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2017 Spring Workshop (Rockland County): Dendrology
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2017 Spring Workshop (Rockland County): Dendrology

Join us for this fun day out (and in)! This program will include a morning of classroom learning, followed by an afternoon outdoors (rain or shine).

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Where: Bear Mountain Inn - Overlook Lodge
55 Hessian Drive
Bear Mountain, New York  10911
United States
Presenter: Michael Webb, PLS
Contact: NYSAPLS Office

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Approved for 8.0 NY LS/PE CE hours


Register Today! Limited Seats Available!!!


About the workshop:

The first 4 hours of the workshop will include a presentation in a traditional classroom setting, where attendees will learn about the various tree species found in New York State including identification, physiology, taxonomy and uses and characteristics of wood.

In the afternoon the class will head outdoors, where the program will be dedicated to field identification of tree species found in the general area of the workshop location. Attendees will look at site, growing characteristics, limb shape, crown shape, bark color, bark texture, flowering and seed generation and various ways to identify tree species. A half hour at the end of the course will be reserved for a twenty question quiz on tree identification. If time allows, there will be a demonstration on how to differentiate between decayed conifer and deciduous stump material.

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

1) Identify common tree species of NY by leaf and crown shape, bark, buds (if available) and wood characteristics.

2) Know of the available resources for identifying various tree species, including ornamental trees.

3) Know how to mark line, corner and witness trees for future identification.

4) Know how to conduct a test of decayed stump wood to identify whether it is deciduous or conifer.


Prerequisites or Equipment needed:

Ideally, participants will have a reference dendrology textbook. Dendrology related books are available for pre-purchase at the NYSAPLS online bookstore. Please order at least 30 days before the program to allow for processing and delivery. Pre-purchased books will be available for pick up on site. If you would like your book to be shipped directly to you, please call our office to order.


About Our Speaker:

Michael Webb is an instructor at SUNY ESF - The Ranger School, where he teaches primary land surveying courses since 2001. He lives on 208 acres in northern New York State. He is a member of NYSAPLS and the Northern New York Forest Owners Association and practices forestry on his tree farm.


Workshop Fees




By May 1st
Licensed ....................$215

Non-Licensed ............$165


After May 1st

Licensed .....................$265

Non-Licensed .............$299

By May 1st......................$310
After May 1st..................$360


If you would like pay by check - please print online registration form and mail in with payment


7:30am - 8:00am


8:00am - 12:15pm

Workshop Begins (indoors)

12:15pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00pm - 4:15pm

Workshop Resumes (outdoors)

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Sign-out/Workshop Concludes

* LUNCH: Please note, lunch is on your own. Lunch options will be limited at this facility. We encourage you to bring your own lunch.


Cancellation Policy
Payment must be made in full upon registration.  Purchase orders are not accepted.  No refunds will be given without written notification, and subject to policy terms.  Registrations cancelled 10-29 days prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be granted 10 days before the course date.  Receipts will be provided via email once all the online registration steps have been completed.  Schedules and presenters are subject to change without notice.

In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodations to that disability.  If you have any questions, please call the NYSAPLS office at 518-432-4046 or email us,


146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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