CSI Tree Guy: Evaluating Tree Health & Reading the Landscape


Accurate diagnosis of tree disorders requires a combination of arboricultural knowledge and experience, third party resources, wide open eyes and ears, gut instinct, and a thorough diagnostic process. Paul will review a systematic approach to the process on both an individual tree and a whole-landscape basis. Through the use of third-party aids, and evaluating the significance of the clues uncovered, Paul will demonstrate what to look for step-by-step and help us to see the big picture in the context of site pressures, site history, and primary versus secondary problems. Specific case studies will be presented to illustrate each point.


Paul Cowie


Paul Cowie is a graduate of the Rutgers University forestry program and has over 35 years of experience in arboriculture and urban forestry. He is a NJ Licensed Tree Expert, ISA Certified Arborist, and Past President of the NJ Arborists, Chapter ISA, and currently sits on the NJSTF Board. Paul served eleven years in commercial arboriculture before becoming founder of Paul Cowie & Associates, a professional consulting firm providing expert advice in the preservation, enhancement and long‐term management of shade trees and urban forest resources. Paul’s personal areas of expertise include assisting in the development of innovative and sustainable urban planting designs, tree and shrub diagnosis, tree inventories, and community forest management planning.

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$25

NJSTF Member Pricing

1 CEU cerfiticate offered

Once purchased you will have access to this course for a year, however you will only be able to obtain a certificate for CEU's until 12/31/21.

You will need to watch a 1hr video, take a quiz and print out a certificate for proof of CEU.

To become a member of the NJSTF please visit www.njstf.org

$30

Non-Member Price

1 CEU certificate offered

Once purchased you will have access to this course for a year, however you will only be able to obtain a certificate for CEU's until 12/31/21.

You will need to watch a 1hr video, take a quiz and print out a certificate for proof of CEU.

To become a member of the NJSTF please visit www.njstf.org