San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
KAA 2016 Annual Conference
CEU’s awarded for two-day conference:
ISA Certified CEU's: 6 per day, 12 total
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
Light Breakfast and buffet lunch served both days.
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"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 pm – Dr. Bob Houtz, chair, Department of Horticulture, N-318 Agri. Science, University of Kentucky & Dr. Terrell T. (Red) Baker, chair, Department of Forestry, 209 TP Cooper, University of Kentucky
“Program overview: UK Departments of Forestry & Horticulture”
The University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University are the Land Grant Universities responsible for providing research, educational resources, and assistance to the green industry across the Commonwealth. This presentation will provide you with information on the future direction of the program and give you the opportunity to ask questions / offer suggestions on how the university can assist you, your business, and meet the needs of the profession in Kentucky.
12:00 pm – 1:25 pm - Lunch, KAA Members' Meeting & Exposition -Meeting held in conference room
1:25 pm-1: 30 pm – J. 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”
In China it was the Year of the Monkey but in Kentucky it has been the year of the Caterpillar. We have seen large populations of these insects chomping their way across our landscapes. Decreases in the number of pollinators continue to fill the news with the blame being put on everything from neonicotinoides to devices that use wireless technology to read our home utility meters. We’ve lost our ash this election year and EAB is subsiding in some areas while it continues its slow and erratic march across the Commonwealth. Meanwhile, those sharp entomological eyes continue the search for gypsy moth, ALB, TCD, and the alphabet soup of other potential problems.
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm - Afternoon Break
3:45 pm -4:45 pm – Julie 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 am - Registration Opens
8:00 am – 8:55 am - Exposition & 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 am –Jerri 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 pm – Russ 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 pm - Afternoon 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.
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