Morris Arboretum

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School of Arboriculture

Upcoming Classes

TRAQ - Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course
Thursday, October 22 - Saturday, October 24, 2015

Payment and registration required; registration deadline is September 24. This class takes place off-site in Hightstown (East Windsor), NJ.

The TRAQ training course was created by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This training opportunity is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the ISA and hosted by Morris Arboretum at Meadow Lakes Retirement Community in Hightstown (East Windsor), New Jersey.

The course will provide a high level of training for arborists, landscape architects and landscape management professionals in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. TRAQ is a two-day course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and a field component. The course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. The content of this course will focus on the following areas: Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization and Risk Reporting.

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five years from the date the exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to retake the course and pass the exam every five years in order to maintain the qualification. To be able to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the following credentials:

  • ISA Certified Arborist or BCMA
  • A national certification or certificate in Arboriculture
  • Licensing or certification from an approved state program
  • SAF Certified Forester
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist
  • A degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, traditional forestry, or horticulture from an accredited college or university.

ISA TRAQ Registration form can be found here

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Increase your tree and landscape knowledge! The School of Arboriculture’s courses, which offer CEUs for arborists and landscape architects, keep you at the forefront of your profession. Our exciting new classes are open to professionals and novices, and are taught by national leaders in their field of expertise.

Course Brochure

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Upcoming Classes

Goldenrods and Asters
Tuesday, October 6
10:00am - 2:00am
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Kids Click! Photography Workshop
Six Tuesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
4:00 - 5:30pm
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Birding @ the Arb: The Wetlands and Tree Canopy
Saturday, October 10
8:00 - 11:00am
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Weather Alerts

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.