NYSA Plant Health Care Workshop

Join us in Western NY at this opportunity for tree services to network and learn about the professional tree care and resources available.

Place:  Drave’s Arboretum, 1815 Sharrick Rd, Darien Center, NY

Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2024


  • Registration $85.00 per person (includes morning coffee and muffins, as well as lunch)
    • Includes Tour (there are almost 800 species on 20+ acres)
  • Sponsor for Lunch $500.00 (includes one registration)
  • Sponsor a speaker $200.00 (includes one registration)
  • Vendor table $125.00 (includes lunch)




8:00 am Welcome and Introductions

8:30-9:30 am Invasive tree insects and diseases - DEC Nate Morey

9:30-10:45 am Plant health care program for the Draves Arboretum - Josh Falker, Draves Tree Service. [This is an onsite tour].

9:30-10:45 am The 15 most insect and disease-free trees in NYS - Tom Draves [on site tour]

10:45-11:00 am Break

11:00 am-12:00 pm Pesticide handling & safety - John White of Certified Pesticide Training

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm Controlling NY tree insects and diseases with natural organics and reduced exposure chemicals and methods - William Snyder Registered Consulting Arborist #384

2.10- 3.30 pm DEC pesticide update - Christopher Wainwright, NYSDEC Reg 8