The Western Arborist

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The Western Arborist is the official magazine of the Western Chapter ISA. This quarterly publication is provided free of charge to over 3000 chapter members. It's purpose is to disseminate timely and relevant articles, news and information regarding trees, tree care technology, pest management, and chapter and industry-wide activities and educational opportunities. Our audience includes commercial, municipal and utility arborist, urban foresters, tree care specialists, horticulturists and other allied professionals primarily located in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. We are dedicated to improving tree care throughout the industry by promoting tree care standards, continuing education and research. This publication includes technical and applied articles, guest editorials, research reports, news and a calendar of events e.g., annual conferences, regional meetings, and Certified Arborist and Certified Tree Worker examinations. In addition, it contains advertisements for arboricultural services, and equipment, as well as classified ads regarding positions wanted or available.

Guidelines for article submission to the Western Arborist

Please submit all documents as Word files. In your document, be sure to indicate where figures, tables, or images should be inserted. For images where there is no designated spot, please indicate this.

High resolution images are needed for magazine production. They should be at least 1 MB and may need to be larger depending on the desired size of the finished photo.

Please identify the photographer for any images used. If they are captured on the web, please be sure they are licensed for reuse.

Be sure to include complete references for any cited literature used.

If your article lends itself well for CEU credit, please include 20 multiple choice or true/false questions. Be sure to send the answers too!

For each author, please include names, email, and vocation and/or avocation.

Prospective Articles should be emailed to Linda Chalker Scott, Editor (

Submittal deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.