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ISA Certified Arborist in Naples, Fl. Obtains New Qualification

Congratulations to Ian Orlikoff, president of Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care. Ian is now recognized as ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

The course taken includes Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, and Risk Reporting. The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Course prepares a participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

Palm Pruning in Naples,Fl.

Palm pruning today in Naples,Fl. Remember to start preparing for hurricane season. Proper tree and palm pruning now will help reduce potential hazards later. Remember that if you over prune your palms (above the 9 and 3 o’clock positions)  they may have a lower survival rate after a wind event. This increased risk of failure is due to the fact that the bud will have less protection from the wind because of the decreased amount of fronds.  The natural wind throw effect is challenged as well causing a wind sail effect. Visit signaturetreecare.com for more information.

Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care pruning a Coconut palm in Port Royal, Naples,Fl.

Tree Service, Naples, Fl. instructs on Proper Pruning

Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care is a  Best Management Practices (BMP) instructor for Collier County.

Class: Proper Pruning for SW Florida,  Jan. 15 2013

Description: Proper Pruning Practices, BMP class at Rookery Bay for landscapers

Proper pruning practices ensure the growth of healthy plants which can reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers and ensure that plants are filtering water, anchoring soils to prevent erosion and providing all the other important roles that plants typically provide in the landscape. Pruning can be done with a number of objectives, so it is important to determine your needs such as maintaining or improving plant health or vigor, controlling plant size and form, creating a hedge,  influencing flowering and fruit production or the structural strength of the tree. With these goals in mind,  you can plan and prune accordingly. This training provides landscape professionals with knowledge of environmentally sound skills and tools to correctly prune landscape trees, shrubs and palms. The Proper Pruning Practices for Southwest Florida training is one of several “refresher” trainings required by the City of Naples ordinance 08-11972 and several continuing education units are also offered for other organizations.

Proper Pruning of Trees in Naples,FL

Ian Orlikoff, Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care assisting Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida, on Nov. 13 2012 at Naples Botanical Garden for instructional class on Proper Pruning.

Ian Orlikoff, guest instructor at ISA Arborist Exam Prep Class

Ian Orlikoff, owner of Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care was a guest instructor on Nov.2nd at the University of Florida Lee County IFAS Extension.

Ian, an ISA Certified Arborist, taught 2 sections during the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Exam Preparation Class: Tree Safety & Climbing and Working in Trees.

Naples Botanical Garden Tree Pruning Class Nov. 13th

Join Ian Orlikoff, Signature Tree Care, at Naples Botanical Garden on Nov. 13th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. He will be assisting guest speaker Dr. Ed Gilman, UF/IFAS. Storm Safe Tree Pruning: Roots and Sidewalks plus other tree research updates.

Admission: $12.00.Pre‐registration at EventBrite: http://pruningandrootupdates.eventbrite.com/ (call 353-4244 only if problem with registration)

This class is offered by UF/IFAS Collier County Extension’s Commercial Landscape Educator, Dr. Doug Caldwell & Chad Washburn, Naples Botanical Garden

Ian Orlikoff, guest instructor: ISA Exam Prep Class

Ian Orlikoff, owner of Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care will be a guest instructor this Friday, Nov.2nd at the University of Florida Lee County  IFAS Extension.

Ian, an ISA Certified Arborist,  will be teaching 2 sections during the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Exam Preparation Class:  Tree Safety & Climbing and Working in Trees. 

ISA National Conference 2012

Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care attending the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) National Conference and Trade Show in Portland,Oregon, 8/13/12. Attending informative classes and learning about new advances in climbing equipment were some of the highlights.

Tree Climbing in Oregon

Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care climbed and spent the night in the canopy of a 200 foot tall old growth Douglas Fir in the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Blue River,Oregon 8/11/12. Ian was in Oregon to attend the ISA National Conference (International Society of Arboriculture).

Climbing & overnight expedition tour was coordinated with Pacific Tree Climbing Institute.  A once in a lifetime” experience Ian hopes to have again someday!

Arborist visit to Oregon

Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care visiting the State Foresters Office in Salem,Oregon on 8/9/12. Ian was in Oregon to attend the ISA National Conference (International Society of Arboriculture).

Proper Tree Pruning in Naples,Fl.

Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care & Eco Logic Land Care is an ISA Certified Arborist and volunteer instructor for the Collier County BMP training program (Best Management Practices for landscapers).

Ian instructed & performed pruning demonstrations for the class “Proper Pruning Practices for Southwest Florida” at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center on July 18, 2012.

Advanced Pruning Techniques

Signature Tree Care staff attended the Florida ISA Advanced Pruning Techniques class held in Fort Lauderdale yesterday.Great learning experience as always with valuable information to pass on to our clients.

Ian Orlikoff, Signature Tree Care assisting Dr.Gilman, UF, at ISA Class, Naples Botanical Garden, April 2011

 

Ian Orlikoff, Signature Tree Care, assisting Dr.Doug Caldwell, Collier County Extension UF & Dr. Gilman, University of Florida at ISA class, Naples Botanical Garden, April 2011

Ian Orlikoff , Signature Tree Care, assisted in a  proper pruning demonstration at Naples Botanical Garden on April 13,2011. This ISA class featured Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida professor, Dept. of Environmental Horticulture,  instructing the group on proper pruning techniques and reasons why to prune.

Ian Orlikoff, Signature Tree Care assisting Dr.Gilman, UF in proper tree pruning demonstration, April 13, 2011

Lethal Yellowing Prevention, Naples,Fl.

See pictures and read about how Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care  treats Coconut palms for lethal yellowing in Collier County,  Naples,Fl.

Ian Orlikoff checks his syringe before he treats a coconut palm tree with oxytetracycline as a preventative practice to protect the trees from lethal yellowing disease………

http://www.naplesnews.com/photos/galleries/2011/dec/05/lethal-yellowing-prevention/211642/

Pruning Live Oak for Health Safety

Watch this video on proper tree pruning with Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care and Doug Caldwell, horticulture agent of the University of Florida, Collier County, May 2011

http://www.youtube.com/ecologiccare