Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 4:30 pm
Keys for Success in Tree Preservation
Historical perspective from 1970 to today
What they don’t teach in Forestry School
Other things that don’t work
Taking a seat at the design table and other people skills
Understanding roles of client, design professional, contractor and arborist
Introduction to the (simple) four-step process
Life and death
Roots: Their Surprising Morphology and Patterns that Bust Myths
and Common Thinking
Dr. Alex Shigo on roots
Myth busting: the graphic that started it all (the world’s best tree preservation educational tool)
But how do we really know how applicable this is to my region/state?
How to be an expert on tree preservation
The First Annual National Capitol Root Appreciation Day
Root investigation studies for high profile sites: case studies
Allowing Trees to Become Elements of Design and Not Mere Afterthoughts
The critical root zone (CRZs)
Purposes of CRZs in tree preservation
Mistakes with CRZs
Project profiles in designing with trees
Overview of planning, design, and construction documents for tree preservation
Construction Strategy: Finding a Balance between the Tree Environment
and Construction Goals
Asking the key question
Construction strategy project profiles
Implementation of Tree Protection
Blending technical solutions and people
The trouble with standard arborist crews and tree preservation projects
Project case studies
Post Construction: Who is There for the Trees Now?
Problems after the last sod is laid
Keys for survivability
Large tree transplanting overview
Q&A and discussion
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
Pennsylvania Landscape &
6.5 PCH CEUs
International Society of Arboriculture
Arborist & Municipal: 6.5 CEUs
BCMA Management: 3.0 CEUs
BCMA Science: 2.5 CEUs
BCMA Practice: 1.0 CEUs
Society of American Foresters
6.0 Category 1 CFE Credits
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Pennsylvania.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.
HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association has approved this event for 6.5 PCH CEUs.
The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this course for 6.5 CEUs for Arborist and for Municipal, 3.0 CEUs for BCMA Management, 2.5 CEUs for BCMA Science, and 1.0 CEU for BCMA Practice.
The Society of American Foresters has approved this activity for 6.0 Category 1 CFE credits.
This seminar offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed within 15 business days.
Chris Cowles, RPF, LTE
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
As a senior urban forester, Mr. Cowles is responsible for the preparation of tree preservation, transplanting, and restoration plans for design, construction, and renovation projects. For more than three decades, Mr. Cowles has successfully competed hundreds of challenging projects for a variety of clients nationwide, including federal agencies, state and local governments, community organizations and private sector interests. His work includes residential, commercial, institutional, and military projects as well as parks and historic sites. His approach to tree preservation employs innovative technical solutions with people involvement that are unique to each project.
Mr. Cowles routinely presents on topics such as tree preservation and urban forestry. Some of these include Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission’s (MNCPPC) Trees Matter Symposium, ASLA National Conference Field Workshops; numerous local agencies and design firm’s lunch and learns, and the international conference on The Landscape Below Ground Third Edition. His projects have won many awards, including one from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), an ASLA Potomac Chapter Honor Award, the Fairfax County (Virginia) Annual Tree Preservation Award, and a National Arbor Day/National Homebuilders Award.