A300 Tree Care Standards Workshop


Tuesday, October 7, 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.

Earn 3 ISA CEU’s and 0.5 CTSP CEU’s for atttending. Workshop price includes a free ANSI A300 standard ($20 retail value) and morning coffee and refreshments.

Please Note: Parking is limited and there is a fee. Learn more about parking and transportation options here.

Who should attend this meeting?  

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

Tentative Agenda

8:30      Registration Open, Coffee and refreshments, workshop starts at 9:00 am

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 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

Dr. Richard Rathjens, Davey Tree Experts, Urban Forester and Senior Agronomist, Kent, OH

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

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

Location & Directions

Columbia Universty
420 West 118th Street
International Affairs Building 15th Floor Room 1501
New York, NY 10027

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