Arborist short course forges new tree industry stereotype

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State University and Penn State Cooperative Extension offer a three-day workshop where tree care professionals will put to rest for good the image of an unskilled tree worker.

The Arborist Short Course begins May 11 at the University Park Forest Resources Building , continuing through May 13.

Cost to attend the entire series is $250 including lunches, with paid up pre-registration required by April 22.

Dr. Bill Elmendorf, Associate Professor of Forestry declared an end to the tree industry hack as he prepared this spring’s training.

The Arborist Short Course will to improve tree care skills and help arborists prepare for the Arborist Certification exam. Vinnie Cotrone, Extension Urban Forester joins well known experts including Greg Hoover, Senior Extension Entomologist; Dr. Gary Moorman, Professor of Plant Pathology; and Dr. Jim Sellmer, Associate Professor of Horticulture, in presenting latest research and best plant health management practices.

If you would like more information about the course or to sign up, please contact David Harry at 814-865-7541.

Nineteen Continuing Education Units is approved for ISA Certified Arborists, and SAF CFE Credits are applied for.

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