A300 Tree Care Standards Workshop


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
9:00am - 12:15pm


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

Workshop is $25 and the price include a free ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning standard (a $20 retail value), 3 ISA CEUs, and 0.5 CTSP CEUs (applications in process) 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 and Bob Rouse, Chief Program Officer, Tree Care Industry Association, Londonderry, NH)

9:30    Part 1, Pruning  (Geoff Kempter, Technical Services Manager, Asplundh Tree Experts, Grand Rapids, MI)

9:55    Parts 3, Supplemental Support Systems (Peter Becker, Senior Vice President, Bartlett Tree Experts, Baltimore, MD) 

10:20    Break with Attendees and Speakers

10:35     Part 6, Planting and Transplanting (Grant Jones, Davey Tree Experts, Technical Advisor, Chicago, IL)

11:00     Part 9, Tree Risk Assessment (Dr. Tom Smiley, Plant Physiologist and Soil Scientist, Bartlett Tree Research Lab, Charlotte, NC)

11:25     Practical Applications, Writing Work Specifications to Using A300 Standards   (All committee members)

12:10 – 12:15  Wrap Up (Bob Rouse)

Event Details

Event WebsiteRegister Here
ContactBob Rouse
Phone(603) 314-5380
EmailContact via Email
TCIA MaterialsYes
PricingMember: $25.00
Non-Member: $25.00

Location & Directions

Ruthe Jackson Center
3113 S. Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Javascript is required to view this map.