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Best Management Practices for Tree Care

Course Code: AL0811CA20

Best Management Practices for Tree Care

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Date & Time

Last Held: November 4, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering TBD


This class is designed to be both an introduction and refresher course dealing with popular topics involving tree care. Licensed Tree Expert Ted Szczawinski will discuss tree identification, tree selection, tree planting, tree pruning, and hazardous tree identification. He will teach you how these topics relate to one another and aid in your ability to perform all of them. You'll gain an overview of many skills useful in the fields of arboriculture and horticulture.

Instructor Ted Szczawinski

Meet the Instructor

Ted Szczawinski is a Licensed Tree Expert and professor of plant science and biology. He will share his knowledge on the topic of tree care best pracices in a manner that's fun, interactive, and easy-to-understand! 


The November 4, 2019 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.

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units
5.5 CEUs

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist: 5.5; BCMA Science: 1.5; BCMA Practice: 3.25; BCMA Management: 0.75

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

NJ Licensed Tree Experts
5.75 CEUs for LTE and LTCO

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet 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.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Lewis Morris Park Cultural Center
300 Mendham Road
Morris Township, NJ 07960

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: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483