Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute will be offering a full forestry track at the conference at Sequoyah State Park, located in Hulbert, Oklahoma in February 2019.

    Whether you are new to forestry, just love your trees or looking to refresh your tree knowledge, there’s a class for you!  A complete rigorous lineup of sessions to cover all the basics of what you need to know to grow and maintain your trees.

    Who should attend? Municipal, County and State employees who are responsible for any impact or aspect of tree management, public and private individual who want to better manage or maintain their trees.

    If you would like to become a Certified Arborist, the ISA exam will be available at the end of the conference.   With practice tests included, the sessions are a perfect review leading up to the exam.

    Karen Woodard, Sr Environmental Coordinator and City Forester for the City of Dallas will present the forestry sessions including Basic Botany and Physiology, Proper Pruning, Tree I.D. and Assessment, Soils and Water Relations, Insects and Disease, Urban Forestry and Safety.  Karen came to the City of Dallas in 2008 and has degrees in Horticulture, Environmental Science and Master of Science Forestry.  She came to the City of Dallas from the Texas Forest Service where she worked as a Regional Urban Forester, with her last assignment being the Hurricane Rita Urban Tree Recovery Project.

 Class Schedule


1:00 – 2:15       Basic Biology and Physiology


 2:30 – 3:45        Tree ID and Assessment


 4:00 – 5:15        Soils and Water Relations 



       8:00 – 10:00     Proper Pruning and Maintenance 


10:15 - 11:45   Insects and Disease


1:15 – 2:30       Urban Forestry and Construction


2:45 – 4:00       Safety



       7:30-8:00        EXAM CHECK-IN

       8:00 – 12:00    EXAM

 * You must pre-register for the exam

       -  Only 25 exams available, last day to register is January 18

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 You can also contact ISA at:  

Toll Free: 1.888.472.8733 (US and Canada)

Phone: +1.217.355.9411


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