NEC-ISA Chapter Offers Two Online Tree Risk Workshops

The New England Chapter ISA is pleased to offer two online workshops on tree risk with Mark Duntemann. Each course is $25 for members / $60 for non-members (includes 1-year chapter membership).

For more information and to register, go to our workshop page.

Determining Risk Exposure
June 18 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

For individuals, towns or companies that maintain or manage trees, a critical element of the ISO’s risk management process is identifying any risk exposure. This three-hour, on-line course hosted by the ISA New England Chapter details the importance and process for determining tree risk exposure. Risk exposure is the potential for experiencing loss.

As tree practitioners, there are several ways in which risk exposure is experienced. Determining tree-risk exposure is the foundation for managing the risk associated with trees for companies or agencies that manage trees. Once identified, strategies can be developed to manage and potentially reduce exposure.

The course is separated into three components detailing what tree risk exposure is, how to determine tree-related exposure and finally, methods for addressing the exposure identified.


The Use and Abuse of Logical Fallacies in Tree-Related Litigation
July 16 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

Logical fallacies are statements of fact that contain errors in reasoning. When provided as an opinion, they often lack the necessary context, rendering the opinion suspect. Logical fallacies may be an intentional instrument to present a specific argument, such as in a debate, or may stem from a less than full understanding of the topic. Several dozen types of logical fallacies exist. A few of these types can be present in tree-related litigation.

The ability to identify and challenge logical fallacies is critical. Unchallenged, the fallacy can become a fact for the purposes of litigation. They also tend to misrepresent an organization or company’s program. This course will review the use of logical fallacies in tree-related litigation and how to identify and counter their logic.