Tree Anatomy Workshop

UPDATE - MARCH 2021

THE TREE ANATOMY WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2021 AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

 

The conference and its extended program, including the two Tree Anatomy Workshops, will not proceed in May 2021. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience.

Arb Aus™ hopes to host this workshop later in the year, but cannot confirm details as yet. 

To obtain a refund please download and complete the Conference Refund Request Form 2021 and email to accounts@trees.org.au.


Dr Alex Shigo’s famous Touching Trees Workshop has been given a new lease of life in Tree Anatomy Workshop, hosted by Mark Hartley and Adam Tom, Australia’s renowned experts on the subject.

The Tree Anatomy Workshop is always in high demand and has been delivered all over the world. Expect a sleeves-rolled-up, hands-on, laboratory exploration about how trees work. You will develop a three-dimensional cellular understanding of trees that many arborists lack. You will gain the skills to prepare samples and leave with practical exercises you can implement in your workplace.

By dissecting and examining samples and using prepared slides, you will:

  • find and identify many of the common cells found in trees
  • gain a better understanding of roots and how they work
  • develop an understanding of how xylem functions in 3 different planes
  • discover how CODIT really works
  • observe how vessels interact around the branch collar and how this influences how we prune.
  • touch and examine unusual and specially selected samples
  • get intimate with trees like you never have before

If you diagnose tree problems, assess development impacts on trees and/or prune trees, understanding their inner workings will help you to make better decisions. It’s a once in a lifetime workshop that you won’t forget, and will be one of the most important investments you make in your continuing education.

 

Here's some feedback from past workshop attendees

“Best workshop I’ve ever been to.”

“Thanks for such a well presented 3 days. Alex would be proud of you!”

“Thoroughly enjoyed ……… I have been looking forward to this class for 3 months and it exceeded my expectations.”

“Comforting to know arboricultural practice is in such good hands.”

“Felt like I was in college again except this time I wanted to be here!”

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