Agenda

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Registration
7:30 am – 8:00 am EDT
Morning Session
8:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

 

Presented by
Marty Shaw, RCA, BCMA

Overview of Plant Appraisal
Amenity plant appraisal ethics and history
PA qualifications and certification
Appraisal ethics
Codes of conduct
Standards of practice
Licensing
Various needs

The Value of Amenity Plants
Functional uses and aesthetic uses
GPA9 and GPA9 gaps
ID of the appraisal problem
Client and intended users
Intended use of appraisal
Purpose of the assignment
Types and definition of value
Effective date

Relevant Characteristics
Plant anatomy
Plant conditions
Site characteristics
Landscape uses
Functional uses
Relevant data collection
Assignment conditions
Jurisdictional authority
Scope of work

Collection, Suitability, and Conditions
Field data collection
Researched data collection
Plant species/site
Suitability
• Size to space
• Climate
• Soil
Plant anatomy conditions
• Roots, trunks, scaffolds, branches, buds, and leaves

Functional Benefits and Limitations to Value
Functional benefits
• Aesthetic benefits
• Landscape design factors
• Plant uses
• Ancillary features
• Benefits of trees
Limitations to value
• Excess growth
• Litter
• Risk assessment and abatement

 

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Credits

Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

Architects
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is intended to offer 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all Georgia. Professionals licensed in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Marty Shaw

 Marty Shaw, RCA BCMA, Author of The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Mr. Shaw grew up in the sleepy little Appalachian town of Bristol, Tennessee, a small city that rests on the boundary between the two states of Tennessee and Virginia. Upon graduation from Bristol Tennessee High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as ships baker aboard the USS Shark (a fast attack submarine) for four years. When his enlistment came to an end, he took a job selling lawn care service to residential owners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and later, moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he worked as general manager of a landscape contracting company while attending the University of Tennessee for Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. Eventually, Mr. Shaw took over as president of a wholesale tree care supply business and built the company from $70,000 in sales to over $1.2 million in just seven years. During that time, he married his wife Kristin and they had two children together. With encouragement from Kristin he also developed an interest in arboricultural consulting, and on May 11th, 1999, he became the first American Society of Consulting Arborist (ASCA) member in Middle Tennessee. From 1998 to 2003, he also served on the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Mr. Shaw has since consulted with private landowners, insurance companies, attorneys, tree companies, cooperative extension service agents, country clubs, state urban forestry organizations, universities, and colleges. He has worked on some of the most challenging, difficult, and highest profile cases across the United States. Mr. Shaw is a Registered Consulting Arborist, a Board-Certified Master Arborist and one of only a handful of arborists worldwide who consult full-time. He is a UAS pilot, a real estate appraiser and he brings a broad range of skills from a variety of scientific and professional disciplines. An autodidact, Mr. Shaw brings a unique perspective and a talent for learning to any project. He has developed authoritative expertise to create a greater understanding in tree related matters. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Amenity Plant Appraisal Workshop

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course demonstrates the economic, environmental and societal benefits of amenity plants and how they can be valued and used as aesthetically and/or as functional design tools. To properly appraise and utilize amenity plants, the course provides an in-depth discussion on relevant characteristics of plants, their value, desired conditions, suitability, and functional benefits.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to determine the value of amenity plants by considering their functional and aesthetic uses, as well as the client and intended users.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify relevant characteristics of plants that facilitate landscaping or functional uses, such as plant anatomy, plant conditions, site conditions and relevant data.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to utilize field and researched data collections to analyze the desired conditions and suitability of plants, such as the appropriate climate, soil, and size-to-space ratio.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the functional and aesthetic benefits of trees and plants, including landscape design factors and ancillary features.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify plant features and characteristics that may limit value such as excess growth.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with plants in design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/22/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to fchapman@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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