2020 Texas Tree Conference

Thanks for attending the Virtual Conference and Academy
See you in 2021 in Waco!

 

This year the Texas Chapter ISA was planning to hold Live and Virtual Editions of the Texas Tree Conference for our members. Unfortunately, the Waco Convention Center was not open so the Live Edition was cancelled but the Virtual Edition was held online as planned.

With the Virtual Texas Tree Conference, you will be viewing the same outstanding speakers and you won’t have to sit and watch the entire Conference and Academy over the usual 2-1/2 day stretch! Instead, the Virtual Tree Conference and Academy is being presented in 2-3 hour sessions.

You don’t need to worry that the technology will be hard to use. If you have a desktop computer, laptop or tablet (may not be compatible with iPhone and iPad) you can view the on-demand virtual conference and academy sessions with an access link that you will receive when you register using the links in the table below. Each session will be available for viewing until December 31, 2020. (Note: The recorded sessions from the Virtual Conference and Academy will be uploaded as on-demand webinars in January 2021 to the ISAT Online Learning webpage.)

CEU Note: In order to receive ISA CEUs for each session, you must stay logged in for the entire session. Your session access link is keyed to your registration so when you join the session, we are able to monitor your attendance on our end and if you have an ISA Certification, we will process your CEUs with ISA. If you have any CEU questions, just contact Misti Perez at misti@isatexas.com.

For more information contact A.J. Thibodeaux, 2020 Texas Tree Conference Chair at ajt@preservationtree.com

 

Virtual 2020 Texas Tree Conference and Academy Links

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Click here for a brochure with the Virtual Conference and Academy program and agenda.Your guide to this years Virtual Texas Tree Conference and Academy.
Texas Tree Academy - What's Up Doc Tree Diagnosis Workshop

Join Dr. Appel and Sheila McBride for a Live 'What's Up Doc' Quiz Review Webinar
January 13, 2021, Noon to 1:00 PM
1 ISA CEU
How good are your tree diagnosis skills
?

Join Dr. David Appel and Sheila McBride for an online Tree Diagnosis Quiz Review on January 13, 2021. The popular 'What's Up Doc' tree diagnosis sample table from past Academy's in Waco has been reimagined so that you can view it as a online video. Dr. Appel and Sheila encourage you to take the twenty seven (27) question quiz (free and link below) before you attend the Quiz Review Webinar. In this live review webinar, will go over the quiz and you will be able to ask Dr. Appel and Sheila any diagnosis questions you may have.

The samples covered in the quiz are all described in Academy Sessions A & B (links below) so it is best to watch these sessions before you view the sample video and take the quiz. If you would like to receive one ISA CEU for watching the Tree Diagnosis Quiz video, just take the online quiz during or after you watch the video. You can take the quiz as many times as you like but you will need to score 80% or above to get the CEU. If you get 80% or above, the Texas Chapter ISA will submit your CEU information to ISA.

Click here to register for the the January 13th, live, one-hour What's Up Doc Tree Diagnosis Quiz Review with Dr. Appel and Sheila McBride (free for previous Academy attendees and $20 for all others)

SPECIAL FREE BONUS SAMPLE VIDEO AND QUIZ! Get and additional 1 ISA CEU!
Dr. Appel and Sheila have re-imagined their What's Up Doc sample quiz and prepared a special bonus video and quiz for you. Click here to register to watch the video (55 minutes and it's free) and if you take the online quiz here (27 questions) and get an 80% or above, we will send in your information to ISA so you receive one ISA CEU. Dr. Appel and Sheila will go over the answers in the Academy. Here is a PDF version of the quiz.

Session A:
Click here to register for the on-demand webinar of the Texas Tree Academy Session A: What's Up Doc Tree Diagnosis Workshop. 3 ISA CEUs. Originally broadcast on Nov. 11, 2020. Note: This webinar runs for three hours with a four minute break at 1:55. There are no user controls and you can re-watch whenever you like for 30 days.

