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Pima Advanced Urban Tree Management – December 1, 2, & 3, 2020 – Online Zoom – 3:30pm – 6:30pm



December 1, 2, & 3. 2020 from 3:30pm-6:30pm


Online – ZOOM (Links to be sent to registered participants)


In this three-part series, participants will receive in-depth knowledge about managing the trees in our urban desert community. Topics include structural assessment, stem strength, tree failure prevention, pruning, irrigation and general arboriculture science.

Instructor Juan Barba is a Practicing and Consulting Arborist and the Owner of Juan J. Barba & Associates, Consulting Arboricultural Services. Climbing trees professionally since 1977 and based around a B.S. from the University of Arizona in Landscape & Environmental Horticulture, Juan has vast knowledge of southwestern environmental, cultural, disease and insect problems. He has lectured around the country and has taught at Pima College and presented at the University of Arizona and at several innovative landscape programs for contractors and designers.


Due to the rigorous pace of the classes, having earned a Smartscape Certificate in the professional series is a prerequisite to register for Advanced Smartscape.

Completion Requirements

Attendance and participation in all three classes is required for successful completion of Urban Tree Management.

CEUs Available

This Urban Tree Management course has applied for continuing education units (CEUs) from the Western Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).


  • Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees (C.O.D.I.T.)

    Juan Barba, Advanced Smartscape Instructor

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020

  • Structure Pruning

    Juan Barba, Advanced Smartscape Instructor

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • Impacts of Drought on Ornamental Plants

    Juan Barba, Advanced Smartscape Instructor

    Thursday, December 3, 2020