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Diseases and Pests of Trees

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: AL0817WB21

Tree Disease and Tree Pest Training

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Date & Time

February 24-25, 2021
9:00am - 11:30am EST (Log- in time: 8:30am EST)

**PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload a photo ID before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you cannot upload the ID, you will NOT be able to attend.

Description

Trees are often the most overlooked plants in our landscapes. Many diseases and pests of trees can result in future problems unless they are addressed when first observed.

In this two-session online course, Horticulturist Steve Kristoph will teach you to identify the common and not-so-common diseases and pests of ornamental trees, conifers, and shade trees, and discuss options for prevention and treatment. You'll also review basic tree biology and best management practices that will help to prevent potential problems.

This class has two lectures: one on February 24 and one on February 25. Each lecture is from 9a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The lectures will be recorded as they happen. Students will be able to access both lectures until March 15.

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Steve KristophSteve Kristoph
Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance, and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others.

Credits

**PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive recertification credits for any of our online courses, you will need to upload a photo ID and your license number before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you do not upload this information, you will NOT be able to attend.

Pesticide Credits

NJ/CT:
10 units in 2
10 units in 3A
10 units in 8C
10 units in PP2
*Please check the NJDEP's updated policy regarding earning pesticide credits from online courses: https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/bpo.htm

PA:
1 credit in 00-Core
6 credits in 5, 6, 18, 23, and PC

DE, NY, MD, and MA:
If you need pesticide credits in these states, you must register and notify Joe Canzano at least 45 days before the course start date. Call 848-932-7317 or send an email to joe.canzano@rutgers.edu.

NJ Licensed Tree Experts
5 CEUs for LTE and LTCO

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units
5 CEUs

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist: 5.0; BCMA - Science: 3.25; BCMA - Practice: 1.25; BCMA - Management: 0.5

NJ Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
7 Technical

Rutgers CEUs
0.5

Fees
Early Registration Fee $225.00 Register on or before February 17, 2021 and save!
Registration Fee $240.00 After February 17, 2021
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This course is offered online within the Canvas learning management system.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement: Please note that you will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions.

IMPORTANT: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR EACH REGISTRANT TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE COURSES

  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.

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Registration will close at 3:00pm on February 22, 2021.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

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