Agenda

The conference schedule is subject to change without notice.

Continuing Education Units

  • To qualify for NMDA CEUs, see NMSU Extension to complete paperwork on both days.
  • ISA CEU Attendance forms are available in the non-profit room for you to self-complete and submit. ISA CEU Codes will be available at the end of each session.
  • ASLA CEUs are available by signing it at the ASLA table in the non-profit room each day.

Thursday - January 30, 2020

Thursday Morning

07:00 – 08:00Registration, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:00 – 08:30Opening Remarks and Announcements
- Think Trees New Mexico, President Bryan Suhr
- Dave Simon, Director of City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department
08:30 – 09:30Turning Momentum Into Strength

Dana Karcher, ISA Board Member, Davey Resource Group
09:30 - 09:45Break
09:45 – 10:45Tree Irrigation During Drought

Dr. Larry Costello, Consulting Arborist, Oracle Oak LLC
10:45 - 11:45Arboriculture Zombies! Tree Management Myths That Will Not Die: Part 1 – Tree Management

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University
11:45 – 01:00Lunch

Thursday Afternoon

Session 1
Session 2
01:00 - 02:00Weed Management in Turf and Tree Landscapes

Dr. Leslie Beck, Extension Weed Specialist and Assistant Professor, NMSU Plant Sciences Department
Panel: Is There Hope for the Parking Lot Tree in NM?

Joran Viers, Facilitator
02:00 - 03:00Integrated Vegetation Management Efforts in NM

Bill Hutchinson, NM DOT
David Stricker, PNM
Panel: NM Tree Worker Safety

Clay Garner, Facilitator
03:00 – 03:30Extended Networking Break
03:30 - 04:30Planting Practices for Landscape Trees

Dr. Larry Costello, Consulting Arborist
04:15 - 04:30Questions and Survey

Friday - January 31, 2020

Friday Morning

07:00 – 08:00Registration, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:00 – 08:10Welcome and Announcements
08:10 – 08:30International Society of Arboriculture 2020 Conference, Trade Show, and International Tree Climbing Championship

Caitlyn Pollihan, ISA Executive Director
Anne Beard, ISA 2020 President and 2020 Conference Chair
08:30 – 09:30Arboriculture Zombies! Tree Management Myths That Will Not Die: Part 2 – Soil Management

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University
09:30 - 09:45Break
Session 1
Session 2
09:45 – 10:45NM Urban Forest Pest Updates

Dr. John Formby, Forest Health Specialist, New Mexico State Forestry
What Growers and Nurseries Are Doing to Improve Structure and Root Systems

Andrew Lisignoli, Trees of Corrales
10:45 - 11:45Integrated Pest Management for Urban Trees

Dr. Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Extension IPM Specialist for Urban and Small Farms
Tree Irrigation

Ken Futrell, Branch Manager/Sales, Ewing Irrigation
11:45 – 01:00Lunch

Friday Afternoon

Main Session
ISA Examinations
01:00 - 02:00Tree Physiology Over Time

Dr. Tanya Quist, Campus Arboretum Director, University of Arizona
Arborist Examinations
02:00 - 03:00After the Storm, Head for Better Form

Guy Meilleur, Practical Arborist and Aerial Consultant, Better Tree Care Associates
03:00 – 03:15Break
03:15 - 04:15Climate-Ready Trees for New Mexico

Sarah Hurteau, Dr. Marisa Thompson, Andrew Lisignoli
04:15 - 04:30Questions & Survey