Program

The 2021 Tree Care Conference presented by the Ohio Chapter ISA and the Kentucky Arborists' Association will be presented virtually in February. Together, we bring you a powerful agenda full of well-known industry speakers and CEU opportunities. Click here for a printable program. 

* ISA CEUs and KY Pesticide listed on each Session
* SAF ~ 02/22=4 CAT1; 02/23=6.5 CAT1; 02/24=8 CAT1, 2 CAT2;
  02/25=7 CAT1, 3 CAT2
* OCNT ~ 1 Credit per Day (Self Reported)

* Ohio Pesticide Recertification and CTSP Credits Pending Approval

Monday, February 22

8:00 am –12:15 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tree Biology & Anatomy

Presenter: Dr. William Fountain, University of KY Dept of Horticulture
Overview of terminology, structures, and functions of the buds, leaves, wood, and roots of trees. The concept of Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees (CODIT), and various other aspects of biology and anatomy.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tree Diagnostic & Plant Disorder

Presenter:  Kodi Riedel, The Davey Institute
Tree diagnosis and plant disorders presentation will contain a collection of information from the basics of making a diagnosis and why a correct diagnosis is important. In the landscape, there are many issues that can affect our trees such as abiotic stress, insects, and diseases. This presentation will provide information about a few of the most common of those issues in the area followed by some treatment options and preventative care.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1
KY Pesticide: Cat. 3-1, Cat. 10-1

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Tree Soil & Water Management

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Fields-Johnson, Davey Institute
This session will cover concepts in forest soil science, the specific challenges for trees in urban soils, techniques for sampling and evaluating soils, and current materials and methods for soil management.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Tree Identification

Presenter:  Dawn Sherman, Werbrich's Landscaping
Tree Identification chapter overview of terminology, plant classification, leaf arrangement, and morphology. Identification of trees without leaves using various parts of trees.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Tuesday, February 23

8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course Continued

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Tree Selection

Presenter:  Dawn Sherman, Werbrich's Landscaping
Chapter overview of terminology, benefits of trees in the landscape, site characteristics, and selection of healthy vigorous planting stock.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Plant Health Care

Presenter:  Dawn Sherman, Werbrich's Landscaping
Overview of terminology, philosophy of Plant Health Care (PHC), and its relationship to/with Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Identification of the pest management options and the advantage and limitation of each.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1
KY Pesticide: Cat. 3-1, Cat. 10-1

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tree Pruning, Tree Installation & Establishment

Presenter:  Ann Bonner, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Overview of proper tree installation, establishment, and tree pruning.

ISA Credits: 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

12:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Keynote Presentation Sponsored by TreeDiaper

The keynote will focus on biodiversity in urban forests and how it relates to the human immune system.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1.25, Municipal Specialist 1.25, BCMA Science 1.25

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm

Environmental Justice in the Urban Forest:  Deepening the Connection
Sponsored by ArborMetrics

Presenter: Dr. Christine Carmichael, Fair Forests Consulting
"Environmental justice" refers to the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people – regardless of their race or other characteristics – in the policies and actions we take to manage our environment. Urban forestry is not exempt from environmental injustices: Extensive evidence demonstrates how tree canopy is often healthier and more abundant in wealthier, whiter neighborhoods across the United States. This reality is not an accident, but rather the result of systemic racism, which must be understood and addressed to achieve environmental justice. Creating more "just" urban forests is not as simple as planting trees in low canopy neighborhoods. This work will entail sustained and cohesive efforts from the municipal, non-profit, commercial, utility, academic, and civil society sectors. Dr. Carmichael conducted research in Detroit, Michigan from 2014 to 2017 to understand why residents in predominantly black neighborhoods submitted "no-tree requests" when offered a free street tree by a non-profit organization. This presentation will describe findings from this research in Detroit, as well as the lessons from a well-established body of environmental justice research, that can be applied to efforts in cities across the U.S. to engage more diverse people inequitably restoring and sustaining urban forests.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management  1

