Press and Testimonials
How I survived and passed the Certified Arborist Course the first time:
All I did was:
- I read the Certified Arborist Course Study Book from front to back a few times.
- I did the worksheets at the end of each chapter – Then I re-studied what questions I missed on each chapter and then used the worksheets as review.
- Went to all the classes AND paid attention. (I also enjoyed the refreshments that Ted and his group provided.)
- I got a room overnight near the test location because it was too far from my home.
Basically, I just did whatever Ted recommended to do to pass the Certified Arborist Course exam. This course is comprehensive and organized with very knowledgeable and experienced speakers. I highly recommend it!
Thank you Ted!
-Russell Bartolotta, ISA Certified Arborist #WE-7960A
Tree Services Magazine
The Arborists's Certification Preparation Course was selected for a feature article by Tree Services Magazine. This is a national trade magazine, which is very popular.
The article stressed that approximately 70% of the students who have completed this course have passed a difficult national exam. Whereas, the national pass rate is approximately 30% for this exam.
The article also mentioned that the course and ISA Study Guide covers 15 topics including tree biology, tree assessment, risk management, and other topics.
The course is given annually and generally starts in February
for 10 consecutive Wednesday nights. The eight (8) teachers are
all highly experienced teachers and consultants.
CLCA Magazine, LA/SGV Landscaper
Arboriculture and Horticulture Guru Ted Stamen to Speak at LA/SGV Elections Dinner Meeting Sept. 18 at Aqua-Flo, Torrance
Everything You Wanted to Know About Trees But Were Afraid to Ask
Plant and Tree consultant, expert witness and educator Ted Stamen will keynote the Thursday, September 18 Chapter Elections Dinner Meeting at Aqua-Flo Supply, 2137 Dominguez Street, Torrance. Networking is at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. This special event will cost $10 per person. So, bring a friend. RSVP to Rene or Matt at Aqua-Flo: (310) 782-0355.
Long-time CLCA member Ted Stamen will address a number of critical tree related topics, including Standards for Tree Industry Work, Certification and Workforce, Hazards and Risks of the Tree Industry, Lawsuits, and more.
Ted Stamen is a professional Horticulturalist and an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. From 1975 to 1993 he was employed by the University of California Cooperative Extension, Riverside as a Horticulturist and Arborist. A majority of his time was spent working in the field with landscapers, nurseries, arborists, pesticide applicators, and public utilities. He continues to conduct training seminars, short courses, and workshops.
-CLCA Magazine, LA/SGV Landscaper
Loma Linda University
"Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your putting on the Arborist Certification Class and Certified Tree Workers' Class.
All four of my guys have learned a lot and because of your efforts; we now have a better and safer tree trimming crew at Loma Linda University."
-Gerhard Steudel, Director
Loma Linda University Adventist Heath Sciences Center, Landscape Department
National Golf Course Superintendent Magazine
The Mission Viejo Country Club contracted consultant services to identify hazard trees on the golf course. The trees were ones that could cause property damage, injury, or death.
The contract also included written detailed specifications for tree pruning, planting and removal. The specifications were mailed to several tree service contractors. In turn, Ted helped the Club select a qualified contractor and acted as an inspector for the tree work performed.
This project was selected as a feature article in the National Golf Course Superintendent Magazine.
Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction, Inc.
"I wanted to thank you for the Arborists' Certification course that my staff and I attended.
I felt that the course was well organized, had excellent teachers and facilities. The total experience was very conducive to learning and did a great job of preparing us to pass the Arborists' Certification test.
Also, I would like to thank your wife for the nice snacks provided at the meetings; they were good and healthy choices.
As a result of the course and the materials provided, we were able to pass the test on the first try."
-Richard B. Cohen, President
Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction, Inc.