Meeting Information

Resetting the Standards of Tree Care

Date and Time:

Friday, December 8, 2017 ~ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Conference Description:

Join us for Resetting the Standards of Tree Care. Our purpose is to increase your understanding of industry standards, best management practices, and improve specification writing. We will be talking about how to combine standards and BMP's into specifications, updates to the ANSI standards, and using specifications for better pruning results. During our afternoon outdoor session, speakers will walk you through writing specifications using trees surrounding the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.


7:30 am  Registration
8:15 am Welcome and Introductions
Gordon Mann and Rick Gessner
8:30 am What Standards Mean, The Difference Between Standards, BMP’s and Specifications, and Latest Updates to ANSI Standards
Rick Gessner, Consulting Arborist, Monarch Consulting Arborists LLC, Felton, CA
9:30 am Combining Standards and BMP’s into Specifications
Gordon Mann, Consulting Arborist, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Tree Risk Assessment, Three Protocols: Writing, Implementing, and Performing
Lisa Smith, Consulting Arborist, The Tree Resource, Los Angeles, CA
11:30 am Lunch Provided
12:30 pm Construction and Site Development – What Really Happens and How we Influence it
Cy Carlberg, Consulting Arborist, Carlberg Associates, Santa Monica, CA
1:30 pm Pruning: Science and Practice
Dr. Jim Downer, UCCE Ventura Counrty, Ventura, CA
2:15 pm Outdoor Groups to Write Specifications. Each speaker will work with a field group.
3:15 pm Discuss Outdoor Experience & Rating Sheet
Gordon Mann, Consulting Arborist, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA
3:45 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Early Registration (through 11/28/17):

$105.00 - WCISA Member
$130.00 - Non-WCISA Member

Regular Registration (on or after 11/29/17):

$145.00 - WCISA Member
$175.00 - Non-WCISA Member


$55.00 - Must be a WCISA Member


6.0 - CA / CTW / MS
6.0 - BCMA-M


The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - Ahmanson Classroom
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108