Course Description and Credit Information

This webinar discusses how to specify and select quality nursery stock. This is one of the most critical aspects when putting a tree in the urban environment. This webinar will discuss different problems below the soil line, not just what you see above the ground. The structure of tree roots are impacted not just by species but also by nursery growing.

J Roots, too deep, kinked/circling roots, not pruned roots, and container grown root issues are discussed. This webinar will also review ways to specify trees by the qualities shown above ground, and will illustrate why this is important. These tree qualities are then discussed in relation to creating specifications and key points within planting specifications.


Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding the structure of tree roots and how the different potential root structure issues impact the future success or failure of a tree in the landscape.

2. Understand how nursery practices impact the future success or failure of the tree in the landscape.

3. Comprehend different aspects of specifications for plantings.

 General Course Information






Pre-recorded webinar


Industry Expert


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina




New York
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA and MN
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
 If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

    1. Watch the Video

    1. Take the Quiz

    1. Take the Survey

    1. DeepRoot Products

    2. Silva Cell Tech Sheet

    3. Silva Cell Water Cycle

    4. The DeepRoot Experience

About this course

  • $26.99
  • 7 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content