An Urban Tree Care Conference
January 19th & 20th, 2017

Agenda

Conference Schedule is subject to change without notice.

*** Door prize items drawn throughout both days.
*** Please visit the vendor and non-profit displays found outside the conference hall.
*** To qualify for NMDA CEU, you must complete paperwork on both days.

Day 1 Morning

07:00 – 08:00 Registration
08:00 – 08:30

Opening Remarks and Announcements
    - Think Trees NM President Bryan Suhr
    - Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton

08:30 – 09:30 Dr. Richard Hauer, Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point – The Cost of Not Maintaining Trees
09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45 Dr. Jessica Sanders, Director of Technical Services and Research, Casey Trees – Measuring Success in the Urban Forest
10:45 - 11:45 Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University – Arboriculture Myths
11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Day 1 Afternoon

  Session 1

Session 2

01:00 - 02:00 Scott Grimes, Consulting Arborist, Colorado Tree Consultants Tree Risk Awareness and Assessment for the Arborist/Landscape Manager Arielle Conti, Urban Forestry Research Associate, Casey Trees – Citizen Science: Community Engagement in the Urban Forest
02:00 - 03:00 Dr. Ashley Bennett, Urban IPM Specialist, New Mexico State University Urban Forest Integrated Pest Management Amy Bell, Principal Landscape Architect, Groundwork Studio  Soil and the City
03:00 – 03:15 Break Break
03:15 - 04:15 Ben Wright, Certified Arborist, Sound Tree What is Siberian Elm Doing in New Mexico? Bernd Leinauer, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, New Mexico State University – Alternate Water Sources and How They Impact The Landscape
04:15 - 04:30 Questions & Survey Questions & Survey

Day 2 Morning

07:30 – 08:15 Registration, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:15 – 08:30

Welcome and Updates

08:30 – 09:30 Dr. John Ball, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Growing a Good Arborist
09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45 Natalie Goldberg, Extension Plant Pathologist, New Mexico State University New Mexico Pathogens Update
10:45 - 11:45 Bonnie Rabe, Division Director, New Mexico Department of Agriculture – Trees, Pesticides, and Pollinators
11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Day 2 Afternoon

  Main Session

ISA Examinations

01:00 - 02:00 Dr. John Ball, South Dakota State University (SDSU) – Five Step Plan for Tree Removal Arborist Examinations
02:00 - 03:00 Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University – What Does Science Say About Mature Tree Pruning?
03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 - 04:15 Dr. Richard Hauer, Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point – Municipal Forestry Baseline, Trends, and Where Do We Grow from These Findings
04:15 - 04:30 Questions & Survey Questions & Survey