The New York State Arborists,
International Society of Arboriculture Chapter, Inc.
is an association of professional arborists and educators that promotes public interest, fosters research and education in the care and benefits of trees, shrubs and their environment. Membership affords an opportunity to associate and exchange valuable information with other arborists and professionals who are interested in the care, maintenance and conservation of woody ornamentals.
Registration Open for the NYS Tree Climbing Championship
Registration is now open for the 2016 NYSA Tree Climbing Championship on Saturday, June 18 at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, NY. (Rain date is Sunday, June 19). Climber check-in is 8:00am.
The New York State Tree Climbing Championship is a gathering of the top tree workers in New York who display their tree climbing skills and abilities in a series of competitive events. Join us at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum to learn new techniques, visit with friends and win great prizes.
The winner will be named New York State Champion and will represent our state at the 2017 ISA International Tree Climbing Championship. ISA credits will be available for climbers and judges.
Be advised there is an $8.00 parking fee for spectators; this fee is waived for competitors and volunteers.
Using Tree Bio-Mechanics to Evaluate, Test, and Manage Trees for Stability Workshop
ADVANCED ARBORICULTURE WORKSHOP
Using Tree Bio-Mechanics to Evaluate, Test, and Manage Trees for Stability with Frank Rinn and Chris Luley
► Tuesday, April 19 ♦ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm ♦ Bethpage Park Restoration Village Auditorium ♦ Old Bethpage ♦ Register online here
► Wednesday, April 20 ♦ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm ♦ Lyndhurst Mansion ♦ Tarrytown ♦ SOLD OUT!
► Friday, April 22 ♦ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm ♦ Sonnenberg Gardens ♦ Canandaigua ♦ Register online here
This workshop is sponsored by New York State Arborists and New York State Urban Forestry Council and run in cooperation with NYS DEC Urban Forestry.
► Tree Biology and Basic Biomechanics - Frank Rinn
► Identification of Tree Pathogens and Common Decay Fungi - Chris Luley
► Breaking Thresholds and Advanced Biomechanics - Frank Rinn
► Outdoors Testing for Decay, Frank Rinn - Chris Luley
► Biomechanical Principles - Frank Rinn
Approved for ISA CEU credits for Certified Arborist: 6.25; Municipal Specialist: 6.25:
BCMA-Science: 3.25 and BCMA-Practice: 3, 6.25 CNLP credits and .75 DEC credits for categories 2, 10, 3a and 9.
2016 Winter Conference Wrap Up
Annual Conference ♦ January 31-February 1, 2016 ♦ Crowne Plaza ♦ Suffern, NY
Record Attendance at the NYSA Annual Conference
More than 280 arboriculture professionals attended the Annual Conference held January 31 through February 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, NY. Attendees were treated to top notch education programs from industry experts on current issues and tree service practices over the two days. Also, 19 vendors provided a showcase of the latest products and services for attendees to preview.
The new slate of Officers and Board of Governors were approved by the members at Monday's Annual Meeting. The new slate is:
♦ President - Trevor Hall of Bartlett Tree Experts
♦ President-elect - Lori Brockelbank of Wendel Cos.
♦ Vice President - Brian Liberti, City of Rochester, Foresty Division
♦ Treasurer & Secretary - Richard Nelson, Lehman Plant Care Co., Inc.
♦ ISA Representative - Matthew Mosher, Wise Oak
♦ Immediate Past President - Jeremy Sayers, The Tree Doctor
Board of Governors
♦ Region 1, Long Island - Jim Dublar, North Shore Tree
♦ Region 3, Southeast - John Wickes, Wickes Arborists
♦ Region 6-7, Central - Daniel Deyle, Michael Grimm Services, Inc.
♦ Region 8, Genesee - Richard Passinault, Birchcrest Tree and Landscape Inc.
♦ Region 9, Western - Glenn Gentzke, Tree Services of WNY, Inc.
Two awards were presented during the Association Luncheon on Monday.
♦ Fred Soviero of Hofstra University was presented the 2016 Presidents Award in recognition of his many years of outstanding volunteer service and dedication to the Arboriculture industry.
♦ Joel Greifenberger of Valley Tree and Landscape Service Inc, NYSA Past President and Co-chair of the NYS Tree Climbing Championship was presented with the 2016 Distinguished Arborists Award in recognition of his outstanding efforts in expanding the continuing education training in New York State for the Arboriculture industry.
Robert Wendt, a retiring director, was recognized for his work during his tenure as a Board of Governor.
In addition the following individuals were recognized for their volunteer work assisting with the setup of the 2015 Tree Climbing Championship which included evaluator training for and administering the Tree Worker Climber Specialist and Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist practical test:
♦ Alec Baxt
♦ David Golon
♦ Jonathan Greifenberger
♦ Mark Moeske
♦ Mike Orsino
♦ A.J. Remy
♦ Travis Wolf
Thank You to our Sponsors and Vendors for your continued support
♦ American Arborist Supplies
♦ Armin's Tree Service
♦ Greenleaf Supply
♦ Tree Care Industries Association
♦ American Arborist Supplies
♦ Bandit Industries, Inc.
♦ Crop Producton Services
♦ Davey Resource Group
♦ East Coast Crane & Aerial Service
♦ Greenleaf Supply
♦ ISA Bookstore
♦ Linemen's Supply
♦ National Grid
♦ Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
♦ Tracked Lifts Inc.
♦ Tree Care Industry Association
♦ Urban Forestry LLC
♦ USDA APHIS PPQ
♦ Utility1Source Forestry
♦ Wickes Arborists
Invasive Pest Update
The Spotted Lanternfly, a New Insect Pest Detected in Pennsylvania
The spotted lanternfly is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam and has been detected for the first time in the United States in northeastern Berks County, Pennsylvania. The spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) was unintentionally introduced into Korea in 2006 where it is a pest. This approximately one inch long insect with piercing-sucking mouthparts has the potential to impact the green industry, grape growers, tree fruit growers, and the forest- and wood-products industries in Pennsylvania as well as the United States. Click here to read the full story.
Here's how to help STOP THE SPREAD of insect pests:
> Leave firewood at home–do not transport it to campgrounds or parks.
> Use only firewood from local sources. "Local" means from less than 50 miles. Firewood is commonly available at or near most campgrounds. It's a small price to pay to save the trees in your favorite campground.
> If you have moved firewood, burn ALL of it before leaving your campsite. Do not carry firewood from one campground to another.
Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantine Information
February 2014 – ALB quarantine expanded due to a new detection on Long Island, within Babylon Township. A total of 137 square miles are under regulation for ALB in New York. Maps showing ALB regulated areas are available online at www.aphis.usda.gov.