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MAC-ISA Annual Meeting October 3-4, Morgantown, WV. A full schedule is at the bottom of the page or on our website: www.mac-isa.org.

TREE Fund Pre-Conference events are on Sunday, October 2nd. New this year: Zipline! Golf Tournament,Ride for Research and Zipline will benefit the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund (BAMF). You may sign up for the pre-conference events without registering for the Annual Meeting.

If you paid your Mid-Atlantic Chapter Dues you are a MAC-ISA member. MAC-ISA members receive the best registration rate. If you'd like more information on membership and becoming a MAC-ISA member, visit www.mac-isa.org.

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After registration you should receive a confirmation email immediately. If you don't receive it, please check your spam or contact admin@macisa for a copy of your confirmation. On-line ticket sales end September 26, 2016 at 12:05 am. Last day to register on-line is September 25th. Early registration ends and prices increase on September 14 at midnight. No refunds after September 19th, 2016. There is a 10% refund charge.

"We Value Urban Trees", MAC-ISA 2016 Annual Meeting

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"We Value Urban Trees", MAC-ISA 2016 Annual Meeting

Registration Information

Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Full Registration (MAC-ISA Member)
Includes all sessions Mon (10/3 & Tues (10/4), 2 breakfasts, 2 luncheons, opening reception and breaks
$260.00 $0.00
Full Registration (ISA Professional Member only or other ISA chapter member)
includes all sessions Mon (10/3) & Tues (10/4), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, opening reception and breaks
$280.00 $0.00
Full Registration (Non-member)
includes all sessions Mon (10/3) & Tues (10/4), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, opening reception and breaks
$320.00 $0.00
Daily Registration Monday Field Day (MAC-ISA Member)
includes admission to the sessions and meals for the day (10/3)
$135.00 $0.00
Daily Registration Tuesday (MAC-ISA Member)
Includes sessions and meals on Tuesday October 4
$135.00 $0.00
Daily Registration Monday Field Day (ISA Professional Member only or other ISA chapter member)
includes admission to the sessions and meals for the day (10/3 )
$145.00 $0.00
Daily Registration Tuesday (ISA Professional Member only or other ISA chapter member)
Includes sessions and meals on Tuesday October 4
$145.00 $0.00
Daily Registration Monday Field Day (Non-member)
includes admission to the sessions and meals for the day (10/3 )
$165.00 $0.00
Daily Registration Tuesday (Non-member)
Includes sessions and meals on Tuesday October 4
$165.00 $0.00
Tree Fund Golf Tournament Registration (Individual) Benefits BAMF
Pre-conference event on Sunday, 10/2
$90.00 $0.00
Ride For Research (Benefits BAMF)
Pre-conference event October 2nd
$50.00 $0.00
Canopy Tour Zipline (Benefits BAMF)
Pre-conference event October 2nd
$50.00 $0.00
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Event Details

MAC-ISA Annual Meeting

October 3-4, Morgantown, WV

12 ISA CEUs available,
SAF, TCIA CTSPs available for some classes. 

Come visit Morgantown, WV – http://www.tourmorgantown.com

Enjoy the beautiful campus of WVU during our field day on Monday.

Sunday, October 2nd – Pre Conference Events  (separate fee)

TREE Fund events to benefit the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund

1.     Golf Tournament  (12 noon) or
2.     Motorcycle ride for research – meet at hotel at 11am to start a scenic ride and stop for lunch, or
3.     Canopy Tour Zip Line  (1:30 pm) (more info on these activities will be on our website)

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Meeting check in at Erickson Alumni Center (pick up name tag and program) 

Monday, October 3rd – Field Day & Trade Show at Erickson Alumni Center

7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.               Check in and Breakfast at Alumni Center with Exhibitors

7:50 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.               Welcoming Remarks

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.             Sessions

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.           Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.           Sessions

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.             Lunch and MAC-ISA Awards

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.               Sessions

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.               Banter with the Best – Discussion about topics from today’s sessions (1AMUBm)

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.             Opening Reception and Jam Session at Alumni Center

