Schedule

22416 NYSA 2024 Fall Conference Save the Date R1 

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Registration will open at 7:00 am.
Sessions will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Keynote Session at 11:00 am: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind: How Forensic Meteorologists Assess Wind Speeds using Weather Observations, Alicia C. Wasula, PhD, CCM, STM Weather (formerly Shade Tree Meteorology). Forensic meteorologists reconstruct weather conditions at a specific time in the past for a specific location using a variety of datasets. This talk will introduce several of the commonly used datasets which help us to reconstruct location-specific wind speeds for a particular weather event. Case examples will be used to illustrate the complexities and nuances of the work, as well as how we interface with other experts such as engineers and arborists. Finally, we will discuss how meteorologists examine the long-term weather record to assess the climatological significance of individual weather events.

Anticipated Tree Academy Sessions:

  • Chainsaw Safety, Adam Martin, Davey Tree Experts
  • OSHA Tree and Landscaping Safety Emphasis program, Nick Donofrio, OSHA Region 2 Compliance Assistance Specialist
  • Safety Session, Kris Donaldson, Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Structural Pruning

 Anticipated DEC Sessions:

  • Forest Health in New York: Challenges and Solutions, Rob Cole, NYSDEC
  • DEC Session: Barstool Session – Q&A, Don Nelson, NYSDEC
  • Adapting your PHC and GTC programs to a changing climate, Kevin Brewer, Northeast Technical Manager, Arborjet
  • Emerald Ash Borer

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