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.
2016 Fall Conference
September 25-26, 2016 ♦ Holiday Inn ♦ Liverpool, NY
Thank you for another successful conference!
More than 135 tree care professionals and arborists from across the state gathered to EXPLORE the latest trends and issues, SHARE ideas and NETWORK with their colleagues at the Holiday Inn Liverpool.
The Fall Conference offered diverse education topics, exclusive time to explore innovative products/services and plenty of time to talk and share your experiences with other arboriculture professionals from across the state.
Our speakers included:
♦ Don Gabel, Director of Plant Health, New York Botanical Garden
♦ Phillip Kelley, North American Training Solutions
♦ Lorraine Graney, Diagnostic Services Manager, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory
♦ Brian Eshenaur, Extension Associate, Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University
♦ Joe Deriscavage, Bandit Industries
♦ Don Nelson, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Pesticides Management, Pesticides Control Specialist
♦ Peter Nieves-Sosa and Mike Teti, The Crane Man, Inc.
♦ Laura Ayers, Esq., Law Office of Laura E. Ayers, Esq.
Review the schedule here and session descriptions here.
Photographs to come!
Thank You to our Sponsors and Vendors
♦ Green Leaf Supply
♦ Tree Care Industry Association
♦ Altec Industries ♦ American Arborist Supplies ♦ Arborjet ♦ Bandit Industries Inc.
♦ Davey Resource Group ♦ Greenleaf Supply ♦ Leonardi Mfg. Co., Inc. ♦ Linemen's Supply
♦ National Grid ♦ North American Training Solutions ♦ Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
♦ SOLECOL Products Inc. ♦ Tree Care Industry Association
♦ Utility One Source Forestry ♦ Vermeer Northeast
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.
Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Information
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Quarantine Boundaries
Albany-Rensselaer, Bath, Binghamton, Buffalo, Livingstonville,Mid-Hudson, Montezuma, Nichols, Randolph, Rochester, Sheridan, Syracuse, Unadilla, West Point
Tree Disease Update
Protective Zones to Prevent the Spread of Oak Wilt Disease
New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that the oak tree disease, oak wilt, has been detected in the Central Islip area of the town of Islip, Suffolk County. The disease was identified by the Cornell Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic after samples from a symptomatic oak tree were submitted by a concerned tree care professional.
This is the second location in New York that oak wilt has been confirmed, the first being in Schenectady County in 2008 and 2013. After the provided oak samples tested positive for the
fungus that causes the disease, the tree care professional removed and destroyed four trees that exhibited signs of being infected. There is no known treatment to contain and kill the oak wilt fungus other than to remove the infected trees as well as any surrounding host oak trees.