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Tree Appraisal Techniques

December 2 @ 7:30 am - December 3 @ 3:30 pm
Instructor: James Komen CEUs: 14.0 AM / 14.0 B-M

Working within the context of the 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, this two day workshop gives an overview of the appraisal process and provides an opportunity to practice in the field. Participants will review common mistakes and refine their craft as appraising arborists. Participants will learn about key changes from the 9th to the 10th edition and apply the techniques in the field and in case studies.

The first portion of the workshop is a lecture that discusses the primary components of the Trunk Formula Technique (TFT) and a short history of the changes made from the 9th Edition to the 10th Edition.  Participants then divide into groups and appraise several trees using TFT. The class will reconvene and discuss the results.

The second day begins with an explanation of the concept of anchoring and how to evaluate the reliability, accuracy, and precision of data points. It explores methods of appraising partial loss, diminution of market value, percentage contribution, and net present value. Next, participants have an opportunity to reconcile different possible methods as they are applied to a given assignment. Participants, through a series of case studies, practice using the different appraisal methods and defending their conclusions.

Schedule

Location: Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702

DAY ONE - December 2, 7:30am - 3:30pm

7:00am: DOORS OPEN

7:30am-9:00am: INTRODUCTION TO APPRAISAL

  • Uses for Appraisal
  • Short history of appraisal
    • Changes from the 9th to the 10th
    • Terms and concepts in the 10th to more closely align with the appraisal industry
  • Approaches for Appraisal
  • Field Equipment for Appraisal
  • Introduction to Appraisals for Insurance and Law
    • Ethics in Appraisals

9:00-9:15am 15-minute COFFEE BREAK

9:15-11:30am: TRUNK FORMULA TECHNIQUE

  • Trunk Area
  • Unit Cost
  • Condition Rating
  • Functional and External Limitations

11:30am-12:00pm: LUNCH BREAK (lunch will be provided)

12:00pm – 2:15pm: FIELD WORKSHOP

  • Practical application of classroom topics
  • Group work - Measure and rate trees
  • Independently appraise trees
  • Discuss results as a group

2:15-2:30pm: 15-minute COFFEE BREAK

2:30-3:30pm: CONCLUSION

  • Combine final results from each group
  • Discuss lessons learned from field workshop

3:30pm: CEUs sign-in


DAY TWO - December 3, 7:30am - 3:30pm

7:00am: DOORS OPEN

7:30am-9:00am: INTRODUCTION TO ANCHORING

  • Importance of anchor values
  • Credibility and relevance
  • Defining the assignment
  • Data collection

9:00-9:15am: 15-min COFFEE BREAK

9:15am-10:30am: COST APPROACH TO APPRAISAL

  • Trunk Formula Technique
  • Partial Losses
  • Cost of Repair
  • Cost Forwarding
  • Discounted Cash Flow

10:30am-11:30am: MARKET AND INCOME APPROACHES TO APPRAISAL

  • Direct Sales Comparison
  • Contributory Real Estate Value
  • Direct Income Approach
  • Net Present Value

11:30am-12:00pm: LUNCH BREAK

12:00pm-2:15pm CASE STUDIES AND GROUP DISCUSSION

2:15-2:30pm: 15-minute COFFEE BREAK

2:30-3:30pm: CASE STUDIES AND GROUP DISCUSSION

3:30pm: CEUs sign-in

Instructor

James Komen is a Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist. He has been published in two academic journals, presented at the ASCA and ISA Annual Conferences, and taught and co-taught multi-day training courses on tree risk assessment and tree appraisal. High energy and excitement define his teaching philosophy. While concepts, terms, and definitions are clearly demarcated in class, he emphasizes not only getting the "right" answer, but providing adequate justification.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the event will be refunded at 100%.
  • Cancellations made within 5-9 days of the event will be refunded at 75%.
  • Cancellations made within 1-4 days of the event will be refunded at 50%.
  • Refunds will not be made available for no-shows.

Late Registration

  • Participants are expected to enroll prior to the registration deadline.
  • Participants can register at the door of the event only if space is available. Individuals will need to pack their own lunch.
  • Late registration is possible on a space available basis. You can contact our office at (800) 335-4391. There may, or may not be, room available for those who show up without registering ahead of time for the workshop. We encourage you to register for the workshop in advance.

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Venue

Idaho State Museum
610 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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