Meeting Information

Resetting the Standards of Tree Care

Date and Time:

Thursday, August 17, 2017 ~ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Conference Description:

Join us for Resetting the Standards of Tree Care. Our purpose is to increase your understanding of industry standards, best management practices, and improve specification writing. We will be talking about how to combine standards and BMP's into specifications, updates to the ANSI standards, and using specifications to separate yourself from others. During our afternoon outdoor session, speakers will walk you through writing specifications using trees surrounding the Folsom Community Center. Be sure to bring pen and paper!


7:30 am  Registration
8:15 am Welcome and Introductions
Gordon Mann and Rick Gessner
8:30 am What Standards Mean, The Difference Between Standards, BMP’s and Specifications, and Latest Updates to ANSI Standards
Rick Gessner, Consulting Arborist, Monarch Consulting Arborists LLC, Felton, CA
9:30 am Combining Standards and BMP’s into Specifications
Gordon Mann, Consulting Arborist, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Writing Dream Specifications with no Budget Constraints
Molly Sinnott, Consulting Arborist, Sinnott Consulting, Carson City, NV
11:30 am Lunch Provided
12:30 pm Writing Practical and Quality Specifications
Denice Britton-Smith, Consulting Arborist, CalTLC, Napa, CA
1:30 pm Separating us from Others Using Specifications
Chad Dykstra, Consulting Arborist, Foothill Tree Service, Placerville, CA
2:15 pm Outdoor Groups to Write Specifications. Each speaker will work with a field group.
3:15 pm Discuss Outdoor Experience & Rating Sheet
Gordon Mann, Consulting Arborist, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA
3:45 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Early Registration (through 8/7/17):

$105.00 - WCISA Member
$130.00 - Non-WCISA Member

Regular Registration (on or after 8/8/17):

$145.00 - WCISA Member
$175.00 - Non-WCISA Member


$55.00 - Must be a WCISA Member


6.0 - CA / CTW / MS
6.0 - BCMA-M


Folsom Community Center
52 Natoma St.
Folsom, CA 95630