Robert Wells- Associate Director, Arboriculture Outreach, Morris Arboretum, RCA #593
Jeff Ling- Board of Directors, American Society of Consulting Arborists
Morris Arboretum’s School of Arboriculture is pleased to offer an instructional training session for the Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) through the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA). This two-day training will introduce the new 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal. The guide provides instruction in the concepts that form the foundation of plant appraisal. It bridges the gap between concept and practice and includes a detailed discussion of the appraisal process, as well as identifying the purpose and use of the appraisal. Bob will review the 10th Edition including approaches, methods, and techniques of amenity plant appraisal. The training will culminate with the Qualification Exam offered on the morning of November 9. Successful completion of this training and a passing grade in the exam recognizes you as a Qualified Tree and Plant Appraiser administered through the American Society of Consulting Arborists. Robert Wells is Associate Director,
Arboriculture Outreach, at the Morris Arboretum and a certified TPAQ instructor. He is an ISA Board Certified Arborist, a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert, and a Registered Consulting Arborist.
Attendees are required to purchase and read the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal before taking the course.
This course carries 7 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=2, P=2, M=3).