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KAA 2016 Annual Conference

Kentucky Arborists Association

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM - Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

KAA 2016 Annual Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
KAA Members: one-day only, Thurs, 10/20 Oct 17, 2016 $100.00 $0.00
KAA Members: one-day only, Fri, 10/21 Oct 17, 2016 $100.00 $0.00
KAA Members: one-day only, Thurs, 10/20 Oct 17, 2016 $100.00 $0.00
KAA Members: one-day only Fri, 10/21 Oct 17, 2016 $100.00 $0.00
KAA Members: both days Oct 17, 2016 $150.00 $0.00
KAA Non Members: one-day only, Thurs, 10/21 Oct 17, 2016 $125.00 $0.00
KAA Non Members: one-day only, Fri, 10/21 Oct 17, 2016 $125.00 $0.00
KAA Non Members: both days Oct 17, 2016 $200.00 $0.00
Exhibitor: one-day, Thurs, 10/20 Ended $150.00 $0.00
Exhibitor: one-day, Fri, 10/21 Oct 17, 2016 $150.00 $0.00
Exhibitor: both days Oct 20, 2016 $250.00 $0.00

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KAA 2016 Annual Conference

CEU’s awarded for two-day conference:

ISA Certified CEU's: 6 per day, 12 total

Pesticide:  
October 20: 4 General and 2 Specific for categories 2,3,10,12,18 & 20
October 21: 2 General and 2 Specific for categories 2,3,10,12,18 & 20

"Guest Speaker Presentation Schedule"

Day 1- Thursday, October 20th, 2016

 7:30 am- Registration Opens

 8:00 am -8:55 am - EXPO and Breakfast

 9:00 am -10:00 am - Joe Boggs, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton County, OSU Department of Entomology

“A Boring Presentation”

This presentation focuses on a single pest group: tree borers. These secretive insects are some of the most challenging pests of landscape trees. Why do they attack certain trees? How can you prevent their covert assaults? Why are some insecticides affective while others are not? This presentation will cover the ins-and-outs of tree borer management.

10:00 am-11:00 am Rex A. Bastian, Ph.D., Rex joined The Care of Trees in January of 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, majoring in Entomology. He is currently a Regional Technical Advisor for The Care of Trees/Davey Tree Expert Company, with emphasis on education and training, public relations and diagnostics. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist.

“Arboriculture and Tree Energy Dynamics”

Trees, like all living things, survive through the transfer of energy.  This transfer occurs both within the tree itself, as well as between the tree and its environment. Far from being static processes, however, energy relations are highly dynamic, constantly changing as trees age,decline and die. The astute arborist should be aware of these changes, so as to provide the best advice and management recommendations to his or her clients.

 11:00 am -12:00 pmTBD

12:00 pm – 1:25 pmLunch, KAA Members' Meeting & Exposition

 1:25 pm-1: 30 pmJ. Eric Smith, President & CEO, TREE Fund

“3 points in 3 minutes”

1:30 pm -2:30 pm - Rex A. Bastian, Ph.D., Rex joined The Care of Trees in January of 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, majoring in Entomology. He is currently a Regional Technical Advisor for The Care of Trees/Davey Tree Expert Company, with emphasis on education and training, public relations and diagnostics. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist.

“Why Do Trees Die”

As arborists, we recognize that trees die. Our clients, however, commonly expect their trees to live long, trouble-free lives. Knowledge of some common principles will enable us to become better arborists by understanding the rigors trees face on a day-to-day basis.

 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm- Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist, UK Department of Entomology

“2016 Insect Update” (TBD)

Overview (TBD)

 3:30 pm – 3:45 pmAfternoon Break

 3:45 pm -4:45 pmJulie Beale, Plant Disease Diagnostician, UK Department of Plant Pathology

“Tree Disease Update:  The Usual Suspects—and a Few New Ones”                                            

Tree and shrub diseases in our urban landscapes come and go in cycles.  Stay alert to old and new problems by reviewing the symptoms and biology of tree diseases that have been common in Kentucky recently.  Also learn about emerging disease issues that may impact our landscapes in the coming years. 

Day 2-Friday, October 21st, 2016

7:30 amRegistration Opens

8:00 am – 8:55 amExposition & Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Joe Boggs, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton County, OSU Department of Entomology

"The Galling of America"

What are plant galls? What should you tell your clients when they see galls on their trees? This presentation will unlock the mysteries of plant galls and help you separate galls from more series tree maladies such as cankers.

10:00 am – 11:00 amJerri J. LaHaie, CAE, Executive Director, Society of Municipal Arborists

“Professionalism-That's Not My Job”

This session will explore what it means to be "professional" in our jobs, why it's important, and how we can use it to advance our ideas, our careers, and our job satisfaction. No matter what your job is, you can make it work for you.

11:00 am -12:00 pmRuss Carlson, RCA, BCMA, ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist   #354, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist PD-0008B, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (2010, 2015)

“Ethics in Arboriculture”

The topic of ethics in today’s world seems to grow ever more complex. We will take a look at some of the issues, and discuss how we determine what is ethical in the business of arboriculture, and how we can reduce risk by establishing internal guidelines for company and employee behavior.

12:00 pm -1:30 pm- Lunch Break & Exposition

1:30 pm -2:30 pm Chris Carlson, Associate Professor, Horticulture Technology & Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH

“The Perils of Mulch”

Although mulch can be worth its weight in gold if properly used, improper selection, composition, application, and timing can not only stress plants, it can kill them!!!   Learn how to become a “Mulch Expert” and share this knowledge with your clients! Our Planet Needs You!!!

 2:30 pm -3:30 pm- Joe Sullivan, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Louisville KY

“Severe Weather Warnings: Separating Fact from Fiction

Doppler radar - the primary tool for the issuance of Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings - tells meteorologists a lot about what is happening inside thunderstorms but little about what is occurring on the ground below them.  Learn how you can increase your severe weather situation awareness AND help the NWS do the same.  

3:30 pm -3:45 pmAfternoon Break 

 3:45 pm -4:45 pm -Dr. William M. Fountain, Extension Professor of Arboriculture & Landscape Management, UK Department of Horticulture

“Using TRAQ to Model Wind Speeds”

Ground-truthing of damage is essential in establishing an Enhanced Fujita (EF) rating for tornados.  Historically the NWS has not considered species characteristics or preexisting defects in failures. The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program is contributing to more accurate modeling of post-event estimations of wind speed in revisions to the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale.

Please contact Laura Lambert, KAA Component Execurive at: info@ky-isa.org for any questions regarding; conference registration, exhibitor and sponsor information.

Room block: link for discounted hotel room reservation:

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne discounted hotel room block for KAA

Have questions about KAA 2016 Annual Conference? Contact Kentucky Arborists Association

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Holiday Inn Louisville East
1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway
Grand Ballroom
Louisville, KY 40222

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM - Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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