The Tree Course: Science, Design, and Sustainability
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Thursday, November 9, 2023
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST
Presented by: John Palmer, BCMA
The Scientific, Economic, and Aesthetic Benefits of Trees
- Physical benefits
- Environmental benefits
- Social benefits
- Health benefits
- Economic benefits
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™
- Structural cells
- 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
- Root myths
- Avoidable conflicts
Trees That Outlive Designs: After The Project Is Finished
- Trees in teacups
- Soil volume
- Increasing value
- Proper structure
Threats To Trees
- Biotic and abiotic
- An ounce of prevention
- Computer modeling risks
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 HSW PDHs
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA):
Society of American Foresters (SAF):
Up to 6.5 Cat. 1 CFE Credits
(Foresters may be able to earn up to 6.5 Category 1 CFE credits through the CFE post-approval
process with the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Credit determination will be made by SAF)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please 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 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.
The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this event for the following CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, 5.75 Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist, Climber Specialist, Aerial Lift Specialist, 3.25 BCMA Management, 2.0 BCMA Science, and 1.25 BCMA Practice.
Foresters may be able to earn up to 6.5 Category 1 CFE credits through the CFE post-approval process with the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Credit determination will be made by SAF.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)
6.5 HSW PDHs (LA CES)
John Palmer, BCMABoard Certified Master Arborist and Advanced Tree Risk Assessor from Cleveland, OH
John Palmer is a Consulting Arborist, Board Certified Master Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture, 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.
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
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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
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