Observing, Identifying, and Managing Common Tree Pests

by Kevin Sims | On Demand

CEUs/PDHs: (* CEU's Pending) Credits: LACES 1,ISA 1,APLD 1,NALP 1


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Webinar Description:
You've worked hard on building a beautiful landscape. Now comes the part in keeping it beautiful and flourishing for years to come. Tree pests can cause damage to beautiful trees and make them susceptible to fatal disease. Join Kevin Sims as he discusses common tree pests and how to carefully manage them using different control techniques.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognizing damage of tree pests.
2. Different types of pests and their biology.
3. Chemical, Organic, & Biological control of pests.


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Kevin Sims

If you're in the California tree care industry, the name Sims is a household name. Following in his parents footsteps, Kevin Sims carries on the family mission of being dedicated to the preservation, education, improved health, & safety of trees. 
Growing up in tree preservation gave Kevin a unique head-start in his education of trees. He earned various certifications at a very young age including his ISA Certified Arborist license, Pesticide Applicators license, and ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor Certification. Today he is now the Senior Arborist and Owner of Sims Tree Health Specialists, Inc., a tree healthcare business that he runs alongside his wife, Nicole.  
As an educator, Kevin is also involved in many research projects & educational programs including the popular TLC Wildlife Aware Program founded and hosted at his family's botanical garden & arboretum known as the Sims Tree Learning Center (TLC). The Northern California branch of TLC hosts the family's 30-acre Olive Orchard where Kevin assists in the care and maintenance of the farm that produces and sells olive oil.   
During times that Kevin is not focused on trees, you can find him enjoying hobbies such as classic cars and golf.