Arizona Community Tree Council

1106 N. Gilbert Road

Suite 2-160

Mesa, Arizona 85203

602-354-3023


We provide education for tree workers and professionals as well as home owners and people of all ages who want to learn how to plant and care for trees.  Our education programs provide the required continuing education units (CEUs) needed for tree professionals in the green industry and are also open to anyone who wants to become certified or just know more about trees. Our complete education calendar is listed below.


Our events and resources include:


Annual Conference - Certified Arborists and other tree professionals network and learn in a one day event focused on issues and trends in the tree-care profession.  This program typically provides between up to 6 CEUs. 


Pest Management Workshop - A one day program focused on the issues of managing pest threats to tree health.  This program typically follows the annual conference and provides 4 to 6 CEUs.


Certified Arborist Training - The Certified Arborist Training Course is a series of classes designed to prepare students to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. It is also an excellent introduction to the field of arboriculture, as well as a great review for industry professions. The course is open to all students. CEU's are offered for Certified Arborists. Classes cover all chapters in the ISA Arborists' Certification Study Guide.


Safety Classes and Tree Climbing Techniques - Some of our most popular events.  The safety classes provide CEUs for professionals and take place across the state.  Our annual Tree Climbing Championship is a festival experience attended by anyone who wants to watch highly trained aerial tree professionals utilize rope skills to ascend amazing trees!  Free to attend and exciting!


Homeowners Workshops - Focused on the home owner with existing trees or plans to plant new trees, this program provides essential information for taking care of trees and selecting new trees for maximum shade and property value. 


Firewise Programs - Education for home owners on how to prepare and maintain their landscape to reduce the threat of wild fire damaging or destroying their home. Not just for rural locations, any property owner with landscape can benefit from these free programs.


School and Community Programs - Education for anyone about the value of trees to the environment and how to be stewards for the care of trees in our communities.  Contact us about bringing a Tree Education program to your group.



GO HERE FOR A LIST VIEW OF ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 12 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 440 E 26th St. Tucson, Arizona 85713
    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents


     Cuidado y poda de √°rboles de c√≠tricos
    (Citrus Tree Care and Pruning)  
        (PRESENTED IN SPANISH ONLY)

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Tucson, AZ

    Time:  8:00am - Noon


    Location: 

    Primavera Foundation at Las Abuelitas:

    440 E 26th St.

    Tucson, Arizona 85713


    Parking is across the street at:


    El Casino Ballroom

    437 E. 26th St.

    Tucson, AZ 85713


    Registration starts at 7:30am 


    This class will be presented in Spanish Language and cover the proper care and pruning of landscape citrus trees.


    7:30 - Registration

    8:00 - Introduction & Orientation

    8:20 - Planting details: Hole depth, width, amendments, staking, mulches

    9:10 - Irrigation considerations: Types of delivery, wetting area,

    frequency, duration

    10:00 - Break

    10:20 - Pruning: Young tree training, sunburn, structure, health, fruit

    weight, timing

    11:10 - Citrus problems: Species differences, temperature, major insects,

    common diseases

    12:00 - Program complete and CEU signup.




    ISA CEU's Available



    REGISTER NOW

       




    • Spanish-Language Citrus Tree Care &  Pruning Class
    • Participants will obtain an understanding of citrus tree care, growth and development, and proper pruning methods.
    • CEU's available for maintaining certifications


    REGISTRATION FEES

                                                                                                                                                                                   

    $45 per person



    Your ISA & PMD(formerly OPM) Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets.  To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file. 

    Go here to send us your certification numbers.

















    • 02 Jun 2017
    • Tucson, AZ

    The 26th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference


    June 2, 2017


    JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, Tucson

     

    Click Here for Registration


    Tracks:

    Edible Landscapes | Plant Health | Water / Urban Landscapes


    http://cals.arizona.edu/deserthort/


     

     

    The Desert Horticulture Conference is the premier annual conference for all members of the southwest green industry:

    landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and educators.

    Presenting timely, research-based information relevant for designing, building, maintaining, and producing plants for urban landscapes in the arid Southwest.

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

    TREE CARE AND TREE PLANTING WORKSHOP FOR HOMEOWNERS


    Presented by:


     


    Saturday June 3, 2017, 9am to noon


    Library Auditorium

    7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314


    Prescott Valley-area homeowners will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of proper tree installation, initial care, growth, development and the benefit of trees for the homeowner and the community. Learn proper maintenance of surrounding landscape To protect your home from wildfire.


    Presented by: Certified Arborists from the Arizona Community Tree Council and Representatives from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and in partnership with the Town of Prescott Valley.




    Download the event flyer here.



    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents


    Fruit Tree Care in Edible Urban Landscapes

     


    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Location:  Flagstaff Hirsch Center on 3350 Old Munds Hwy.

    Time:  8:30am - 4:00pm



    Deadline to Register May 26, 2017


      


    Register Now



    ISA CEUs Available





    Your ISA & PMD(formerly OPM) Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets.  To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file. 

    Go here to send us your certification numbers.


    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Window Rock, Arizona
    • 50
    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents


      Chainsaw Safety Class
    Presented in Navajo

    This is a Half-Day of Demonstrational Training.


    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Time:  9:00am - noon

    East Side of Nakai Hall (link to map)

    Window Rock, Arizona

      


    Registration Deadline July 28, 2017


    REGISTER NOW


    ISA CEUs Available




    Attendees will need to provide their own hearing and eye protection for the demonstrations. 



