Classes and workshops are sorted by the states and territories covered in the Southern Chapter. NOTE: Not all events listed are sponsored or co-sponsored by ISA Southern Chapter and the Chapter is not responsible for those events.

Use the following abbreviations for the number of CEU's available at the events listed below:

  • Certified Arborist - CA
  • Utility Specialist - U
  • Municipal Specialist - M
  • Certified Tree Worker - TW
  • Board Certified Master Arborist
  • Science - Bs
  • Practice - Bp
  • Management - Bm

Download and complete the application.  Send the completed form with a copy of the agenda for the event by fax (336) 789-0202 or by e-mail to dcarter@isasouthern.org.

 

Alabama

June 14, 2018 - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host "SmartMap," in Fairhope, AL.  This workshop is related to the Tree, People and Ecology Domain.  SmartMap is a hands-on introductory workshop providing training in the use of smart-devices and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to collect imagery, draw, and interpret georeferenced data to develop maps for improved forest management.  Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 for more information.  (CA/M 6.0 hrs., Bm 3.0 hrs., Bp 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

July 12, 2018 - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host "SmartMap," in Thomasville, AL.  This workshop is related to the Tree, People and Ecology Domain.  SmartMap is a hands-on introductory workshop providing training in the use of smart-devices and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to collect imagery, draw, and interpret georeferenced data to develop maps for improved forest management.  Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 for more information.  (CA/U/M 6.0 hrs., Bp 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

October 9, 2018 - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host "SmartMap," in Belle Mina, AL.  This workshop is related to the Tree, People and Ecology Domain.  SmartMap is a hands-on introductory workshop providing training in the use of smart-devices and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to collect imagery, draw, and interpret georeferenced data to develop maps for improved forest management.  Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 for more information.  (CA/U/M 6.0 hrs., Bp 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

 

Arkansas

June 7, 2018 - The Illinois Rover Watershed Partnership will present "Riparian Buffer Field Tour," at Washington County Extension (2536 N. McConnell Ave., Fayetteville, AR).  This event will include two presentations be experts regarding riparian buffers and their importance as it relates to water quality and ecology.  The first presentation will focus on different types of riparian buffers, and the second presentation will cover techniques on the installation and establishment of those buffers.  Contact Stephanie Burchfield at (479) 215-6623 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bpm 2.0 hrs.)

 

Georgia

June 6, 2018 - The Georgia Forestry Commission will present "CAA Lunch & Learn: The effects of pruning on drag and bending moment.  A better way to prune," in Savannah Ga.  Arborists assume that pruning can help reduce the risk of tree failure by reducing the pressure exerted on trunks by wind (drag-induced bending moment), but there are few studies that quantify this effect.  Contact Mark McClellan at (904) 608-9539 for more information.  (CA/M 1.0 hrs., Bsp .5 hrs.)

June 14, 2018 - Training by Willie Chance, LLC. will host a "Pest Manager Training," at Wiregrass Technical College, Brooks Hall Conference Room (4089 Val Tech Road, Valdosta, GA). Click here or contact Willie Chance at (478) 972-9981 for more information.  (CA 4.0 hrs., M 3.0 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs., TW/Bpm 1.0 hrs.)

June 22, 2018 - University of Georgia will host a "Green Industry Update," in Cairo, GA.  Contact Matthew Chappell at (770) 580-9715 for more information. (CA/Bs 3.5 hrs.)

July 10, 2018 - GEORGIA ARBORIST ASSOCIATION TRAINING hosts Rick Barnes, Downey Tree, Tree ID for Beginners & Advanced. Click here is find out more information.

August 8, 2018 - The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present "Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure," at the Suwanee City Hall (330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA).  Click here or contact Mary Lynne Beckley at (470) 210-5900 for more information. (CA/M 3.25 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bp .75 hrs., Bs .5 hrs.)

Louisiana 

 

 

Mississippi

July 13, 2018 - Mississippi State University will host  the "Urban Forestry Summer School: Diagnosis and Treatment or Tree Pests and Diseases," at Mississippi State University Starkville Campus Room A208 Thompson Hall (Click here for map).  This workshop will address tree pests and diseases in Mississippi.  We will review clinical and field diagnostic processes, teach how to identify specific pests and diseases, and discuss treatment options. The workshop will consist of lecture (2 hours) and hands-on instruction using specimen demonstrations (2 hours).  Contact Jason Gordon at (662) 325-8851 for more information. (CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bs 2.0 hrs., Bpm 1.0 hrs.)

 

North Carolina

June 22, 2018 - The North Carolina Urban Forest Council will present "Trees & Development Conflicts in Western NC," at the Mountain Horticulture Research & Extension Center (455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC).  Click here or contact Leslie Moorman at (919) 614-6388 for more information.  (CA/U 3.0 hrs., M/Bm 2.0 hrs., Bp 1.0 hrs.)

Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands

 

 


South Carolina

 

Tennessee

August 2, 2018 - HalfMoon Education, Inc. will present "The Tree Course," in Nashville, TN.  This course includes sessions directly addressing tree biology, anatomy, soil conditions, water management, tree health, selection, risk management, threats to trees and their treatment options.  Click here or contact Doug Chapman at (715) 835-6066 for more information. (CA/M 6.5 hrs., Bs 3.25 hrs., Bm 2.5 hrs., Bp .75 hrs.)

September 18 -  Trees Knoxville will present "Volunteer Forester: Session #1." Session #1 will be "Introduction to Trees Knoxville & Knoxville's Urban Forest" at the  Public Service Complex (3131 Morris Rd, Knoxville TN).   Click here or contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA/M 3.0 hrs., Bm 2.0 hrs., Bs 1.0 hrs.)

September 25 - Trees Knoxville will present "Volunteer Forester: Session #2." Session #2 will be "Tree Selection and Proper Tree Planting" at the  Knoxville Botanic Gardens.   Click here or contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA 3.0 hrs., TW 2.0 hrs., Bp 2.0 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)

October 2 - Trees Knoxville will present "Volunteer Forester: Session #3." Session #3 will be "The Science and Art of Pruning" at the  Public Service Complex (3131 Morris Rd, Knoxville TN).   Click here or contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA/TW/Bp 3.0 hrs.)

October 9 -Trees Knoxville will present "Volunteer Forester: Session #4." Session #4 will be "Tree Health and Invasive Species," at the  Beardsley Farm.   Click here or contact Tom Welborn at (865) 356-0470 for more information. (CA/TW/Bp 3.0 hrs.)

November 6 & 7, 2018 - The University of Tennessee, Shelby Extension will host the "2018 West Tennessee Commercial Horticulture Expo," in Memphis, TN.  Contact Booker T. Leigh at (901) 752-1207 for more information. (Tues. Nov 6 CA/M 4.0 hrs., Bp 3.0 hrs., Bm 1.0 hrs.)(CA/M 4.0 hrs.,Bp 2.0 hrs., U/Bsm 1.0 hrs.)