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We promote safety in all that we do. MAC-ISA provides a huge array of educational events. Click below to view all the upcoming events.
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Become Certified

Want to become a Certified Arborist or Tree Worker? Find out which of the ISA certification credentials best meet your needs.
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Who We Are

The MAC-ISA is a trade association for arborists, urban foresters, and others involved in the caring of trees. Our mission is "to promote a culture of safety while fostering education and research that supports the care and benefits of trees." The chapter area includes District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

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News & Announcements

Annual Meeting

Save the date for our Annual Meeting, October 3-5 in Solomons, MD. More info available soon!

Industry Resources during the COVID-19 Crisis

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.

2021 Events

Our 2021 Tree Climbing Championship was held June 5th at Morven Park in Leesburg.  Click here for the 2021 MAC-ISA Tree Climbing Championship results.  Click here for other upcoming events. 

Registration Open for Many Events

Registration is available for our Certification courses and TRAQ courses and TRAQ renewal courses.

Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund Update

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. 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.


Safety Tips

Helmet Safety
Always wear a helmet with your chin strap buckled.
Risk Assessment
Perform a level 2 risk assessment before your climb.
Climbing Safety
Always stay on rope.
Utility Lines
Assume that all utility lines are energized.
Stay Alert
Stay alert at all times.
Protect Crew & Public
Establish a clear work zone and drop zone.
PPE Safety
Inspect and clean your PPE regularly.
Emergency Response Plan
Establish an emergency response plan prior to work.
Check Before Working
Check your equipment, surroundings and yourself prior to everyone's job.
Maintain the 4 A's
Maintain the 4 A's:  Attitude-Awareness-Action-Accountability
Command & Response
Use command and response.
Report Unsafe Behavior
Do 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!

Tree Fund
International Society of Arboriculture
Trees Are Good