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Presenter: John Palmer, BCMA

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbus, OH

Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-885-1885

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


   Compaction – the destroyer of soils
   Hydrology – learning to put water where it needs to be
   Nutrients – increasing access to what plants need
   Care – ways to avoid damaging soil


   Structure – what are roots really like?
   Pruning - learn when to cut and not to cut
   Establishment – creating the optimum environment
   Defective – identifying, correcting, or rejecting poor structure


   Processes – discuss why trees do what they do
   Health – increasing vigor, longevity, and stability
   Responses – analyze how trees react
   CODIT – compartmentalization of decay in trees


   Young tree training – the path to true sustainability
   Branch structure – right vs wrong, strong vs weak structures
   Risk – how to predict the future
   Thigmomorphogenesis – altering the growth pattern


   Techniques – discuss ways to perform “tree surgery”
   Restoration – analyze ways to help trees recover
   Structural – creating safer, longer tree life
   Standards – research that informs practice

Deforestation By Design™

   Learning how to avoid predictable failures
   Poor materials – caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware
   Poor planning – what we want vs what trees need
   Poor planting – how to eliminate discredited techniques and practices

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Arborist/Forester

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Certified Arborists
     6.5 ISA CEUs
     (more credits listed inside)

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.\

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the LA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and landscape architects.

The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this course for the following CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, Utility Specialist, Aerial Lift, Climber Specialist; 2.5 BCMA Practice; 2.0 BCMA Science, BCMA Management.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

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 to participants within fifteen business days.


John Palmer, BCMA

PlanetCare Landscape and Arboricultural Services

Mr. Palmer is a Consulting Arborist, Board Certified Master Arborist 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 DesignTM, 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: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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