Upcoming events

    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • San Antonio Parks Department, 5800 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227
    • 4




    This course will provide instruction on the rope and harness climbing technique that is used by International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists.  Two hours will be spent in a class room setting reviewing the basics required for ISA certification in climbing and rigging. After the class all participants that have purchased climbing gear or have climbing gear that passes inspection will get hands on time practicing climbing techniques in a tree.


    The cost of the course (not including gear) will be $150.00 for members, and $200.00 for non-members.  You must pay online in advance through the SAAA website.  If you want to climb in the afternoon portion of the training you must have approved gear and sign a liability waiver.  If you need gear basic climbing sets will be available at discounted prices through Vermeer and will range from $475 to $800. Advanced notification and requests for gear lists please email



    The morning course will meet at 8:30 – 11:30

    San Antonio Parks Dept.

    5800 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227


    Afternooon climbing session will take place from 12:30 – 4:30 at Camargo Park

    5738 Castroville Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227


    **Climbers will be responsible for their own lunch and travel between sites**

    • 02 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • San Antonio Botanical Gardens

    Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course

    Fridays, February 2nd  to February 23rd, 2017 9:00am –4:00 pm
    San Antonio Botanical Garden

    555 Funston

    Registration Link

    Call Emma Trester-Wilson SABG @ 210-829-5360 with questions

    Course Description:

    This course was designed to help prepare professional arborists to take the ISA Certified Arborist examination. The teaching cadre has over 265 combined years of experience in the tree care industry. Nonprofessionals are also welcome to attend the entire course or other sessions to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills. Three years of experience is required to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. For more information on the exam, please visit Course schedule:

    • February 2  Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
    • February 9 Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
    • February 16 Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management 
    • February 23 Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

    Topics also address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to certified arborists and relevant to the professional development of the student. Students receive continuing education credits. Approved for 3 CEUs per session for ISA CA, TNLA and Master Gardeners, and 3 hours per session Master Naturalist Advanced Training.

    Certified Arbortist Test Preparation Course Fee: $300; includes the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
    Directions to the Garden: Take Hwy 281 to Hildebrand east. Turn right on Broadway, then left on Funston. The Botanical Garden is on the left-hand side.

Past events

20 Sep 2017 Saluting Branches
19 Sep 2017 SAAA Board Meeting (September 19th)
08 Sep 2017 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
06 Sep 2017 Free Tacos! CPS-Look Up and Live: Tree Pruning Safety Event
25 Aug 2017 Aerial Lift Specialist Spanish Language
28 Jul 2017 First Aid/CPR Training
18 Jul 2017 SAAA Board Meeting (July 18th)
13 Jun 2017 Structural Pruning 101- With Mark Peterson
16 May 2017 SAAA Board Meeting (May 16th)
19 Apr 2017 Aerial Rescue Training
21 Mar 2017 SAAA Board Meeting
10 Mar 2017 Bilingual Tree Care Safety Workshop
20 Feb 2017 Port Aransas Tree Care Workshop
15 Dec 2016 3rd Annual Holiday Social
15 Nov 2016 SAAA Meeting TODAY
07 Oct 2016 Corpus Christi- Certified Arborist Preparation Course
30 Sep 2016 Midland TX- Certified Arborist Preparation Course
21 Sep 2016 Saluting Branches- Give Back To Those Who Gave Everything
12 Sep 2016 Tree Identification Course
27 Jul 2016 Tree Care & Urban Forestry Workshop
19 Jul 2016 SAAA Meeting
17 Jun 2016 Tree Disease Identification & Management
28 Apr 2016 Growing Texas Workshop- Community and Ecological Resiliency
01 Apr 2016 International Event- World Tree Climbing Championship
04 Mar 2016 Bilingual Tree Care Safety Workshop
06 Feb 2016 San Antonio River Tree Planting Events
29 Jan 2016 Chipper Operator Specialist
17 Nov 2015 SAAA Meeting
07 Nov 2015 Arbor Day 2015
16 Oct 2015 ISA Certified Arborist Exam
23 Sep 2015 Give Back To Those Who Gave Everything
15 Sep 2015 SAAA Meeting
04 Sep 2015 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
07 Aug 2015 Corpus Christi Certified Arborist Prep Course
21 Jul 2015 SAAA Meeting
19 May 2015 (copy) SAAA Meeting
13 May 2015 Bilingual Tree Care Workshop
11 May 2015 Rio Grande Valley Tree Worker and Urban Forestry Conference
02 May 2015 Olive Tree Planting- Mission Road Ministries
30 Apr 2015 Urban & Community Forestry Workshop
19 Mar 2015 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
17 Mar 2015 SAAA Meeting
17 Mar 2015 Free Safety Class and Equipment Demonstration
13 Mar 2015 ISA Certified Arborist Exam
31 Jan 2015 Jammin Jams Fruit Tree Adoption
12 Dec 2014 Free Holiday Social
09 Dec 2014 Bexar County Wildfire Preparedness Workshop--FREE
17 Jun 2014 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
02 May 2014 S.A. Tree Maintenance License Seminar- FREE
21 Apr 2014 Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
17 Apr 2014 Bilingual Tree Care Workshop
25 Mar 2014 S.A Firewise For Arborists
21 Mar 2014 ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Exam
28 Feb 2014 Movie Night in the Park- The Lorax
20 Feb 2014 Urban Forestry Conference South Texas
18 Feb 2014 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
17 Dec 2013 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
15 Oct 2013 S.A Arboriculture Lunch Speaker Series
26 Sep 2013 SAAA Meeting
30 Aug 2013 Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
18 Jul 2013 SAAA Meeting
08 Jun 2013 Certified Tree Worker Workshop
21 May 2013 SAAA Meeting
17 May 2013 2013 Texas Tree Climbing Championship
19 Mar 2013 SAAA Meeting
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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