Biology and Benefits of Trees
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Physical benefits

   Environmental benefits

   Social benefits

   Health benefits   

   Economic benefits   

   Biology and anatomy      

      • Soil      

      • Roots      

      • Oxygen      

      • Stress  

      • Native vs. non-native

Tree Infrastructure: Design Elements That Appreciate
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT

   Placement and value


   Deforestation By Design™

   Structural cells

   Planning vs. design

   After the job

Trees and Site Requirements
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

   Compaction and proctor density

   The brown infrastructure

   Screened soils: The silent killer

   Root myths

   Avoidable conflicts

Project Completion and Tree Threat Prevention
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 PM CDT

   After the project is finished

      • Trees in teacups

      • Lifespan

      • Soil volume

      • Increasing value

      • Proper structure

   Threats to trees

      •   Biotic and abiotic

      • Neglect

      • An ounce of prevention

      • Computer modeling risks


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     6.5 PDHs

     .5 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 LU|HSW

     6.5 HSW PDHs


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John Palmer, BCMA

ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (#OH 6319B); ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ); Consultant, Lecturer, Author and Trainer.

Mr. Palmer is a Board Certified Master Arborist® and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified by the International Society of Arboriculture, and a Consulting Arborist. He was the owner of a premium services landscaping company for 20 years. Mr. Palmer’s focus is on trees in urban and construction environments, soil deficiencies and the importance of soils for sustainable mature trees, increasing urban tree canopies by ensuring trees live to maturity, and unsustainable landscape designs. He does tree assessments for individuals, commercial clients, law firms, insurance companies, municipalities, landscape architecture firms, parks and woodland management agencies, and has assessed and evaluated thousands of individual trees in the past decade.

Here’s what past attendees had to say about the program and presenter John Palmer:

“Very good. Very useful. I will change some of what I have been doing based on what I have learned from this webinar.” – Civil Engineer

“John is one of two presenters in the last 30 years who has held my interest throughout an entire all day program.” – Architect

“Excellent presentation and content. I especially appreciated all of the references in the material.” – Civil Engineer

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Biology and Benefits of Trees

Biology and Benefits of Trees

April 15, 2020 Webinar John Palmer
Tree Infrastructure: Design Elements That Appreciate

Tree Infrastructure: Design Elements That Appreciate

April 15, 2020 Webinar John Palmer
Trees and Site Requirements

Trees and Site Requirements

April 16, 2020 Webinar John Palmer
Project Completion and Tree Threat Prevention

Project Completion and Tree Threat Prevention

April 16, 2020 Webinar John Palmer