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Friday September 18, 2015

"Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees"

The 20th Anniversary of the Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop and

ArborMaster Training will not disappoint!

Some of the industry's finest authorities will be presenting.

Registration, Networking and Exhibits:  7:15 to 8:00

Workshop:  8:00 to 4:00


CLICK HERE to REGISTER and for more information!


Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

Bryce Lane, Lecturer, Retired NC State University Department of Horticulture


Trees and Turf:  An Antagonistic Relationship

Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist - Tree Literacy, LLC


Climate Changing our Landscapes - Believe It or Else!

Neil Hendrickson, PhD - Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory


Root Explosion!  Missouri Gravel Beds

Eric Kuehler, Technology Transfer Specialist - US Forest Service

Lowe Sharpe, Urban Forestry Program Coordinator-SC Forestry Commission


Afternoon Session - Outdoors at Ridgeview Park

Participants will rotate between the following stations


Station 1:  Lichens 101-Joe Murray, Tree Literacy LLC


Station 2:  American Chestnut-Bringing Back a Mighty Giant

Matt Brinckman, Science Coordinator, American Chestnut Foundation


Station 3:  Missouri Gravel Bed Demonstration

Eric Kuehler, US Forest Service & Lowe Sharpe, SC Forestry Commission


Station 4:  A Closer Look at Soils - Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory





Event date 09-18-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-18-2015 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited


The Roanoke Valley Urban Forestry Council and Trees Virginia present

The Risky Business of Trees:  Care and Planning for a Health Future

ISA CEUS:  This program has been approved for a TOTAL of 6 ISA CEUs (4 for a.m.; 2 for p.m.)

SAF Credits:  This program has been approved for 4.5 Category 1-CF Hours.

  • Why Do Trees Die? - Dr. Rex Bastian, The Care of Trees and Davey

As arborists, we recognize that trees die.  Our clients commonly expect their trees to live long, trouble-free lives.  When they don't, our clients look to us for an explanation.  Knowledge of these principles will enable us to become better arborists by understanding the rigors trees face on a day to day basis. 

  •  Determining Tree Risk Thresholds - Mark Duntemann, Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants

Much of our understanding of tree risk is driven by high-profile, tree-related litigation, perpetuating the poor understanding of risk.  Risk is managed over time by implementing thoughtful risk reduction strategies. 

  •  Tree Selection and Climate Change - Dr. Richard Olsen - U. S. National Arboretum

How does one go about selecting and planting urban trees appropriate to both current and projected climate conditions?  Current models, research tools and scrutiny of the world's temperate flora provide insights on how to move forward with planting a resilient and diverse urban forest. 

  •  Urban Forestry Emergency Management Planning - Mark Duntemann, Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants

When the next significant storm event will occur in Virginia is unknown, but our collective understanding is that it will occur.  This session will provide historic insights on the three elements of storm preparedness:  planning, response and recovery.

REGISTER NOW for this exciting workshop!

Event date 03-09-2016 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-09-2016 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 03-04-2016
Individual Price $75.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

NEW!  This event has been approved for 6.5 ISA CEUs

Register now for the

Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop and ArborMaster Training

Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

Friday September 16, 2016 in Waynesboro Virginia

On behalf of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, Trees Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Forestry, we are pleased to present the 21st annual Waynesboro Tree Workshop: Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees and ArborMaster Training. The workshop is divided into two tracks, ArborMaster and Lecture. The ArborMaster track teaches hands-on techniques and skills vital for tree climbers, groundsmen, and anyone in the production side of tree work. 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. There is something for everyone at this workshop and regardless of track, you will be hearing from arboriculture and urban forestry experts. 

Event date 09-16-2016
Event End Date 09-16-2016
Capacity Unlimited

  CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA:  Expanding Business Opportunities in Small and Urbanizing Forests:Managing, Harvesting and Utilizing Urban Trees

 Wednesday February 22, 2017

This workshop will include presentations introducing opportunities for urban wood utilization.  There will be demonstrations in the afternoon which will include harvesting, milling techniques and will feature examples of specialty forest products.

Who Should Attend:  Arborists, landscape professionals, local wood users, tree care companies and small loggers. 

Registration Fee is $20 which includes lunch and snacks


Newport News Waterworks and Newport News Park

425 Industrial Park Drive, Newport News VA  23608

ISA CEUS, SAF CFEs and SHARP Logger credits are available

Event date 02-22-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-22-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-17-2017 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 07-17-2017 10:00 am
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

AGENDA ~ Canopy Counts - Planning for and Protecting Our Urban Forests"

2017 Roanoke Tree Health Care Workshop

Register for this event at bottom left of this page

Trees Virginia has received a preferred lodging rate of $91.00/night (+taxes) at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood!  You can take advantage of this rate by clicking on this link to reserve a room.

Growing Healthy Organic Fruit Trees: 10 Secrets to Success

Susan Poizner, Orchard People

Planning Tools for Managing and Expanding the Urban Forest in Growing Communities

Karen Firehock, Green Infrastructure Center Inc.

Using i-Tree Eco and Streets to Prioritize Tree Management

Vincent Verweij, Arlington County

Guild’-ing the Lily: Improving Pest Management by Understanding Insect Feeding Groups

Dr. Gretchen Pettis, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories

Concurrent Rotating Sessions: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Introduction to Fruit Tree Care -  Susan Poizner, Orchard People

Demonstration of i-Tree -  Vincent Verweij, Arlington County

Up Close and Personal – A Diagnostician’s Eye View of Arthropod Pests Groups - 

Dr. Gretchen Pettis, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories


Need Lodging?  Click here Trees Virginia to receive the preferred rate of $91.00/night at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke. 




Event date 03-08-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-08-2017 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 03-06-2017
Individual Price $75.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Did You Know:

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

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

  • 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...

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

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

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

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

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

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