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Course Name: Best Management Practices for Tree Care
Course Code: AL0814WA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: November 4, 2022
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EDT (Log-in time: TBD am)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $TBD per person (expires TBD)
Registration Closes: TBD
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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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This full-day 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.
Who Should Attend?
This class is well-suited for professionals involved in all aspects of tree care. Past participants have included:
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Licensed Tree Care Experts and Tree Care Operators (LTE/LTCO)
- Tree Climbing Arborists
- Tree Service Owners
- Tree Supervisors
Meet Your Instructor
Ted Szczawinski, Licensed Tree Expert
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 practices in a manner that’s fun, interactive, and easy-to-understand!
“Having photos to go along with all of the information was extremely helpful.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “The breakdown of the three different aspects of management practices and general terms.”
– Past Participant
“Everything was useful!”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Best Management Practices for Tree Care was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 4 Technical and 3 Management Contact Hours
NJ Licensed Tree Experts (LTE/LTCO): 5.5 CEUs
NJ Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF): 5.5 CEUs
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA): Certified Arborist: 6.5; BCMA – Practice: 6.5
Course Requirements and Policies
This course is offered online within the Canvas learning management system. After you register, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” prompting you to click a link to finish setting up your Canvas account. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder.
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)
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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 Best Management Practices for Tree Care, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
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