Tree Stewardship Training Program: Practical Training in Public Tree Management

CCE Dutchess County presents a comprehensive 35-hour training program to address all aspects of tree care and pest management. For Green Industry Professionals, Municipal Employees, Street Tree Commissions, Utility Arborists, Community Volunteers, Master Gardener Volunteers

Sept. 13, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 11, 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Optional Exam: Oct. 24)

CCE Dutchess County
2715 Route 44
Millbrook, NY 12545
Satellite Locations—TBA

Download a brochure to register. Early bird registration deadline is September 3.

New York Botanic Garden
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (1-hour lunch break)

Workshop Description:
NYBG's first-ever horticulture intensive provides a comprehensive introduction to current best practices in sustainable horticulture for our region. You will learn how an informed approach to managing soil, site hydrology, and pests—coupled with choosing the right plants—can reduce the need for supplemental irrigation and pesticides while creating healthier, more beautiful gardens. This workshop will be taught by the NYBG Horticulture team in partnership with guest experts from across the Tri-State region.

Workshop Objectives:
By the end of this 5-day workshop, students will have learned have gained a firm foundation in five key areas: site assessment, soil management, hydrology, plant selection, and pest management. Each subject will be taught using case studies of projects where ecological design and sustainable practices have been successfully implemented.
Prerequisites: A knowledge of plant science and soil science is strongly encouraged

Clock Hours: 25 hours

Register here.

Questions: Contact Charles Yurgalevitch, Director, School of Professional Horticulture at 718-817-8797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tree Academy Workshop: Pruning for Municipal Tree Workers
Christopher Luley, Ph.D., Urban Forest Diagnostics, LLC, William Snyder, Greenleaf Consulting, Registered Consulting Arborists and
Tom Draves, Certified Arborist, Draves Tree and Landscaping and Draves Arboretum
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 2
Draves Arboretum
1821 Sharrick Rd, Darien, NY
Registration fee: $85/person, lunch provided
Approved for ISA credits: 5.75 Certified Arborists, 5.75 Utility Specialists, 5.75, Municipal Specialist, 5.75 BCMA Practice, 
5.75 TW Climber Specialist, 5.75 TW Aerial Lift Specialist

Contact: Tom Draves, 585-547-9442, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISA Arborist Certification Exam Prep Course
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 09:00am-05:45pm 
Instructor: Julian Picciano, Wayne Cahilly
Location: NYBG, Watson Room 302
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
Session Number: 202HRT150
Price: Non-Member: $209.00, Member: $189.00
View registration information here

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam
8:00 a.m., Sat. Nov. 9, 2019
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
Visit ISA Events for more information.
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ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Course
Professionally trained employees make for productive and safe employees. Tree climbers, bucket operators, grounds men and supervisors will all benefit from proper professional training and development.

January 13-17, 2020
8:00 am.-4:00 pm
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
*The ISA-certified exam will be offered on Saturday, January 18. It requires separate registration and fees for qualified candidates. Sponsored by Tree Services of WNY,LLC, which provides consulting, diagnostics and pesticide applications.

Registration Fees
$495 All ten sessions leading to a Certified Arborist credential
$70 Individual sessions priced per session

(Certification Study Guide is an additional $95)

Download registration brochure here.

Questions: Contact Glenn Gentzke at 716-694-5587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..