Arboriculture 101
Arboriculture 101 is unique. Unlike some workshops, this short course utilizes lecture and hands-on instruction. Attendees have the opportunity to learn real world applications to validate concepts taught in the lectures. A variety of instructional methods, such as hands-on displays, interactive discussions, and media demonstrations will be used as effective tools to address the varied learning styles of the students.

Each student will receive a manual of study notes, study questions, and a list of online resources to assist in learning the information presented.

Some participants may only want to attend one or two days instead of the entire workshop to obtain continuing education credits or additional training in specific areas.

Attendees who participate in the entire 4-day short course will receive a certificate of completion.

Who will benefit from this course:

  • Architects, engineers, and developers who design and build structures around trees
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape managers
  • Individuals interested in taking the ISA Certified Exam
  • Certified Arborists, Certified Landscape Professionals, Licensed Pesticide Applicators, Landscape Architects, Certified Treecare Safety Professionals, or other individuals seeking continuing education credits
  • Seasoned professionals seeking to learn the latest recommendations for caring for trees
  • Anyone with an interest in urban trees
Date & Time
January 12-13
and 26-27, 2023
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
507 E. 27th Street
Bryan, TX 77803
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continuing education
ISA Credits:
     Day 1 - 7.75
     Day 2 - 8.25
     Day 3 - 8.25
     Day 4 - 7.75
     Full Course -32
TDA Credits*:
     General - 7
     Laws & Regs - 2
     IPM - 2
*You must attend the classes on January 13th & 27th to receive TDA credits.
Dr. W. Todd Watson is an international plant health care consultant and has worked in private and public sectors in tree and landscape education, research, and management for over 25 years.  He has a BS degree in Horticulture and a PhD in Plant Pathology from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Watson is an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University and recently was the Program Leader for Urban and Community Forestry where he conducted research and taught arboriculture and urban forestry classes. In 2005, he was named a Montague Teaching Scholar at Texas A&M, and he received the SLATE award for teaching excellence in 2009. He has authored several articles in research journals and professional publications, and he has provided numerous tree and landscape presentations throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Dr. Watson has served on committees and editorial boards for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). In addition, he has been the Vice President of the Arboricultural Research and Education Academy, and served as President of the ISA Texas chapter. Dr. Watson is an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, and has been voted Texas Arborist of the Year.
Class Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, January 12, 2023
Pre-Course Evaluation Exam
Tree Biology
Tree Pruning

Day 2 - Friday, January 13, 2023
Tree-Soil Relations
Water Management
Tree Nutrition & Fertilization
Safe Work Practices

Day 3 - Thursday, January 26, 2023
Tree Identification, Tree Selection
Tree Installation & Establishment
Trees & Construction
Tree Support & Protection Systems

Day 4 - Friday, January 27, 2023
Plant Health Care
Diagnosis and Plant Disorders
Tree Assessment & Risk Mgmt.
Urban Forestry
Post-Course Evaluation Exam
Class Policies (the formal stuff)
Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]  No telephone cancellations accepted.  Cancellations must be received 7 business days prior to the event start date for a full refund less an administration fee of $30 plus $5 per days registered.  The 7 day notice will be waived if cancellation is due to illness. Registrations are transferrable. By virtue of your registration, you agree to the cancellation terms as outlined. Photo/Video Release:  By virtue of your attendance, you agree to the use of your likeness in Streamside Green's promotional materials and future online course material. COVID-19 Release: By attending this class, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Streamside Green, LLC; Dr. W. Todd Watson, PhD; Bryan First United Methodist Church; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
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