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Plant Health Care

Course Code: AL0804CA17

Plant Health Care Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: November 7, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering TBD.


Customizing treatments for nutrient deficiencies is not just good plant heath care, it is also a valuable new service offered by conscientious arborists. Yet, the complexity of the issues and products can be intimidating. Which products are truly worthwhile and which are just sales hype? This class will provide answers on a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Water soluble versus WIN;
  • Bio-stimulants;
  • Mychorrizae or compost tea;
  • Trunk injection or implants;
  • pH;
  • Micronutrients; and
  • Proper timing of applications.

Cultural, biological and chemical control strategies and the Growing Degree Day (GDD) method of tracking pests and diseases will be outlined and detailed for effective use and marketing.

Hands-on outdoor demonstrations will be provided (weather permitting).

Instructor Ted Szczawinski

About the Instructor

Ted Szczawinski, a Licensed Tree Expert and Dean of Students at Bergen County Technical Schools, is one of the most highly rated instructors at OCPE. He brings his extensive plant and tree science knowledge to class and shares it in a way that is down-to-earth, fun, interactive, and easy-to-understand.


The November 7, 2016 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

NOTE: Individuals who wish to receive pesticide recertification credits at any of our courses will need to know their applicator license number and arrive at class on time. Please bring your pesticide license with you to class. If you are late to class, you will not receive credits.

Pesticide Credits

6 units in 1A, 2, 3A, PP2

3 credits in 6, 18, 23, PC

If you need these credits, you must notify us at least 15 days before the course start date. For details, visit here and read the information under “IMPORTANT CHANGE.”

8 credits in 3A and 3C

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
3 Technical, 3 Management

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist-4.75; BCMA Practice-1.75; BCMA Management-3

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units
5 CEUs

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
5.25 hours

Rutgers CEUs

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

Early Registration Fee TBD


Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


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.


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.


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.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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