 

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Ohio Chapter ISA Annual Business Meeting

Kentucky Arborists' Association Annual Business Meeting

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Pest Trends – Diseases and Insects to be on the Look-Out for in 2021
Sponsored by Arborjet/Ecologel & Midwest Arborist

Presenter:  Amy Stone, The Ohio State University
During this presentation, we will be taking a look back at Ohio's pest encounters and recent insect and disease pressures, and predicting what we need to be on the lookout for in 2021 across the buckeye state. Some of these diseases and insects could be considered 'regulars' while some might be 'recently discovered'. Old or new, we will be covering a list of pests on the radar and management options.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1 
KY Pesticide: Cat. 3-1, Cat. 10-1

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Climbers’ Corner
Sponsored by Speak Easy Communications

Presenter:  Rich Hattier, Option Access
In this presentation, Rich will review the foundation (contributing factors to accidents, the hierarchy of rescue techniques, preplanning to avoid rescues, and hazard assessment); rescue in practice (including scene safety, activating emergency response plans, verifying equipment and anchors, and how to execute rescue). Additionally, Rich will demonstrate and discuss moving rope rescues and stationary rope rescues (assessment of victim [primary/secondary], victim movement considerations, and control on the descent.)

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 2, Utility Specialist 2, Municipal Specialist 2, BCMA Management 2, TW Climber Specialist 2, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 2

Wednesday, February 24

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

 

Commercial
Sponsored by Arbor-Note Software
Municipal
Utility

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Why Preserving & Maintaining Trees are Important to Thriving Communities

Presenter:  Chad Clink, Bartlett Tree

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

Investing in Trees for Health, Safety and Equity

Presenter:  Rosalie Hendon, City of Columbus Recreation & Parks
Columbus is the nation’s 14th largest city with over 127,000 public trees. Learn how the City leveraged existing data, community and industry stakeholders, and a consultant team to create Columbus’ first Urban Forestry Master Plan (UFMP). UFMP project manager Rosalie Hendon will detail challenges, opportunities, and early wins that Columbus used to build a successful plan.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

Monarch and Pollinator Health In ROW Corridors

Presenter: Dr. Anand Persad, ACRT Services
ROW's provide continuous tracts of accessible greenspaces. When managed properly these areas may offer sustainable ground cover systems, improve biodiversity, and provide suitable habitat for numerous species including pollinators. Studies at Greenup, KY, and other ROW sites highlight how Integrated Vegetation management (IVM) strategies can play a major role in early successional habitat enrichment. At several sites including Greenup, KY, after removal of large tree species, changed site conditions helped to promote suitable native ground cover. In addition, edge effects in border zones included the emergence of pollinator-friendly tree canopies that also may assist in promoting habitat quality and species richness.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

9:25 am – 10:25 am

Pruning for Performance and Prevention

Presenter:  Lindsey Purcell, Purdue University
How do I remedy poor branching habit?  What do I do with these codominant stems? Corrective pruning has many implications which include tree structure, health, response to damage, and practice.  Pruning to improve performance and preventing failure should be a major consideration for every arborist. This session will provide details on pruning objectives to help arborists determine the best strategies for promoting sustainable growth consistent with current standards.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1
KY Pesticide: General-1

Trees and Sidewalks 2021: A  Panel Discussion

Presenters:  Grant Jones, City of Bowling Green; Samantha Simmons, City of Upper Arlington; & Chris Vild, City of Beachwood
Tree roots from mature street trees are sometimes damaging to sidewalks. Municipalities face difficult decisions when deciding how to maintain passable sidewalks and retain existing trees. Sometimes trees must be removed when sidewalk repairs occur but sometimes steps can be taken to preserve existing street trees. Panelists will discuss how they have approached tree and sidewalk issues in the communities where they work. The discussion will include: 1) how they decide if trees are removed or are preserved, 2) if they retain the tree how are they preserving the tree, 3) who is responsible for the cost of sidewalk work, and 4) successes or challenges they’ve encountered in their sidewalk programs.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1

