The ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) publishes collections of articles, courses on CD, and other materials for the professional arborist. Many of the resources on this page can earn you continuing education credits for your ISA arborist certification.
A complete study guide developed for ISA Arborist Certification candidates. Chapters discuss significant arboriculutral topics with nearly 240 illustrations and photos. This guide provides a comprehensive reference for arborists of all levels. A helpful index, a glossary of arboriculutral terms, and a valuable list of additional resources ensure this study guide's unlimited usefulness as a foundation for all tree care professionals. Each chapter of the guide contains learning objectives, key terms for study, narrative with illustrations and photos, workbook section, challenge questions, sample exam questions, and suggested sources for supplementary information. Chapter topics include: Tree Biology, Tree Identification,Pruning, Tree Support and Protection Systems, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Climbing and Working in Trees, and more. Softcover, 222 pages, illustrations.
Introduction to Arboriculture CD-ROM courses are designed for adults who cannot attend classes in person. Covers correct practices and includes quizzes, instant feedback, and visual & audio content. These courses use instructional strategies that simulate job tasks and make the training easy to use in real life. The instruction is self-paced, and uses videos, visuals, and audio to enhance learning. Instant feedback and quiz questions that simulate ISA certification tests make checking your learning quick. Also includes a glossary of terms with definitions and pronunciations. Available as individual courses or a 10-course CD-ROM set.
Computer requirements: 800 MHz Pentium III, 256 MB RAM, Windows 2000, XP, 24x CD-ROM drive, sound card and speakers.