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The 35th Annual Texas Tree Conference will be in Waco, Texas
October 1-3, 2014
"Surviving ExTREEmes"


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 ttc logo  The 34th Annual Texas Tree Conference,
Texas Tree Academy, Electrical Hazard Awareness Program, Texas Tree School and Texas Tree Trade Show
Another record setting attendance!
October 2-4, 2013
Waco, Texas

Join us in Waco on October 2-4, for the largest and best Texas Tree Conference ever! We anticipate over 500 attendees as we keep "Branching Out ". 

You can attend several events this year including:

  • The Thursday and Friday Tree Conference and Trade Show that includes educational tracks for Commercial, Municipal and Utility Arborists, an awards luncheon, receptions and more.
  • The Wednesday pre-conference Tree Academy or Electrical Hazard Awareness Program.
  • And the Friday Tree School for English and Spanish-speaking tree workers.

Here is the onsite program

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 The Waco Hilton and the Courtyard by Marriott are the Conference Hotels
Waco Hilton (next to Convention Center): (254) 754-8484
Courtyard Marriot (across from Convention Center): (254) 752-8686
Use Group Code TTCTTCA for your reduced room rate.
Note:  If you want the group rate for a room at either hotel, you must reserve before midnight on September 13th.

Auction Items are needed to raise funds for research and scholarships.
Click here for more information and contact Terry Kirkland if you can help out.

For more information, contact Michael Sultan, Chair

Texas Tree Conference
Waco Convention Center
October 3-4

Are you "Branching Out?"

Join us in Waco on October 2-4, for the largest and best Texas Tree Conference ever! We anticipate over 500 attendees as we "Branch Out " to include a tracks for Commercial, Municipal and Utility Arborists and a Tree School for Spanish-speaking arborists. In addition, we will continue our history of providing outstanding education programs featuring nationally known speakers, the latest in tree research and arboriculture, an expanded trade show, an awards luncheon, and numerous networking opportunities. 

Learn from national leaders in research, commercial and utility arboriculture and urban forestry.

Featured speakers include Dr. Kim Coder,
Professor of Tree Biology and Tree Care, University of Georgia, Jan Davis, National Program Leader, US Forest Service, Randall Miller, Director of Vegetation Management, PacifiCorp, Dr. Drew Zwart, Researcher, Bartlett Research Lab, Jason Miesbauer, Research  Arborist, Morton Arboretum, Jim Orr, Vice President, Asplundh Tree Expert Company and many others!

The theme is "Branching Out" and topics will include:

Lightning and Trees:  Understanding Power, Damage & Protection Systems
A Diagnostic Challenge of Nursery and Tree Diseases

The Tree Agony of Drought
Leading the Way to Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests
Electric Hazard and Arboricultural Accident Prevention
Firewise Opportunities for Arborists
Sudden Oak Death
Insect Pest Management of Trees
Biomechanics
Storm Mitigation
Tree Preservation
Irrigation water quality and its effects on urban trees
Drought and Disease in the Urban Forest
Industry Indicators of an Effective Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) Program
Modifications to Reliability Standard FAC-003
Tree Felling and Drop Zone Awareness
Plant Stress Physiology
The Principles and Purposes of Plant Health Care
An Introduction to Arboricultural Consulting
Planning for Wildfire in Parks and Open Spaces
Root management A300 style

The ISA IVM Revision
Acquiring ROWís in Todayís World
60 Years of Research on Power Line ROW

and more!

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2013 Texas Tree Academy
Waco Convention Center
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 (The Tree Academy requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)


Combined Municipal, Utility & Commercial Academy

Morning Session
Lightning and Trees:  Understanding Power, Damage & Protection Systems
Dr. Kim Coder, Professor of Tree Biology and Tree Care, University of Georgia

Lightning causes major property damage, human injuries & deaths, and many tree losses or injuries in the United States and across Texas.  Of the tree liability risks associated with storms, lightning is one where an active program of tree protection is available and can be applied by tree health care professionals.  The two parts of tree lightning protection are:  1) the power and tree impacts of lightning; and, 2) tree assessment and protection.  Both these components will be covered in a detailed workshop format.  Also, touched upon will be issues of first aid for tree workers, and general lightning information for helping the public understand lightning impacts on trees and why they may need a properly installed system.

Afternoon Session
Tree Biomechanics

Dr. Frank W. Telewski, Professor of Plant Biology and Curator, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum, Michigan State University

This workshop will cover an introduction to tree biomechanics, from the structure of wood to the whole tree. Next it will cover how plants respond to mechanical stresses in the environment including gravity and wind followed by an introduction to tree assessment based on the principles of tree biomechanics covered earlier in the workshop. Dr. Telewski will close with the application of biomechanics to planting trees.  

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Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP)
Waco Convention Center
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

8:00 A
M Ė 5:00 PM
(EHAP requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists.  In fact, electricity causes about 30 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatalities.  Workers donít even have to touch a wire to be electrocuted Ė about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.  Tree branches and other conductive objects are an ever-present threat to arborists.

 

Since even a street lamp circuit or phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill, most arborists in the field have at least some exposure to this hazard. The ANSI Z133.1 safety standard for arboriculture operations requires all arborists to be trained to recognize and avoid these electrical hazards.  Qualified line-clearance arborists must have additional knowledge about electrical hazards and the special techniques used to work safely near electrical conductors.

 

This EHAP course is a great way to keep workers safe, ensure OSHA and ANSI compliance, and document training.  EHAP will also enhance your work in three other areas:

  • OSHA Safety Requirements:  EHAP helps you meet the OSHA 1910.269 safety standard.

  • ANSI Safety Requirements:  EHAP meets the ANSI Z133.1 requirement for electrical hazard training.

  • Storm Cleanup:  EHAP is often required by the US Army Corps of Engineers in order to qualify for storm-related clean-ups.

Instructor: Dr. Martha Romero

 

Class size is limited, so register early! 

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Texas Tree Schools
Waco Convention Center

Friday, October 4, 2013
10 AM to 3:30 PM  (5.0 ISA CEUís)

(The Tree School requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

Track 1 - Basic Tree Care and Safety Workshop - 5.0 CEUs

A great review or introduction to basic tree care for tree workers. A stand-alone one day workshop that will be a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. Topics covered will include basic tree biology, tree pruning, ascent techniques review and chain saw operation and safety. Your instructors are Guy LeBlanc, Owner of Arbor Vitae Tree Care, Austin and Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester with the Texas Forest Service, El Paso.

Pista 2 - Primeras Jornadas para Trabajadores de Arboles - 5.0 CEUs
A Spanish language workshop covering tree biology, soil science, tree selection, installation & establishment, pruning, and diagnosis & plant disorders. Expert speakers include Salvador Alemany and Mark Duff from the Texas Forest Service.

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Plan now to attend future ISAT Texas Tree Conferences:
October 1-3, 2014
September 30-Oct. 2, 2015