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2016 APTCC Volunteers

Volunteers can sign up by 21 October for the 2016 APTCC in Hong Kong. Sign-up online today.

Statement Regarding Request for Approval of the IMP

ISA is pleased to allow use in ISA TCCs of the IMP in all but one configuration indicated in the User Instructions. Use of the Rope Retrieval configuration will not be permitted in ISA TCCs due to the extreme nature of the competition environment. Please read the entire statement from ISA.

August Arborist News Online

Featuring contributing authors that will be presenting at the ISA Annual International Conference in Fort Worth. Also find out how to submit an abstract for the 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

NATCC Heading to Niagara Falls

NATCC is coming up on October 1-2. Learn more about the event and our host venue The Niagara Parks Commission's Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture

Z133 Committee Meeting

The next business meeting of the Accredited Standards Committee Z133 (ANSI Standard for Arboricultural Operations —Safety Requirements) will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) at Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel–Linthicum, Maryland. For more information, contact Tricia Duzan at the International Society of Arboriculture, ASC Z133 Secretariat, by phone (+1 217.355.9411, ext. 216) or by emailing tduzan@isa-arbor.com

New Urban Forestry Online Course

Check out this new online course available now in the ISA Online Learning Center.

Congratulations 2016 ETCC Champions

Congratulations to 2016 ETCC Champions Peter Vergote of Belgium and Josephine Hedger of the UK. See all the results and a list of event winners online now.

Black Diamond Recalls Climbing Ascenders Due to Fall Hazard

The Index Ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

Information regarding possible cracks on Petzl ASAP LOCK

During routine equipment inspections one customer detected cracks on the stainless steel arms on three ASAP LOCK. These three defective products will be returned to Petzl for analysis.

Public Review: ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning and Part 9 Tree Risk Assessment

The public review period for the revision of the ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning and Part 9 Tree Risk Assessment standards is in effect from 19 August 2016 through 3 October 2016.

ISA Seeking Nominees for ISA Board Terms Ending in August 2017

The ISA membership is invited to submit nominations for two Council of Representatives-elected ISA Board of Directors positions. Learn more about submitting a nomination.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016

2016 North American Tree Climbing Championhip

November 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016

2016 Asia-Pacific Tree Climbing Championship

August 3, 2017 - August 5, 2017

2017 International Tree Climbing Championship

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