Monday, August 4, 2014

2014 Texas Tree Conference - Early bird registration ends 9/5

  Texas Tree Conference
Waco Convention Center
October 1-3

Surviving ExTREEmes
Join us in Waco on October 1-3, for the largest and best Texas Tree Conference ever! We anticipate over 800 attendees as we learn how to  "Survive ExTREEmes " to include a tracks for Commercial, Municipal and Utility Arborists and a Tree School for Spanish-speaking arborists. In addition, we will continue our history of providing outstanding education programs featuring nationally known speakers, the latest in tree research and arboriculture, an expanded trade show, an awards luncheon, and numerous networking opportunities. 

Learn from national leaders in research, commercial and utility arboriculture and urban forestry: Dr. Tom Smiley, Researcher, Bartlett Tree Laboratory, Charlotte, NC, Dr. Francesco Ferrini, Professor, University of Florence (Italy), Dr. John Ball, Professor, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, Skip Kincaid, Consulting Urban Forester, Davey Resource Group, St. Louis, MO., Dr. David Appel, Professor & Associate Department Head, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University, Dr. Todd Watson, Plant Health Care Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University, Barbara Neal, President Elect, American Society of Consulting Arborists and President, Green Legacy Consultants, Dr. Leonard Burkhard, Senior Scientist, Western North America, Davey Tree, Will Nutter, Senior Vice President, COO, Wright Tree Service and many others!

Topics will include:
What’s Up Doc? Tree Diagnosis Workshop
Extreme Times Call for Tree Diversity
Evaluating Root and Trunk Damage
Urban Tree Management—What Research Tells Us
Surviving ExTREEmes—Disaster Recovery
ExTREEmes and Outbreaks: Are you Ready?
Planning for the Future of Your Urban Forest
International Ideas for Big Trees in Texas
Team Lorax—The Power of Public Speaking
Urban Forests in Peril—Coping with Drought
Trunk and Root Decay
An Introduction to Single Rope Technique
Human Error in Utilities
Emerald Ash Borer—Don’t Wait!
Panel Discussion: UVM Safety Awareness:
When Dealing with the Public Goes South....
Lightning Round: Non-Profits—Key Players in Urban Forestry
TRAQ—When to Pull the Trigger on High Risk Trees
Reporting for a Tree Risk Assessment
The Effects of Fire and How Trees Respond
ExTREEme Answers
Job Behavior Observation: Improving Site Safety with Mobile Technology
Extreme Survival— The Life of a Tree Worker 
and more!

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