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

Agenda

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 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
    - Dave Simon, Director City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department

08:30 – 09:30

Turning Momentum Into Strength

Dana Karcher, ISA Board Member, Davey Resource Group

09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45

Tree Irrigation During Drought

Dr. Larry Costello, Consulting Arborist, Oracle Oak LLC

10:45 - 11:45

Arboriculture 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 – 01:00 Lunch

Thursday Afternoon

  Session 1 Session 2
01:00 - 02:00

Weed 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 - 03:00

Integrated Vegetation Management Efforts in NM

Bill Hutchinson, NM DOT
David Stricker, PNM

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

Caitlyn Pollihan, ISA Executive Director
Anne Beard, ISA 2020 President and 2020 Conference Chair

08:30 – 09:30

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

NM Urban Forest Pest Updates

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

What Growers and Nurseries Are Doing to Improve Structure and Root Systems

Andrew Lisignoli, Trees of Corrales

10:45 - 11:45

Integrated 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 – 01:00 Lunch

Friday Afternoon

  Main Session

ISA Examinations

01:00 - 02:00

Tree Physiology Over Time

Dr. Tanya Quist, Campus Arboretum Director, University of Arizona

Arborist Examinations
02:00 - 03:00

After the Storm, Head for Better Form

Guy Meilleur, Practical Arborist and Aerial Consultant, Better Tree Care Associates

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