Sessions Schedule – Descriptions below

  A B C D E F G

Morning Session 1

8:00am-10:00am

Working through the Z's, John Ball, Donald Blair

WVU Core Arboretum Walk and Talk, Zach Fowler, Jon Weems

 

Urban Wood Utilization Update, Ed Cesa, Marty Parsons 

Indoors & Out

Tree Injection BMPs, Kelby Fite

 

Tree Insects and Diseases in West VA, Bill MacDonald, Daniel Frank, Matt Kasson

 

When Weather Strikes, Strike Back, Jim McGlone

Indoors & Out

Climbing Techniques and Ergonomics, Flint Anderson, Jonathan Ernst

 

Morning Session II

10:30am- 12:30pm

Climbing Techniques and Ergonomics, Flint Anderson, Jonathan Ernst

Repeat

WVU Core Arboretum Walk and Talk, Zach Fowler, Jon Weems

Repeat

Maple Syrup Production in Your Own Woodlot, Jamie Schuler 

 

Not Yesterday’s Tree Mgmt. Software; Apps for Keeping Databases Up to Date, Shirley Vaughn, Dan Bandzak

Indoors & Out 

Understanding Federal and State Forest Health Programs, Rick Turcotte, Amy Hill Indoors


Soil Diagnostics, Jason Grabosky

 

Utility Tree Pruning, Scott Diffenderfer

Indoors & Out

 

Afternoon Session

1:30pm-3:30pm

Working through the Z's, John Ball, Donald Blair

Repeat

WVU Core Arboretum Walk and Talk, Zach Fowler, Jon Weems 

Repeat 

Urban Wood Utilization Update, Ed Cesa, Marty Parsons

Indoors & Out

Repeat

Tree Injection BMPs, Kelby Fite

Repeat 

Tree Insects and Diseases in West VA, Bill MacDonald, Daniel Frank, Matt Kasson 

Repeat

When Weather Strikes, Strike Back, Jim McGlone

Indoors & Out

 

Repeat 

Soil Diagnostics, Jason Grabosky

Repeat 

Field Day Talk Descriptions (Monday) – all sessions are 2 hours

Climbing Techniques and Ergonomics, Flint Anderson, treelife, Jonathan Ernst, Monster Tree Service (2ATMUBp) 

In this class we will be learning modern climbing techniques for ascending and work positioning and ways that climbing arborists can protect their bodies through tools and techniques. 

Maple Syrup Production in your own Woodlot, Jamie Schuler, WVU staff (2AMBp) 

Introduction to collecting maple sap and producing maple syrup at home 

Not Yesterday’s Tree Management Software; Field Apps for Keeping Databases Up-to-Date, Shirley Vaughn, Dan Bandzak, Davey Resource Group (2AMUBm) 

The group will discuss the pro’s and con’s of tree inventory software and then utilize a few field platforms including, open tree map and Davey TreeKeeper mobile, to demonstrate how advances in inventory management software has made databases easier to keep up-to-date. 

Soils, Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University (2AMUBp) 

Depending on the weather, we’ll either walk and talk or sit and talk about soil diagnostics in a site analysis for tree management.  

Tree Injection BMPs, Kelby Fite, Bartlett Tree Experts (2AMUBp) 

This session will focus on best practices and advancements in tree injection technology. 

Tree Insects and Diseases in West VA, Bill MacDonald, Daniel Frank, Matt Kasson, WVU Staff (2AMUBs) 

Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms associated with invasive insects and diseases in West VA, and methods for their control.We will examine a variety of insect and disease issues that impact the health of our urban forests. Particular attention will be paid to problems that are abiotic or associated with poor tree care.   

Understanding Federal and State Forest Health Programs, Rick Turcotte, Amy Hill, USDA Forest Service (2AMUBm) 

A presentation covering how State agencies and the US Forest Service interact on forest health issues and programs. 

Urban Wood Utilization Update, Ed Cesa, USDA Forest Service, Marty Parsons, Wood Mizer, LLC (2AMUBm) 

This session will provide an overview regarding the development of TCIA’s urban forest product standard, current EAB ash utilization efforts, manufacturing and marketing saw logs from street tree removals. A portable sawmill demonstration and further discussion will follow. 

