Anomalism 03-3-09.2 ISA certified am I
2009-03-03 11:34:31 ET

I just finnished a week ago a 4 week course with Davey called DITS (Davey Institute of Tree Science) with 46 other select individuals from all over the company including 9 from Canadian operations. It was a very intense 4 weeks with a huge amount of stuff to learn in not very much time. Lots of study and exams and the like. All of wich leads up to (apart from graduating the course) taking the ISA (International Society of Arborculture) test to become a "Certified Arborist". They said when we took the test that it would take 4-6 weeks to find out if we passed. I got a package on friday last,(just a week later) with my scores and I am proud to say that I am now an ISA Certified Arborist. Hopfully this will get me a raise and creat some new opportunities within the company, and if not the certification goes with me where ever so its a win win, and it was fun to do.

2009-03-03 15:14:21 ET

That's pretty damn cool! Congrats.

2009-03-03 16:35:27 ET

right-on, congrats!

2009-03-03 16:56:08 ET

awesome! bravo!

2009-03-04 03:56:46 ET

Two of the other students did not get to finnish the course and had to fly home because their wives went into labor. They both have new baby girls now. Another fellow spent about 5 days in hospital with some stomach problem that they never did figure out the cause of. He did get over it and we got him back. The Davey Institute is the oldest tree science school in the country, started in 1909. So I was in the 100th class. The Davey Tree Company is over 125 yrs old.

2009-03-04 07:50:10 ET

wow thats very impressive!

2009-03-04 09:23:56 ET

congrats that's an awesome thing to have.

2009-03-05 04:42:43 ET

Thank you all!

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