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A300 Tree Care Standards Workshop

Title: A300 Tree Care Standards Workshop

Proper care and maintenance of trees, from planting onward, will assure long-term health 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.

Agenda: (subject to change)

  • 7:30     Registration opens
  • 8:00     Overview of ANSI A300 Standards, their purpose, development and use - Tim Bushnell, ASC A300 Committee Chair
  • 8:30     Part 1, Pruning - Geoff Kempter (Technical Services Manager, Asplundh Tree Experts) and Wayne Dubin (Bartlett Tree Experts)
  • 9:00     Part 2, Soils - Dr. Richard Rathjens (Urban Forester and Senior Agronomist, Davey Tree Experts)
  • 9:30     Break with Attendees and Speakers
  • 9:45     Part 6, Planting and Transplanting - Rich Hauer (Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point)
  • 10:15   Part 9, Tree Risk Assessment - Dr. Tom Smiley (Plant Physiologist and Soil Scientist, Bartlett Tree Research Lab)
  • 10:45   Practical applications, writing work specifications using A300 Standards - All committee members 
  • 12:15   Wrap Up - Bob Rouse

Earn 4 ISA CEU's and .5 CTSP CEU's for attending.
$35 workshop price includes a free ANSI A300 standard ($20 retail value) and morning coffee
Please note: Parking On-site, $49 USD daily; Valet, $46 USD daily

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

Cancellation: Cancellations must be made in writing to TCIA either by fax to 603.314.5386 or by email to No telephone cancellations accepted. Cancellations must be received 3 days before the workshop starts for a full refund. Registrations are transferable.

By virtue of your registration, you agree to the cancellation terms as outlined.
By virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of you likeness in TCIA's promotional materials.

Westin Minneapolis 88 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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