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2023 Southeast Trees and the Law Symposium

Jun 16, 2023

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What’s up with the neighbors? 

Exploring the practices & laws that impact you daily

Arborists, landscape contractors, landscape architects and those in allied fields face ever-increasing threats from civil and even criminal suits.

Whether you are a city employee or work for a tree care company, you need to understand the laws that govern your industry.  This day long, intensely focused symposium will provide attendees with tips and key takeaways to help you avoid litigation and negative economic impacts.

Join us for this truly unique event and hear from some of the best legal and arboricultural experts in this arena.  

Lunch will be provided.

Note, reduced fee of $175 applies to NCUFC members and municiplal staff.

Registration ends on Monday 12 June 2023. 


Mr. Mike Comer, Attorney at Law

Mr. Tony Mollica, PhD, Attorney at Law

Mr. Joe Samnik, Consulting Forensic Arborist, Expert Tree Consultant, LLC

Mr. Mark Duntemann, Senior Consultant, Natural Path Forestry


Defending the guilty • Tree ownership • Trespass & encroachment • Negligence • Arborist liabilities • Duty of care • Risk assessment • Handling yourself in a deposition & in the courtroom • Arboricultural fallacies

CEU credits pending approval:

International Society of Arboriculture

Society of American Foresters

NC Landscape Contractors Licensing Board

NC Board of Landscape Architects

McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606


Non-Member Early Fee Amount: $200.00
Non-Member Late Fee Amount: $200.00
Member Early Fee Amount: $175.00
Member Late Fee Amount: $175.00

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