Electrical Hazards 

Presenter:  Dan Mekkes, Townsend Tree

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Invasive Species

Presenter: Dr. Ellen Crocker, University of Kentucky
What are invasive species and why are they a problem? This session will look at what we know about why some species become invasive and provide information on some of the newest invasive arrivals in our area.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1
KY Pesticide: Cat. 3-1, Cat. 10-1

Equity – Another Piece in the Tree Canopy Puzzl

Presenter: Ms. Kerry Gray, Davey Resource Group
Over the last several years research has been confirming what urban foresters have known for a long time – trees play a vital role in the health and well-being of city residents.  From shading and cooling homes to reducing stormwater run-off and improving mental and physical health – urban tree canopy cover provides essential quality of life benefits for city residents. Tree canopy cover, however, is not distributed equally across a city. It varies across neighborhoods – changing over decades – sometimes gradually and sometimes abruptly due to weather, climate, disease, economics, and development factors.  In many cities, the neighborhoods with the lowest tree canopy cover are also those with the most vulnerable populations in terms of income, age, health, and crime.  This presentation will look at what urban foresters can do to help improve the inequitable distribution of tree canopy cover.  It will discuss tools, resources, and strategies to identify areas of low canopy cover and high need, and ways the community can be engaged to help support tree planting and care efforts.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

Attracting and Retailing Utility Arborists

Presenters:  Aaron Blower, PennLine, Kris Keefer, Asplundh & Doug Shaffer, Townsend Tree
Presenters will share how they attract and retain utility arborists.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

11:40 am – 12:40 pm

Techniques for Successfully Transplanting Bare Root Trees and Shrubs

Presenter: Dr. William Fountain, University of KY Dept of Horticulture
Through the process of evolution and natural selection, trees and shrubs were never intended to be transplanted.  The process of moving specimens produced in containers and in the field require specialized care and timing.  The use of bare root plants offers many advantages for both the landscaper and client.  Because of the exposure of the roots to the natural elements, special care must be taken during this process.  This talk will look at techniques that have been used successfully in accomplishing these objectives for small and large, semi-mature specimens.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1

The Ecology of Roadside Trees and Asphalt Pavement

Presenter:  Glenn Matlack, Ohio University
Street trees shape the microclimate in many Ohio communities, influencing temperature, humidity, air movement, and snow- and rainfall at street level.  To test the effect of tree microclimate on asphalt pavement, we surveyed the condition of 300 plots on urban streets and rural roads of Athens, OH, city and county.  Shaded plots were cooler, less easily wetted in a rain but also longer to dry after rain, and less snow-covered than exposed plots.  The ten-year-old pavement under a complete tree canopy (> 90% coverage) was significantly rougher than similar pavement open to the sky.  However, the difference in texture was slight, and no difference was observed at lower degrees of canopy coverage (0-60%).  Because coverage > 90% is rare on Ohio streets and roads, we conclude that overhanging trees have very little effect on the actual road system.  Trees should only be removed or pruned individually and on a case-by-case basis.  Canopy reduction should only be used in response to measured pavement conditions at a particular point; protection of pavement cannot be used as a general justification for tree removal over large areas.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

IVM Best Management Practices

Presenter:  Geoff Kempter, Asplundh
Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) is both economically and environmentally effective in managing ROW in many settings. IVM by definition requires choosing an optimal treatment from a variety of management choices.  ISA and UAA are in the process of updating the IVM Best Practices Guide, with Randall H. Miller as the lead author.  This presentation reviews IVM standards and best practices and highlights the upcoming changes expected in the BMP revision due out this year.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1
KY Pesticide: General-1

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course Continued

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Trees & Construction

Presenter:  Ann Bonner, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
How to protect trees on construction sites.  We will review tree biology and how trees respond to construction/excavation and how to protect them from these activities.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tree Support & Lightning Protection

