Advanced Qualification – Abiotic Problems

Saturday’s, September 19 & 26, 2015 9:00am – 3:00pm Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL This IAA Qualification Course will provide an in-depth study of common abiotic stresses on trees and woody plants. We will discuss specific abiotic disorders asso- … Continue reading

Certification Workshops & Exam – Mundelein Fire Station

Thursday’s, September 10 – November 12, 2015 6:30pm – 9:00pm Mundelein Fire Station, 1000 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, IL Workshops cover: Tree Biology Tree Identification Soil Science Water Management Tree Nutrition and Fertilization Tree Selection Installation and Establishment Pruning Tree … Continue reading

Advanced Qualification – Tree Diseases

Saturday’s July 11 & 18, 2015 9:00am-3:00pm Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL This IAA Advanced Qualification Course will provide an in-depth study of the common tree and woody plant dis- eases found throughout Illinois and sur- rounding areas. We … Continue reading

Advanced Qualification – Pruning Class

June 9, 2015 7:00am-3:00pm Cantingy Park, Wheaton Course Highlights: Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure and yet it is more than just the removal of dead- wood. In the Pruning module, emphasis will be placed on: * Identifying … Continue reading

IAA Tree Climbing Competition

September 19, 2015 Fairview Park, Decatur, IL Event Sponsors are needed! Please contact the IAA office if you would like to sponsor a tree climbing event. Below is a link to the park location.’45.8%22N+88%C2%B058’53.6%22W/@39.8494616,-88.9883148,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 Competition Registration Forms will be … Continue reading

Certification Test Dates – Downers Grove, IL

The next certification test dates will be held July 20 & September 14 at Downer’s Grove Public Works.

IAA 2015 Summer Conference – June 25 & 26

Thursday, June 25 8:30–9:00 Registration Opens 9:00–10:00 “Chipper Training” – Representatives from Bandit, Mobark and Vermeer will cover topics from TCIA Chipper Operator Specialist training manual. Topics include: ANSI/OSHA require- ments, types of chippers, controls and safety devices, chipper inspection, … Continue reading


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Sales Arborist – Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc.

KRAMER TREE SPECIALISTS, INC. 300 CHARLES COURT WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60185   Sales Arborist Reports to: Sales Manager Department: Sales Location: Kramer Tree Specialists – West Chicago     The following is a list of specific duties, which are considered … Continue reading

Landscape and Maintenance Worker

The Village of Homewood is a close-knit community of 19,323 located 25 miles south of Chicago, appealing to young families accustomed to the City’s rich cultural opportunities. Homewood’s geographic position is ideal with quick access to an extensive transportation network … Continue reading

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