An Urban Tree Care Conference
January 30th & 31st, 2020

Agenda

Conference Schedule is subject to change without notice and currently being developed.

*** 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, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:00 – 08:30

Opening Remarks and Announcements
    - Think Trees New Mexico President Bryan Suhr
    - Invited Guest –

08:30 – 09:30

Turning Momentum Into Strength

Dana Karcher, ISA Board Member, Davey Resource Management Group

09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45

Tree Irrigation During Drought

Dr. Larry Costello, Consulting Arborist

10:45 - 11:45

Garden Myth Busting: Landscape Trees – Part 1

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, University of Washington

11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Thursday Afternoon

  Session 1 Session 2
01:00 – 02:00

Weed Management

Dr. Leslie Beck, NMSU Extension Weed Specialist

Panel: Is There Hope for the Parking Lot Tree in NM?

Joran Viers, Facilitator

02:00 - 03:00

Integrated Vegetation Management Efforts in NM

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Panel: NM Tree Worker Safety

Clay Garner, Facilitator

03:00 – 03:30 Extended Networking Break
03:30 - 04:30

Planting Practices for Landscape Trees

Dr. Larry Costello, Consulting Arborist

04:15 - 04:30 Questions and Survey


Friday Morning

07:00 – 08:00 Registration, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:00 – 08:10 Welcome and Announcements
08:10 – 08:30

International Society of Arboriculture 2020 Conference, Trade Show, and International Tree Climbing Championship

Anne Beard, ISA 2020 President and Conference Chair

08:30 – 09:30

Garden Myth Busting: Landscape Trees – Part 2

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, University of Washington

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

NM Urban Forest Pest Updates

Dr. John Formby, Forest Health Specialist, New Mexico State Forestry

Panel: How are Nurseries and Designers Working Together in NM for Better Tree Specs and Structure?

Andrew Lisignoli, Facilitator

10:45 - 11:45

NM Urban IPM

Dr. Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Urban IPM Specialist

Tree Irrigation

Ken Futrell, Ewing Irrigation

11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Friday Afternoon

  Main Session

ISA Examinations

01:00 - 02:00

Tree Physiology Over Time

Dr. Tanya Quist, University of Arizona

Arborist Examinations
02:00 - 03:00

Storm Damage to Trees – How Do We Effectively Respond?

Guy Meilleur, Consulting Arborist

03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 - 04:15

Climate-Ready Trees for New Mexico

Sarah Hurteau, Dr. Marisa Thompson, Andrew Lisignoli

04:15 - 04:30 Questions & Survey