Presenter:  Brian Kralovic, LaRoche Tree Service
Overview of terminology, tree installation support, limitation of cabling/bracing, and the usages of lightning protection.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Tree Nutrition & Fertilization

Presenter:  Brian Kralovic, LaRoche Tree Service
Overview of terminology, essential elements needed by trees, and fertilizer advantages/ disadvantages.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Climbers’ Corner
Sponsored by Speak Easy Communications

Presenter:  Scott Brenner, Endor’s Arborist & Rope Supply, LLC

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 2, Utility Specialist 2, Municipal Specialist 2, BCMA Practice 2, TW Climber Specialist 2, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 2

Thursday, February 25

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

 

Commercial
Sponsored by Arbor-Note Software
Municipal
Utility

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Is This Tree Worth Saving?

Presenter:  Chris Carlson, Kent State University
Evaluating tree hazards and associated risks are absolutely essential in saving property and human lives. This talk will show you how and where to get everything you need to know to become an expert in this field.  This talk will also cover the critical tree hazards that must be checked before putting a good climber in a bad tree!

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

Transplant Shock and Growth Recovery Research Project

Presenter:  Samantha Mehl, Miami University
As a senior at Miami University, I worked in collaboration with Dr. Carolyn Kieffer of Miami and David Bienemann of the City of Hamilton to survey the transplant shock recovery of 130 street trees that were planted in 2016. We did this by measuring the terminal bud scale scars of three branches around the tree and measured 5 years of growth – one year of growth pre-transplant, then 4 years of growth post-transplant. After data collection, the measurements were analyzed by family due to the smaller sample size. This project between the City of Hamilton and Miami University is planned to continue next year with trees planted in 2017.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1

Closed Chain of Custody, Herbicide Trends
Presenter:  Steve Gray, Nutrien
ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1
KY Pesticide: General-1

9:25 am – 10:25 am

Bringing Big City Professionalism to a Small Town

Presenter:  Joey Hampton, Straight Cut Tree Services, LLC
Dealing with challenges and opportunities you face competing against the "pick up & chain saw crews" who may not carry Bureau of Workmans’ compensation or liability insurance and are not going to be certified.  This type of work typically varies from working in a residential setting to a small wood lot, utility work, and municipal work.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

Effects of Insecticides on Natural Enemies

Presenter:  Rachel Bienemann, The Ohio State University
Natural enemies are an increasingly important component of pest control systems in greenhouse environments. Application of insecticides in a greenhouse increase exposure to these biological control agents, which may result in increased mortality and therefore decreased productivity. Topical applications were done to three common greenhouse biological control agents: convergent lady beetles, the insidious flower bugs, and a parasitoid wasp, via abdominal applications. Treatments consisted of multiple concentrations of various insecticides. Additionally, each insecticide concentration contained the synergist piperonyl butoxide (PBO), a P450 enzymatic blocker. The P450 enzyme normally causes the insecticide to be ineffective, however, insects influenced by PBO will be unable to rid their systems of the insecticide uptake. Responses of susceptibility were, therefore, more accurate in our recordings. This has been reinforced by our findings within the LC50 curves developed from our data.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1
KY Pesticide: General-1

Developing Leaders in Your Culture of Safety

Presenter:  Keith Pancake, ACRT Services
A world-class culture of safety must be cultivated from within. From this presentation, attendees will have a review of several historical leaders that have proven methods of effectiveness from the early 19th century Sea of Cortez battle of Trafalgar to a 21st-century neighborhood in Pakistan. This is paired with lessons from the 20th-century industry where chaotic and dynamic situations were managed, and won, using what I found to be very similar threads in leadership styles that we can be applied when building a culture of safety.

