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Professional tree care ASSOCIATION

Upcoming events

    • 3 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cocina Del Charro, 890 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

    Kurt Peacock Presents: Tree Planting BMPs and why everyone should offer planting services

    Tree removals are a natural part of our industry. Since humans (according to a study by National Geographic have cut down 50% of the trees on earth in less than 500 years) and pollution by humans have tipped the scale even further towards planet warming, all people on earth need to plant more trees. Poor tree selection and improper planting methods and subsequent care lead to premature decline and removal. We as an industry need to care more for trees.

    Bio: Kurt Peacock is an ISA Certified Arborist with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science and 45 years of work experience in the Nursery and Tree Care industry. He is a Consulting Arborist and Senior Project Manager for Tree San Diego a 501c-3 Urban Forestry nonprofit for the last 7 years. He is the San Diego area ISA Certification Exam Proctor for the last 12 years and teaches classes through Tree San Diego and holds a PTCA Seminar dedicated to fruit tree care, pruning and cultivation for the last 15 years. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego Regional Urban Forestry Council and works with over 40 partners in his role at Tree San Diego.


    October 3, 2023


    ·        Free for members who preregister *24 hours prior

    ·        $35.00/members onsite

    ·        $35.00/non-members


    5:00 Executive Meeting

    6:00 General Meeting/Dinner/Presentation, CEUs


    Cocina Del Charro 

    890 W Valley Pkwy,

    Escondido, CA 92025


    • 2 Dec 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • the home of Mike Poffenberger - in Alpine

    Let's celebrate another great year with the Professional Tree Care Association of San Diego!    Be our guest for dinner and holiday fun!

    A traditional holiday dinner will be served.   

    BYOB - please bring your adult beverage of choice.

    Complimentary to members (Adults only, please) 

    Please RSVP by 11/27/23

    Directions will be sent upon RSVP.  – Questions?  Call us at 714/639-6516


    (Yes, there will be PRIZES)

    • 13 Jan 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Stein Family Farm 1808 F Ave. National City, CA 91950
    • 75

    Saturday January 13, 2024   7:30 AM- 2:00PM

    Come join us at The Stein Family Farm in National City for this hands-on demonstration and in the field practice to increase your skills and knowledge of deciduous fruit tree pruning.  This workshop requires your participation in pruning of these trees.

    Workshop Leaders:

    • Kurt Peacock, Consulting Arborist
    • Dave Ephron, Arborist, One Tripp Tree Service
    • Matt Smith, Arborist, Smith Family Tree Service


    • We will meet at 7:30AM for coffee and light refreshments
    • A discussion of tools and their care/usage- Proper pruning techniques
    • Status and needs of deciduous fruit at the Stein Farm
    • A brief overview of the “must do” tasks and timing to insure best care for and results from your fruiting trees and shrubs. Included are fertilization, insect and disease identification and IPM
    • Hands on pruning of the trees at the farm until 2 PM

    What to bring Hand pruners, handsaws and gloves. Field attire & proper shoes

    Registration includes Lunch, refreshments, handouts and CEU hours arborist & tree worker.  Please indicate if you are a vegetarian for lunch preference

    Location: Stein Family Farm 1808 F Ave. National City, CA 91950 (street parking)

    Cost: $100.00


    CALL OR EMAIL Kurt Peacock 619-992-8508

    Certified Arborist and Certified Tree Worker 5.0 hours

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