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The workshop will be held at Schmeeckle Reserve on the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point campus. Directions, parking information, and a site map can be found on the Schmeeckle Reserve website.


Full refund if cancelled by 6/15/2018. A 50% refund will be given to all cancellations occurring between 6/15/2018 and 6/21/2018. No refund for cancellations occurring after 6/21/2018.

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Workshop Information

Soil Quality Assessment for Trees

Information on this page is from our 2018 workshop offering.

Understanding soil and being able to assess its health is vitally important to the growth and vitality of trees. In this workshop, participants will learn how to assess soil quality in relation to tree health.

As part of this workshop, participants will learn the basics of soil science through soil pit and/or soil core explorations, see the direct impact of soil health on trees via demonstration sites, and learn how to rapidly assess soil quality in relation to tree health through field exercises. Specifically, the workshop will include:

  • hands-on introduction to soil science (field exercise in soil pits and/or with intact cores)
  • discussion and demonstration on soil quality and effects on tree health
  • discussion and demonstration on how to assess soil quality
  • hands-on assessment of soil quality

The registration fee includes a copy of ISA’s BMP: Soil Management for Urban Trees, lunch, and a bus tour of local, urban soil pits.

Instructor Bio
Bryant Scharenbroch, PhD, is an assistant professor of soil and waste resources at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and a research fellow at The Morton Arboretum. He is the lead author on ISA’s BMP: Soil Management for Urban Trees as well as an ISA Certified Arborist.






Contact Information

Questions regarding the workshop, please contact Haley Frater at

Questions regarding registration, please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838.