Tree Risk Management Program

Tree Risk Management Program

February 27 (8:00am – 3:00pm), & February 28th (8:00am – 4:30pm)

Cost: $380

What is the Tree Risk Management Program?

Trees provide significant benefits…but when they fail, they become liabilities. Trees aren’t necessarily dangerous, but as trees grow older and larger, more risk is involved. However, if they are managed correctly, the benefits far exceed the risk. This two day, interactive course, will provide basic information on the tree risk management and assessment process, which will help managers develop strategies to improve overall safety. Please note, significant field application will be involved and attendees should be prepared to spend a significant amount of time outdoors!

This program, facilitated by:
Lindsey Purcell, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, certified instructor
Purdue University
Urban Forestry Specialist

The Tree Risk Management Program is typically priced at over $600 per attendee.
The price to attend at the 2018 GLPTI is only $380 per attendee!


About the Tree Risk Management Program:

All levels of government and organizations are facing financial crises, which have an impact on tree managers, the urban forest, and the overall risk management plan. However, safety is still the number one concern with trees and people. The priority is to reduce tree risk to an acceptable level for your property or site.

The course materials are based upon the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Part 9a Tree Risk Assessment and the International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Best Management Practices.

The Training Course Will Focus on the Following Outcomes:

  • Understand the tree risk assessment process and how it fits into the overall risk management plan.
  • Understand acceptable level of risk and basic responsibility of landholders.
  • Recognize basic defects and structural problems in trees, which can increase likelihood of failure.
  • Identify targets and their importance in tree risk assessment.
  • Recognize how site influences affect the potential of tree failures.
  • Understand risk categorization, risk ratings and the mitigation process.
  • Communicating and reporting risk.
  • Identify when to consult a professional arborist qualified in tree risk assessment.


Added Benefit!

While participants will be unable to attend GLPTI sessions during the day on February 27th & 28th, your paid attendance will permit entry into the following GLPTI functions FREE of Charge:

  • All educational sessions offered on February 26th and March 1st
  • All social functions, including:
  • Awards Reception Dinner (Feb 27th)
  • Game Night (Feb 28th)