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"Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees"

Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop

and ArborMaster® Training

Friday September 13, 2019 

Best Western Inn and Conference Center  - click here for lodging at special rate of $113.99

109 Appletree Lane,  Waynesboro VA  22980

AGENDA  Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

AGENDA:  ArborMaster® 

 We anticipate five ISA CEUs will be available for each track

On behalf of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, Trees Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Forestry, we are pleased to present the annual Waynesboro Tree Workshop "Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees" and ArborMaster® Training (.  There is something for everyone at this workshop and regardless of track, you will be hearing from arboriculture and urban forestry experts. 

The workshop is divided into two tracks:  Lecture and ArborMaster®.  You should register for only one track.  

*Please note that if you signed up for the ArborMaster® track, you should go directly to Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Avenue, Waynesboro VA  22980. 

Lecture Track Presentations:  (Best Western Inn and Conference Center)

  • Branching Out - Why and How Container Nurseries Grow What They Grow
  • Detecting, Responding and Managing Invasive Insects that Affect Trees
  • Strategies for Supporting Urban Tree Canopy Programs
  • Oak Decline:  A Fight Against the Inevitable
  • Spotted Lanternfly and What It Means for Foresters and Arborists

The lecture track is divided into two sessions of indoor lectures and outdoor demonstrations and is geared towards those working in municipalities, government agencies, and private industry. 

ArborMaster Track Presentation:  (Ridgeview Park)

  • This one-day program will review both single rope climbing techniques (SRT) and doubled rope climbing techniques (DDRT), the advantages and disadvantages of each and methods for hybridizing systems.

The ArborMaster® track is held at Ridgeview Park and is an outside, all day track that teaches hands-on techniques and skills vital for tree climbers, groundsmen, and anyone in the production side of tree work. 


Event date 09-13-2019 7:15 am
Event End Date 09-13-2019 3:35 pm
Registration Start Date 07-24-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 72
Cut off date 09-06-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $85.00

Check out the agenda for the next NOVA Roundtable:  

"Root Appreciation Day Workshop"

September 26, 2019

Arlington County Parks and Recreation Department

2700 S. Taylor Street

Arlington VA  22206

We strongly encourage carpooling as parking is limited! 

IMPORTANT: Preregistration is required

No “Day Of” Registrations permitted for this event


Calling all site plan reviewers, landscape architects, arborists, grounds staff, environmental planners, and property managers! Want to spend a hands-on and dirty day excavating tree roots of all sizes growing in various growing conditions? Join us for a day of studying the intricacies of roots! If you don’t want to get hands on, not a problem – you’ll still learn tons! Make sure to dress for the weather! Bring your own tools, such as a hand trowel, garden fork, long handled or short handled pointed shovel, or brush to expose finer roots.

The moderator and originator of root appreciation day workshops since 1991 is Chris Cowles, MD RPF, Senior Urban Forestry Consultant, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Special thanks to Vincent Verweij, Urban Forest Manager for Arlington County for hosting and Wetland Studies & Solutions, Inc. for preparation support.  


Event date 09-26-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 09-26-2019 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 07-28-2019
Capacity 70
Registered 27
Available place 43
Cut off date 09-20-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00

Save the Date for the next SEVa Roundtable

October 29, 2019 

Location:  Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation

Event date 10-29-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-29-2019 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-29-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0

Did You Know:

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus floridaas the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Our Partners

American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture