A300 Workshop


Tuesday, March 12, 2013
8:30am - 12:00pm


Sorry the A300 tree care standards workshop is full, but thank you for your interest in A300 standards. You may check the TCIA or WCISA websites for information about the standards documents and other training opportunities. Visit www.tcia.org and click the ANSI A300 quick link at the bottom.


A300 Tree Care Standards Workshop

Using ANSI A300 National Tree Care Standards to Assure Good Tree Care  3 ISA Ceu’s (applied for)

March 12, 2013, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM,  

Workshop is $15, the price include a free ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning standard( a $20 retail value), 3 ISA CEUs, and morning coffee refreshments.

Hotel Phone: 800-686-3775
Ask for the Tree Care Industry Association group rate of $109.00 per night
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8:30       Registration Open, Coffee and refreshments

9:00       Overview of ANSI A300 Standards, their purpose, development and use
Dane Buell, ASC A300 Committee Chair, Director of GTC, SavATree, Bedford Hills, NY
Bob Rouse, Chief Program Officer, Tree Care Industry Association, Londonderry, NH

9:20       Part 1, Pruning
Geoff Kempter, Technical Services Manager, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Grand Rapids, MI

9:40       Part 2, Soil Management  
Steve Miller, American Society of Consulting Arborists representative, Bartlett Tree Experts, Irwin, PA 

10:00     Parts 3, Supplemental Support Systems
Peter Becker, Vice President, Bartlett Tree Expert Co., Baltimore, MD 

10:20     Part 5, Management (of Trees during Site Development and Construction)
Gordon Mann, Society of Municipal Arborists representatives, Mann Made Resources, Sacramento, CA 

10:40     Break

10:50     Part 6, Planting and Transplanting
Gordon Mann

11:10     Part 9, Tree Risk Assessment
Dr. Tom Smiley, Plant Physiologist and Soil Scientist

11:30     Practical applications, writing work specifications to comply with A300 Standards  
All committee members 

12:00-12:10  Q and A (time permitting)
Bob Rouse

Why is this important?  
Proper care and maintenance of trees, from planting onward, will assure long-term health and good structure, maximize the benefits provided by urban forests while reducing risk, and minimize interference with infrastructure.  These standards can be used for:

• Writing specifications for all aspects of tree work

• Development of training materials for employees and volunteers involved with tree care

• Assure a clear understanding of proper tree care for regulators, governments, and legal authorities.

Who should attend?  

  • Arborists
  • Urban Foresters 
  • Landscape Architects 
  • Utilities
  • Planners 
  • Public Works Personnel
  • Volunteers  
  • Political Decision Makers
  • Others concerned with the health and care of urban trees 

Event Details

ContactBob Rouse
Phone(800) 733-2622
EmailContact via Email
TCIA MaterialsYes
PricingMember: $15.00
Non-Member: $15.00

Location & Directions

DoubleTree by Hilton,
2001 Point West
Sacramento, CA 95815-4702

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