The Tree Course: Science, Design, and Sustainability
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Friday, December 10, 2021
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)
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
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours
LA CES: (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 HSW PDHs
6.5 SAF Category 1 Credits
6.5 CEUs (Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist)
5.75 CEUs (Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, Aerial Lift)
3.25 CEUs (BCMA Management)
2.0 CEUs (BCMA Science)
1.25 CEUs (BCMA Practice)
Continuing Education Credit Information
The Tree Course: Science, Design, and Sustainability
This webinar is open to the public and 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 licensed in most states. HalfMoon Education is not seeking landscape architect 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)).
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (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 webinar for the following CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist; 5.75 Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, Aerial Lift; 3.25 BCMA Management; 2.0 BCMA Science; 1.25 BCMA Practice.
The Society of American Foresters has approved this course for 6.5 Category 1 CFE credits.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
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
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.