Annual Workshop: The Foundation of Success in our Urban Forests

October 7, 2016
Stanford University, Tresidder Student Union

Join us for a day of learning how to make your certification work for you! We’ll be covering the evolution and changes to the Risk Assessment BMP and Managing Trees During Construction BMP. We’ll talk about how an ANSI Standard is created by user participation. How would differentiate yourself in the marketplace by using industry standards and certifications? Come find out!



7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Welcome and Announcements
Doug Anderson, Chair, The Britton Fund, San Jose, CA
8:15 am Alphabet Soup – A Primer
Kevin Martlage, Director of Professional Development, ISA, Champaign, IL
9:15 am Managing Trees During Construction: Revisions to the BMP
Dr. Drew Zwart, Bartlett Research Laboratories West, San Rafael, CA
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Evolution and Changes in the Risk Assessment BMP
Nelda Matheny, HortScience Inc., Pleasanton, CA
11:45 am Lunch (Provided)
1:00 pm Update on the 10th Edition of the Appraisal Guide
Dr. Jim Clark, HortScience Inc., Pleasanton, CA
2:00 pm Development of an ANSI Standard: Participation and Use
Rick Gessner, Monarch Consulting, Felton, CA
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm How to Differentiation yourself in the Marketplace Through use of Standards and Certification
Denice Britton-Smith, Consulting Arborist, CalTLC, Napa, CA
3:30 pm Discussion and Wrap Up
3:45 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


Tresidder Memorial Union – Stanford University
459 Lagunita Dr.
Palo Alto (Stanford), CA 94305