Inside the Forestry Source: Growing Partnership with ISA
January 9, 2019
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The International Society of Arboriculture: Nearly a Century of Promoting the Professional Practice of Arboriculture by Andrea Watts
In 2018, SAF and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) signed a partnership agreement. Although each organization was founded with specific missions tailored to foresters and arborists, respectively, the importance of trees and the proliferation of tree-related careers have resulted in an overlap of membership and goals.
“This agreement with ISA signifies a recognition of where our two professional associations have common interests,” explained John Barnwell, SAF’s director of government affairs and external relations. “Though the specifics of this agreement are pretty straightforward, this agreement provides plenty of opportunity for us to find areas of common interest. I think we can build value in participation in both organizations by exploring ways to build a closer working relationship moving forward.”
To learn more about the 94-year-old ISA and opportunities for collaboration with SAF, Andrea Watts spoke with Caitlyn Pollihan, ISA’s executive director since July 2017.