Utility Tree Pruning, Scott Diffenderfer, Fairfax County Park Authority (2ATMUBp) 

This will be a review of the new Utility Arborist Association’s new guidelines for pruning around utilities.  This presentation is designed as an open forum to share attendees’ thoughts and experiences. 

When Weather Strikes, Strike Back, Jim McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry (2AMUBm) 

When a weather disaster strikes your urban forest, who are you going to call?  The urban forest strike team is a cadre of ISA certified arborists trained in conducting rapid post storm residual risk assessment to help a community recover from both the storm and from FEMA.  Learn about what the strike team does and how they do it. 

Working through the Z’s, John Ball, South Dakota University and Don Blair, Blair’s Arborist Equipment (2ATMUBm) 

Don Blair and John Ball have teamed together to provide a practical and information-rich session on how to apply the Z’s to arboricultural operations.  The session will cover the latest changes to the Z and how they can be applied to keep the work safe and productive.

WVU Core Arboretum Walk and Talk, Zach Fowler, WVU Core Arboretum, Jon Weems (2ATMUBs)

Participants will lead the direction of this session.  We will discuss tree identification, tree care, Arboretum maintenance and policy, and interesting stories about working in a University Arboretum. 

Tuesday, October 4th – Indoor Educational Sessions Erickson Alumni Center

7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.               Check in and Breakfast with Exhibitors 

7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.               Welcoming Remarks by Joe McNeel, WVU

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Oak and Us, William Logan, Urban Arborists (1ATMUBs)

We admire oaks for their strength, their size and their age, but we should also admire them for their flexibility and persistence, and for the fact that they have been our teachers and intimate companions for the last 12,000 years.  OAK AND US looks at the changing character of that intimate and important relationship. In a time when the average person thinks of trees as garden ornaments, as material for floorboards or as obstacles to be removed, it is important to remember that without the trees of the forest – and without oak, in particular – we would not be here. Up until only about 150 years ago, oak was a key part of the wealth of tribes and nations. It gave us food, and taught us everything from road building to sailing. OAK AND US is a quick sketch of this millennial relationship.

9:00 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m.            Tree Worker Safety: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You, John Ball, South Dakota State University (1ATMUBm)

While arborists suffer serious nonfatal and fatal injuries every year from a multitude of causes, there are about 10 key sources for more than 75% of the incidents.  This session will review 10 years of data to show the sources for most of our incidents and more importantly, how not to become next year’s statistics

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            Concurrent Sessions

Tree Selection in Climate Change, Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University (1AMUBm)

Tree selection in climate change will discuss aspects of climate shifts, their implications, and then strategy for selecting in a long view based on the current and future environment.  Several web and print tools will be presented for use in planning future selection palettes, and for growers in terms of helping communities plan for future tree planting.

Living Dirt, William Logan, Urban Arborists (1AMUBs)

Dirt is not a substrate, not a floor, not inert, not dead.  Everywhere there is decay and repose, there begins to be a new soil. Dirt is the place where the decay of the dead and the transformation of stone creates a living body in nature. Out of this body, all plants and all life are born.  It is not sentimental to call dirt the matrix, the mother, of life. We who work daily with dirt are too prone to know it by numbers, but the numbers only tell a few things about it. Each soil is an individual, and it brings forth what it can, based upon the unique factors of its formation.  We need to respond to dirt as a living thing, and to be responsible for our part in its continuing life. 

Biomechanical Approaches to Understand How Trees Withstand Nature’s Assault, Greg Dahle, WVU (1ATMUBs)

We will explore how arboricultural researchers are integrating biology and engineering to learn how trees deal with the environmental loads such as wind, snow and ice. In addition to overviewing biomechanics, we will explore recent research findings, which help to inform how loads are carried in trees.

