An Urban Tree Care Conference
January 18th & 19th, 2018

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 – Greg Miller, ASLA President-Elect

08:30 – 09:30

Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida

What We Know About Roots Guides Nursery Specifications, Reduces Establishment Time, and Improves Stability

09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45

James Urban, FASLA

Six Critical Design Requirements for Urban Trees

10:45 - 11:45

Nancy Buley, Director of Communications, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Creating Canopy - Planning and Planting for Diversity

11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Thursday Afternoon

01:00 - 02:00

James Urban, FASLA

Assessing and Working with Urban Soils

02:00 - 03:00

Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida

Creating the Ideal Urban Forest by Implementing a Tree Training Program, Beginning at Planting

03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 - 04:15

Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida

Writing Specifications Using the Revised ANSI A300 Pruning Standards: It’s Easy Now!

Friday Morning

07:30 – 08:15 Registration, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits
08:15 – 08:30 Welcome and Updates
08:30 – 09:30

Paul Johnson, Urban and Community Forestry Program Lead, Texas A&M Forest Service, ISA Board Member

Trees are Key in the West

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

Dr. Tom Coleman, Zone Leader/Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Current and Future Threats to Urban Forest Health in New Mexico

Craig Murk, Supervising Instructor, ACRT

Pruning Standards and Safety

10:45 - 11:45

Dr. Leslie Beck, Extension Weed Specialist and Assistant Professor, NMSU Plant Sciences Department

Weed Management in Turf and Tree Landscapes

Panel Discussion

Safety in the Tree Care Field

11:45 – 01:00 Lunch

Friday Afternoon

  Main Session

ISA Examinations

01:00 - 02:00

Nancy Buley, Director of Communications, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Trees from Seed to City

Arborist Examinations
02:00 - 03:00

Korey Lofy, Rocky Mountain Territory Arborist Manager, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

Current Pesticide Categories, Chemistry, and Control

03:00 – 03:15 Break
03:15 - 04:15

Dr. Rossana Sallenave, Extension Aquatic Ecology Specialist, NMSU Department of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources

Urban Horticulture: Protecting Water Quality and our Aquatic Resources

04:15 - 04:30 Questions & Survey