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2002 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

BARBEQUE PIT AT JULIAN SMITH CASINO

Co-Hosted: Empire Tree & Turf & City of Augusta

 

 

Speakers:         Jim Dicker: 6 years City of Baltimore Arborist; 9 years Bartlett Tree Experts Arborist; current Empire Tree & Turf.

 

                        Jim Blount: 8 years City of Augusta Arborist: current Augusta Housing

 

                        Mark Chisholm: 1st place NJ Tree Climbing Competition 10 consecutive years;

                        2 time International Society of Arboriculture World Champion

 

JAN 10th

 8:00 9:00            Jim Dicker Hazard Tree Identification and Analysis

 9:00 10:00            Jim Blount General pruning guidelines

10:00 10:15            Break

10:15 12:00   Mark Chisholm & Brian General climbing techniques; general rigging techniques for removals.

12:00 12:30            Lunch

12:30 - 4:30            Hands on workshop:

1.      Analyze hazard oak and perform crown reduction and crown cleaning to 1 diameter.

2.      Perform crown cleaning to 1 diameter on gum.

3.      Perform crown cleaning/hazard prune to 2 diameter pine.

4.      Start and finish pine removal.

 

JAN 11th

 8:00 10:00            complete pine removal.

10:00 12:00            Remove hazard pine and demonstrate zip line technique.

12:00 12:30            Lunch

12:30 - 4:30            complete removal and general discussion of removal techniques used.

 

 

Certified Arborist

Certified Tree Worker

CEUs available:            Jan 10th  7.75

                                    Han 11th 8.00