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Arborist Certification Exam
January 19, 2018
Founders Inn & Spa
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ 3 Day Course)
March 28, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Tree Climbing Championship
April 14, 2018
Day of Safety
June 16, 2018
Northern Virginia Community College
MAC-ISA Annual Meeting
October 08, 2018
Clarion Inn - Frederick MD
News & Announcements
Congratulations to our TCC Overall Champions, Andrew Dunavant and Jocelyn Lohse! For full results go to our Tree Climbing Championship page. Also big congrats to Andrew for coming in 13th and Jocelyn coming in 7th in the overall preliminary standings at the ITCC!
Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out at the ITCC and the ISA conference!
2017 MAC-ISA Annual Meeting was held October 1-2 in Virginia Beach, VA. Look for coverage of the event in our Fall Canopy Coverage.
We have REACHED OUR initial FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $100,000 to endow this scholarship! Thanks to all who contributed. However, we need to continue with our fundraising efforts to be able to fund this scholarship. 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.