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Trade shows, and conferences and meetings … oh my! This year offers a plethora of educational and networking opportunities for tree care pros across the country. Plan your schedule with this sneak peek at upcoming industry events. Whether you’re looking to attend a three-day trade show or take a certified arborist exam, the information you need is right here.

Conferences and Trade Shows

International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference and Trade Show

Date: August 3-7

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website:www.isa-arbor.com

Details:This year’s conference will feature a lineup of educational sessions led by industry leaders from around the globe. Highlights include the International Tree Climbing Championship, Arbor Fair, Tree Academy Workshops and a trade show featuring hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest tree care equipment and gear.


2013 Nursery/Landscape EXPO

Date: August 15-17

Location: Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

Website: http://nurserylandscapeexpo.org

Details:A Texas-sized trade show with educational sessions on a range of business, landscape and tree care topics, including “The Impact of Drought on Trees,” “New Trees and Shrubs” and “Social Media for the Green Industry.”


Arizona Community Tree Council Annual Conference

Date: September 13

Location: Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, Ariz.

Website: www.aztrees.org

Details:Visit vendor booths and attend educational sessions on tree health, planting and more. Optional Plant Problem Diagnosis Workshop and ISA certification exam will be held on September 14.


The Official Paul Bunyan Show

Date: October 4-6

Location: Guernsey County Fairgrounds, Old Washington, Ohio

Website: www.ohioforest.org

Details:The “Original American Forestry Show” features the Ohio state lumberjack competition, log loader competition, skid steer rodeo, arborist skills clinics, chain saw demos and more. Over 100 companies will be exhibiting.


Illinois Arborist Association Annual Conference and Trade Show

Date: October 22-23

Location: Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Ill.

Website: www.illinoisarborist.org

Details:An annual regional chapter event featuring educational sessions on a variety of tree care and business topics, networking opportunities and a trade show.


GIE+EXPO

Date: October 23-25

Location: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.

Website: www.gie-expo.com

Details:The green industry’s largest conference and trade show, GIE+EXPO features 750 exhibits throughout 500,000 square feet inside the expo center and in the turf area outside. Nineteen acres of outdoor demonstration area offers opportunities to test some of the newest equipment, and there are a variety of educational sessions to help build your business.


New England Chapter ISA 47th Annual Conference

Date: November 3-5

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, R.I.

Website: www.isa-arbor.com

Details: Annual conference drawing tree care professionals from around New England. Highlights will include sponsors exhibiting the latest gear, educational sessions and discussions.


Society of Municipal Arborists Annual Conference

Date:November 5

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Website: www.urban-forestry.com

Details:The 49th annual conference featuring workshops and networking opportunities. The event is followed by the Partners in Community Forestry Conference November 6-7.


TCI Expo

Date: November 14-16

Location: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

Website: www.tcia.org

Details:TCI Expo combines conference education and endless networking opportunities with the chance to meet with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture. Highlights include live tree climbing demonstrations, industry forums and roundtables and the opportunity to earn CEUS through a number of educational sessions.


Courses, Exams, Meetings and More

ArborMaster L1 Precision Tree Felling & Chain Saw Handling

Date: July 9-10

Location: Portland, Ore.

Website:www.arbormaster.com


ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist and Certified Tree Worker Written Exam

Date: July 9

Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Website: www.isa-arbor.com


ArborMaster L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice

Date: July 11-13

Location: Portland, Ore.

Website: www.arbormaster.com


MAC-ISA Arborist Certification Course

Date: July 16-18

Location: Abingdon, Va.

Website: www.mac-isa.org


ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist and Municipal Specialist Exam

Date: July 19

Location: Birmingham, Ala.

Website: www.isa-arbor.com


2013 Legislative Conference and Day on the Hill

Date: July 21-23

Location: Washington, D.C.

Website: www.tcia.org


ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist and Certified Tree Worker Written Exam

Date: July 26

Location: Meadville, Pa.

Website: www.isa-arbor.com


International Tree Climbing Championship

Date: August 3-4

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: www.isa-arbor.com


Basic Climbing Techniques and Applications

Date: August 8

Location: Fowler, Calif.

Website: www.sherrilltree.com/Vermeer-Arborist-Seminar-Schedule-2013


Electrical Hazards Awareness Program

Date: August 15

Location: Boyne City, Mich.

Website: www.asm-isa.org


Tree Biomechanics Week 2013

Date: August 15-16

Location: Kent, Ohio

Website: www.isa-arbor.com


Aerial Rescue Techniques and Applications (Spanish)

Date: August 24

Location: Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Website: www.sherrilltree.com/Vermeer-Arborist-Seminar-Schedule-2013


TCIA Roundtable Meeting OSHA LEP for Tree Trimming Operations

Date: August 30

Location: Springfield, Ill.

Website: www.tcia.org


Ground Skills and Aerial Support

Date: September 13

Location: Tacoma, Wash.

Website: www.sherrilltree.com/Vermeer-Arborist-Seminar-Schedule-2013


Michigan Tree Climbing Championship

Date: September 14-15

Location: Milford, Mich.

Website: www.asm-isa.org


5th Annual Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop

Date: September 20-22

Location: West Greenwich, R.I.

Website: www.newenglandisa.org


Precision Chain Saw Cutting and Felling Techniques

Date: October 8

Location: Simpsonville, S.C.

Website: www.sherrilltree.com/Vermeer-Arborist-Seminar-Schedule-2013


Aerial Rescue Techniques and Applications

Date: October 9

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Website: www.sherrilltree.com/Vermeer-Arborist-Seminar-Schedule-2013


MAC-ISA Annual Meeting

Date: October 13-15

Location: Fredricksburg, Va.

Website: www.mac-isa.org


ArborMaster L1 Arborist Rigging Applications

Date: October 14-15

Location: Attleboro, Mass.

Website: www.arbormaster.com


ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam

Date: October 16

Location: Jefferson City, Mo.

Website: www.isa-arbor-.com


ArborMaster L1 Precision Tree Felling, Chain Saw Safety and Handling

Date: October 22-23

Location: Longmont, Colo.

Website: www.arbormaster.com


ArborMaster L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning and Best Practices

Date: October 24-26

Location: Longmont, Colo.

Website: www.arbormaster.com


Advanced Safety/Behavioral Workshop and CTSP Certification Exam

Date: November 12-13

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Website: www.tcia.org


2013 Nebraska Arborists Association Seminar

Date: November 13-15

Location: Nebraska City, Neb.

Website: http://www.nearborists.org