The Tree Course: Science, Design, and Sustainability
Choose the way you want to learn!
This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)
* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.
8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:15 – 1:15 pm EDT
1:15 – 4:30 pm EDT
John Palmer, BCMA
The Scientific, Economic, and Aesthetic Benefits of Trees
If Trees Could Talk – The Secrets of Healthy, Mature Trees
Biology and anatomy
Native vs. non-native
Trees are Infrastructure: Design Elements that Appreciate
Placement and value
Deforestation By Design™
Planning vs. design
After the job
Trees and Site Requirements: Always at Odds?
Compaction and proctor density
The brown infrastructure
Screened soils: the silent killer
Trees That Outlive Designs: After the Project is Finished
Trees in teacups
Threats to Trees
Biotic and abiotic
An ounce of prevention
Computer modeling risks
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.5 ISA CEUs
6.5 SAF Cat 1 Hour
Continuing Education Credit Information
This course offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in most states. HalfMoon Education will not be seeking landscape architect course approval in Florida, New Jersey, or North Carolina.
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, architects,
and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects
Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2),
and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida and New Jersey
architects. Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect
Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to
the AIA/CES and LA CES.
The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this event for the following
CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist; 5.75 Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist,
Aerial Lift; 3.25 BCMA Management; 2 BCMA Science; 1.25 BCMA Practice.
The Society of American Foresters has approved this course for 6.5 SAF Cat. 1 hours.
In-person attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available
after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance
certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event online,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
John Palmer BCMA
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 (email@example.com 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: The Tree Course: Science, Design, and Sustainability
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the scientific, economic and aesthetic benefits of trees, the science of healthy and mature trees, trees are design elements, trees and site requirements, trees that outlive designs, and threats to trees.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the environmental, social, health, and economic benefits of trees.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the biology and anatomy of trees, including the interaction between soils, roots, oxygen, and stress.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the concepts of trees as design elements and part of the infrastructure in the built environment.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe threats to trees, including biotic and abiotic threats and neglect. Learners will be able to identify preventative measures to maintain healthy trees and increase longevity.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with landscape design and understanding of trees as energy conservation elements
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/16/2024
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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.