Become a MemberYour membership pays itself back through discounts on products, access to exclusive resources, and educational opportunities.
Become a Member
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 18, 2019
Arborist Certification Course (3 Day Course) 3-2019
March 25, 2019
University of Maryland Extension Office Montgomery County
MAC-ISA 2019 Tree Climbing Championship
April 06, 2019
Arborist Certification Course (3 Day Course) 7-2019
July 23, 2019
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
MAC-ISA 2019 Annual Meeting
October 06, 2019
News & Announcements
2018 MAC-ISA Annual Meeting on October 8-9 in Frederick, MD was a huge success. We had the largest crowd ever! Thanks to all who planned, participated, volunteered. Thanks to our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors! More coverage including pictures coming in our Fall Canopy Coverage! For a link to Patrick Teague's pictures, click here.
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.