Optional Events



FUN run for the trees

Sunday, March 25, 2018 | Overton Park | 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Donation:  $25.00  for Run/Walk.  $30.00 to be a Shadow Runner.
Proceeds from the Fun Run will be donated to the TREE Fund.

Start the day with a refreshing 5K run to benefit the Trees. T-shirt for each registered runner.

The inaugural ISA Southern Chapter 5K Fun Run/Walk for the Trees will be held on Sunday, March 25.  Sponsored by Vermeer MidSouth and Raines Tree Care, the proceeds from the race will benefit the TREE Fund.  

Don't want to run or walk but would like to support the event.  You can be a Shadow Runner and have the event t-shirt shipped to you.  

Completed liability waiver is required.

Conference Attendees may register for the race through the conference registration.

Salute to Homeless Veterans

Thursday, March 22 | Old Defense Depot | 8:00 am
2226 Ball Rd, Memphis, TN 38114-5200

A message from Billy Kelly, President
I served in the Navy, but this program has an even more special place in my heart since I laid my Dad to rest at Chattanooga National Cemetery this past November. Wes Hopper is organizing a Saluting Homeless Veterans day on March 22nd. I'm asking how many of our 50 SOTCC climbers and other arborists coming to Memphis can possibly donate their time to assist Wes in this great display of respect to those who serve. Please think about it. 
Thank you to Trees Unlimited for their generous contribution to this event.


annual golf tournament & luncheon

benefiting the isa southern chapter memorial scholarship program
in memory of thomas dedrick, dustin heitschmidt, and mike zarichnak

Sunday, March 25, 2018 | Mirimichi Golf Club | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
$150/person or $600/team

Fees include cart, green fees, and luncheon.  Format:  4-man Scramble.  Hole sponsorships are also available.

To register for the Golf Tournament, complete the Golf Registration Form

shady ladies' adventureS
Guest program

Sunday-Tuesday, March 25-27, 2018
Registration Fee:  
$105 (early) / $125 (standard)         

Join the Shady Ladies on their annual adventures touring the conference's host city!  Registration fee includes the Sunday evening's President's Reception, breakfasts and adventures on Monday and Tuesday, access to the Trade Show, and Tuesday evening's Closing Banquet. Registration can be done through the conference registration

Monday, March 25, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Memphis Rock & Soul Museum
  • Lunch at The Arcade Restaurant
  • Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Dixon Gallery & Gardens
  • Lunch at The Beauty Shop Restaurant
  • Shopping on Beale Street