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Presenter: John Palmer

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Coraopolis, PA

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: 412-788-8800

This seminar is closed or full.


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

The Scientific, Economic, and Aesthetic Benefits of Trees

   Physical benefits 
   Environmental benefits
   Social benefits 
   Health benefits
   Economic benefits

If Trees Could Talk – The Secrets of Healthy, Mature Trees

   Biology and anatomy 
   Native vs. non-native

Trees Are Infrastructure: Design Elements That Appreciate

   Placement and value 
   Deforestation By Design™ 
   Structural cells
   Planning vs. design 
   After the job

Trees And Site Requirements: Always At Odds?

   Compaction and proctor density
   The brown infrastructure
   Screened soils: the silent killer
   Root myths
   Avoidable conflicts

Trees That Outlive Designs: After The Project Is Finished

   Trees in teacups 
   Soil volume 
   Increasing value
   Proper structure

Threats To Trees

   Biotic and abiotic 
   An ounce of prevention 
   Computer modeling risks

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Landscape Architects

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Clock Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Pennsylvania Landscape &
Nursery Association
     6.5 CEUs

International Society of Arboriculture
     6.5 Certified Arborist Credits
     6.5 Municipal Credits (see more credits inside)

Society of American Foresters
     5.0 Category 1 CFE Credits

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education/clock 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 an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York.

The Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association has approved this event for 6.5 CEUs.

The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this activity for the following credits: 6.5 Certified Arborist, 6.5 Municipal, 3.5 BCMA Practice and 1.0 BCMA Management.

The Society of American Foresters has approved this seminar for 5.0 Category 1 CEF credits.

This seminar offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity for 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.


John Palmer

PlanetCare Landscape and Arboricultural Services - Lakewood, OH

Mr. Palmer is a consulting arborist, certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, and an advanced tree risk assessor. He is an author, speaker, and trainer on subjects including The Future of Urban Forestry, Deforestation By Design™, The New Construction Paradigm, and The Leadership Laws of Nature. His focus is on trees in urban and construction environments, soil deficiencies and the importance of soils for sustainable mature trees, increasing urban tree canopies by ensuring trees live to maturity, and unsustainable landscape designs. His areas of expertise include young tree training, proper pruning and planting practices, biomechanics, soil and water management, urban forestry, tree biology, and healthy root system development.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.