos, visuals, and audio to enhance learning. Instant feedback and quiz questions that simulate ISA certification tests make checking your learning quick. Also includes a glossary of terms with definitions and pronunciations. Available as individual courses or a 10-course CD-ROM set.
Computer requirements: 800 MHz Pentium III, 256 MB RAM, Windows 2000, XP, 24x CD-ROM drive, sound card and speakers.
This book guides the consulting arborist through the multi steps process of report writing, from initial planning and organization of information through the final packaging and presentation of the finished report. The guide also contains three types of sample reports as models applying the book's principles and strategies.
100 pages, softbound, b&w illustrations.