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Educational Sessions

Tree Health

Why Do Trees Die?
Monday, 10 August 2015
4:20 PM — 5:00 PM
Osceola Ballroom A
A, T, M, L, Bs

As arborists, we realize that trees die. Our clients, however, commonly expect their trees to live long, trouble-free lives. When they don’t, our clients can become rather perplexed and look to us for an explanation.

To provide that explanation, we need to understand that a tree functions as a system comprised of both internal and external inputs that are dependent on both internal and external processes. Sound complicated? It certainly is, but with a little rational thought, we can boil it down to some pretty basic principles. Knowledge of these principles will enable us to become better arborists by understanding the rigors trees face on a day to day basis.

Presenter Information

    • Rex Bastian
      Rex joined The Care of Trees in 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, majoring in Entomology. He is a Regional Technical Advisor with the Davey Tree Expert Co./The Care of Trees, with emphasis on education and training, public relations, and diagnostics. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist and currently serves on the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Test Committee.

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