Are you looking to volunteer some time? The Arbor Day Committee is looking for volunteers who would like to get involved. If you are interested please contact Cathy in the office at (203)484-2512 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Registration for the Spring 2016 Session of Arboriculture 101 is now open. This series of classes will begin with the first class on Wednesday, January 6. All attendees must register before the start of this class. Also, please note, this session of Arboriculture 101 tends to fill quickly. There is a limit to the number of students that can be accepted into the course.
If anyone would like further information, they should contact the CTPA office by email or at 203-484-2512.
Registration for Exhibitors for the Annual Meeting taking place on January 21, 2016 is now available.
This year we are offering two size booths. 8’x10′ for $325.00 and 8’x8′ for $275.00. Please download and refer to the exhibitor flyer for details.
PLEASE NOTE – ALL THREE ANSI COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
CTPA Announces a series of workshops designed to help those who care for trees better understand communication and to communicate better with clients, crews and others involved in tree care. This is a 3 part series, open to arborists, tree wardens and tree workers of all sorts. Sessions will be held at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station’s Jones Auditorium in New Haven, with each session running from 9 am to 12 noon.
The Three Sessions are as follows:
Session 1 – October 8th: Using the ANSI Standards. (Session Cancelled) This session, to be lead by Dane Buell, Vice President of Tree Care Services for Brickman /ValleyCrest and Chair of the ASC A300 Committee, will cover what the ANSI standards are all about and how they can be used for, among other things, developing high quality job specifications.
Session 2 – November 19th: Documentation in Arboriculture. This session will be lead by Mary Ryan, lawyer and CT Licensed Arborist, and by Ken Almstead, CEO of Almstead Tree Care. In this session, issues relating to documentation will be discussed, include record-keeping such as required by CT DEEP.
Session 3 – December 3rd: Communicating with Clients / Communicating with Crews. Michael Schoeni, District Manager with SavATree, will lead this session, on communication in the field, with clients and with crews. A second speaker will be added shortly.
The registration fee for individual sessions is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Members who wish to register for all 3 sessions will receive a special of price of $100 for all 3 sessions. Non-members who wish to take advantage of this price may join CTPA.
The Connecticut Tree Protective Association
presents: an Electrical Hazard Awareness Program Workshop, Thursday, November 5, 2015.
This workshop will make attendees aware of the hazards all tree care workers face when they work around energized electrical conductors.
This is a one day workshop that includes lunch, a full day of instruction, the EHAP manual and workbook.
Register on-line or by mail by October 22, 2015.
The CT Tree Climbing Competition took place on Saturday, May 2 2015, at Ballantine Park in Southbury. It was a fun and exciting event, with a good turnout to cheer on the 21 climbers. The five preliminary events got the crowd going, as the climbers worked their way through the five trees selected for the competition. The top 4 climbers based on their scores in the preliminary events were then selected to participate in the Masters Challenge. The Master’s Challenge itself turned out to be one of the more competitive and exciting on record, with the top two climbers, Matt Reynolds and Kyle Donaldson, battling down to the wire. In the end, it came down to which climber was successfully able to pull his gear out of the tree.
Congratulations to Kyle Donaldson, overall 2015 CTCC Champion, and to all the climbers, judges, volunteers and participants, who made this year’s competition again one to remember.
The Winners of each of the Preliminary Events:
- Aerial Rescue – Dan Severino
- Belayed Speed Climb – Kyle McCabe
- Secured Footlock – Kyle McCable
- Throw Line – Russell Plumb
- Work Climb – Matthew Reynolds
The 4 Master Challengers:
- Kyle Donaldson
- Matt Reynolds
- Dan Severino
- Tim Reynolds