Schedule
   
  Sunday, September 24
8:00am ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist, and Certified Tree Worker Written Exam
12:00pm-5:30pm
Registration Desk Open (Lunch on your own)
10:00am Vendor move-in
1:00-2:30pm DEC Track: Change Isn’t So Bad but the Speed Can Be Difficult - Dr. Jason Grabosky, Professor in Urban Forestry, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University (Approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories 10, 3a, 25; ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice and 1.5 CNLP credits)
1:00-2:30pm Tree Academy Track: Soil Review: The Role of Soil in Tree Growth and Development - Dr. Russell Briggs, Director, Division of Environmental Science SUNY-ESF (Approved for ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 1.5 CNLP credits, 1.5 Landscape Architect HSW credits)
2:30-3:00pm Refreshment Break in Vendor area
3:00-4:30pm DEC Track: The Three Body Problem: Evaluating Sick Plants - Jeremy Sayers, President, The Tree Doctor (Approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories 10, 3a, 25; ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 1.5 CNLP credits, 1.5 Landscape Architect HSW credits))
3:00-4:30pm Tree Academy Track: The New ANSI Pruning Standards: A Little Change Can Make a Big Difference - Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Northeast Technical Researcher, Bartlett Tree Experts (Approved for ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Utility Specialist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 0.75 BCMA-Management, 1.5 TW Climber Specialist, 1.5 TW Aerial Lift Specialist and 1.5 CNLP credits)
4:45-6:15pm DEC Track: My Not So Evergreen - Dr. Jason Grabosky, Professor in Urban Forestry, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University (Approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories 10, 3a, 25; ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice and 1.5 CNLP credits)
4:45-6:15pm Tree Academy Track: The New Z: Paragraphs to Live By - Dr. John Ball, Professor, South Dakota State University & SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist
(Approved for ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Utility Specialist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 0.75 BCMA-Management, 1.5 TW Climber Specialist, 1.5 TW Aerial Lift Specialist, 1.5 CTSP credits and 1.5 CNLP credits)
6:15-7:45pm Meet & Greet Reception in Vendor Area
 
  Monday, September 25
6:30am-3:30pm Registration Desk Open
7:00-9:15am Continental Breakfast in Vendor area
8:30-10:00am DEC Track: The No Good, Mostly Bad and Very Ugly Plant Diseases Coming Through the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic - Karen Snover-Clift, Director, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, Cornell University (Approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories 10, 3a, 25; ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 1.5 CNLP credits, 1.5 Landscape Architect HSW credits)
8:30-10:00am Tree Academy Track: The Rise of the Machine - Dr. John Ball, Professor, South Dakota State University & SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist
(Approved for ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Utility Specialist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 0.75 BCMA-Management, 1.5 TW Climber Specialist, 1.5 TW Aerial Lift Specialist, 1.5 CTSP credits and 1.5 CNLP credits)
10:00-11:00am Refreshment Break in Vendor area
11:00am-12:30pm DEC Track: Law and Regulation Update - Don Nelson, NYSDEC Pesticides Control Specialist, Bureau of Pesticides Management
(Approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories CORE; ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Utility Specialist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 1.5 BCMA-Management, 1.5 TW Climber Specialist, 1.5 TW Aerial Lift Specialist, 1.5 CTSP credits and 1.5 CNLP credits)
11:00am-12:30pm Tree Academy Track: Conservation Arboriculture: Practical Approaches to Managing Aging Trees - Philip van Wassenaer, B.Sc., MFC, principal consulting arborist and founder of Urban Forestry Innovations, Inc. (Approved for ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice, 1.5 CNLP credits, 1.5 Landscape Architect HSW credits)
12:30-1:30pm Lunch with Vendors
1:30-3:00pm DEC Track: The Oak Wilt Invasion…What is the Impact to New York’s Oak Population? - Karen Snover-Clift, Director, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, Cornell University
(Approved for 1.5 DEC credits for categories 10, 3a, 25; ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice and 1.5 CNLP credits)
1:30-3:00pm Tree Academy Track: Tree Risk Assessment from Simple to Advanced and Crown Reduction Strategies - Philip van Wassenaer, B.Sc., MFC, Principal Consulting Arborist and Founder of Urban Forestry Innovations, Inc. (Approved for ISA credits: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Utility Specialist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 1.5 BCMA-Practice, 1.5 TW Climber Specialist, 1.5 Aerial Lift Specialist, 1.5 CTSP credits and 1.5 CNLP credits)