2022 Arborist Seminars | 2 Locations, 2 Courses

July 29, Tacoma, WA | August 26, Marysville, WA

Training is Essential

Training is one of the greatest investments of time and money that exists across all industries of work. Especially in the tree care industry, where arborists are constantly at risk of injury, professional instruction from an ISA certified trainer is essential for arborists and their teams. 

This year, Vermeer Northwest is continuing its annual tradition of bringing 2 full days of training, networking, and browsing the latest tree gear to Western Washington. Register now for one or both event. 

Advanced Climbing

Tacoma, July 29


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.  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.


Lunch catered by My 4 Sons BBQ

Training provider: North American Training Solutions

Location: Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S, Tacoma, WA 98444

Aerial Rescue

Marysville, August 26

Registration $120. | 6.5 CEUs


This course is designed to educate tree climbers in the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. Emphasis is on emergency preparedness, readiness and accident prevention. The importance of self-rescue strategies and understanding the ‘working alone’ definition reinforces the importance of emergency readiness. Participants are educated in the truths about tree work accidents and fatalities; information based on arborist statistics and industry reviews provides the basis for the specific rescue techniques trained and practiced. Participants are educated in key terms and definitions relating to rope parts, knots, hitches and specialized equipment. Physics concepts such as reaction force and potential energy associated with various rope rescue systems and configurations complete this comprehensive course. This course involves hands on rescue opportunities and practice.


Lunch will be provided

Training provider: Rowen Tree Training

Location: Vermeer Northwest Marysville, 3930 88th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270