  • How these leaders were able to gain efficiency from their teams by empowering their people.
  • The common themes used to build effective leaders from within.
  • Exploring how the traditional organizational chart can be reimagined to foster a greater understanding of an organization’s strengths while increasing chances to reach and exceed goals.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Next Vital Sign - Trees & Human Health

Presenter:  Josh Behounek, Davey Tree Expert Co.
Ample literature has illustrated the key impact treed greenspaces have on human health, and further research has shown severe inequity in access to greenspaces. This inequity has a profound adverse impact on the community and individual health. In this presentation, Jennifer Wisdom, M.D., will highlight peer-reviewed literature establishing this link, and Josh Behounek will outline concrete steps municipalities can take to improve access to greenspace with an emphasis on social and environmental justice and equity in directing actionable movement.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

The Value & Benefits of ISA Arborist Certification & TRAQ for Municipalities

Presenter: Dr. William Fountain, University of KY Dept of Horticulture
Credentials like the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) are not a guarantee that we will always know all of the answers.  It is a recognition that we are recognized by ISA as having proficiency in tree risk assessment.  Holding a qualification and application of appropriate, industry-recognized assessment techniques indicates that an arborist has done their due diligence and arrived at logical conclusions.  Employing individuals with credentials who can offer and defend a professional opinion reduces potential liability for a company, municipality, and other employees.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

What's a Threat & How It's Managed

Presenter:  Andrew Mertz, Duke Energy
The purpose of the presentation is to discuss some of the finer points of utility tree risk assessment including:1) difference between utility tree assessments and other tree risk assessments, tree risk assessment terminology, consequences of tree failure, assessing tree risk in the field, and other related topics.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

11:40 am – 12:40 pm

ALB Update

Presenter:  Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension
Provide an update on Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio as well as the newest discovery in South Carolina. Learn how to detect ALB, how it differs from emerald ash borer (EAB), and what is being done to stop this tree killer.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1
KY Pesticide: Cat. 3-1, Cat. 10-1

The Impact of Urban Tree Planting on Gentrification

Presenter: Dr. Geoffrey Donovan, USDA
Examine whether planting urban trees can drive gentrification and how biodiversity should be part of the environmental-justice conversation.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1

Beech Leaf Disease

Presenter:  Daniel Volk, Cleveland Metroparks
Beech leaf disease (BLD) is an emerging concern for American beech (Fagus grandifolia) in the eastern United States. BLD was originally discovered in Northeast Ohio in 2012 and has greatly expanded since its initial discovery. The number of BLD-positive counties has doubled each of the past two years and has been identified in multiple new states in 2020. This session will cover BLD background, distribution, and experimental treatments. Other research updates and resources will be provided.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Science 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1
KY Pesticide: Cat. 3-1, Cat. 10-1

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course Continued

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tree Risk Assessment & Management

Presenter:  Brian Kralovic, LaRoche Tree Service
Overview of tree risk assessment and risk management.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Urban Forestry

Presenter:  Brian Kralovic, LaRoche Tree Service
Overview of key elements and components of urban forestry practices and methodology.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Tree Climbing & Tree Work

Presenter:  Roy Montan, Davey Tree Expert Company
Overview of terminology, current industry standards, and safety regulations. Includes knots, appropriate tools and their usages, principles of rigging techniques/equipment, etc.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tree Worker Safety & First Aide

Presenter:  Roy Montan, Davey Tree Expert Company
Overview of tree worker safety and first aid.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Management 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Climbers’ Corner
Sponsored by Speak Easy Communications

Part 1:  Make Every Anchor Matter
Presenter:  Tony Tresselt, North American Training Solutions, Inc.

A look at some factors for anchor selection beyond strength and how to select and build resilient anchorages for production tree climbing.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1

Part 2:  Equipment Inspection & Integration
Presenter:  Tony Tresselt, North American Training Solutions, Inc.
A look at the basics of individual component inspection and how to combine these into assemblies and systems.

ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1, Utility Specialist 1, Municipal Specialist 1, BCMA Practice 1, TW Climber Specialist 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1