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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)
March 10, 2020
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Arborist Certification Course (3 Day Course) Beltsville- 2020
March 17, 2020
Beltsville-Adelphi Boys & Girls Club
MAC-ISA 2020 Tree Climbing Championship
April 04, 2020
Druid Hill Park Baltimore MD
Arborist Certification Course (3 Day Course) Richmond - 2020
July 14, 2020
Richmond Police Department Training Academy
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ 3 Day Course) Charlottesville VA
August 04, 2020
Virginia Department of Forestry Headquarters
News & Announcements
Registration is now open for our 2020 Tree Climbing Championship. Spaces are limited. Click here for more information and to register.
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.