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Hazardous Tree Identification

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: AL0812WA22

Hazardous Tree Identification

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Date & Time

December 2, 2021
9:00am - 3:30pm EST (Log-in time: 8:30am EST)

Description

Hazardous trees are tough to recognize and costly to ignore. They can be deadly if not managed before an avoidable accident occurs. In this one-day online course, Licensed Tree Experts Ted Szczawinski and Steve Chisholm will walk you through the step-by-step process of identifying a hazard, dealing with the hazard, properly documenting your findings, and then recording the work you performed. The class will detail the three-point tree rating system used by many top professionals.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a required course for the Rutgers Public Grounds Management Certificate program.

Instructors:
Instructor Steve Chisholm

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



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

See how your colleagues rated the instructors

Credits

NJ Licensed Tree Experts
Pending

NJ Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
Pending

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Pending

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units
Pending

Fees
Early Registration Fee $245.00 Register on or before November 25, 2021 and save!
Registration Fee $270.00 After November 25, 2021
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Canvas. Registration will close on Nov. 30. On December 1, you will receive an email with a link to access the course. You will also receive a document with tips on how to use Canvas. On December 2, please login to Canvas 30 minutes before start time for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.

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:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.

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, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to registration@njaes.rutgers.edu stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:

    • Your full name
    • The shared email address that needs to be changed
    • Your unique email address
    • A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions

Note: Pre-registration is required.

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Registration will close on November 30, 2021.

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Please call 848-932-9271, option 2.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

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

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Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

How Past Participants Rated the Instructors

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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