GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS
WAA certified arborists for hire – WAA certified arborists for hire in the state of Wisconsin
Trees Are Good – Helpful information for the general public on quality arboriculture, tree care and related topics
University of Wisconsin-Urban Horticulture Website – Topics include landscape, turf, flowers, fruits & vegetables, as well as pests
Tree Care Industry Association – Helpful information for Arborists and Consumers
www.treecareindustry.org – Helpful information about tree care tips for Homeowners
New Fact Sheet from UW Extension Horticulture Department
Potential Imprelis Herbicide Damage on Conifers – Document contains additional links available for more information.
HIRING AN ARBORIST
International Society of Arboriculture – walks consumers through all aspects of obtaining quality arborists. You may also verify credentials on the ISA website http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/verifycredential/index.aspx
TREE SELECTION AND PLANTING
TREE AND SHRUB IDENTIFICATION
http://dnr.wi.gov/education/educatorresources/treeid.html -Wisconsin DNR- Easy to use search options with detailed illustrations.
http://www.uwgb.edu/BIODIVERSITY/herbarium/trees/tree_list01.htm – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay-Easy to use search options, includes color photos.
International Society of Arboriculture – Search for a Resume
International Society of Arboriculture – Search for a Job
International Society of Arboriculture – Post a Resume (only current ISA members may access this page.
International Society of Arboriculture – Post a Job (only current ISA members may access this page or you may phone 217-355-9411 to purchase a job listing)
DISEASE AND PESTS
UW Extension – Helpful Information including suppression and available assistance in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection – Helpful Information for Homeowners
Emerald Ash Borer
US Forest Service – General Information, Identification, Control and Management
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection – Emerald Ash Borer Resource Guide
Dutch Elm Disease
UW-Extension – Helpful information for homeowners and available bulletin
U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – OSHA Assistance for the Tree Care Industry
EDUCATIONAL OR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Hispanic Worker Integration in the Wood Products Industry– While this site wasn’t specifically designed for arborists, much of its contents is applicable. Information is quite helpful if you are looking at integrating Hispanic workers in your work place. For information, see http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wihispanic
Spanish for Horticulture classes available at Milwaukee Area Technical College. This five week class covers cultural information as well as language needs for supervisors and co-workers of Spanish-speaking individuals. You won’t be able to order lunch after this class but you will be able to communicate with your Spanish-speaking workforce. Anyone interested in attending or arranging for an instructor to come to their work place can call Debbie Hoem-Esparza at 414-297-7346.