Pima Advanced Smartscape: Urban Tree Management – 2021
- Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees (C.O.D.I.T)
- Structure Pruning
- Impacts of Drought on Ornamental Plants
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.