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We promote safety in all that we do. MAC-ISA provides a huge array of educational events. Click below to view all the upcoming events.
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Want to become a Certified Arborist or Tree Worker? Find out which of the ISA certification credentials best meet your needs.
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Who We Are

The MAC-ISA is a trade association for arborists, urban foresters, and others involved in the caring of trees. Our mission is "to promote a culture of safety while fostering education and research that supports the care and benefits of trees." The chapter area includes District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

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News & Announcements

MAC-ISA TCC Results, and ITCC results

Congratulations to our TCC Overall Champions, Andrew Dunavant and Jocelyn Lohse! For full results go to our Tree Climbing Championship page. Also big congrats to Andrew for coming in 13th and Jocelyn coming in 7th in the overall preliminary standings at the ITCC!  

Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out at the ITCC and the ISA conference!

2017 MAC-ISA Annual Meeting was a success

2017 MAC-ISA Annual Meeting was held October 1-2 in Virginia Beach, VA. Look for coverage of the event in our Fall Canopy Coverage.

Registration Open for Many Events

Registration is available for our   Certification courses and TRAQ course.

Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund Update

We have REACHED OUR initial FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $100,000 to endow this scholarship! Thanks to all who contributed. However, we need to continue with our fundraising efforts to be able to fund this scholarship. Please donate. Read more on the Tree Fund page under the Bonnie Appleton Fund section.


Safety Tips

Helmet Safety
Always wear a helmet with your chin strap buckled.
Risk Assessment
Perform a level 2 risk assessment before your climb.
Climbing Safety
Always stay on rope.
Utility Lines
Assume that all utility lines are energized.
Stay Alert
Stay alert at all times.
Protect Crew & Public
Establish a clear work zone and drop zone.
PPE Safety
Inspect and clean your PPE regularly.
Emergency Response Plan
Establish an emergency response plan prior to work.
Check Before Working
Check your equipment, surroundings and yourself prior to everyone's job.
Maintain the 4 A's
Maintain the 4 A's:  Attitude-Awareness-Action-Accountability
Command & Response
Use command and response.
Report Unsafe Behavior
Do not accept unsafe behavior (if you see something, say something).

Attend An Event

We promote safety in all that we do. MAC-ISA provides a huge array of educational events. Register for one of our events today!

Tree Fund
International Society of Arboriculture
Trees Are Good