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Arborist Short Course

Offered by Penn State Extension

These four-day short courses teach the basics of arboriculture (tree care), including tree biology, tree risk assessment, tree planting, and other topics, providing training for those interested in taking the International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist Examination.

Specifically, this course covers:
— Diagnosis of plant diseases and arthropod pests
— Plant nutrition and fertilization
— Selection, installation and establishment of trees and shrubs
— Soil and water interaction and management
— Tree identification
— Tree assessment and risk management
— Proper pruning and the ANSI standards
— Construction impacts and management
— Safety and tree climbing

CEUs: ISA Certified Arborist, PCH, and PA Landscape Architect CEUs and Pesticide Credits are available for this course.

Registration is available online for all four locations at: https://extension.psu.edu/arborist-short-course
Please note different registration deadlines for each location.

Upcoming Arborist Short Courses:

Ambler, PA:
January 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2020
For more information, contact Julianne Schieffer at jxs51@psu.edu or 610-489-4315.
Registration deadline: January 2, 2020

Dallas, PA:
January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020
For more information, contact Vinnie Cotrone at vjc1@psu.edu or 570-825-1701.
Registration deadline: December 20, 2019

Meadville, PA:
January 22, 23, 29, and 30, 2020
For more information, contact Scott Sjolander at sas305@psu.edu or 814-350-7749.
Registration deadline: January 15, 2020

York, PA:
January 29 and 30, February 4 and 5, 2020
For more information, contact Tim Abbey at tma13@psu.edu or 717-755-5968.
Registration deadline: January 24, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA:
February 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2020
For more information, contact Brian Wolyniak at bjw229@psu.edu or 412-482-3455.
Online registration coming soon.
Registration deadline: February 13, 2020