ASCA Tree & Plant Appraisal Qualification (TPAQ) - San Marino

@ Huntington Gardens
on Wednesday, September 18-19, 2019
in San Marino, CA

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Course Description:

The TPAQ certificate program is an interactive training experience that delves into the concepts contained in the Guide for Plant Appraisal, currently in its 10 Edition. Using instructor led discussions and case scenarios to illustrate concepts, participants will become proficient in conducting appraisals using the various approaches contained in the 10th edition.

The training culminates with an open-book exam that tests attendees on their comprehension of the material and concepts. Successful candidates will receive a certificate and be entitled to list TPAQ as a credential. 


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 Guide to Plant Appraisal is the required text for the course and should be read prior to the course (not included).


Lisa Smith:

Lisa Smith, a Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist has been in the arboriculture industy for over 25 years. She is the owner of The Tree Resource, a Southern CA tree consulting firm providing all aspects of tree management and preservation. Lisa is also a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Additionally, she enjoys reaching out tor program green partners by teaching in the UCLA Landscape Architecture program, the Trees: Materials class. She is a past president of WCISA and remains active on the board.


ASCA/CTLA Member: $650.00

Qualified Non-Member: $725.00

Registration will open 6/25/19. If interested please contact Wendy Puckett at


Huntington Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108