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Presenter: John Palmer

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Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Thursday, August 13, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT (incl. 30 min break)


   Compaction – The destroyer of soils
   Hydrology – Keeping 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 – The fundamental biological process

Part 2, Friday, August 14, 2020
11:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT (incl. 30 min break)


   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 – Ways to perform “tree surgery”
   Restoration – Helping trees recover
   Structural – Creating safer, longer tree life
   Standards – Research that informs practice

Deforestation By Design™

   Avoiding 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

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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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Arborist/Forester

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects:
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Certified Arborists/ISA:
     6.5 CEUs Certified Arborist, Climber Specialist,
           Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist, Aerial Lift
     2.5 BCMA Practice
     2.0 SBCMA Science, BCMA Management

     6.5 CFE Hours (Category 1)

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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