Shade Tree Registration

Participant Registration


Use the online registration when registering one or more people and paying with a credit card. After registering online you will receive a “Registration Confirmation” email and a “Receipt” email from (you may want to check your spam folder if you don’t see these emails in your e-mail Inbox).

If you experience difficulties accessing your online guest account, please contact the University of Minnesota IT support to have your password reset. Be sure to let them know you have a guest account for accurate service.

Use the paper registration form when you need to have the registration fee billed to your organization or are paying with a check. Please fill out one registration form per participant; if your group is larger than five registrants, email and we will provide a spreadsheet template for collecting registrant data.


$215 - regular registration before February 22, 2019

$230 - regular registration on or after February 22, 2019

$45 - student registration fee

$100 - tree board/park board member fee

$0 - student poster presenter


$45 - Aerial Rescue Workshop


If you need to cancel your registration, a refund—minus $30—will be issued if you cancel by Friday, March 1, 2019. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund but may be eligible for substitution for another registrant from your organization. Please email to cancel your registration, or fax a request to 612-624-5359.

Optional Workshop

Aerial Rescue: Theory & Practice

A Two-Day Workshop  - Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19th-20th - 7:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Registration & gear check begins at 7:15 a.m. each day


$45 (in addition to STSC registration) includes boxed lunch served on-site each day

Note: Only 25 seats are available for this workshop. Due to limited enrollment, the workshop is only available to participants registering online. Please contact with any questions.


  • Brian Luedtke - Holistic Tree & Forestry; University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources

  • Vic Lazarz - Lazarz Tree Care

  • Eric Raven - Renaissance Tree Care

Day 1 - Classroom Session (Panel/Discussion)

  • Focus Points for Discussion

  • Site Preparation for Rescue Technicians

  • Working with EMS/EMT/Fire

  • Injury-Specific Victim Handling

  • Suspension Trauma

  • Hypothermia

  • Loss of Consciousness

  • Cuts & Blood Loss

Potential rescue scenarios will be talked about in a moderator-led discussion between the panel and the participants. A scale model tree and action figures will be present to aid in demonstrations.

Day 2 - Outdoor Practical (Skills Test/Role-Playing)

Participants of all skill levels and responsibilities will have the opportunity to train on several scenarios with a focus on victim handling and rescue techniques.