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Presenter: Marty Shaw, RCA, BCMA

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Madison, WI

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-251-5511

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133355/the-tree-course-seminar/online




Benefits of Trees

   Functional benefits
      - Environmental services 
      - Vegetation control
      - Wildlife habitat
      - Buffer noise/wind
      - Cooling 
      - Light shield
      - Erosion control 
      - Carbon sequestration
   Traffic control 
      - Medical benefits
      - Social benefits 
      - Economic benefits
   Aesthetic benefits
      - Specimen tree 
      - Seasonal color/persistence
      - Screening 
      - Barrier
      - Frame vista 
      - Define public space
      - Add depth


Tree Biology, Soils and Tree Health

   Tree biology and anatomy
   Site/soil characteristics
   Water management
   Tree health and disease


Tree/Site Selection

   Environment 
   Placement in design
   Planting trees 
   Maintaining trees


Trees and Risk Management

   Recognizing tree hazards
   Trees and construction
   Urban tree policy-cost/benefits
   Tree appraisal


Identifying Tree Problems

   Diagnostic techniques 
   Trees and structures
   Treatment options


Current Threats

   Emerald ash borer
   Southern pine beetle
   Crape myrtle scale
   Hemlock wooley adelgid
   Gypsy moth
   Thousand cankers disease
   Bacterial leaf scorch
   Sudden oak death

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Arborist/Forester

Architects &
Landscape Architects

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Certified Arborists
     6.5 CEUs (more CEUs inside)


Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable 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), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects, and landscape architects.

The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this course for the following CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist; 5.5 Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, Aerial Lift; 2.25 BCMA Practice; 2.2 BCMA Science; 2.0 BCMA Management.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Marty Shaw, RCA, BCMA

Author of “The Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook”

In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Mr. Shaw grew up in the sleepy little Appalachian town of Bristol, Tennessee, a small city that rests on the boundary between the two states of Tennessee and Virginia. Upon graduation from Bristol Tennessee High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as ship’s baker aboard the USS Shark (a fast attack submarine) for four years. When his enlistment came to an end he took a job selling lawn care service to residential owners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and later, moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he worked as general manager of a landscape contracting company while attending the University of Tennessee for Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. Eventually, Mr. Shaw took over as president of a wholesale tree care supply business and built the company from $70,000 in sales to over $1.2 million in just seven years. During that time, he married his wife Kristin and they had two children together. With encouragement from Kristin he also developed an interest in arboricultural consulting, and on May 11th, 1999, he became the first American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) member in Middle Tennessee. From 1998 to 2003, he also served on the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Mr. Shaw has since consulted with private land owners, insurance companies, attorneys, tree companies, cooperative extension service agents, country clubs, state urban forestry organizations, universities, and colleges.

He has worked on some of the most challenging, difficult and highest-profile cases across the United States. Mr. Shaw is a registered consulting arborist, a board-certified master arborist and one of only a handful of arborists worldwide who consult full-time. He is a UAS pilot and a real estate appraiser, and he brings a broad range of skills from a variety of scientific and professional disciplines. An autodidact, Mr. Shaw brings a unique perspective and a talent for learning to any project. He has developed authoritative expertise to create a greater understanding in tree-related matters.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Introduction to HECRAS Modeling

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines open channel hydraulics for analyzing the flow of water through natural rivers and other channels. and how modeling can be used in the design of bridges and culverts, to forecast the encroachment of rivers and wetlands on development sites, and to model stormwater drainage.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the principles of open channel hydraulics, including the conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, Bernoulli's Equation.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to model bridges and culverts in HEC-RAS using expansion and contraction coefficients and stead flow simulations, and they will be able to view and interpret the model results.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able create a typical HEC-RAS culvert model using steady flow simulation, and they will be able to view and interpret the results.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able create a typical HEC-RAS river/wetland/floodplain encroachment model and be able to view and interpret the results.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/28/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.