The 5th Annual Delaware Arborist and Tree Care Seminar will be held March 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Hagley Museum & Soda House, 298 Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807.
Cost is $90 with lunch included both days. There is no single-day registration option. All major credit cards (Mastercard, VISA, American Express, and Discover) are accepted. Register online at: https://2015arboristseminar.eventbrite.com. Attendees who wish to pay by check or money order are still asked to complete the online form to complete registration (follow instructions on where to mail payment).
Sponsored by the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, the fifth annual symposium offers classroom lectures, hands-on training, and exhibits offering the latest knowledge and techniques for those interested in proper tree care and safety. Topics include: crane safety for tree care workers, CPR and first aid, pesticide safety, mature tree care and hazard risk assessment, and new tree and shrubs.
Thomas Whitelock of Advanced Arborist Solutions is scheduled to present a session on advanced climbing for tree professionals. Whitelock is a champion climber and tree care professional who placed first in the 2013 MAC-ISA event in the Aerial Rescue and Belayed Climb events who spoke at the 2014 arborist seminar.
Jason Lubar of Morris Arboretum will present sessions on mature tree care and tree risk assessment. With Morris Arboretum Urban Forestry Consultants for more than a decade, Lubar has worked extensively with local urban forestry organizations and co-founded the Wissahickon Stewardship Program, a community natural resource management program in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.
Dr. Amy E. Brown of the University of Maryland will present a talk on pesticide safety. Affiliated with Maryland’s Institute of Applied Environmental Health, Brown is a published expert devoted to improving pesticide applicators’ knowledge and skills to minimize potential effects on human health and the environment through the Maryland Pesticide Safety Education Program.
Jason Henning of the Davey Institute and the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban Field Station in Philadelphia will present a talk on “i-Tree Tools and their Application in Urban Forestry.”
Contact: Kesha Braunskill, Delaware Forest Service, (302) 659-6704, email:email@example.com