offers Plant Appraisal Workshop offers a web-based workshop that will help to familiarize you with basic information needed to offer a reasonable opinion on the value of plants. All the plant appraisal lessons are based on, but not limited to, the material presented in the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers' (CTLA) Guide for Plant Appraisal, 9th edition.

After this training, you will:

* Gain knowledge to enhance your qualifications as a professional plant appraiser.

* Learn the primary factors and considerations that influence plant value.

* Identify and be able to describe the methods and procedures for establishing reasonable values of plants using the Cost, Income and Market Approaches to plant appraisal.

* Outline a well documented report, resume, and Certificate of Appraisal.

* Work with the appraisal provisions that exist for basic casualty claims and losses.

This workshop features six interactive sessions that take participants through the three methods of appraisal and is backed by the reputations of the three leading tree industry organizations-the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), the National Arborist Association (NAA), and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These three organizations have formed a partnership to parlay their respective organizational knowledge bases and offer beneficial online educational workshops to arborists.

When you complete this Plant Appraisal Workshop, you will obtain essential knowledge for field application, whether you are a novice or more experienced plant appraiser. To learn more about or to register for this unique course, please visit For additional information, please feel free to contact ASCA by phone at (301) 947 0483 or by e mail at

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