Agenda

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

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8:30 – 9:00 am CST
Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:45 pm CST
Break
12:45 – 1:15 pm CST
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 4:30 pm CST

 

Presented by John Palmer, BCMA

Soils
Compaction – the destroyer of soils
Hydrology – keeping water where it needs to be
Nutrients – increasing access to what plants need
Care – ways to avoid damaging soil

Roots
Structure – What are roots really like?
Pruning – learn when to cut and not to cut
Establishment – creating the optimum environment
Defective – identifying, correcting, or rejecting poor structure

Biology
Processes – discuss why trees do what they do
Health – increasing vigor, longevity, and stability
Responses – analyze how trees react
CODIT – the fundamental biological process

Biomechanics
Young tree training – the path to true sustainability
Branch structure – right vs wrong, strong vs weak structures
Risk – how to predict the future
Thigmomorphogenesis – altering the growth pattern

Pruning
Techniques – ways to perform “tree surgery”
Restoration – helping trees recover
Structural – creating safer, longer tree life
Standards – research that informs practice

Deforestation By Design™
Avoiding predictable failures
Poor materials – caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware
Poor planning – what we want vs what trees need
Poor planting – how to eliminate discredited techniques and practices

 

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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

 

Credits

Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA
6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

LA CES
6.5 HSW PDHs

Certified Arborists/ISA
6.5 CEUs (more listed inside)

Foresters/SAF
Pending

 

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW hours to architects
licensed in all states. It also offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape
architects licensed in all states except Florida, New Jersey and 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), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon
Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers
and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects
Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §79-
1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida architects. Other states do
not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for
6.5 HSW PDHs, and the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System
has approved it for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable
to the LA CES and AIA/CES.

The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this event for the following
CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist,
Aerial Lift; 2.5 BCMA Practice; 2.0 BCMA Science, BCMA Management.

Course approval is applied for and pending from the Society of American Foresters.

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

Speakers

John Palmer

Mr. Palmer is a Consulting Arborist, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, and an advanced Tree Risk Assessor. He is an author, speaker, and trainer, on subjects including The Future of Urban Forestry, Deforestation By Design™, The New Construction Paradigm, and The Leadership Laws of Nature. His 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. His areas of expertise include young tree training, proper pruning and planting practices, Biomechanics, soil and water management, urban forestry, tree biology, and healthy root system development.

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: The Arborist Short Course

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the science and techniques for tree health and longevity by understanding soil conditions and improvements, establishing and maintaining root health, strategies for training young trees, maintaining branch structure, pruning strategies and techniques, and tree planning and selection for site conditions.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain how soil compaction affects tree health, and they will be able to identify ways to avoid damaging soil.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe methods to keep water where it needs to be to benefit trees, and they will be able to create the optimum environment for tree roots.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss biological health techniques to increase tree vigor, longevity, and stability.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe methods for training young trees, maintaining branch structure, altering tree growth patterns, and how and when trees should be pruned – all of which increase tree health and sustainability.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explain predictable tree failures and how the can be avoided by selecting proper materials, adhering to proper planning techniques, and following proven planting methods.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site design and landscaping

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/20/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@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.

 

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA or ASLA credit.

Streamable self-study formats are available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

The streamable self-study package includes an MP4 format video recording of a live webinar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed for the webinar. You will receive a PDF of the course manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

Completion of an online follow-up quiz is required for those seeking continuing education credit. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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