Save the Date - February 10th - 11th, 2022

Healthy Arborist, Healthy Trees, Thriving Communities

If you work with trees, volunteer with trees, or simply appreciate trees and want to learn more about them alongside fellow professionals, then you won’t want to miss Think Trees 2022!

Advance your understanding and training while obtaining continuing education units (CEUs) from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA), and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Society of American Foresters (SAF) Network with your peers and learn from leaders in the broad field of Arboriculture like Dr. John Ball, Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Dr. Matt Ritter, Dr. Gary Johnson, Ross Shrigley, Dr. Shaku Nair, and more.

Planning continues for our in-person Think Trees NM Conference in February 2022.

Safety is our top priority by adhering to all local and state guidelines.

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The Annual Conference will be held at:

1000 Woodward Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM  87102
Front Desk:  505.245.7100
Reservations:  1.888.728.3025

Take advantage of the special Think Trees room rates! For government rates, please call the hotel directly.

If you missed our Virtual Urban Tree Care Conference on February 17th - 19th, 2021, you can watch the video sessions on our Past Conference Resources page or directly on our YouTube channel.


Managing Mature Trees

Guy P. Meilleur, Practicing Arborist, Aerial Consultant @ ​​ provides the following information on Managing Mature Trees.​ West Davis Street in Burlington is lined with willow oak trees planted ~80 years ago. One tree fell over in a storm, so the City looked at management options. 3 trees were removed, and 35 were reduced by…


Thirty Years of Think Trees New Mexico

Just over thirty years ago a couple of idealists (Robert Cox & Bryan Suhr), after hearing Al Shigo and others talking about trees and their care at NUTS I, National Urban Tree Symposium in Denver, thought about doing something similar in Albuquerque. Selling the idea to the director of the Bernalillo County Extension offi ce,…


There’s a tree growing out of this tree!

How can it be? This photo was taken (credit, Gilbert Armijo, City of Albuquerque DMD) at the Holiday Park/Community Center in Albuquerque. It is known as a “sport,” or “witches broom” and is defined by ISA as the “abnormal development of multiple secondary shoots, forming a broomlike effect”. Sports are caused by a hormone, stimulated…