TPAQ Whitby, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2019

Registration for this course has closed as of September 2, 2019.

Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification Training

September 30 – October 1, 2019

Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Whitney Hall
500 Victoria St W,
Whitby, ON L1N 9G4

About TPAQ Training:
If you’re looking to become proficient in conducting appraisals using multiple approaches, register now to attend our TPAQ training. This event will utilize both instructor-led discussions and case scenarios to illustrate concepts allowing participants to become familiar with the relevant methods and techniques used to approach plant appraisals and the ability to make reasoned judgement about the value of trees and landscape plants. This course will be led by Mark Duntemann.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Describe the economic principles that underlay plant appraisal.
  • Describe the types of field data needed to inform plant appraisal methods and techniques.
  • Define the cost compounding methods within the income approach and understand its relationship to the i-Tree suite of urban forestry management and assessment tools.
  • Define the research about the contribution of trees and landscape to real estate market value, and its application to plant appraisal.
  • Discuss the methods and techniques within the cost approach, particularly the direct, reproduction, and cost forwarding methods.
  • Define reasoned judgments about the value of trees and landscape plants.

About the Instructor:
Mark Duntemann is the owner of Duntemann Urban Forestry, LLC. He began consulting in graduate school in 1985. Mark co-authored the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, and he is the ISA’s representative to the seven-member Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Montana and his Master of Science in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin –Madison. Mark is an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist (RM-131B) and a registered consulting arborist (RCA-656) with the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Mark lectures internationally on system-level tree risk management. He is authoring a book on urban tree risk management for the Italian publisher, ACER. Additionally, he is conducting research for a book on system-level tree risk management. Mark has served as an expert witness in over sixty tree-related injury and fatality cases. Collectively, his research and applied study informs and enhance his work and presentations.

Mark is an ISA-certified Tree Risk Assessment Qualification(TRAQ) instructor and ASCA- certified Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) instructor. In addition to TRAQ, he has held three additional international tree risk assessment certifications. Also, he has obtained a post-graduate certificate on risk assessment methodologies from Harvard’sChan School of Public Health and a certificate on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) from the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA).

Course Eligibility:
Attendees must have a minimum of three years of experience in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscape contracting, or landscape architecture/design.

Required Text:
The 10th edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal is the required text for the TPAQ course and is included in the price.

Questions? Please contact the ISA Ontario office at [email protected] or 1-888-463-2316

Application form and payment must be submitted before the deadline. No registrations or payments will be accepted on-site.

Only 20 spots available; 1st come, 1st served.

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