Penn State Extension Arborist Short Course
Today homeowners and agencies understand the best tree care comes from trained and knowledgeable arborists. The green industry has responded to this demand for trained professionals by creating certification programs. Presently the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certifies thousands of arborists and Landscape & Nursery Associations certify horticulturalists. These numbers grow each year. The Arborist Short Course offers excellent instructors presenting topics designed to increase your working tree knowledge, professional skills,and to prepare you for the ISA Certified Arborist exam if desired. Please consider joining us.
The Arborist Short Course is designed to address these relevant topics:
- Diagnosis of plant diseases and insect pests
- Nutrition and Fertilization
- Selection, installation, and establishment of trees and shrubs
- Soil and water interaction and management
- Plant identification
- Tree assessment and risk management
- Pruning and the ANSI Standards<
- Construction impacts and management
- Safety and tree climbing
No climbing is expected of participants.
Along with the topics discussed, participants will receive a copy of the ISA Arborists Certification Study Guide (a $115 value) and other printed materials. Attending this short course will increase your working knowledge of tree care and improve your competitive edge.
ISA Arborist CEUs are awarded for attending.