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Attend an EventWe promote safety in all that we do. MAC-ISA provides a huge array of educational events. Click below to view all the upcoming events.
November 29, 2023
University of Maryland Extension Office Montgomery County
December 05, 2023
Virginia Department of Forestry Headquarters
March 05, 2024
News & Announcements
MAC-ISA hosted the 2023 Annual Tree Climbing Championship at Morgan's Grove Park, Shepherdstown, WV. Congratulations to the 2023 Champions, Jeff Inman and Stephanie Littenberg! Read about it in the news. This article has a quote from TCC Champion, Jeff Inman!
With the support of volunteers and the Town of Culpeper, the Board of Directors planted a dogwood tree at Rockwater Park in Culpeper, Virginia on April 26th in recognition of Arbor Day. Read more.
MAC-ISA has upcoming Arborist Certification Courses, Tree Risk Assessment Qualification and Renewal Courses, and more ahead of us this year. Click here for our upcoming events. Check out the Green Industry events that we have listed near the bottom of the page as well.
Helmet SafetyAlways wear a helmet with your chin strap buckled.
Risk AssessmentPerform a level 2 risk assessment before your climb.
Climbing SafetyAlways stay on rope.
Utility LinesAssume that all utility lines are energized.
Stay AlertStay alert at all times.
Protect Crew & PublicEstablish a clear work zone and drop zone.
PPE SafetyInspect and clean your PPE regularly.
Emergency Response PlanEstablish an emergency response plan prior to work.
Check Before WorkingCheck your equipment, surroundings and yourself prior to everyone's job.
Maintain the 4 A'sMaintain the 4 A's: Attitude-Awareness-Action-Accountability
Command & ResponseUse command and response.
Report Unsafe BehaviorDo not accept unsafe behavior (if you see something, say something).
Attend An Event
We promote safety in all that we do. MAC-ISA provides a huge array of educational events. Register for one of our events today!
Annual Meeting Two-day event usually held in October.
Tree Climbing Championship Chapter members showcase their climbing skills.
Certification Courses Three-day course to become ISA Certified Arborists.
Tree Risk Assessment (TRAQ) Consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment
Day of Safety To promote a culture of safety while fostering education.
Tree Fund Events MAC-ISA partners with the Tree Fund.