"Please tell Ken Palmer we really appreciated him and all that you folks back east did for North Dakota, and that I personally heard many positive comments on his presentation skills and arborist knowledge. Ken is an asset to the arboriculture industry. The sharing of his knowledge with practicing arborists is helping advance the professionalism of this industry in leaps and bounds. I hope he has success and good fortune in all of his future endeavors. Take care."


Fast Facts and FAQs

What is the cost of your Open Enrollment courses?
The more modules you take in one visit/location, the more you save.  

For example:

-  (1) 2-Day L1 Precision Tree Felling: $549
-  (1) 3-Day L1 Tree Climbing Methods & Work Positioning: $729
-  (1) 2-Day + (1) 3-Day  L1 Precision Tree Felling & L1 Tree Climbing Methods in one visit/location: $1179 (save $99)
-  (1) 4-Day Art & Science of Practical Rigging:  $1179 
-  More combination pricing to be posted shortly

Save on sending 2 or 3 students to the same class(es) in one location during one visit
Deduction for 2nd and 3rd student:

- (1) class:  $50
- (2) classes:  $75
- (3) classes:  $100

What’s included in the price of a module?        
  • 8 hours of instruction each day
  • 10% discount on any Buckingham manufacturing product
  • Discounts on PPE & Chain Saw
    Upon completion of our L1 Precision Tree Felling module, a 15% savings on one Husqvarna chain saw and/or Husqvarna personal protective equipment at participating Husqvarna dealers
  • Gear for the students to share during the classes
  • 16 ISA CEU's for each 2 day module and 24 CEU's for each 3 day module
  • Course Workbooks
  • Knot workbook for both the L1 Tree Climbing Methods and L1 Arborist Rigging Applications courses

*Meals and accommodations are additional

Want to register? Download generic registration form here

What equipment will I need for the class?
It depends on which course(s) you have enrolled in. Select the course you are attending below for information on equipment to bring.

L1 Tree Climbing Methods and Best Practice (2 day class) L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice (3 day class) L1 Precision Tree Felling, Chain Saw Handling, Safety & Ergonomics L1 Arborist Rigging Applications L2 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice L2 Precision Tree Felling, Chain Saw Handling, Safety & Ergonomics L2 Arborist Rigging Applications L1 Arborist Rigging for Climbers & Aerial Lift Users

Do I need any prior experience to take your courses?
No and Yes.

Some of our courses do not require any prior experience however we do require that you hold full time employment in the green industry as an arborist, in a hands-on role supporting arborists, or other related role in which you use arborist equipment on a regular basis. Courses are not offered to private homeowners or for recreational tree climbing purposes.  

Please contact us should you have any questions regarding your eligibility to attend.

Are there course prerequisites?
Select the course you are attending below for information regarding prerequisites.

L1 Tree Climbing Methods and Best Practice (2 day class) L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice (3 day class) L1 Precision Tree Felling, Chain Saw Handling, Safety & Ergonomics L1 Arborist Rigging Applications L2 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice L2 Precision Tree Felling, Chain Saw Handling, Safety & Ergonomics L2 Arborist Rigging Applications L1 Arborist Rigging for Climbers & Aerial Lift Users

 

I already have 5 years of climbing and chain saw experience.  Why do I need to take the prerequisites before I can enroll in the L1 Arborist Rigging Application module?
While there is a short answer to this question, we feel the answer and our reasons are important enough to create this lengthy answer.  More information...

I am an ISA Certified Arborist.  How many CEU’s will I receive?
8 CEU’s are awarded for completion of each day of training. A certificate will be provided for you to submit to the ISA for credit for the classes.

I hold my CTSP Certification. Will I receive CEU’s for taking the ArborMaster modules?
Yes, the same holds true for CTSP Certifications. 8 CEU’s are awarded for completion of each day of training.

Can you provide suggestions for local places to stay and directions to the training site?
Local accommodations options are at the bottom of the schedules page. Directions and a map to the actual training site will be sent to you approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Lunch arrangements
We suggest that you bring a cooler packed with water and your lunch to the class each day.  As lunch break is typically for 45 minutes, this will save time having to leave the site to purchase lunch.

Is the course available?
Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.  As we only offer a limited number of courses each year, they tend to fill quickly.  However, you may request to be placed on a waiting list.

Am I confirmed for the program?  I sent my registration in by mail but have not heard back yet.
Courses are on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of a signed registration form and full payment, we will be communicating with you as follows:

You will be receiving two notices:
  • If the course is available when we receive your registration, you will receive a 'confirmation of registration' notice*
  • A final course confirmation, which will include the directions to the site and any final program details will be sent 1-2 weeks prior to the course.
Classes are expected to fill, however if we do not have the minimum number of participants 30-21 days prior, the course(s) may be rescheduled or canceled. If this is to occur, we will advise you at that time and a full refund will be applicable.

*If the course is sold out upon receipt of your registration, we will contact you to discuss if you would like to be placed on wait list or consider another location.

Is there any homework prior to coming to the class?
Yes, if you are enrolled in the L1 Tree Climbing Methods or the L1 Arborist Rigging Applications module, you will be receiving a knot workbook prior to the start of the program. There will be a list of knots you will be required to know and a list of knots we would like you to at least be familiar with.

As you advance through the ArborMaster courses, our best advice is to practice, practice, practice and then practice some more. This will help to build a foundation and prepare you to learn and employ the skills taught in the more advanced modules.

Don't see your question answered here?
Please visit our Contact Us section and send us an email or call directly at 860.429.5028.