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Presenter: Chris A. Cowles, MD RPF, ISA CA, TRAQ

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   Promoting trees as elements of design and not mere afterthoughts

      • The Structural Root Zone (SRZ)

      • The Critical Root Zone (CRZ)

      • 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

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Arborist/Forester

     2.0 PDHs

     2.0 HSW CE Hours

     2.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
     2.0 HSW CE Hours

     2.0 HSW PDHs

     2.0 CEUs: Certified Arborist,
     BCMA Management, Municipal Specialist


Chris A. Cowles, MD RPF, ISA CA, TRAQ

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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $149.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $149.00

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