Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) Training
Instructor: Robert Wells, Associate Director, Arboriculture Outreach, Morris Arboretum
November 7–8, 2019
Morris Arboretum’s School of Arboriculture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Morris Arboretum’s School of Arboriculture is pleased to offer the first instructional training session for the Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) through the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA). This two-day training will introduce the new 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal.
The Guide provides instruction in the concepts that form the foundation of plant appraisal. It bridges the gap between concept and practice and includes a detailed discussion of the appraisal process as well as identifying the purpose and use of the appraisal. Bob will review the 10th Edition including approaches, methods, and techniques of amenity plant appraisal.
The training will culminate with the Qualification Exam on the afternoon of Friday, March 15. Successful completion of this training and a passing grade in the exam recognizes you as a Qualified Tree and Plant Appraiser administered through the ASCA. Attendees are required to purchase and thoroughly read the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal before taking the course. This course carries 14 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=4, P=4, M=6).
Instructor: Robert Wells
Robert Wells is Associate Director, Arboriculture Outreach, at the Morris Arboretum and a certified TPAQ instructor. Prior to that he was the owner and operator of a private tree care firm in Princeton, New Jersey, from 1972 until 2007. He has a BS from Rutgers in Plant Sciences, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Environmental Studies and is currently an adjunct professor at Temple University. He is an ISA Board Certified Arborist, a NJ Licensed Tree Expert, and an RCA.