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Hazardous Tree Identification

An Arborist Training / Landscaping Course

Course Code: AL0803CA17

Hazardous Tree Identification

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Date & Time

December 5, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time: 8:30am)

Description

Hazardous Tree Identification: Course Preview Videos

Rutgers Hazard Tree ID Class Overview: What You Will Learn to Assess

Hazardous Tree Identification Course Preview

Aboriculture expert and Hazardous Tree Identification course instructor, Steve Chisholm, describes what is covered in this course.


What is a Target? - Rutgers Hazard Tree ID Class

Hazardous Tree ID Tip: What is a Target?

Without a target, you don't have a hazardous tree. Watch this video to find out what a target is.


Sounding A Tree - Rutgers Hazard Tree ID Class Tip

Hazardous Tree ID Tip: Sounding a Tree

Steve Chisholm demonstrates how to sound a tree. Listen to the difference between sound wood and a potentially problematic hollow.


Resistograph / Coring a Tree - Rutgers Hazard Tree ID Class

Hazardous Tree ID Tip: Coring a Tree

Watch Steve Chisholm demonstrate how to core a tree with a resistograph to identify hollows and other signs of decay.

Hazardous trees are tough to recognize, and they can be deadly if not managed before an avoidable accident occurs. In this one-day course, Certified Tree Experts Ted Szczawinski and Steve Chisholm will show you a step-by-step process for identifying a hazard, dealing with the hazard, and properly documenting your findings. Come see why their "tree rating system" has been adopted by so many other tree professionals! Field demonstrations will be done, weather permitting.

This is a a required course for the Rutgers Public Grounds Management Certificate program.

Instructors:
Instructor Steve Chisholm

Steve Chisholm – Certified Tree Expert Steve Chisholm returns for this exciting one-day course, ready to share his top-rated wealth of knowledge and years of arboriculture experience with you. 

Instructor Ted Szczawinski

Ted Szczawinski – Certified Tree Expert and professor of plant science and biology will join the class, offering the class the practical science behind hazardous tree management in a manner that’s fun, interactive, and easy-to-understand! 


Hazardous Tree Identification Class: Photo Slideshow


Who Should Attend This Course?

This course is recommended for the following types of professionals:

  • Arborist
  • Grounds Inspector
  • Parks Supervisor
  • Parks Groundskeeper
  • Private Landscape Contractors
  • Public Health Inspector
  • Public Works Supervisor
  • School Building and Grounds Supervisor
  • School Building and Groundskeepers
  • Shade Tree Commissioner
  • Tree Climber

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Credits

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
5 Technical

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist-5.0; BCMA Practice-2.5; BCMA Management-2.5

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
Pending

Community Forestry Program Credits
5 CEUs

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers
Pending

Rutgers CEUs
0.525
CEUs

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Fees
Early Registration Fee $245.00 Register on or before November 21, 2016 and save!
Registration Fee $270.00 After November 21, 2016
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

How Past Participants Rated the Instructors (2011-12)

Ratings of the Instructors:
(tally of responses received)

  Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor
Ted Szczawinski 30 2 0 0 0
Steve Chisholm 29 2 1 0 0

Comment from last year's class about Steve:
"Great teacher. Easy to learn from."

Comment from last year's class about Ted:
"Always a pleasure, easy to listen to, great knowledge."

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