Two Free Educational Programs with Steve Nimz

Steve Nimz, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®, chief consulting arborist with Steve Nimz & Associates, and president of Instant Shade Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named a “True Professional of Arboriculture™” by ISA. The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry in and around their communities.

Nimz, who has more than 40 years of experience as an arborist, advocates volunteering with local organizations and non-profits. When the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii was formed, Nimz was the first president. He founded the Tree People, co-founded Hawaiian Earth Products and was a charter member of the Aloha Arborist Association.

Basic Risk Awareness for Trees

Trees & palms help create the tropical ambiance surrounding our guests, clients and families. Steve will be teaching us to identify the early signs of potential problems with the trees and palms commonly used in our landscapes. We will be working in the classroom then move outside to see how to recognize trouble areas then how to control & mitigate the issues that may arise.

Certification Credits:
Certified Arborist: 3.0 hours (varies based on your certification)
LICT Credits: 3.0 hours

Basic Disease Diagnosis of Trees

Diseases manifest on trees in a variety of ways. Steve will be showing us how to diagnose a variety of diseases common in Hawaii & to understand the effects of these different issues in our landscapes. He will be bringing samples for attendees to attain practical knowledge of these diseases. This program is for novices & professionals alike. Some hand lenses will be provided for class use- Bring a hand lens if you have one available.

Certification Credits:
Certified Arborist: 2.0 hours (varies based on your certification)
LICT Credits: 2.0 hours