April 28 @ 8:00 am – April 30 @ 11:30 am
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
Due to COVID-19, we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our members and our leadership team. We are monitoring all guidelines and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health.
We are taking extra precautions to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- The March 18th Day of Service will be rescheduled for a later date.
- The April 2nd BOD meeting will be switched to an online Zoom Meeting.
- The April 27th ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) RENEWAL will be rescheduled for a later date. The ISA will be working directly with the WAA to ensure no one is penalized if their credential expires due to this cancellation. Please be patient as we work thru the rescheduling or refund process. We will keep you updated via email.
- The April 28th to April 30th ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) will be rescheduled for a later date. Again,please be patient as we work thru the rescheduling or refund process. We will keep you updated via email.
We will continue to monitor local and federal government recommendations closely, as the current status continues to evolve. Future updates, if any, will be shared via email. We recognize this is an unprecedented and unique situation and appreciate your flexibility and support. Our website will be updated as soon as possible with all changes.
Thank you for supporting these efforts,
The WAA Governance Committee
Hotel Information: https://hotelguides.com/wisconsin/fond-du-lac-wi-hotels.html
Facility Information: https://www.fdl.wi.gov/parks/parks/
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 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course is a two-day educational course followed by a 1/2 day assessment that includes both a written and field component. The course prepares the
participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.
Hosted by: The Wisconsin Arborist Association
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.
Day 1: Educational Session (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Module 1: Introduction to Tree Risk Assessment
Module 2: Levels of Assessment
Module 3: Target Assessment
Module 4: Site Assessment
Module 5: Tree Biology and Mechanics
Day 2: Educational Session (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Module 6: Tree Inspection and Assessment
Module 7: Data Analysis and Risk Categorization (indoors)
Module 7: Field Activity (outdoors)
Module 8: Mitigation
Module 9: Reporting
Review and Exam Information
Day 3: Exam (8:00am – 11:30am) Written exam
*Schedule subject to adjustment
Tree Biology and Mechanics: Participants will learn how to assess wood structure, decay, and tree mechanics, and evaluate their impact on likelihood of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to identify and assess defects and conditions that may affect likelihood of failure. Tree Inspection and Assessment: Participants will learn about types of targets, assess the likelihood of a tree or tree part impacting a target, and estimate the consequences of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to assess site factors that may influence likelihood of failure.
Data Analysis and Risk Categorization: After learning the tree and target factors that must be assessed, participants will combine likelihood of failure, likelihood of impact, and consequences of failure to derive a risk rating. This rating helps the assessor communicate tree risk to clients
and risk managers, and allows comparison of risk levels between trees.
Risk Reporting: Participants will learn skills for clearly communicating tree risk to clients, both in written and verbal reports. Participants will also learn about the key components that should be included in a report after completing a tree risk assessment.
TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the TRAQ exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to take the course and pass the exam every five
years in order to maintain the qualification.
To be able to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the
ISA Certified Arborist® or ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
A degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, traditional forestry, or horticulture that is part
of a national qualifications framework or is from a college or university.
A national certification or certificate in arboriculture (see a complete list in the TRAQ
ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) status
Licensing or Certification from an approved state/province program (see a complete
list in the TRAQ handbook)
SAF Certified Forester
Included in your registration:
– course registration
– exam fee
– the TRAQ manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (No PO Boxes)
– the TRAQ workbook (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (No PO Boxes)
– Risk Assessment Clipboard (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (No PO Boxes)
– 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 (shipped via UPS to the address you provide)
– your hard hat and high visibility vest or shirt (required)
– #2 pencils and your 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 end of the TRAQ application guide. The process may take up to several months and may not
allow enough time to attend this particular class
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.