The New Jersey Society of Certified Tree Experts will offer four one-day Preparatory / Educational Sessions open to all individuals who either wish to take the Certified Tree Expert examination, need CEU's, pesticide credits, or just want to update themselves to current problems and solutions. The intense four-day course will cover such topics as Tree Identification, Tree Anatomy, Tree Physiology, Insects, Disease Cycles, General Tree Care and a sample examination plus review.

All those who wish to benefit from this unique opportunity must register by March 30, 2018. Send in the registration form below along with a check, money order, or PO made payable to "NJ Society of CTE", and mail to NJSCTE 101 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527. Lunch will be provided for those who register by the above deadline. Late registrants MAY be accepted if space and materials are available, however late registrants will not be guaranteed a lunch. Prep Courses will be held RAIN OR SHINE, so dress appropriately!

Due to limited space at sites, handouts, and scheduling, registrations are on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited to 50. Don't get shut out, register now!

Same day registrations will not be accepted, send this in TODAY!

April 13th (Saturday)

Rutgers University
Geiger Center, Turfgrass Education Center
New Brunswick, NJ
NOTE: For GPS use 102 Ryders Lane, not 20 Indyk-Engel Way

Topics:

Basic Plant Pathology
ID, Life Cycle & and Control Using IPM/PHC & Fungicides (Part 1)
Disease ID, Life Cycle & Control Using IPM/PHC & Fungicides (Part 2)
Common Insects, Life Cycle & Control Using IPM/PHC &amp Pesticides
Biotic vs Abiotic Problems
PHC and Growing Degree Days

May 4th (Saturday)

Meadow Lakes Meeting Room
300 Meadow Lakes
East Windsor, NJ

Topics:

Key Features Used in Tree Identification
Leaf Characteristics
Less Common Trees Found in the Landscape and in the Forest
Field Tree Identification Tour
Tree Identification Review, Question and Answer – Book Review *
* Books will be available for purchase

May 11th (Saturday)

Meadow Lakes Meeting Room
300 Meadow Lakes
East Windsor, NJ

Topics:

Soils & Fertilization
Chemical Compositions
Tree Physiology and Anatomy (Part 1)
Tree Physiology and Anatomy (Part 2)
Pruning, ANSI A300 vs Customer Expectations
Tree Risk Management - Whose Responsibility Is it?

June 15th (Saturday)

Meadow Lakes Meeting Room
300 Meadow Lakes
East Windsor, NJ

Topics:

Field Tour of Tree Problems & Identification (Group A)
Lab Samples, Diagnosis of Insects & Disease, Using IPM/PHC and Chemical Control Strategies (Group B)
Field Tour of Tree Problems & Identification (Group B)
Lab Samples, Diagnosis of Insects & Disease, Using IPM/PHC and Chemical Control Strategies (Group A)
IPM Strategies in Arboriculture
Cabling, Bracing and Lightning Protection
Plant Selection, Establishment and Mulching
Sample Written Test, Question and Answer Panel – Book Review *
* Books will be available for purchase

Download forms:
2019 LTE Prep Course Overview and Registration Form
2019 LTE Prep Course 1 Agenda
2019 LTE Prep Course 3 Agenda
2019 LTE Prep Courses 2 & 4 with agendas and driving directions