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Lessons offered by Mark
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Forestry
Levels
  • All Levels

ISA Certified Arborist, 30+ years experience, offering guidance on tree pruning, cutting, care, selection, and exam prep., for homeowners and professionals, Bloomington, Indiana.

Methodology

I have spent a lot of time working in the field and my teaching approach is to bring this experience to the classroom. I first want to know what you, the student, would like to learn, where you are now in your knowledge and skills, and then proceed by using photos and instruction to help you learn and move forward towards your goal(s).

Experience

I have been in the field of arboriculture for over 30 years. I worked for many years climbing and rigging in trees, have operated both stick boom and knuckle boom cranes, authored over 20 articles for industry magazines, spoken at various meetings of many organizations including the Tree Care Industry Association and the International Society of Arboriculture, and presented training seminars across the country. I have also served on the editorial board of Arborist News magazine, sat on different boards and committees within the industry, and helped with editing numerous books, DVDs, and study guides. For the last ten or so years I have worked in both tree care and as a CFP.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £25
Rate for online lessons : £22/h
Lessons offered by Mark
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Forestry
Levels
  • All Levels

Mark's CV

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS

• received Freeman Parr Award for Outstanding Communication from the National Arborist Association (NAA) (now the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA))
• received Excellence in Arboriculture Award from the NAA/TCIA
• ISA Certified Arborist (since 1992)
• life member, International Society of Arboriculture
• member, Indiana Arborist Association
• founding member and past Instructor, North American Training Solutions
• Certified as instructor for Chainsaw Safety and Technical Felling by North American Training Solutions
• Certified as instructor for Tree Risk Assessment by North American Training Solutions
• Certified as instructor for Aerial Rescue by North American Training Solutions
• Certified as instructor for Advanced Tree Climbing by North American Training Solutions
• IML Resistograph Certificate
• received continuing education classes from, among others: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square Pennsylvania; Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania; Alex Shigo, Shigo and Trees Associates; Don Marx, Plant Health Care; Tim Ard, The Game of Logging; ArborMaster Training
• life member, Plant Amnesty
• past member, Tree Care Industry Association
• past member, International Tree Climbing Championship strategic planning committee
• participant in Emergency Response and Preparedness round-table discussion and task force to advance safety in the industry
• past member of TCIA Safety Task Force--contributes to ANSI Z133.1 committee
• past member, editorial board of Arborist News magazine
• past member, Board of Directors, Indiana Arborist Association
• past member, Tree Advisory Board to Purdue University
• past member, Bloomington Tree Commission
• participant and contributor to American National Standard Institute Z133.1 committee
• participant and contributor to American National Standard Institute A300 committee

SPEAKING, PUBLICATIONS, TRAINING, AND JUDGING

• invited speaker for annual meetings of the International Society of Arboriculture and various chapters
• invited speaker for annual conferences of the Tree Care Industry Association
• published over twenty articles in various industry publications, including: Arborist News magazine, TCI magazine, Arbor Age magazine, SCA Today, and Through the Green
• technical editor for, and contributed to, various articles, books, videos, CDs, and DVDs including: ISA Safe Work Practices; ISA Tree Worker Safety; The Art and Science of Practical Rigging; ISA Arborists’ Certification Study Guide; ISA Glossary of Arboricultural Terms; Tree Climber’s Guide; Arborist’s Knots for Climbing and Rigging; Best Management Practices for Crane Use in Arboriculture
• reviewed numerous other articles, books, videos, and CD’s
• past moderator for the website TreeBuzz, an arboricultural discussion forum: (concealed information)
• performed training sessions for: various local groups; the Georgia Arborists Association; numerous chapters of the International Society of Arboriculture; annual meetings of the International Society of Arboriculture; annual Tree Care Industry Expo(s); Tree Care Industry Expo Spring
• speaking, training, and written topics included: safety standards and procedures, advanced climbing, technical rigging, tree risk assessment, chainsaw use and safety, cutting and felling, crane use in arboriculture
• judge and/or technician for numerous Tree Climbing Championships at the State, Chapter, and International levels

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