An Urban Tree Care Conference
January 18th & 19th, 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

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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

Soil Response to Irrigation and Trees

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

Panel Discussion

Pruning for Tree Health and Pest Management Panel

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, Extension Entomologist, New Mexico State University

Invasive/Exotic/Neurotic Arthropod Pests of Trees

Matt Schmader, Author Albuquerque’s Parks and Open Space

Joran Viers, Albuquerque City Forester, Parks and Recreation

Albuquerque Park Management, Then and Now

10:45 - 11:45

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

Diagnosing Tree Symptoms

Jennifer Dann, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager, 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

02:00 - 03:00 Dr. Cathie Lavis, Professor and Landscape Management Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

Tree Irrigation

03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 - 04:15 Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire, Professor and Plant and Environmental Sciences Department Head, New Mexico State University

Tree Research and Development at New Mexico State University

04:15 - 04:30 Door Prizes & Survey