132 Jet Dr.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Certified Arborist: 6.5 BCMA 6.5 (3.5-M 3-S)
FNGLA: 4 LIAF: 4
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15
"Seven Deadly Fungi" – Dr. Andrew Lloyd - Bartlett Tree Care
In this session you will learn to identify the most important fungi that impact trees and your safety.
9:15 – 10:45
The ‘How-To’ of Tree ID - Stan Rosenthal - Big Bend Forestry
In this session you will learn how to identify common and uncommon trees of north Florida. PowerPoint and live samples will be utilized to give key identification characteristics.
10:45 - 10:45 Break with refreshments
11:00 – 11:45
Wood Decay, Now What? - Dr. Andrew Lloyd - Bartlett Tree Care
In this session you will learn what to do when you find signs or symptoms of one of the "seven deadly fungi".
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45 – 1:45
What is the Risk? Indoor – Chris Francis - Chris Francis Tree Care
We will walk you through the task of assessing tree risk and options for mitigation. Risk assessment can be very basic (drive-by), routine (pre-climb inspection), or as advanced as you can dream. The procedure, tools, and thought process will be examined. Options will be explored for making situations safer and when it is appropriate to do nothing at all.
1:45 – 2:30
How to Manage the Risk? Indoor - Rob Calley - Backridge Tree Service
Understanding the role of safety in our industry. Risk conditions exist everywhere in tree work, many risks can be mitigated through prevention and control, some cannot. Our challenge is to recognize these situations and ensure we do not transition into danger.
2:30 - 2:45 Break and move outside
2:45 – 3:45 What is the Risk? (continued)
Outdoor – Chris Francis - Chris Francis Tree Care
3:45 – 4:30 How to Manage the Risk? (continued)
Outdoor - Rob Calley - Backridge Tree Service
4:30 Adjourn and sign for CEUs