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    Audio Study Guide needed!

    I have done that. They will provide a Proctor to read the questions and the answer choices to the test taker. But he needs the Study Guide read to him before that. Not having any success finding an Audio set.
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    Audio Study Guide needed!

    I have a literacy-challenged employee who needs the Audio version of the ISA Certified Arborist Exam Study Guide. Anybody got one they would be willing to sell and ship?
  3. Johnny Turvin

    Study Guide Audio needed!

    I have a literacy-challenged employee who needs the Audio version of the ISA Certified Arborist Exam Study Guide. Anybody got one they would be willing to sell and ship?
  4. Johnny Turvin

    Trees from a distance

    And Liriodendron is Magnolaceae and not related to the poplars or its family, Salicaceae. Good to know. Thank you! I will look into that more closely. And I should probably refrain from using "related" as loosely as I tend to do. Always learning ...
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    Bactericides and Fungicides

    The debate will rage on forever concerning drilling trees to inject a systemic when no signs or symptoms are evident. And the person who pointed out that preventative systemic treatments do not constitute IPM is correct. Ideally, an Arborist should not be treating a condition which does not yet...
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    Trees from a distance

    Cottonwood is actually Yellow Poplar. Tulip Poplar is a related, but different species.
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    Spotted Lanternfly

    New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland should be vigilant also. Those things have wings and do not respect borders or quarantines.
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    Tree

    Diagnosis from pics is equivalent to a TRAQ Level 1, so take this for what it is worth. That tree is a definite candidate for rodding, and it looks like there may be some shear plane stress as well which would influence me to advise canopy reduction of the least vertical side of the...
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    Sweet Gum has swollen trunk

    Strictly from the pics those areas do look like response growth to stress, but I think torsion rather than compression. If the canopy is broad and not well balanced then if it is also exposed to wind the canopy may be racking the stem. If this is the case mitigation is simple - reduction pruning...
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    Florida Certified Arborist looking for new opportunities ...

    Accepted offer from Natural Direction in Charleston, SC as their PHC Manager. Begin work 9/23/2019.
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    Florida Certified Arborist looking for new opportunities ...

    Very possibly depending on what you have in mind. Currently attending TRAQ course. Will be free on the 18th.
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    Florida Certified Arborist looking for new opportunities ...

    In Sales or middle management. 18 years industry experience, 12 years climbing & aerial lift/bucket, 6 years crew leading, but getting too old for crew work. Trees are all I care about vocationally. Will be TRAQ qualified in September. I will have more than 30 ISA CEUs later this month. Will...
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