|Sunday, January 28
|8:00am||ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist, and Certified Tree Worker Written Exam|
|11:00am||Registration Desk Open (Lunch on your own)|
DEC Track: DEC Track: The Three Body Problem: Evaluating Sick Plants - Jeremy Sayers, President, The Tree Doctor
Professional arborists are routinely tasked with the job of making sick plants better. This session examines the process and problems of evaluating, diagnosing and treating ailing trees and shrubs. It will discuss insects, diseases, and abiotic stressors, examine how multiple factors combine to cause plant health failure and the process of decline in trees. Treatment options are discussed including the use of pesticides and mechanical interventions. Last, it will look into the process of diagnosis and the role of logic and critical thinking in reaching accurate conclusions.
Approved Credits: 1.50 NYS DEC: category 3a; ISA: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 Municipal Specialist, 0.75 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice and 1.5 CNLP
Tree Academy Track: Apps for Arborists - Brandon M. Gallagher Watson, Creative Director, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Tablet computers and smartphones are changing the way people access information, the way they interact with each other, and the way they do business. However, with nearly a million apps available these days, how do you sift through the morass to find the ones best suited for the way our industry does business?
In this presentation you will learn how what apps tree care professionals are utilizing in their everyday business and how you can put them to work for you. We’ll go through at least a dozen different apps that can change the way you do tree care. Bring your device and play along!
Approved Credits: ISA: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 BCMA-Management and 1.5 CNLP
DEC Track: Cornell Pest Update: Pest(s), Present and Future - Dan Gilrein, Entomology / Interim Associate AG Program Director, Cornell Cooperative of Suffolk County
Pests on landscape plants are as certain as death and taxes, but each year sees a different range as well as some new ones. This presentation will review the insect and mite issues seen on landscape plants in the past year, including some new and emerging problems like the Norway spruce shoot gall midge.
Some areas of the state saw heavy defoliation from several caterpillars and a new ‘drippy oak’ syndrome was seen for the first time on Long Island. Oak wilt is also an increasing concern, transmitted by certain sap beetles. Changes in the Cornell Guidelines and NY product registrations will also be covered. Bring your questions.
Approved Credits: NYS DEC: .05 - category 2, 1.0 - categories 3a, 9; ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 0.5 BCMA-Science, 0.5 BCMA-Practice and 1.0 CNLP
Tree Academy: ANSI A300 Pruning Update - Wayne Dubin, Vice-President and Division Manager for NJ & NY, Bartlett Tree Experts Co.
The ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning Standard was first established in 1995. In 2017, the ANSI A300 Committee approved an update to the 2008 standard. Key changes include a flow chart, the departure of pruning methods, the addition of pruning systems, an annex, and the relocation of definitions to the rear of the standard.
Approved Credits: ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 1.0 Utility Specialist, 1.0 Municipal Specialist, 1.0 BCMA-Practice, 1.0 TW Climber Specialist, 1.0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist and 1.0 CNLP
|2:40-3:00pm||Refreshment Break in Vendor Area
DEC Track: What a Warming World Means for Pest Outbreaks - Dr. Michael Raupp, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
This session will review evidence of climate and change and explore possible causes. Attendees will learn how warmer temperatures can alter ranges of pests, seasonal phenology of insects and mites, and interactions among plants, herbivores, and their natural enemies. Special emphasis will be placed on invasive species and urban heat islands.
Approved Credits: 1.25 NYS DEC: categories 3a, 9; ISA: 1.25 Certified Arborist, 1.25 BCMA-Science and 1.25 CNLP
Tree Academy Track: Professional Chainsaw Performance – Cary Shepard, CTSP, Commercial Sales Manager-Tree Group, Husqvarna Group
Attendees will learn how to maximize the performance of your chain saw and 2-stroke power equipment to increase safety and productivity. This presentation includes equipment design, technology, maintenance, tuning, and everything you need to know to keep your saws running with peak power and cost per use that delivers a positive return on investment. You will eliminate the majority of problems that can occur by integrating this information into your fleet management protocol.
Approved Credits: ISA: 1.25 Certified Arborist, 1.25 Utility Specialist, 1.25 Municipal Specialist, 1.25 BCMA-Practice, 1.25 TW Climber Specialist, 1.25 TW Aerial Lift Specialist; 1.25 CTSP and 1.25 CNLP
DEC Track: Friend or Foe? How will you know? Identification of Insect Larvae - Dr. Michael Raupp, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
Accurate identification of pests and beneficial organisms on plants provides pest managers with information to make informed decisions. Natural enemies may have the potential to reduce pest populations to tolerable levels providing an arborist with the option of not spraying or intervening. If natural enemies or pollinators are present and abundant, products that are least disruptive to these beneficials may be the right choice.
Approved Credits: 1.25 NYS DEC: categories 3a, 9; ISA: 1.25 Certified Arborist, 0.5 BCMA-Science, 0.75 BCMA-Practice and 1.25 CNLP
Tree Academy Track: Creating an Arboretum from Scratch and Getting It Accredited – Tom Draves, Owner, Draves Arboretum
Approved Credits: ISA: 1.25 Certified Arborist, 1.25 and 1.25 BCMA-Management and 1.25 CNLP
|5:45-7:00pm||Meet & Greet Reception in Vendor Area|
|Monday, January 29
|6:30am||Registration Desk Open|
Women in Arboriculture Networking Breakfast
Who do you to reach out to when you need help? How do you connect with others to work on projects? Networking, developing relationships and mentoring can help advance careers. Women can benefit professionally by sharing resources and experiences with each other, especially when working in traditionally male-dominated fields.
