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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.
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ 3 Day Course) Gainesville VA
November 02, 2021
Wetlands Studies and Solutions
2021 Day of Arboriculture
November 13, 2021
United States National Arboretum
2021 Arborist Certification Course (3 Day Course) Dec 7-9 Derwood, MD
December 07, 2021
Agricultural History Farm Park
News & Announcements
Save the date for our Annual Meeting, October 3-5 in Solomons, MD. More info available soon!
Our events calendar will be kept updated if other cancellations or postponements are made. The MAC-ISA staff is working remotely with the full capabilities of supporting our members. Read more.
We have REACHED OUR initial FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $100,000 to endow this scholarship! Thanks to all who contributed. Scholarship applications are now accepted by the TREE Fund. https://www.treefund.org/scholarships. We will continue to fundraise to increase the amount of future scholarships. Please donate. Read more on the Tree Fund page under the Bonnie Appleton Fund section.
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.