Tree Science Meets Reality

By: Michael Palat, West Coast Arborists, Inc.

Thursday, September 29th ~ 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Michael Palat, West Coast Arborists, Inc.

Course Description:

In this presentation I plan to discuss how a tree maintenance manager can implement best management practices recommended by science to customers, residents, and tree crews while getting them to be accomplished in a practical, efficient manner. The presentation will include an overview of several current and new best management practices that have had an impact on tree maintenance activities. For each reviewed BMP, there will be a description on how to implement them effectively.


Representing the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, Michael Palat currently works as an Area Manager for West Coast Arborists Inc., overseeing municipal contracts in San Diego County in California. Michael is also the current Chairman of the SD Regional Urban Forests Council. Active in the Professional Tree Care Association of SD. Michael is an elected board member for Tree San Diego. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management with minor in Environmental Science from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate from the MFI and the ASCA Academy. A Board Certified Master Arborist with utility and municipal specialties. He is also a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, and a Certified Wildlife Protector. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kiddos.

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