July 29, 2011 | WMU News
Chad Avery and John Disbro, arborists in Facilities Management-landscape services, attained the designation last fall.
The tree risk assessment course and certification exam are administered by the Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Applicants for the exam must be certified arborists and have extensive field work in arboriculture.
The required course work is a combination of classroom lecture and field work, which includes modules in biology, structural mechanics, risk theory and practice, reading tree conditions, assessing and assigning risk levels, and prescribing risk mitigation strategies.
For more information, contact Timothy Holysz, WMU director of landscape services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-8582.