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April 12, 2019

Oak Wilt Lunch & Learn Seminar

Cincinnati, OH

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Theodore M Berry
International Friendship Park
1135 Riverside Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Oak wilt, one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, is killing oak trees at epidemic proportions. Oak wilt is an infectious disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, which invades and disables the water-conducting system in susceptible trees. All oaks (Quercus spp.) are susceptible to oak wilt to some degree, but some species are affected more than others. The successful management of oak wilt depends on correct diagnosis and an understanding of how the pathogen spreads between different oak species. Join us for this half day session and then stay in town to support your peers at the annual Ohio Tree Climbing Championship on Saturday, April 13 at Ault Park in Cincinnati.  

Ohio Tree Climbing Championship

This educational program is for green industry professionals interested in meeting and networking with other industry professionals while learning.

$20 Donation to the Ohio Chapter Scholarship Fund

APPROVED CREDITS: ISA CA-3, M-3, TWc-3, TWa-3, Bp-2, Bs-1; Pesticide Recertification 6A-3

12:00 Bring your Brown Bag Lunch   2:00 Prevention & Treatment of Oak Wilt
12:30 Welcome and Introductions   3:00 Commercial Options for Treatment
12:45 Introduction to Oak Wilt   3:30 Panel Questions, Answers & Discussion

About Your Instructors

Joe Aiken’s 30-plus years in the tree care industry have provided him with a diverse and valuable experience which has permitted him to guide others in plant health care decisions. He has worked in all phases of tree care, and as a licensed applicator and an ISA certified arborist, he developed a strong interest in Plant Health Care and gained the experience and desire to continue his education.

Christine Balk is a technical advisor, specializing in plant pathology, with the Davey Institute. She has a B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from The Ohio State University. Throughout her years of schooling, Christine has been involved in various types of research. From analyzing plant DNA, to plant identification, fungicide trials, native plant seed collection, and identifying plant pathogens, Christine has had an array of training. Christine’s employment with Davey includes outreach, technical support to field operations, teaching, professional presentations, diagnostics and research responsibilities.

Jim Chatfield Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, he provides extensive green industry extension workshops throughout the United States. Topic include but not limited to plant problem, diagnostics, plant materials, plant selection, and plant pathology, etc.

Bob Meoak has been a certified arborist since 1995 and a Board Certified Master Arborist since 2014. He is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) and an ASCA member. Bob recently attended ASCA’s Consulting Academy. He is a past recipient of the President’s award from the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council for “Outstanding Contributions to Urban Forestry” in that state. Bob works for Tree Care, Inc in Dayton, OH.

In 1997, Joel Spies began working for Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements as a freelance consultant; he joined Rainbow full time four years later. Since then, Joel has been a driving force in marketing, sales and business development. Tree health care education has been a key focus with over 18 years working with tree care companies in Texas and across the upper midwest helping them manage oak wilt.

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2019-04-12 2019-04-12 America/Detroit Oak Wilt Lunch & Learn Seminar Register Online Download Oak Wilt Registration Form Theodore M Berry International Friendship Park1135 Riverside DrCincinnati, OH 45202 Oak wilt, one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, is killing oak trees at epidemic proportions. Oak wilt is an infectious disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, which invades and disables the water-conducting system in susceptible trees. All oaks (Quercus spp.) are susceptible to oak wilt to some degree, but some species are affected more than others. The successful management of oak wilt depends on correct diagnosis and an understanding of how the pathogen spreads between different oak species. Join us for this half day session and then stay in town to support your peers at the annual Ohio Tree Climbing Championship on Saturday, April 13 at Ault Park in Cincinnati.   Ohio Tree Climbing Championship This educational program is for green industry professionals interested in meeting and networking with other industry professionals while learning. $20 Donation to the Ohio Chapter Scholarship Fund APPROVED CREDITS: ISA CA-3, M-3, TWc-3, TWa-3, Bp-2, Bs-1; Pesticide Recertification 6A-3 12:00 Bring your Brown Bag Lunch   2:00 Prevention & Treatment of Oak Wilt 12:30 Welcome and Introductions   3:00 Commercial Options for Treatment 12:45 Introduction to Oak Wilt   3:30 Panel Questions, Answers & Discussion About Your InstructorsJoe Aiken’s 30-plus years in the tree care industry have provided him with a diverse and valuable experience which has permitted him to guide others in plant health care decisions. He has worked in all phases of tree care, and as a licensed applicator and an ISA certified arborist, he developed a strong interest in Plant Health Care and gained the experience and desire to continue his education. Christine Balk is a technical advisor, specializing in plant pathology, with the Davey Institute. She has a B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from The Ohio State University. Throughout her years of schooling, Christine has been involved in various types of research. From analyzing plant DNA, to plant identification, fungicide trials, native plant seed collection, and identifying plant pathogens, Christine has had an array of training. Christine’s employment with Davey includes outreach, technical support to field operations, teaching, professional presentations, diagnostics and research responsibilities. Jim Chatfield Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, he provides extensive green industry extension workshops throughout the United States. Topic include but not limited to plant problem, diagnostics, plant materials, plant selection, and plant pathology, etc. Bob Meoak has been a certified arborist since 1995 and a Board Certified Master Arborist since 2014. He is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) and an ASCA member. Bob recently attended ASCA’s Consulting Academy. He is a past recipient of the President’s award from the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council for “Outstanding Contributions to Urban Forestry” in that state. Bob works for Tree Care, Inc in Dayton, OH. In 1997, Joel Spies began working for Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements as a freelance consultant; he joined Rainbow full time four years later. Since then, Joel has been a driving force in marketing, sales and business development. Tree health care education has been a key focus with over 18 years working with tree care companies in Texas and across the upper midwest helping them manage oak wilt. Cincinnati, OH