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Old 06-12-08   #1 (permalink)
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ISA Certified Arborists / Treeworker

How many of you have done the ISA's Certified Arborist Exam or the Treeworker exam?

What are your thoughts?
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A good course, well-rounded for many aspects of our trade,

Bit disappointed in that some who pass-don't seem to carry it through to the job
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I have the study guide and I am working through it . Maybe I'll attempt the exam in the spring.
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I have the study guide and I am working through it . Maybe I'll attempt the exam in the spring.
Saturday 25th April i think it is, mate!
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I bought the study guide, took it to the pub on a Friday and Saturday; sat the exam on Monday and passed. Watch the Tree Fertilisation section (pay it special attention)
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Re: ISA Certified Arborists / Treeworker

im one and like it although the 3 years seems to come round too quick mines is due next year and i still have 25 ceu's to get.
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Re: ISA Certified Arborists / Treeworker

On the subject of the ISA, anyone here booked the course on veteran tree decay management at Windsor?

Be nice to put faces to the names.
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I have an ISA cert,I am a bit dissapointed that if you gain a European Tree worker certificate you can pay a fee and gain the ISA cert without sitting the exam.
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I have an ISA cert,I am a bit dissapointed that if you gain a European Tree worker certificate you can pay a fee and gain the ISA cert without sitting the exam.

The bl##dy cheek of it!
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The bl##dy cheek of it!
Yeah I know.Both qualifications have their independant strengths,but "buy one get one half off" is abit hard to take.
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