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Welcome to ArborCon ...the premiere tree care conference in Michigan! ASM is the Michigan Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), a statewide membership organization for Professional and Emerging Arborists, Urban Foresters, Tree Workers/Climbers, Utility Arborists and Plant Health Care Specialists in Michigan. ASM’s members have been formally organized for almost 90 years. ASM is dedicated to helping tree care professionals succeed in their career and supports successful business opportunities and operations.

ASM is committed to the development and delivery of premiere educational programs designed for tree care professionals. Enjoy Arboriculture in Lansing, Michigan! 

ASM is happy to be partnering up with the UAA to offer their Regional Meeting sessions on
Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  UAA Regional meeting attendees can enjoy all the perks of an ArborCon registration including meals and vendor hall. UAA Sessions are open to any ArborCon attendee as well. UAA membership will be verified.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Pre Con

8:30am-12:00pm       ISA Testing
Deadline to apply is January 24, 2019 (12 business days prior to test). No exceptions! Visit and follow the certification links or call ISA at 217-335-9411. Exam is located in the Lansing Center.
8:00am-12:00pm EHAP Training
(TCIA Manuals are an optional fee. See registration form for details.)
Instructor: Lucas Drews, ISA Certified Arborist, Aerial Arboriculture Tree Care & Training; Keith Byville, Byville ArborCraft, LLC
All arborists must be trained to recognize and avoid electrical hazards. EHAP helps you meet yearly OSHA & MIOSHA safety requirements for anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch (optional if you purchased a ticket)
1:00-5:00pm Aerial Rescue
Limited to 20 people

(TCIA Manuals are an optional fee. See registration form for details.)
Instructor: Lucas Drews, ISA Certified Arborist, Aerial Arboriculture Tree Care & Training

The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts. An emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft and your employees must know how to react. This program helps you protect your employees and meets the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. Aerial Rescue Training is a prerequisite for taking the ISA Tree Worker/Climber Certification test.
1:00-5:00pm CPR/Adult First Aid
Limited to 16 people
Instructor: Tyler Joehlin, Wright Tree Service & American Red Cross Instructor
Every crew should have at least one person qualified to administer first aid /CPR. For line clearance certified tree crews there must be a minimum of two CPR Certified crew members. This class follows the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Program. Participants will learn to recognize/respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12-13, 2019 - ArborCon

A detailed DRAFT agenda with session descriptions is available by clicking here. This includes the UAA Utility Track on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.



Radisson Hotel Lansing
111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
800-333-3333 or 517-482-0188

Rate: $129.95
Group Code: ARBO19, reserve by January 21, 2019 to receive the discounted rate.

Parking: Valet parking is available for $20 per night, or you may self park in the adjacent structure for a max of $10 per day.

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933 517-483-7400

Parking: Available in the structure below the Lansing Center for $10 per entry, per day.


ASM will no longer offer the Guest of a Member rate. The Non member fee includes a one year membership to ASM.


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