Arborist Short Course

These four-day short courses teach the basics of arboriculture (tree care), including tree biology, tree risk assessment, tree planting, and other topics.
Arborist Short Course - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Language: English
$275.00

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Description

When: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

Where: Horticulture Center
4200 N Horticultural Dr.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

registration deadline: October 18, 2018
11:59 p.m.

Certified Arborists Examination

This course provides training for people interested in taking the International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists Examination. Further details can be found on the Pennsylvania Tree Resource Guide site.

Credits

ISA Certified Arborist, PCH, and PA Landscape Architect CEUs and Pesticide Credits are available.

Who is this for?
  • Entry level arborists
  • Individuals interested in taking the ISA Certified Arborist Exam
  • Arborists that need a refresher
What will you learn?
  • The basics of tree biology
  • Tree risk assessment skills
  • How to plant trees
  • How to diagnose tree diseases and arthropod pests
  • How to care for trees
  • How to manage soil and provide nutrition for trees
  • How to prune in accordance with ANSI standards
  • How to safely climb trees
  • Construction impacts and management

Agenda

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

08:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Pre-Quiz

09:00 am Introduction to Arborist Certification

09:15 am Tree Biology

12:30 pm Lunch (provided)

01:00 pm Tree Species Identification

09:00 am Review of Day 1 / Homework Discussion

09:30 am Tree Selection

11:00 am Installation and Establishment

12:00 pm Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm Diagnosis and Identification of Insect and Disease Pests

08:30 am Review of Day 3 / Homework Discussion

09:15 am Tree Risk Assessment and Management

10:15 am Trees and Construction

12:00 pm Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm Climbing and Working in the Trees

12:30 pm Tree Worker Safety—ANSI Z133 Standard

01:30 pm Cabling, Bracing, and Lightning Protection

02:30 pm Trees, People and Ecology

08:30 am Review of Day 3 / Homework Discussion

09:30 am Tree and Soil Relations

11:00 am Water Management

12:00 pm Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm Plant Nutrition and Fertilization

02:30 pm Tree Pruning and the ANSI A300

04:30 pm Post Quiz

Instructors

Urban Forestry
Christmas Tree Production Curriculum Development Landscape Establishment and Maintenance Nursery and Ornamental Production Pesticide Safety Program Delivery Turfgrass Weed Control/Vegetation Management

More by Tracey Lynn Harpster 

Urban Forestry Arboriculture Green Infrastructure Urban Stormwater Management

More by Vincent Cotrone 

Integrated Pest Management Entomology Horticulture

More by Tim Abbey 

Horticulture Diagnosis of Plant Problems Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly) Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation Green Infrastructure

More by Emelie Swackhamer 

Robert Dougan

William Elmendorf

Joseph Mullen

James Savage

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