Welcome to MAC-ISA
The MAC-ISA is a non-profit professional organization of arborists, urban foresters, and others involved in the caring of trees.Our membership is made up of people from commercial, utility municipal sectors, educational institutions and other green industry related fields.Our mission is to promote a culture of safety while fostering education and research that supports the care and benefits of trees. Our chapter area includes District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
News and Events
- Congratulations to Jocelyn Lohse, Riverside Outfitters and Andrew Dunavant, TrueTimber Tree Service for winning this year's Tree Climbing Competition. They will represent MAC-ISA in the 2016 International Tree Climbing Competition in San Antonio,Texas. Click here for all results.
- Congratulations to our own International Tree Climbing Competition Champion, James Earhart! Way to go James!! MAC-ISA is immensely proud of you! Watch a video of the announcement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uTmYnQkA38
Jocelyn Lohse came in 7th overall in the womens competition. In addition, James and Jocelyn got third place in the chapter team award. Congratulations to both of you! For a list of event winners go to www.isa-arbor.org.
- 2015 MAC-ISA Arborist Certification Courses: To view class dates and register go to our certification page.
- MAC-ISA TRAQ course for 2015 in Baltimore, November 4-6 still has a few spaces open. Click here for more information, dates and registration form. Due to high demand a new course has been added in Gainesville July 21-23.
2015 TOUR DES TREES Registration opens January 12. Cycle the Sunshine State this Fall with the STIHL Tour des Trees from Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale, October 25 - 31, 2015. Registration opens Jan 12 at www.stihltourdestrees.org. Find out more about the tour by clicking here.
- Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund Update: We have now raised almost 50% of our goal! HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $100,000 to endow this scholarship. We need your help to finish our goal! Please donate. Read more under our TREE Fund link.
- Upgraded ISA on-line Learning Center is now live! Click here to see the updated on-line Learning Center where you can take courses and earn CEUs.
- To hire a certified arborist in the Mid-Atlantic go to www.goodtreecare.com.
- A Nationwide Day of Service "Saluting Branches" honoring fallen soldiers and donating tree care for veteran cemeteries is planned for September 23. Get involved! For more information go to http://www.salutingbranches.org/