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.
2017 Annual Conference
Register for the 2017 Annual Conference, January 29-30 at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, NY.
Continuing education credit approvals are complete. Review the 2017 Annual Conference Schedule for DEC, ISA and CTSP credit updates.
Ed Gilman is this year's featured speaker and will be presenting 3 sessions on Monday, January 30 on root infrasture, tree pruing and tree crown reduction strategies.
Other speakers will include Richard Buckley from Rutgers University and Mark Chisholm from Team STIHL, Don Gabel from New York Botanic Garden, Dan Gilrein from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and Karen Snover-Clift from Cornell University. In addition, Leo Roldan of SavATree will be presenting the TCIA Aerial Lift Specialist training session in en español.
Join us for another outstanding professional training and education program that will help you address the current issues and trends that matter to you.
All of the sessions have been submitted for ISA credits and select sessions have been submitted for DEC and CTSP credits. Review the schedule for CEU updates.
Thank You Sponsors
♦ Armin's Tree Service
♦ Greenleaf Supply
♦ Tree Care Industry Association
♦ Altec Industries
♦ American Arborist Supplies
♦ Amherst Nurseries
♦ Bandit Industries, Inc.
♦ Crop Production Services
♦ Davey Resource Group
♦ East Coast Crane
♦ Greenleaf Supply
♦ Ground Equipment Inc.
♦ Linemen's Supply
♦ National Grid
♦ NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Lands & Forests
♦ Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
♦ SOLECOL Products Inc.
♦ Tree Care Industry Association
♦ Tracked Lifts Inc.
♦ UOS Forestry
♦ Urban Forest Diagnostics LLC
♦ Wickes Arborists
The Vendor area is currently sold out. Contact NYSA for availability at 518-694-5507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crowne Plaza is located at 3 Executive Blvd, Suffern, NY conveniently located off Exit 14B of the NYS Thruway (I-87/287). Reserve your sleeping room at the special rate of $115/night plus applicable taxes, by calling the hotel directly at 845-357-4800; refer to Group Code ARB. Reservation deadline is January 13, 2017.
ciation headquarters at 518-694-5507 or email@example.com should you have any questions need any further information.
Sponsorships Can Increase Your Visibility and Build Lasting Relationships
Sponsorships are available to meet face-to-face with your customers. Download the Sponsorship and Vendor packet to review the benefits of participating in the Fall Conference. Or, reserve online or download a sponsor-vendor packet.
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.