Ted Szczawinski, one of the most highly rated instructors in the 101 year history of short courses at Rutgers!
Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education,New Brunswick NJ
Sterling Consultants brings expert understanding of the material and combines it with a thought provoking and entertaining teaching style that captivates. Regardless of how often I hear one of their talks I always come away with a new piece of useful information! Thank you Sterling!
Dominick Mondi, Owner, Mondi Designs, EvershamNJ
Very hands on! The only instructor that gives out their cell phone number and provides technical assistance!
Greg Dujets, Dujets Tree Experts, Woodland Park NJ
I believe Ted to be very passionate about teaching and making himself available to all who really wish to learn. Personally and professionally this course has helped change the direction I will be taking in the green industry. A must course to take for anyone pursuing any certifications in the green industry, this is an excellent course of study.
Michael Astone, President of Astone Tree Service, UnionNJ
An instructor who loves his work, his enthusiasm and his love for trees and horticulture show through. Ted Szczawinski is an excellent professor. I have a BS degree in Horticulture, have taken courses at BCC along with numerous continuing education courses, and can truthfully say Ted is one of the best instructors I have had.
J. Robert Beutel, Director of Public Works (Retired), Tenafly NJ
Ted's commitment and passion are unmatched. In four years I went from knowing little to becoming a certified tree expert. Ted made this possible. The best educator I have ever had!
Kevin Tode, Supervisor, Mahwah NJ
Our programs are taught with a hands-on approach to provide theory in practice. All of the classes are structured to allow students to build confidence by applying the materials learned from class in the field.
I personally provide the tricks of our trade to make learning fun and interesting. Cutting edge tools like the Air-spade and Resistograph are demonstrated in the field. An IPM / PHC approach to monitoring pests as they over winter provides our students with the judicious cultural practices needed to minimize pest & disease injury to trees and shrubs during the growing season.
Plant Identification skills are honed using differentiated instructional methods that include visual, sensory and standardized classification techniques.
We have one of the highest overall ratings for excellence in program delivery and are continually improving content and convenience of class scheduling to meet the needs of our clients.
Field demonstration of Air-spade and root pruning
Overwintering egg mass of Eastern Tent Caterpillar