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Course Name: Diseases and Pests of Trees
Course Code: AL0810CB24
Date: March 26, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Holly House, 130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course
Registration Fee: $245 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $225 per person (expires March 19, 2024)
Registration Closes: March 24, 2024
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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Trees are often the most overlooked plants in our landscape – until something happens. Many pests and diseases of trees can result in future problems unless they are addressed when first observed.
In this course, horticulturist Steve Kristoph will teach you to identify the common and not-so-common pests and diseases 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.
Who Should Attend?
This class is well-suited for individuals in the tree care, grounds management, and landscaping industries who want to improve their ability to identify and treat pest and disease problems in trees. Past participants have included:
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Grounds Managers
- Invasive Species Specialists
- Landscape Architects
- Landscape Designers
- Licensed Tree Experts and Tree Care Operators (LTE/LTCO)
- NJDOT Employees
- Plant Protection Managers
- Shade Tree Committee Members
- Tree Climbers
- Tree Service Owners/Operators
Meet Your Instructor
Steve Kristoph, Steven Kristoph Nursery
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.
Most useful part of the course: “Learning about the effects of different diseases on trees and plants and how to identify diseases.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “[Learning] How to differentiate between different pests’ characteristics.”
– Past Participant
“The presentation was organized and the PowerPoints were great. I appreciated how Steve solicited input from others and encouraged conversation.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Diseases and Pests of Trees course (5.25 contact hours) is approved for the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ / CT Pesticide Applicators: 8 units in 2, 3A, 8C, and PP2
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5 Technical, 0.5 Government Contact Hours (course # DLGS-RUCPE23-10)
NJ Licensed Tree Experts (LTE/LTCO): 5 CEUs
NJ Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF): 5 CEUs
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA): Certified Arborist: 5.25; BCMA – Science: 2; BCMA – Practice: 3.25
DE, NY, MD, and MA Pesticide Applicators: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
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.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email@example.com.
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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- 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
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Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Diseases and Pests of Trees, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
Administrative Assistant: Damiana Parada
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.