New York State Arborists, ISA Chapter and New York State Urban Forestry Council present
Trees, Cities, and Benefits: i-Tree Benefits Calculator Workshop
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ( Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)
December 13, 2018
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
Approved for ISA Credits: 5-Certified Arborist, 5-Municipal Specialist, 5-BCMA-Management

Register here. Seating is limited to 20 people.


Introductions & Workshop Learning Objectives
9:15am  An Overview of the i-Tree Suite of Tools (Dave Nowak – Invited)
♦Update on i-Tree tools
   •Eco, Hydro, Landscape, Species, Database
♦Available project & learning resources

10:00am  i-Tree vs. Tree Inventory Software (Josh Behounek, Davey Resource Group)
♦GIS-based abilities
♦Adding, editing, updating sites
♦Work Management

10:30am i-Tree Canopy
♦Canopy introduction
♦Canopy walk through and practice
  •Go to website
  •Show that importing boundary layer is possible, but actually draw boundary for demonstration
  •Show how to set attributes and move through point, 2% or less significant error for canopy is suggested
  •Show how to save project
  •Show how to import previous project to do a canopy change assessment
  •Show how to export KMZ
  •Show how to find points in Google Earth
  •Show how to change point
♦Interpreting and using Canopy report data
  •Video: Canopy (speaker: Jason Henning, The Davey Institute)

i-Tree Design
♦Design introduction
  •Science same as Streets and Eco
♦Design walk through and practice
  •Go to website
  •Explain inputs; draw building (show toggle) and place points
  •Run forecast
 •Show reports
♦Interpreting and using Design report data   
  •Video: Success Stories: i-Tree in the Community (speaker :Laura Wagner, Iowa)
  •Video: i-Tree Canopy & Design (speaker: Al Zelaya, The Davey Institute)

♦myTree introduction
♦myTree walk through and practice
  •Go to website
♦Interpreting and using myTree data

12:00pm Lunch Provided

12:30pm Tree Inventory Software Systems (Jim Kozak, DRG)
♦System overview
♦Adding, editing, deleting a site
♦Creating work orders
♦Running reports
♦Administration Center

3:00pm Adjourn

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Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention and Management
Presenters: Charlotte Malmborg, New York State Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 :: 9:00 a.m.- :00 p.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043B State Rt. 68, Canton NY
Cost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.
Pre-registration is required. Please register by calling (315) 379-9192. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Approved for ISA Certification Credits: Certified Arborist: 5, Municipal Specialist: 5, BCMA - Science: 2.5, BCMA - Practice: 2.5

8:30-9:15 a.m. Registration
9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:30-10:15 a.m. Asian Spotted Lanternfly
An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably sugar maple, and also severely damages fruit trees, grapes, and many herbaceous crops. In 2018, five SLF adults were confirmed in 4 Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, including egg masses, and host species. Trapping & monitoring will be discussed. (Hetzler)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Invasive Asian Earthworms
As of 2018, 3 species in 2 genera have been identified in northern forest soils. These worms deplete soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, and disrupt native plant communities. A major vector for Asian earthworms is the movement of equipment, soil, and wood waste. Learn to identify these new-found pests, their signs and symptoms, and methods to test for their presence. (Hetzler)
10:45-10:55 a.m. Break
10:55-11:45 a.m. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and controlling the pest, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at the Cornell’s Whitmore Lab. (Malmborg)
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch: Provided.
12:15-2:45 p.m. Scouting
Participants will break up into 2 groups to scout for HWA in mature hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods. (Malmborg, Hetzler)
2:45-3:00 p.m. Questions, Discussion, Certificates

ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Course
Presented by Glenn Gentzke, CA, RCA of Tree Services of Western New York, LLC,
January 21-25, 2019
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (each day)
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Contact Glenn at 716.694.5587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Second Annual Symposium 
Evolution of the American Landscape: Gardening in a Change Climate
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Hwy
Great River, NY
Schedule and registration information here