November 12, 2019
City of Oconomowoc Community Center, Oconomowoc, WI
Hotel Information: www.visitoconomowoc.com
City of Oconomowoc Community Center,
220 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Facility Map with Parking:
See Course Flyer for additional information.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. The TRAQ Renewal Course consists of a 5 hour educational course followed by a 3 hour assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully pass the assessment in order to renew this qualification.
Instructor: Mr. Don Roppolo
Don Roppolo is the Manager of Arboricultural Training for Davey Tree. He has been working in the tree care industry for twenty-five years. During his career he has worked in the following capacities: taught arboriculture skills at universities and technical colleges, municipal forestry, arboricultural research, and for the past sixteen years has worked in commercial arboriculture. He holds a bachelor of science in Agriculture with an emphasis in urban forestry from Western Illinois University, and a master of science in Natural Resources with and emphasis in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Current TRAQ holders can complete the course as early as three and one-half (3 1/2) years into their Qualification (18 months before your expiration date). Once your current expiration date passes, you will need to retake the full course and assessment to be reinstated.
Once you have successfully passed the renewal requirements, you will be given five (5) years from the date of your previous expiration allowing you to take full advantage of the five-year period granted with the credential.
Day 1: Educational Session & Exam (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Module 1: Introduction to Tree Risk Assessment
Module 2: Levels of Assessment
Module 3: Target Assessment
Module 4: Site Assessment
Break (15 min)
Module 5: Tree Biology and Mechanics
Module 6: Tree Inspection and Assessment
Module 7: Data Analysis and Risk Categorization
Lunch (1 hour)
Module 8: Mitigation
Module 9: Reporting
Performance-based exam (approx. 3hrs)
Included in your registration:
– course registration
– exam fee
– the TRAQ renewal manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (No PO Boxes)
– the TRAQ renewal workbook (handed out at the class)
– coffee and breakfast items
– lunch, beverages and snacks for the day
Travel and lodging is on your own.
What is required to bring to the class:
– your government issued photo ID
– your TRAQ Manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide)
– your TRAQ Workbook (will be handed out at the class)
– your hard hat and high visibility vest or shirt (required)
– #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes and completing worksheets
– rain gear, including a large ziplock bag (just in case!)
– come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors
– please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; we cannot always control the room temperature to suit everyone
Special Testing Accommodations Requests:
If you have an accommodation request, please complete the Special Accommodations Request Form and submit it with your application. You may find the form online at
The process may take up to several months and may not allow enough time to attend this particular class.