A300 Tree Care Standard Workshop


Tuesday, October 1, 2013
8:30am - 12:15pm


A300 Tree Care Standards Workshop

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

Sponsored by the Tree Care Industry Association in cooperation with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

October 1, 2013, 8:30 AM to 12:10 PM at the Weld Hill Research Building - Arnold Arboretum.-1300 Centre Street Entrance -  Roslindale, Ma 02131

  Workshop is $25, the price include a free ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning standard (a $20 retail value), 3 ISA CEUs, and morning coffee refreshments.

Tentative Agenda

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

9:30       Part 1, Pruning

Geoff Kempter, Technical Services Manager, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Grand Rapids, MI

10:00     Parts 3, Supplemental Support Systems

Peter Becker, Senior Vice President, Bartlett Tree Expert Co., Baltimore, MD 

10:30     Part 6, Planting and Transplanting

Grant Jones, Davey Tree Expert Co, Technical Advisor, Chicago Il  

10:30 Break

10:50     Part 9, Tree Risk Assessment

Dr. Tom Smiley, Plant Physiologist and Soil Scientist

11:20     Practical applications, writing work specifications to using A300 Standards  

All committee members 

12:00-12:10  Wrap Up

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.  This workshop will review how A300 standards are 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

Event WebsiteRegister Now
Phone(800) 733-2622
OrganizationTree Care Industry Association
TCIA MaterialsYes
PricingMember: $25.00
Non-Member: $25.00

Location & Directions

Weld Hill Research Building - Arnold Arboretum
1300 Centre Street Entrance
Roslindale, MA 02131

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