Oak Wilt Identification and Management Qualification Course and Assessment – Austin
May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 2:30 pm$250
Join the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA for the Oak Wilt Identification and Management Qualification Course and Assessment. This two-day workshop is for ISA Certified Arborists and will show you how to identify and manage oak wilt in Texas.
Each participant that successfully completes the course and passes the assessment will receive the status of Oak Wilt Qualified. Their qualification will be noted on the Texas Oak Wilt website as well as on any handout and other materials referencing qualified individuals. Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M and Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting the training.
Registration is limited to 25 so register today!
Due to the high demand for this workshop, registration is limited to two per company or organization. If you have others who would like to attend, you can add them to the waiting list on the registration page.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Classroom
8:30-8:45 Welcome/Introductions/Oak Wilt Qualification Objectives–ISAT Representative
8:45-10:00 Tree Biology & CODIT-Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University
10:15-12:30 Oak Wilt Biology, Control Techniques & Extent in Texas–Appel
1:00-2:15 Oak Wilt in Relation to Other Tree Diseases & Drought Mimicry–Appel
2:30-3:30 Texas A&M Forest Service Practices & Protocols & the Oak Wilt Suppression Project–Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service
3:30-4:00 Five Step Diagnosis for Oak Wilt–Edmonson
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Field Day
8:30-9:30 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning–Edmonson
9:30-12:00 Sampling and Fungicide Injection Demonstration–Appel
1:00-2:00 Qualification Exam
2:00-2:30 Oak Wilt Qualification Protocols/Partnership Website & Contacts–ISAT Representative