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2018 Arborist and Tree Care Seminar

The Delaware Forest Service urban and community forestry program will hold its 8th Annual Arborist and Tree Care Seminar, held on October 10 and 11, 2018 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. This year will feature an agenda covering two full days. Speakers include tree care experts, policymakers, and academic researchers who will incorporate classroom lectures, outdoor demonstrations, and vendor exhibits to provide training in tree diseases and diagnosis, soil analysis, and safety protocol.

Attendees can earn continuing education credits from the International Society of Arboriculture,
Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, and Delaware pesticide certification. Cost is $95 for both days (breakfast, lunch and snacks included).  Register at this link or click the image at right.

2018 Featured Speakers

  • Jerry Bond, Urban Forest Analytics LLC
  • Neil Hendrickson, Bartlett Tree Research Lab
  • Bob Dolan, Rainbow Tree Care
  • Kenneth Glass, STIHL
  • Jake Ricker, Baker’s Power and Turf
  • More to be added!

NEW!!! Download a copy of the Agenda that contains the session schedule.

Travel Accommodations

If you need to stay overnight, here are a few hotels in the vicinity:

Quality Inn & Suites
1259 Corn Crib Road, Harrington, DE 19952
(0.4 miles away from fairgrounds)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
17271 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952
(1.3 miles away from fairgrounds)

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
1703 East Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901
(17.3 miles away from fairgrounds)

Mainstay Suites
201 Stover Boulevard, Dover, DE 19901
(18.3 miles away from fairgrounds)


Thank you to our sponsors who support this educational program. Please consider becoming a sponsor and adding your company’s name to the list below.

Platinum ($1,000+)

  • Garden State Bobcat

Gold ($500 – $999)

  • Baker’s Power and Turf
  • Rainbow Treecare

Silver ($100 – $499)

  • Iron Source

More Information

If you need more information or are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Kesha Braunskill or Michael Martini with the Delaware Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program.