Christopher Williamson earns ISA Certified Arborist Certification

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:40pm

The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce that Tree Trimming Technician I Christopher Williamson has successfully completed the certified arborist examination administered by the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Williamson earned ISA Certified Arborist accreditation after passing the stringent 200-question ISA exam. Topics covered in the examination include soil management, tree identification and selection, tree installation and establishment, safe work practices, tree biology, pruning, diagnosis and treatment, urban forestry, tree protection and tree risk management.

Williamson’s ISA certification is valid for three years. He will be required to obtain 30 continuing education units (CEUs) during that time to maintain his certification. In addition, as a member of the NC Urban Forest Council, he will enjoy access to free or reduced rate workshops and conferences where he can obtain CEUs.

Williamson joins Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores, Urban Forestry Specialist Julie Canavin and Wake Forest Power Tree Trimming Supervisor Jimmie Kearney as the Town’s fourth ISA certified staff member.

The International Society of Arboriculture is a non-profit organization which supports tree care research around the world. It offers the only internationally recognized certification program in the tree care industry.

The ISA's Certification Program is designed to promote the professional development of those involved in the field of arboriculture or tree care.

The International Society of Arboriculture was founded in 1924. The organization's purpose is to improve the level of knowledge and standard of practice within the tree care profession.