    Chainsaw Safety Training

    In this demonstrational/educational training, we will cover basic chainsaw maintenance, and a hard focus on safety, PPE, and safe work practices for using a chainsaw. All information in this training will stay within the guidelines of Ansi Z133 - 2012 requirements.



     Agenda:

    Chainsaw Safety Maintenance GUTS

    - Gear Side- All parts and safety features on the gear side of the chainsaw. Proper chain

    tensioning, sprocket, bar inspection, oil pump, clutch cover, screw tensioning, etc.

    - Under Side- All parts and safety features on the underside of the chainsaw.Tank flap, chain catcher, tank handle, nut tensioning, etc..

    - Top Side- All parts and safety features on the top side of the chainsaw.

    Spark plug, air filter, carburetor box, choke control, cylinder fins, chain break,

    muffler, screw tensioning, etc

    - Starter side- All parts and safety features on the starter side of the chainsaw.

    Pull cord and handle, starter housing, screw tensioning, etc.

    - Discuss Chain Sharpening tips

    - Q&A of chainsaw maintenance

    - Discuss chainsaw injuries & how they happen

    Working with Chainsaw (Demonstrational)

    - Proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when

    operating a chainsaw

    - Checking the chainsaw (safety features, bar, chain

    sharpness and tensioning, lubricating, etc.)

    - Proper approved Starting methods

    - How to Safely deflood the chainsaw

    - Reactive forces of the chainsaw

    - 5 Part Plan to Tree Felling; target, hazards and

    obstacles, calculating leans, method of cut, escape route.

    - Limbing and Bucking (identify tension and compression

    wood, ergonomic positioning, how to avoid kickback,

    transporting a chainsaw, storage, and ripping vs bucking

    - Fueling and Storage

    Q&A Wrap up CEUs Handouts



    Your ISA & PMD(formerly OPM) Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets.  To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file. 


    Go here to send us your certification numbers.




    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Scottsdale, AZ
    Arizona Nursery Association

    presents




    SHADE

    Southwest Horticulture Annual Day of Education



    Thursday

    August 31, 2017



    J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Scottsdale.


    CEU-Earning Sessions & Marketplace


    7:00 a.m. Coffee & Registration

    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Educational Sessions

    7:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. MARKETPLACE Open



    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Prescott Resort & Conference Center
    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents
       Annual Conference &
    Pest Management Workshop


    September 15-16, 2017

    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    1500 East State Route 69

    Prescott, AZ  86301



    Register Now


    Download Registration Form



    HIGHLIGHTS


    Friday, September 15, 2017


    Up to 6 ISA CEU's Available


    Multiple Break-out Sessions


    Certified Arborist Review 


    Hearty Breakfast & Lunch Included


    Fundraiser Raffle & Auction


    Exhibit Hall


    Evening Reception for All (no extra cost)



    Saturday, September 16, 2017


    Pest Management Workshop 

    (Up to 6 ISA CEU's Available

    & Up to 6 OPM CEU's Available)



    ISA Certified Arborist Exam 

    (Registration thru ISA)


    Organized Hike Outing





    Go here for Sponsorship or Vendor Marketplace Opportunities

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301

    International Society of Arboriculture

    Certified Arborist Exam


    Saturday, September 16, 2017*

    7:30 am - 12:30 pm


    Prescott Resort & Conference Center

    1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301


    The Certified Arborist Exam is proctored by ISA, the International Society of Arboriculture. 


    To take the exam, individuals must be registered directly with the ISA.


    Registration Deadline is September 1, 2017



    The ISA Certified Arborist Exam also requires a fee to be paid directly to the ISA. 

    For details, call ISA at 217-355-9411 or visit the ISA website.


    *The ACTC Annual Conference takes place on Friday, September 15 at the Prescott Resort Conference Center. The conference includes four 1-hour sessions of Certified Arborist Review to prepare individuals for the exam. CEU's are available for all conference sessions.




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    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Prescott Resort & Conference Center 1500 East State Route 69 Prescott, AZ 86301

    Edible Tree Workshop


    Presented by

    Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network




    September 16, 2017, 8am to Noon


    Open to the Public


    Please join us for this Edible Trees Workshop.


    Activities will include presentations and demonstrations.  A light breakfast is included.


    Please register before September 12 so that we can plan for program materials and send program updates and event information.


    • 13 Oct 2017
    • Peoria, Arizona

    Arizona Community Tree Council Presents


    Care of Native Edible Trees in Urban Communities

     


    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Peoria, Arizona

    Time:  TBD 



    Deadline to Register September 29, 2017


      


    Register Now



    ISA CEUs Available





    Your ISA & PMD(formerly OPM) Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets.  To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file. 

    Go here to send us your certification numbers.


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Chandler, Arizona

    Tree Workers Workshop


    Friday, November 3, 2017

    6:45am - 3:00pm

         

    Chandler, Arizona



    Earn up to 6.75 CEU's for Tree Workers & Certified Arborists


        Further Details to Come 

    Registration Deadline October 19, 2017

       
         

    ISA  - Tree Workers Certification Exams:

    Click here for info on exam, or call 1-866-785-8960  for details and dates on the Western Chapter ISA Tree Workers Certification Exam.  






    Your ISA & OPM Certification Numbers are necessary for the CEU sign-in sheets.  To help us expedite your CEU submissions, please provide your certification numbers so we have on file. 

    Go here to send us your certification numbers.





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