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Urban Forestry

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participants will be introduced to urban tree and urban forest planning and management, and also collection of urban tree data. Ryan will also cover an introduction to tree protection and preservation bylaws, tree risk management, and strategies to sustainably improve canopy cover

This course will introduce the following skills:
-Basic field collection of urban forest data (Genus and species, tree measurement, condition assessment, critical root zone, location)
-Use of tools and references to collect and analyze field data (GPS, GIS, diameter tape, linear tape, laser rangefinder, spreadsheet, iTree Design, tree ID references)
-Understanding regional Urban Forest management trends

The course is part indoor, part outdoor. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

HCP Members $50 /Non Members $60
Call 250 479 6162 to register

Instructor Biography: Ryan Senechal
Municipal Arborist/Urban Forester/Industry Subject Matter Expert
International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, Tree Worker/Climber Specialist, Tree Risk Assessor Qualification
International Society of Arboriculture Testing Committee Member, Tree Worker Evaluator
ITA Journey person Climbing Arborist, Arborist Technician, BC Endorsed Faller
Originally educated in Urban Arboriculture at Humber College in Toronto, Ryan has more recently been active as an instructor of industrial Arboriculture subjects for professionals and through community education in addition to his duties as a Municipal field Arborist.  His work in urban tree care, instruction, public speaking and urban forestry has taken him across Canada, England, and throughout the Pacific northwest.  Ryan’s course presentation typically blends pertinent theory linked to field observation and group discussion, leading to ample opportunities for field practice to improve confidence and comfort.  


October 20
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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