Join NYSA President-elect Lori Brockelbank and LIAA President Adriana Jacykewycz and a panel of distinguished women share their working experiences in the arboriculture industry. You'll have the opportunity to hear their stories and connect with other women who share a passion for trees and are looking for positive role models and mentors. Our panelists are: Rachel Brudzinski, certified arborist, Frances Reidy, Owner, Dryad Tree & Shrub Diagnostics, LLC and Deborah Greene, Manager, Southampton Office, Bartlett Tree Experts. There is no additional cost to attend. Pre-registration is required. All are welcome.
|7:00-8:30am||Continental Breakfast in Vendor area|
General Session: Horticultural Myths - Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University Puyallup Research & Extension Center
Landscape professionals want the latest plant and soil science information to pass on to their clients, but how to tell what’s science – and what’s pseudoscience? You can quickly lose your credibility (and business) when you end up promoting products and practices that aren’t based on reputable science.
Approved Credits: 1.0 NYS DEC: category 3a; ISA: 1.5 Certified Arborist, 1.5 BCMA-Management and 1.5 CNLP
Spanish Language Session: TCIA Chipper Operator Specialist Training Session - Leo Roldan, SavATree
Accidents involving brush chippers are a significant concern for tree care and landscape employers, the employees who operate the equipment and manufacturers alike. Strong anecdotal information from the field tells us that chipper operators receive little or no formal training on chipper operation and field maintenance. This course will be presented in Spanish and designed to train tree care employees in hazards, as well as accepted practices for brush chipper operation and other associated tasks. The course is built for crew members who often do not receive formal training opportunities and will increase employee involvement with overall safety compliance and self-policing. Pre-registration is required.
Approved Credits: ISA: 3.0 Certified Arborist, 3.0 Utility Specialist, 3.0 Municipal Specialist, 3.0 BCMA-Management, 3.0 TW Climber Specialist, 3.0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist, 3.0 CTSP and 3.0 CNLP
|10:00-10:45am||Refreshment Break in Vendor area|
DEC Track: NYS DEC Rules and Regulations Update - Catherine Ahlers, Pesticide Control Specialist II, NYS DEC
Attendees will hear an update on pesticide application rules and regulations and what to expect during an inspection including common violations, record keeping and lawn care contracts.
Approved Credits: 1.0 NYS DEC credit: category CORE; ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 1.0 Municipal Arborist, 0.5 BCMA-Practice, 0.5 BCMA-Management, 1.0 CTSP and 1.0 CNLP credit
Tree Academy Track: Are Native-Species Planting Mandates Good for Biodiversity? - Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University PREC
Many municipalities now require a certain percentage of native trees and shrubs in new landscape installations. Native plants are perceived as requiring fewer inputs, especially in terms of pesticides, fertilizers, and water. Introduced woody species are increasingly perceived as undesirable, primarily because they are lumped together with their invasive counterparts.
Approved Credits: 1.0 NYS DEC credit: category 3a; ISA: Certified Arborist, 1.0 Municipal Specialist, BCMA-Practice and 1.0 CNLP
|11:45am-1:00pm||Association Luncheon with Incoming/Outgoing President remarks, Board Elections, Industry Awards & Tree Fund Heads & Tails Raffle|
DEC Track: TreeRot.com, Identifying Wood Decay Fungi, and Managing in Plant Health Care – Dr. Chris Luley, Urban Forest Diagnostics LLC
Approved Credits: .50 NYS DEC: categories: 2, 3a; ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 1.0 Utility Specialist, 1.0 Municipal Specialist, 0.5 BCMA-Science, 0.5 BCMA-Practice, 1.0 TW Climber Specialist, 1.0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist and 1.0 CNLP
Tree Academy Track: Planning for the 10th Edition Guide for Plant Appraisal - Scott Cullen, RCA (will be submitted for ISA credits)
The Guide for Plant Appraisal is the professional plant appraiser’s how-to manual for determining size, species, condition, and location factors that influence the value of plants. Not only is it an invaluable source for establishing the valuation of plant casualties, but the guide is also a reference for real estate transactions, insurance purposes, plant condemnation actions, and tree inventories.
Attendees will receive a preview of the six elements for the 10th Edition. These elements have the single goal of attaining competence in practice
The elements include:
Approved Credits: ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 1.0 Municipal Specialist, 1.0 BCMA-Management and 1.0 CNLP
DEC Track: Invasive Pest Update - Michael Formichelli, Horticultural Inspector-1, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
Attendees will learn about new developments concerning Asian Longhorned beetle and Emerald Ash Borer and will go over any recent quarantine changes for ALB or zone restriction changes for EAB. An overview of what attendees need to know about 6NYCRR Part 575 will be given, and questions answered. An overview on reporting invasive pests and disposal of infested material will be included. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be a brief Q and A session.
Approved Credits: 1.0 NYS DEC credit: categories 2, 3a, 9; ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 1.0 Municipal Specialist, 1.0 BCMA-Practice and 1.0 CNLP
Tree Academy Track: Saw Chain, Bars, & Sprockets - Cary Shepard, CTSP, Commercial Sales Manager-Tree Group, Husqvarna Group
Saw chain is one of the most misunderstood components for chain saw operators…until attending this presentation. Attendees will leave with all the information you need to become an expert in filing, maintaining, and purchasing the right chain for different applications. Attendees will also learn about bars and sprockets and associated application and maintenance. Sharp chain and properly maintained cutting components are like a sharp knife in the kitchen in delivering safety and productivity.
“Give me 6 hours to cut down the tree…and I’ll take 4 to sharpen the Axe.” – Abe Lincoln.
Approved Credits: ISA: 1.0 Certified Arborist, 1.0 Utility Specialist, 1.0 Municipal Specialist, 1.0 BCMA-Practice, 1.0 TW Climber Specialist, 1.0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist, 1.0 CTSP and 1.0 CNLP