Threats to Trees: Tree Health for Design Professionals
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John Palmer, BCMA
Pests and Pathogens
Insects – Good bug, bad bug
Non-native invasive – Be on the lookout
Fungi – Should I worry?
Diseases – Who, what, where, why
Compaction – The destroyer of soils
Structure – The most important unknown
Organisms – Living soils
Remediation – Whoops. What’s next?
Growers – Holding them accountable
Standards – Guidelines for proper trees
Defective – Acceptable returns
Native/Non-native – Too far from home
Establishment – The how to’s
Biology – Critical science to know
Micro climates – It’s the little things
Sites – Right tree, wrong place
How to Help with Pruning
Techniques – What do you want?
Training – Trees are like children: Teach them young
Biomechanics – Proper pruning is impossible without it
Restoration – Back from the dead?
ANSI – Look in the mirror
Training – Ongoing improvement
Tree Doctors – Adding value to your company
Deforestation by Design™ – Avoiding predictable mistakes
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John Palmer BCMA
Mr. 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.
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Course Title: Threats to Trees: Tree Health for Design Professionals
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the many threats that challenge the life and health of trees, including pests and pathogens, poor soil conditions, lack of pruning, planting too from native conditions and climate, and mistakes made by caretakers/planters.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe which insects threaten particular tree species and which insects can benefit trees.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe diseases that are common to trees, and they will be able to explain what conditions expose trees to particular tree species.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss how improper soil conditions can threaten trees and what remediation steps can be taken improve soil conditions.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how pruning trees can benefit their health, appearance and longevity.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explain the value of planting native versus non-native or invasive tree species and why placing particular trees at certain locations on a site can impact tree health and survival.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with plant biology and care
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/01/2023
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