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3rd Annual Delaware Arborist & Tree Care Seminar – Feb. 19 & 20

Posted On: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Categories: Department of Agriculture Forest Service

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South Dakota State University Professor John Ball looks for Mountain Pine Beetles under some bark in Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, on August 20, 2011. Ball will be at Hagley Museum on Feb. 19th and 20th for the 3rd Annual Delaware Arborist and Tree Care Seminar. (photo by Josh Birnbaum for National Association of State Foresters).

Contact: Kyle Hoyd, Delaware Forest Service, (302) 698-4578
email: kyle.hoyd@state.de.us

More information and updates: delawaretrees.com

What:  3rd Annual Delaware Arborist & Tree Care Seminar
When:  Tues., Feb. 19 & Wed., Feb. 20 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
Where:  Hagley Museum, 298 Buck Rd., Wilmington, Delaware

Who: Tree experts from academics and industry

  • John Ball, South Dakota State University
  • Don Blair, author of Arborist Equipment
  • Vinnie Cotrone, Penn State University Extension
  • Gregory Dahle, West Virginia University
  • Todd Davis, Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Michael Hadley, Kerns Bros. Tree Service
  • Jimmy Kroon, Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Jason Lubar, Morris Arboretum

    Cost: $70 for two full-day sessions (including lunch both days)

Click here for the 2013 Program Brochure and Official Registration Form

SEMINAR AGENDA

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
MORNING
8:00  a.m. Registration – View Exhibits
8:40 a.m. Welcome
8:50 a.m. Blair’s Law – Don Blair, Arborist Equipment
9:50 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Daily Inspections – John Ball and Don Blair
Noon Lunch
AFTERNOON
1:00 p.m. Preserving Trees During Construction – Jason Lubar, Morris Arboretum
2:50 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Arborists as First Responders – John Ball, South Dakota State University
4:00 p.m. Closing Comments
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
MORNING
8:00 a.m. Registration – View Exhibits
8:40 a.m. Welcome
8:50 a.m. Can Breaking Stuff Lead to Insights into Restoration Pruning? – Greg Dahle, West Virginia University
9:50 a.m. New Tree Risk Assessment BMP’s – Greg Dahle, West Virginia University
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Breakout #1: Fertilizers, Mychorizzae, and Biostimulants Research -
Vinnie Cotrone, Penn State Extension
11:00 a.m. Breakout #2: Controlling Noxious Weeds – Todd Davis, Del. Dept. of Agriculture
Noon Lunch
AFTERNOON
1:00 p.m. Breakout #1: Establishing Healthy Trees in Our Landscape – Vinnie Cotrone, Penn State Extension
1:00 p.m. Breakout #2: New Wastewood Regulations – Jimmy Kroon, Del. Dept. of Agriculture
2:00 p.m. Break
2:10 p.m. Lightning Protection – Michael Hadley, Kerns Bros. Tree Service
3:40 p.m. Closing Comments
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