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WCISA - Resetting the Standards of Tree Care

Date: December 8, 2017
Location: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, UNITED STATES
Organizer: Western Chapter ISA
Description: Date and Time:

Friday, December 8, 2017 ~ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Conference Description:

Join us for Resetting the Standards of Tree Care. Our purpose is to increase your understanding of industry standards, best management practices, and improve specification writing. We will be talking about how to combine standards and BMP's into specifications, updates to the ANSI standards, and using specifications for better pruning results. During our afternoon outdoor session, speakers will walk you through writing specifications using trees surrounding the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.


7:30 am Registration

8:15 am Welcome and Introductions, Gordon Mann and Rick Gessner

8:30 am What Standards Mean, The Difference Between Standards, BMP’s and Specifications, and Latest Updates to ANSI Standards, Rick Gessner, Consulting Arborist, Monarch Consulting Arborists LLC, Felton, CA

9:30 am Combining Standards and BMP’s into Specifications, Gordon Mann, Consulting Arborist, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Tree Risk Assessment, Three Protocols: Writing, Implementing, and Performing
Lisa Smith, Consulting Arborist, The Tree Resource, Los Angeles, CA

11:30 am Lunch (Provided)

12:30 pm Construction and Site Development – What Really Happens and How we Influence it, Cy Carlberg, Consulting Arborist, Carlberg Associates, Santa Monica, CA

1:30 pm The Magic of Tree Pruning in the Urban Forest, Providing Objectives and Specifications, Rhonda Wood, Arborist, Disneyland Resort Urban Forester, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

2:15 pm Outdoor Groups to Write Specifications. Each speaker will work with a field group.

3:15 pm Discuss Outdoor Experience & Rating Sheet, Gordon Mann, Consulting Arborist, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA

3:45 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


Early Registration (through 11/28/17):

$105.00 - WCISA Member
$130.00 - Non-WCISA Member

Regular Registration (on or after 11/29/17):

$145.00 - WCISA Member
$175.00 - Non-WCISA Member


$55.00 - Must be a WCISA Member


6.0 - CA / CTW / MS
6.0 - BCMA-M


The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - Ahmanson Classroom
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108
Contact Name: Rita Franco
Contact Phone: 866.785.8960
Contact Email:

Seats Available: 150
CEUs available: Yes

Start Date: 8:00 AM, December 8, 2017
End Date: 3:30 PM, December 8, 2017

Address: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino

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