ZAP!  Working Safely in Trees Near Power Lines

8 am – 3 pm, various locations and dates:

September 10: Burlington
September 11: Snoqualmie
September 12: Bremerton
September 13: Olympia

Working in trees near live electricity is dangerous, as illustrated each year by the electrocution deaths of arborists, public works staff and homeowners who attempt to prune or clear lines without proper knowledge or equipment. Puget Sound Energy presents this workshop in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ISA to teach arborists, city and county public works and parks staff better ways to approach this kind of work, whether it’s everyday maintenance or in response to storm damage.

WEBINAR- Trees & Municipal Infrastructure – Creating a Sustainable Alliance

Thursday, September 13, 8 am – 10 am

American Public Works Association (APWA) will debut their newest pocket guide featuring both tried-and-true and new methods to protect trees during road, utility and building improvement projects, as well as corrective measures to minimize tree decline and loss after construction.

Experts will provide valuable and practical insight for protecting trees during public construction projects. Sponsored by Davey and the American Public Works Association. Click here for details or to reserve your spot.

Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden

Saturday, September 22, 10 am – 3 pm, Sand Point Magnuson Park, Building 406 (The Brig), Seattle

PlantAmnesty’s most popular class, an introductory class on pruning and landscape renovation.
Taught by Cass Turnbull. For more information email PlantAmnesty or call 206-783-9813

Guided Tour of Manito Trees

Saturday, September 22, 1 pm– 3 pm, Manito Park, Spokane

Meet at the Manito Park meeting room for a guided tour of the park and collection of trees. For more information contact, 509-456-8038

PNW-ISA Annual Training Conference – Urban Forest Pathology – Causes & Cures

Monday, September 24, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, DoubleTree Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon

The one-day training conference from PNW Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture focuses on insect and disease problems that directly affect urban forests in our area. Sessions include: What’s That on My Tree? Diseases and Insect Pests in the PNW Urban Forest; Thousand Canker Disease; Pacific Madrone Research; Treatments and Cures; and Climate Change Implications for Urban Areas.

Register online.

2012 Field Technology in Forestry Conference

September 26–27, 2012, Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, Oregon

A wide variety of presentations will cover all aspects of field hardware, remote sensing and mapping software — all aimed at field applications for forest and natural resource managers. The agenda is designed to have something for all knowledge levels from beginning to advanced users.

Call 888-722-9416 or 503-226-4562 or email for more information

Forest Health Workshop

Saturday, October 6, Everett

Join DNR forest health specialists for an in-depth workshop on forest health. Topics covered will include forest health concepts and issues, Western Washington forest insects, Western Washington forest diseases, and abiotic impacts (e.g. drought, pollution, storm damage). Registration is open and space is limited. Details and registration information are available online or by calling 425-357-6017. Early registration discount ends September 15th.

Renovation Workshop in Spanish

Friday, October 12, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, in King County, location to be announced.

This class and hands-on field day is designed for Spanish-speaking landscape professionals. The morning lecture will be presented in Spanish by George Ortiz, CLT. In the afternoon everyone assembles for hands-on practice on common landscape trees and shrubs. Participants will work in small groups with experienced teachers. Students will earn a PlantAmnesty certification of completion.

The workshop takes place at a landscape within King County selected for its neglected state and diverse plant material so as to provide class instruction on a wide variety of topics. All participants will receive a pruning DVD and handouts on various pruning topics. Fee: $30; includes handouts and DVD. Preregistration required. Click here to download a registration form for this workshop. Space is limited so register early!

For more information email PlantAmnesty or call 206-783-9813

Wind Damage Workshop

Tuesday, November 6, Preston

Join us this fall as we get into our windy season to learn about how to properly care for your trees and your forest before (prevention) and after (clean-up) a windstorm. This is a reprise of the popular workshop we did last year. Registration is open and space is limited. Details and registration information are available online or by calling 425-357-6017.

Tree Pruning in Spanish

Saturday, November 10, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Sand Point Magnuson Park, Building 406 (The Brig), Seattle

A two-hour lecture (en espanol) on basic tree pruning followed by an outdoor demonstration. Class taught by George Ortiz, CLT. For more information: email PlantAmnesty or call 206-783-9813

Partners in Community Forestry 6th Annual National Conference

November 14–15, at the Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California

The Partners in Community Forestry Conference is an annual learning and networking opportunity for the urban forestry community. This year’s event features a new lightning-round presentation format along with general and concurrent sessions. There will be plenty of time to network during the attendee reception and field experience tours. Check out the affiliated events held before the conference. Register here and book your room at one of the several area hotels. Register before October 28 and save $50 off the regular conference rate.