Virtual Workshop: Improve Your Urban Forest By Improving Your Work Specs and Contracts

December 3, 2020  @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM​
Registration: $60.00

Workshop Description

The work that is performed in the urban forest is usually only as good as the specifications on a contract. This online workshop will go through the true costs of not having good pruning and planting specs, what good planting and pruning specs should look like, and how to develop contracts that attract qualified contractors. Three experienced presenters will share their knowledge of the need for good work specs and how to develop them for your community.​​

This workshop will also include a brief MSA Membership Update presentation by MSA President Kameron Kytonen.

Moderators and Presenters:
Chad Giblin, City Forester LLC – Moderator
Ryan Gustafson, Davey Resource Group – Moderator

Rich Hauer, UW – Stevens Point – Presenter
Jim Vaughan, City of St. Louis Park – Presenter
Jacob Busiahn, Tettegouche Tree Care – Presenter

Topics/Concepts Covered in this Session:
​-The cost of doing nothing
​-Proper planting specification
​-Proper municipal pruning specification
Developing contracts to attract qualified contractor


Each individual will be required to provide an email address to register as your session access link is unique to each registrant. Individual log-ins are required in order to track attendance and provide CEU credit. See CEU note below. ​​

We will send registrants an email with a link to access the workshop a couple days before and another email reminder one hour before the workshop. The link is unique to you (see note above) so please do not share it. 


3.75 ISA CEUs (CA, MA, BCMA-M)

CEU Note: In order to receive ISA CEUs for this workshop, you must stay logged in.  Your access link is keyed to your registration so when you join the webinar, your attendance/participation is tracked.  ISA requires 80% participation in the workshop in order to receive CEUs.  If you provided your ISA Certification # during registration, we will process your CEUs following the event with ISA. 

Program Partners

Davey Resource Group, City Forester LLC, Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation, Minnesota Society of Arboriculture