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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT


Presented by: Logan House, CMA

The Many Functions of Trees

  • Environmental services
  • Economic benefits
  • Wind breaking
  • Erosion control
  • Passive cooling
  • Noise/wind buffer
  • Air filtration
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Light shield
  • Aesthetic impact
  • Human and wildlife habitat
  • Medical benefits

Tree Biology and Health

  • Tree biology and anatomy
  • Impacts of site, soil and climate
  • Overview of tree species and characteristics

Trees as Elements of Design and Not Obstacles or Afterthoughts

  • Environmental requirements for tree health
  • Designing with trees
  • Tree selection and placement
  • Trees and the construction process
  • Urban tree policy
  • Hazards to trees in the urban environment

Focus on Species That are Native to the Southeastern US

  • Types of native trees
  • Characteristics
  • Applications
  • Longevity and environmental threats

Implementing Ongoing Tree Maintenance and Protection Plans

  • Tree assessment and diagnostic techniques
  • Providing a healthy environment for the long term
  • Project case studies

Handling Environmental Threats, Pests, Disease and Other Risks

  • Keys to survivability
  • Threats in the environment
  • Nutrient, oxygen and water management
  • Tree pests and diseases
  • Proactive and reactive options
  • Questions and answers


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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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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
6.5 ISA CEUs 

Up to 6.5 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 License No: CEA362), 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 course for the following CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Climber Specialist, Municipal Specialist, Aerial Lift Specialist; 2.5 ISA BCMA Science, BCMA Management; 1.5 ISA 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).

On-Demand Credits

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)


Logan House, CMA

President of the Georgia Arborist Association Peachtree Arborists

Mr. House is a board-certified master arborist and president of the Georgia Arborist Association, the Georgia chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Currently, he works for Peachtree Arborists, a tree care network specializing in tree maintenance plans. He has worked for other private tree companies, the Georgia Forestry Commission, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to help communities achieve a variety of natural resource goals, all related to trees and habitat. He has dual bachelor of science degrees in Forestry and in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management.

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 ( 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 for the Southeastern United States

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5-hour course for design professionals explains how to protect and incorporate trees in the design and construction process, implement ongoing tree maintenance and protection plans, and handle environmental threats such as pests and disease. The course will also discuss tree biology, anatomy and health, identify their environmental functions, and focus on trees that are native to the southeastern United States.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the various environmental services provided by trees, including wind breaking, passive cooling, air filtration, carbon sequestration, and erosion control.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the basic principles of tree biology and anatomy, understand how trees are impacted by the site, soil and climate, and discuss specific trees and their recommended placement.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to evaluate tree assessment practices and diagnostic techniques to implement ongoing tree maintenance and protection plans to ensure a healthy environment for the long term.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify threats to trees in the environment, such as pests and disease, and implement both proactive and reactive treatment options.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss how to design with trees, specifically tree selection and placement, to utilize trees as elements of design.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some knowledge of site planning and/or site work.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/15/2027

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.