Date and Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trees have been around forever, but the tools we use to work on them are constantly changing. New, shiny technology can be fun. But it can also build your professional skills as a consulting arborist, climber, and business owner. Learn about the programs and apps we use regularly at TreeCareLA and how to incorporate improvements into your own arboriculture practice. Many tools are rather inexpensive and easy to use. The 2020 conference theme is about challenging ourselves to be the best possible. We can do this by embracing fresh tools that keep arborist professionals relevant in a constantly changing tech world. Our three ISA Certified Arborist speakers represent different aspects of arboriculture: the consulting arborist, the climbing technician, and the business owner. We hope to engage attendees with practical, hands-on ideas they can readily adapt to their own arboriculture practice. New tools and applications can help consulting arborists identify issues more accurately, document more precisely, and communicate better with clients. Innovative programs help streamline communication between field, office, and client. Crowd sourced information improves tree/pest/disease identification and can help problem solve those tricky tree cases. Embracing technology also makes a better arborist climber with more efficient equipment, ways to communicate, and access to an online arborist community. Photos, videos, and demonstrations of tools will be shared to provide examples, such as: smartphone apps, different types of lasers, drone uses for the everyday arborist, online communities, fleet management tools, and CRM software.
Nick Araya has been caring and advocating for trees for 19 years. He’s the co-owner of TreeCareLA which manages large and old trees in Los Angeles. Nick is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and has the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. He believes that technology advances can make us better arborists and stronger business owners. You won’t find him without a laser in his pocket and a drone in
his electric car!
Ricardo Vazquez has been in arboriculture for over 10 years and is currently a lead climber at TreeCareLA. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and an ISA Certified Tree Worker. Ricardo trains tree care professionals both locally and internationally as a sponsored climber, instructor for CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training, Corp., and a volunteer competition judge for Spanish-speaking arborists. He loves using technology to improve himself as an arborist and to teach others. You might be one of his many
Karina Nordbak is co-owner of TreeCareLA. She has 15 years’ experience in business management, helping to grow and sustain small businesses. Karina is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds the company’s Qualified Applicator License. She loves how technology can make “behind the scenes” more organized, effective, and smooth sailing.
1.5 - ISA CEUs *Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing
CEU information will be collected in Survey Monkey - a link will be sent at the end of the program. If you don’t receive the link, please contact our office email@example.com.
$20.00 - WCISA Member
$30.00 - Non-WCISA Member
Students please call our office 866.785.8960