• Programme 1: Tree Risk Exposure (Identifying System-Level Risk Exposure)  Instructor: Mr. Mark Duntemann; Duntemann Urban Forestry Location: IASHK Space in Fotan Dates: Wednesday,10 July 2019 Time: 9:00-5:00 Registration Cost: HK$1100 FULL RATE; Early Registration until 31 May 2019- HK$990 A critical element of the ISO’s (International Standard of Operation) risk management process is identifying an organization’s (private or public) risk exposure.  Identifying risk exposure from the trees being managed allows an organization to develop policies that appropriately address the risks identified.  The initial sessions in this module detail a process to identify the range of risk exposures and priorities associated with publicly managed trees.  The final sessions of the day will provide guidance on determining risk thresholds and whether ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practical) has been achieved.
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    Programme 1: Tree Risk Exposure (Identifying System-Level Risk Exposure)  Instructor: Mr. Mark Duntemann; Duntemann Urban Forestry  Location: IASHK Space in Fotan Dates: Wednesday,10 July 2019 Time: 9:00-5:00 Registration Cost: HK$1100 FULL RATE; Early Registration until 31 May 2019- HK$990 A critical element of the ISO’s (International Standard of Operation) risk management process is identifying an organization’s (private or public) risk exposure.  Identifying risk exposure from the trees being managed allows an organization to develop policies that appropriately address the risks identified.  The initial sessions in this module detail a process to identify the range of risk exposures and priorities associated with publicly managed trees.  The final sessions of the day will provide guidance on determining risk thresholds and whether ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practical) has been achieved. Programme 2: Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) Exam Preparation Location: IASHK Space in Fotan Dates: Two-Day Study/Review Thursday & Friday,11-12 July 2019 Time: 9:30-4:30 each day Registration Cost: HK$2990 FULL RATE; Early Registration until 31 May 2019- HK$2700 *This is exam preparation training, not the actual exam. Registration for the BCMA exam must be done through the ISA website. Be sure to check your eligibility for taking this exam. www.isa-arbor.com
  • Programme 2: Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) Exam Preparation Location: IASHK Space in Fotan Dates: Two-Day Study/Review Thursday & Friday,11-12 July 2019 Time: 9:30-4:30 each day Registration Cost: HK$2990 FULL RATE; Early Registration until 31 May 2019- HK$2700 *This is exam preparation training, not the actual exam. Registration for the BCMA exam must be done through the ISA website. Be sure to check your eligibility for taking this exam. www.isa-arbor.com
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    The ANSI standards represent the industry criteria for performing tree care operations. The standards can be used for general familiarity with professional requirements, as well as for preparation of tree care contract specifications.This ANSI A300 Part 6 addresses the following items:
    • Plant and site inspection
    • Timing of transplanting
    • Determining the root ball size (for transplanting)
    • Digging trees and shrubs
    • Transplanting methods
    • Lifting plants
    • Moving and storage of plants
    • Digging the planting hole
    • Planting woody plants
    • Planting container stock
    • Specific palm planting standards
    • Backfill
    • Post-planting care
    (©2012, softcover, 9 pp.)
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    Part 9 of the American National Standards Institute's ANSI A300 Standards is the first national standard to address risk assessment of trees. (©2011, softcover, 14 pp.)  
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    The 2012 revision of the ANSI Z133 Safety Standard provides the most current criteria in the United States for arborists and other workers engaged in arboricultural operations. The safety requirements in this standard address:
    • General safety
    • Electrical hazard
    • Use of vehicles and mobile equipment
    • Portable power hand tools
    • Hand tools and ladders
    • Work procedures
    This publication provides an essential guide for federal, state, and municipal authorities in drafting regulations. (©2012, softcover, nine annexes, glossary, index, 71 pp.)
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    2017 ANSI Z133The Z133 Safety Standard was developed for the arboriculture industry under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute. The 2017 revision provides the most current criteria in the United States for arborists and other workers engaged in arboricultural operations:
    • General safety
    • Electrical hazard
    • Use of vehicles and mobile equipment
    • Portable power hand tools
    • Hand tools and ladders
    • Climbing
    • Work procedures
    This publication provides an essential guide for federal, state, and municipal authorities in drafting regulations. (©2017, softcover, ten annexes, glossary, index, 74 pp.)
  • New cover design. This complete guide to the tools and equipment used by arborists, including their specific uses and limitations, is an important resource written by an author with decades of experience on the ground and in the trees. Fully-illustrated, excellent technical information for efficient and safe operations is peppered with many engaging stories about the history of arboriculture. (©1999, softcover, glossary, index, 300 pp.) QUIZ  Designed to accompany the Arborist Equipment guide, ten CEUs* may be earned toward ISA recertification by studying the book, answering all of the quiz questions, returning the answer sheet to ISA, and receiving a score of 80% or greater. (©1997, 12 pp.) By Don Blair
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services. This BMP provides a succinct overview of the basic definitions, concepts, and practices that pertain to landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This publication is intended to aid arborists and landscape professionals in designing, planning, and implementing an IPM program as part of a comprehensive Plant Health Care (PHC) management system. Topics in this BMP include:
    • IPM Concepts
    • Action Thresholds
    • Monitoring
    • Preventive Pest Management Tactics
    • Pest Control Tactics
    (©2007, 29 pp., glossary, appendices) By P. Eric Wiseman
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.This BMP describes proper installation and maintenance of lightning protection systems that can effectively prevent serious lightning damage to trees. It also serves as a companion publication for American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Lighting Protection Systems). Topics in this BMP include:
    • Identification of Trees Needing Lightning Protection
    • Limitations of Tree Lightning Protection Systems
    • Susceptibility to Lightning Strikes
    • Lightning Protection Materials and Equipment
    • Lightning Protection System Design and Installation
    • Installation Methods
    • Lightning Protection System Maintenance
    • Lightning-Damaged Trees
    • Electrical Testing of Grown-Over Conductors
    • Testing Ground Systems
    • Glossary of Terms
    (©2015, softcover, 61 pp.) By E. Thomas Smiley, A. William Graham, Jr, and Scott Cullen
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services. This BMP describes tree preservation practices that help to protect selected trees throughout the construction process so that they will continue to provide benefits for decades after site disturbance. Topics in this BMP include:
    • Planning Phase
    • Design Phase
    • Pre-Construction Phase
    • Construction Phase
    • Post-Construction Phase
    (©2008, softcover, 35 pp.) By Kelby Fite and E. Thomas Smiley
  • ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services. This BMP focuses on the active process of tree planting, including site and species selection, planting practices, post-planting pruning, and early tree care. It also serves as a companion publication for the American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Planting and Transplanting). Topics in this BMP include:
    • Time of Planting
    • Nursery Stock: Types, Selection, and Handling
    • Preparing the Planting Hole
    • Planting Practices
    • Root Loss and New Root Growth
    • Redevelopment of Root Structure
    • Pruning
    • Palms
    • After Planting
    • Final Inspection
    • Glossary of Terms
    (©2014, softcover, 40 pp., glossary) By Gary Watson