Tree Management Plans: Site Evaluations & Tree Risk

@ Sedona Poco Diablo
on Thursday, February 3, 2022
in Sedona, AZ

Information & Registration

Tree Management Plans: Site Evaluation and Tree Risk

Joins us in Sedona for a hands-on class covering the elements of creating a tree management plan.  We will cover the basics of a site evaluation and the ANSI 300 information on tree risk assessment (this is not a TRAQ program).

This is a full-day, 6 CEUs class designed to provide practical field experience.  The beautiful grounds of the Sedona Poco Diablo Resort will be part of our classroom in addition to the presentations in the main ballroom.

Because of physical distancing requirements, and the hands-on nature of the program, registration is limited to only 30 participants with lunch included.

If you would like to book a room and stay at the resort, they are offering a room special for our group of $119 a night plus tax and resort fee.  To book a room, call 928-203-5923.  

Room booking link is: Our Reservations Department is staffed from 8:00am to 6:00pm Mon thru Sun. Should we miss a call after business hours, we will certainly respond within 24 hours.


9:00 Tree Management Plan Creation: Richard Adkins, City of Tempe

  • Importance and Need for Tree Management Plans
  • Elements of a Tree Management Plan
  • Site Evaluation

10:00  Managing Tree Risk: John Richardson, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire

  • Tree Risk and Failure
  • Target and Site Assessment
  • Responsibility and Liability
  • Mitigation of Targets and Trees
  • Development of a Hazard Tree Program

11:00 Forest Pathology: Nick Wilhelmi (virtual), USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection

  • Diseases that Impact Tree Risk
  • ID of Common Forest and Urban Diseases

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 Hands-on Field Evaluations: John Richardson and Richards Adkins

  • View Defects in Trees
  • Evaluate Trees Using ISA Basic Tree Risk Assessment Form
  • Discuss Mitigation and How to Accomplish it

3:30 pm Adjourn


Sedona Poco Diablo
1752 ZA-179
Sedona, AZ 86336