Landscape professionals to host two free classes about tree care

Sep 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm. - 8:30 pm.

The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals is offering two free classes about trees on Tuesday at the Community Services Building, next to the Cooperative Extension Office, at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

“Basic Risk Awareness for Trees” will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. and “Basic Disease Diagnosis of Trees” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

These classes are open to the public and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist credits are available for each program.

The presenter is Steve Nimz, a consulting arborist and owner of Steve Nimz & Associates LLC in Honolulu. He specializes in appraisals, hazard evaluations, tree preservation, disease diagnosis and treatment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in tropical agriculture from the University of Hawaii, and is an ISA-certified arborist and tree risk assessor.

During the first class, Nimz will show attendees how to identify the early signs of potential problems with trees and palms.

After working in the classroom, students will move outside to see how to recognize trouble areas, then how to control and mitigate the issues that may arise.

During the second class, Nimz will demonstrate how to diagnose a variety of diseases common in Hawaii and how to understand the effects of these different issues in landscapes. He will be bringing samples for attendees to attain practical knowledge of these diseases. This program is for novices and professionals alike. Some hand lenses will be provided for class. Participants are advised to bring a hand lens if one is available.

Pupu will be served and a raffle will be held at the evening program.

To RSVP or for more information, contact 268-6927 or Walk-ins are also welcome.