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Arborist Training Events

All Vermeer Southeast Arborist Training Events are scheduled to be held outdoors. There will be a limited number of participants allowed depending on the location and space of each arborist training event. Safety has been and remains our number one priority, during this current health environment and beyond. All participants should follow federal, state, and CDC requirements regarding but not limited to: face covering, hand washing, and social distancing.

Check back in early July as we’ll be opening up registration for our Fall 2022 Arborist Training Events for these locations. See additional course information below.


  • Birmingham • Sept. 23
  • Marietta • Oct. 14
  • Boynton Beach • Oct. 21
  • Pensacola • Oct. 28
  • Jacksonville • Nov. 4
  • Orlando • Dec. 2
  • Ft. Myers • Dec. 9

BIRMINGHAM, AL:
INTERMEDIATE CLIMBING & RIGGING TECHNIQUES

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, September 23, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 2950 Pinson Valley Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35217

INTERMEDIATE CLIMBING & RIGGING TECHNIQUES

By the end of this course attendees will be able to identify hazards involved with tree climbing and rigging, understand the hierarchy of controls used to mitigate these hazards, and understand the necessity of documentation involved with climbing and rigging operations.  They will gain an understanding of the inspection procedures, advantages and limitations of personal protective equipment, and arboricultural rigging equipment used all while maintaining and following safe work practices.  Participants will be introduced to legislation pertaining to tree climbing and rigging operations as well as fall protection. Participants will also be educated, coached, and mentored in the applicable forces applied to anchor points, redirects and tie off methods used.

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.

MARIETTA, GA:
INTERMEDIATE CLIMBING & RIGGING TECHNIQUES

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, October 14, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 1320 Gresham Rd., Marietta, Georgia 30062

INTERMEDIATE CLIMBING & RIGGING TECHNIQUES

By the end of this course attendees will be able to identify hazards involved with tree climbing and rigging, understand the hierarchy of controls used to mitigate these hazards, and understand the necessity of documentation involved with climbing and rigging operations.  They will gain an understanding of the inspection procedures, advantages and limitations of personal protective equipment, and arboricultural rigging equipment used all while maintaining and following safe work practices.  Participants will be introduced to legislation pertaining to tree climbing and rigging operations as well as fall protection. Participants will also be educated, coached, and mentored in the applicable forces applied to anchor points, redirects and tie off methods used.

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.
Arborist Training

BOYNTON BEACH, FL:
ADVANCED CLIMBING TECHNIQUES

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 1060 West Industrial Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

ADVANCED CLIMBING TECHNIQUES

This course will provide participants with training in the use of specialized equipment and techniques employed in Moving Rope Systems (MRS) and Stationary Rope Systems (SRS). Safe work procedures for popular technical work at height systems are demonstrated and practiced. Attendees will gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of MRS and SRS while maintaining and following safe work practices and legislation pertaining to fall protection. Participants will be educated in applicable forces on anchor points, re-directs and tie-off methods for tree climbing systems completes this very informative course.

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.
Chainsaw Cutting Techniques

Pensacola, FL:
PRECISION CUTTING AND FELLING TECHNIQUES

Date: Friday, October 28, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, October 28, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 6691 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32526

PRECISION CUTTING AND FELLING TECHNIQUES
Chainsaws are one of the most useful as well as dangerous tools a worker can use. This course is designed to educate personnel who use a chainsaw about safety, maintenance, use and handling. Participants will gain an understanding in what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them. Hands on and practical work planning strategies, including bucking and limbing, understanding compression and tension, and dealing with spring poles will be coached and practiced in this course. Notching and back cutting will be introduced for small tree felling (trees of approximately 10 inches in diameter at chest height – 10” dbh). There is a strong focus on personal safety, risk assessment and accident prevention.

Eligibility Recommendations: Experienced climbers who are familiar with current safety regulations, legislation and climbing techniques. Learners are given the opportunity to perform rescues during the course, so are encouraged to be proficient climbers before participating at this level. 

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.

JACKSONVILLE, FL:
ADVANCED RIGGING TECHNIQUES & APPLICATIONS

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, November 4, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 11550 Philips Hwy., Jacksonville, Florida 32256

ADVANCED RIGGING TECHNIQUES & APPLICATIONS

Co-hosted by North American Training Solutions, this course prepares the arborist to perform rigging calculations and to select and apply rigging for safe controlled load handling. Persons completing this training will understand their responsibility to ensure proper rigging methods are used and that all variables which could result in a rigging failure are accounted for through planning and proper selection of gear.

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.
Chainsaw Cutting Techniques

ORLANDO, FL:
PRECISION CUTTING AND FELLING TECHNIQUES

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, December 2, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 428 Ocoee-Apopka Road, Ocoee, FL 34761

PRECISION CUTTING AND FELLING TECHNIQUES
Chainsaws are one of the most useful as well as dangerous tools a worker can use. This course is designed to educate personnel who use a chainsaw about safety, maintenance, use and handling. Participants will gain an understanding in what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them. Hands on and practical work planning strategies, including bucking and limbing, understanding compression and tension, and dealing with spring poles will be coached and practiced in this course. Notching and back cutting will be introduced for small tree felling (trees of approximately 10 inches in diameter at chest height – 10” dbh). There is a strong focus on personal safety, risk assessment and accident prevention.

Eligibility Recommendations: Experienced climbers who are familiar with current safety regulations, legislation and climbing techniques. Learners are given the opportunity to perform rescues during the course, so are encouraged to be proficient climbers before participating at this level. 

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.

Ft. Myers, AL:
INTERMEDIATE CLIMBING & RIGGING TECHNIQUES

Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

DATE: Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:30am-4:00pm

LOCATION: 2231 Flint Dr. Ft. Myers, Florida 33916

INTERMEDIATE CLIMBING & RIGGING TECHNIQUES

By the end of this course attendees will be able to identify hazards involved with tree climbing and rigging, understand the hierarchy of controls used to mitigate these hazards, and understand the necessity of documentation involved with climbing and rigging operations.  They will gain an understanding of the inspection procedures, advantages and limitations of personal protective equipment, and arboricultural rigging equipment used all while maintaining and following safe work practices.  Participants will be introduced to legislation pertaining to tree climbing and rigging operations as well as fall protection. Participants will also be educated, coached, and mentored in the applicable forces applied to anchor points, redirects and tie off methods used.

6.5 ISA credits will be available.
Lunch will be provided.
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