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
It's Not Too Late to Register!
Join us Sunday, September 25 and Monday, September 26 for an outstanding educational opportunity. Join tree care professionals and arborists from across the state to EXPLORE the latest trends and issues, SHARE ideas and NETWORK with their colleagues.
The Fall Conference offers 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.
Earn DEC, ISA, CTSP and CNLP credits!
Speakers confirmed to date:
♦ Brian Eshenaur, Extension Associate, Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University
♦ Don Gabel, Director of Plant Health, New York Botanical Garden
♦ Lorraine Graney, Diagnostic Services Manager, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory
♦ Don Nelson, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Pesticides Management, Pesticides Control Specialist
♦ Peter Nieves-Sosa and Mike Teti, The Crane Man, Inc.
♦ Joe Derescavage, Bandit Industries
♦ Phillip Kelley, North American Training Solutions
♦ Laura Ayers, Esq., Law Office of Laura E. Ayers, Esq.
Preview the schedule here and session descriptions here.
Register online or download a registration form.
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. ♦ Tracked Lifts ♦ Tree Care Industry Association
♦ Utility One Source Forestry ♦ Vermeer Northeast
2016 TRAQ Program - Oyster Bay & Syracuse
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
November 14-16, 2016
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY
November 17-19, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY
Join the New York Chapter ISA for the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) 2-day educational course followed by a 1/2 day assessment that includes both a written and field component.
• Oyster Bay: October 14: Spaces are limited on a first come, first served basis.
• Syracuse: October 17: Spaces are limited on a first come, first served basis.
• ISA/NYSA member: $625.00 USD
• Non-member: $750.00 USD
Payment must accompany registration form unless other arrangements are made. Member pricing is an exclusive benefit to ISA and NYSA members only. You must be a current ISA or NYSA member at the time of registration. All others will be charged non-member registration rates.
Please be advised no discount will be offered for those who have previously purchased the manual.
• Skip Kincaid
• Norm Easey
Day 1, 8am - 5pm (Registration begins at 7:30am)
Day 2, 8am - 5pm
Day 3, 8am - 11:30am
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