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.           Break with Exhibitors

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch Buffet, Gold Leaf Awards, MAC-ISA Update

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.              Break with Exhibitors

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.              Concurrent Sessions

Research Updates from Graduate Students from WVU, Univ of MD, and Frostburg (1AMUBm)

A variety of different research projects will be presented.

Remote Sensing Approaches to Modeling UTC Change, Jessica Sanders, Casey Trees, Earl Eutsler, DDOT (1AMUBm)

Come learn about the remote sensing approaches being applied in the District of Columbia to develop detailed understanding of how the urban tree canopy (UTC) is changing, involving both loss and expansion

How to Work with Your Electric Utility, Chip Brown, West Penn Power (1AMUBm)

The topic will cover aspects of contacting and working with electric utilities to perform tree work in the vicinity of electric lines, what to expect in terms of response and extent of work, and how to make it fit into the operation of a private tree contractor.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             EAB Infested Trees – Is it Worth the Risk? Jenny Gulick, Davey Resource Group (1ATMUBm)

The stage of EAB infestation dictates how you manage ash trees. The decision-making process for treatment or removal will be discussed; and if removal is the option, the risks to persons and property must be considered.  Learn how the stage of EAB infestation influences the removal process, safety, liability, and how you deal with clients and citizens 

General Information - Questions call 703-753-0499 or email admin@macisa.org

Accommodations: Mention MAC-ISA to get group rates at the Hampton Inn (directly across from Alumni Center) call 304-599-1200 ($121 plus taxes) or Euro- Suites ($109 plus taxes), 304-598-1000.  Special rate for Hampton Inn has been extended until Sept.12th. Special rate for Euro-Suites is valid until September 18. Limited rooms are available, register and call early.

Register for the Annual Meeting by Sept. 14th for the best rate. Select your classes prior to going to the registration site. Register online here. 

Exhibit Show: Save $ on shipping and buy directly from the suppliers. Two day show at the same location, indoors and out. 

MAC-ISA Welcome Reception – Monday, October 3rd, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Erickson Alumni Center.  Mingle with old friends and meet new ones.  Light refreshments and cash bar, plus one free drink.  There will be a group jam session, bring your acoustic instruments. 

Silent Auction – One auction will be held this year starting on Monday and ending Tuesday early afternoon. Sales revenue from silent auction items is used to fund scholarships to our Annual Meeting for college students. There will also be some items to support the BAMF. Please donate new, quality items for the auction and e-mail the office at exdirector@macisa.org to tell us what you will be donating.  Plan on bidding on the great items we will have this year. We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards.  

Full and Partial Student Scholarships Available: Visit www.mac-isa.org for application or call 703-753-0499 for more information.  You must be a MAC-ISA member to apply, deadline Sept. 2nd. 

TREE Fund Events to Benefit the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund (BAMF) 

Golf Tournament at the Lakeview Golf Course– Sunday October 2nd. Registration and lunch at noon - As one of the best all around West Virginia golf courses, the Lakeview Course is rated four stars by Golf Digest and has been rated among the top 100 public courses in America. This par 72 course offers an intricate tree-lined design, featuring large undulating greens, tight fairways and scenic views. Registration and lunch begin at noon. http://www.lakeviewwvgolf.com/.  $90. Net proceeds will benefit BAMF. 

Ride (Motorcycle) for Research – Sunday, October 2nd, begins at 11am at the hotel.  $50 fee, all proceeds donated to BAMF. 

Adventure WV Zipline Canopy Tour - The tour is comprised of 4 ziplines, an aerial bridge, and aerial ladder and a rappel station to exit the course. Throughout the canopy tour experience, participants will learn about the WVU University Research Forest, Forest Management and Wildlife.  $50 per person, eight people per group, very limited space. 1:30 pm.  Net proceeds will benefit BAMF.

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Erickson Alumni Center
1 Alumni Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

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The MAC-ISA is a non-profit professional organization of arborists, urban foresters, and others involved in the caring of trees.  Our membership is made up of people from commercial, utility, municipal sectors, educational institutions and other green industry related fields.  Our mission is to promote a culture of safety while fostering education and research that supports the care and benefits of trees.  Our chapter area includes District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. 

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