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

Our Speakers

Dr. Ed Gilman recently retired after 30 years of researching and teaching arboriculture at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He has published over 120 scientific papers and is the author of several books, including “An Illustrated Guide to Pruning”, arguably the most complete and accessible reference on tree pruning in our industry. He remains actively involved with ISA Florida and the ANSI Pruning Standards Committee, and is particularly interested in the education of commercial arborists.
James Urban, FASLA, ISA specializes in the design of trees and soils in urban spaces. He has written and lectured extensively on this subject and has been responsible for the introduction of many urban tree planting and soil innovations. His book ‘Up By Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment’ is one of the principle tree and soil references for arborist. He has been awarded the 2007 ASLA Medal of Excellence and the 2013 ISA Award of Achievement for his efforts.
Craig Murk is an instructor in the Arborist Training Group for ACRT, Inc., an independent utility vegetation management company.
Dr. Leslie Beck is the Extension Weed Specialist for New Mexico State University.
Dr. Rossana Sallenave is the Extension Aquatic Ecology Specialist for New Mexico State University
Dr. Tom Coleman is a USDS Forest Service Forest Health Protection Zone Leader/Entomologist. He received his Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Kentucky. He has worked for the Forest Service for a decade and studied the biology, management, and impact of several native and non-native insects in several Southeastern U.S. states, southern California, and New Mexico. Tom has worked with a variety of forest insect pests, including goldspotted oak borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, southern pine beetle, Douglas-fir tussock moth, pinyon needle scale, and polyphagous shot hole borer. Tom’s interest in urban forest health began with his work on invasive insects in southern California.
Greg Miller is the 2017-2018 President-Elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Greg is the president of the Albuquerque-based firm Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller Ltd., and is a licensed landscape architect in seven states. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at the University of New Mexico, and has authored feature articles and case study chapters.
Korey Lofy is the Rocky Mountain Territory Arborist Manager for Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements. He helps tree care companies and municipalities in the Rocky Mountain region grow their plant healthcare programs. He’s worked in the green industry for over 15 years. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a B.S. Urban Forestry, Forest Recreation, and Interpersonal Communication. He is an ISA Certified Arborist with a pesticide applicator’s license in 4 states. Korey aspires to further his knowledge about trees and to become one of the most approachable and professional resources to help Rainbow clients grow their businesses and save trees in the process!
Nancy Buley is the Director of Communications at J. Frank Schmidt &Son Co., a wholesale propagator and grower of more than 500 cultivars and varieties of deciduous shade, flowering, and specialty ornamental trees.
Paul Johnson is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, the Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service, and is on the ISA Board of Directors. He is the host of the “Trees are Key” podcast, focusing on a tree species of the week and tree-related events.