An Urban Tree Care Conference
January 17th & 18th, 2019

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.

Thursday Morning

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

Opening Remarks and Announcements
    - Think Trees New Mexico President Bryan Suhr
    - Invited Guest – Caitlyn Pollihan, International Society of Arboriculture Executive Director

08:30 – 09:30

Dana Karcher, Davey Resource Group

Turning Momentum Into Strength

09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45

Dr. Kim Coder, Professor, University of Georgia

Tree Understandings: Water Movement, Use & Transpiration

10:45 - 11:45

Dr. Cathie Lavis, Professor and Landscape Management Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

What Does SMART Irrigation Really Mean and How Is It Accomplished?

11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Thursday Afternoon

01:00 - 02:00

Denice Britton, President and Consulting Arborist California Tree and Landscape Consulting

How a Tree’s Biological Processes Affect Pruning (Part I)

02:00 – 02:30 Break
02:30 - 03:30

Denice Britton, President and Consulting Arborist California Tree and Landscape Consulting

How a Tree’s Response to Pruning Should Affect Your Decision-making (Part 2)

03:30 - 04:30

Denice Britton, Moderator

Panel: Pruning for Tree Health and Pest Management

04:30 - 04:45 Questions and Survey

Friday Morning

07:00 – 08:00 Registration, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:00 – 08:30 Welcome and Updates
08:30 – 09:30

Dr. Kim Coder, Professor, University of Georgia

Drought, Heat, & Tree Life: Assessing & Treating Water Issues

09:30 - 09:45 Break
  Session 1 Session 2
09:45 – 10:45

Dr. Carol Sutherland, NMSU Extension Entomologist and NMDA State Entomologist

Invasive/Exotic/Neurotic Arthropod Pests of Trees

Matt Schmader, Open Space Superintendent (ret.) and Joran Viers, City Forester, Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

One Albuquerque Urban Forest: Past, Present, and Future

10:45 - 11:45

Dr. Marisa Thompson, Extension Horticulture Specialist, New Mexico State University

Diagnosing Tree Symptoms

Amy Bell, Groundwork Studio and Jennifer Dann, New Mexico State Forestry

New Mexico’s Historic Community Forests and the Next Generation

11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Friday Afternoon

  Main Session

ISA Examinations

01:00 - 02:00

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

New Mexico Pesticide Updates

1:30 – 5:30 ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Examinations
02:00 - 03:00

Dr. Cathie Lavis, Professor and Extension Specialist, Landscape Management, Kansas State University

A Learning Potpourri – Watering, Tree Campuses, EAB, and Subsurface Drip

03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 - 04:15

Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire, Professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department Head, Extension Plant Sciences Interim Department Head NMSU

Tree Research and Development at New Mexico State University

04:15 - 04:30 Raffle & Survey