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Session B:
Click here to register for the on-demand webinar of the Texas Tree Academy Session B: What's Up Doc Tree Diagnosis Workshop. 3 ISA CEUs. Originally broadcast on Nov. 12, 2020. Note: This webinar runs for three hours with a five minute break at 1:27. There are no user controls and you can re-watch whenever you like for 30 days.

You can find a PDF copy of the Diseases of Trees in the Great Plains here

Here is a PDF copy of the Plant Disease Diagnosis Sample Form from the Texas Plant Disease Diagnosis Lab

Here is a copy of the Rapid Decline of Post Oaks in Texas flyer from Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension
Your presenters:
Dr. David Appel, Professor & Associate Department Head, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University
Sheila McBride, Extension Program Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University


What’s wrong with this tree?  This can be both your favorite question and your hardest question to answer. Join the experts and your peers for presentations, samples and discussions to comprehensively address the topic of tree and landscape diagnosis from several different perspectives:
*The Tree Scientists: What is tree diagnosis and what are the trees responses to insect and diseases and how do symptoms develop?
*The Field Arborist: How do you diagnose tree health problems in the field?
*The Diagnostic Lab Clinician: How do plant problems get confirmed in the lab?

These perspectives will be covered in two, three-hour sessions. The Academy will offer several exciting features including diagnosis in the field and a look inside the Plant Diagnostic Lab.

Sponsored by:
Environmental Design and Davey, Tree Clinic Pharmacy, Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, ALL ABOUT EQUIPMENT, Brabandt, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Arborjet, Texas A&M Forest Service

6 ISA CEUs

Academy Sessions will be available for free viewing for registrants for 30 days after the event.

 

2020 Texas Tree Academy

Virtual: Online sessions A & B were held on Nov. 11-12, 2020

What’s Up Doc? Tree Diagnosis Academy

(6 CEUs total)

Dr. David Appel, Professor & Associate Department Head, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University

Sheila McBride, Extension Program Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University

What’s wrong with this tree?  This can be both your favorite question and your hardest question to answer.

Join the experts and your peers for presentations and discussions to comprehensively address the topic of tree and landscape diagnosis from several different perspectives:

  • The Tree Scientists: What is tree diagnosis and what are the trees responses to insect and diseases and how do symptoms develop?
  • The Field Arborist: How do you diagnose tree health problems in the field? Tools, tips and techniques!
  • The Diagnostic Lab Clinician: How do plant problems get confirmed in the lab and how can you make sure that your sample can be processed?

These perspectives will be covered in two, three-hour sessions and you will have the opportunity for live interactions with all the experts. The Virtual Edition offers several exciting features including virtual tours and a bonus Tree Diagnosis Video and Quiz where you can get an extra ISA CEU and win prizes.

This is our most popular Academy and we only offer it every three years so don’t miss it!

(The Tree Academy requires a separate registration from the Conference)

Registration links are in the table above

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2020 Texas Tree Conference

Virtual: Oct. 7 – 21
(11 CEUs total) 

At this year’s Texas Tree Conference and Trade Show, we will continue our history of providing outstanding education programs featuring nationally known speakers and the latest in tree research and arboriculture.

Learn from national leaders in research, commercial, utility and municipal arboriculture, urban forestry, urban planning and landscape architecture.

Featured speakers include: Dr. John Ball, Professor, South Dakota State University, Dr. Richard Hauer, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Dr. David Appel, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Skip Kincaid, Executive Director, Southern Chapter ISA, St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Christopher Fields-Johnson, Davey Institute, Virginia, Emily Landon, Professor, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Allen Smith, Forest Health Coordinator, Texas A&M Forest Service, Austin,  Sheila McBride, Lead Diagnostician, Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, College Station, Laura Miller, County Extension Agent, Fort Worth, David Dechant, Lead Arborist and Soil Scientist, Davey Tree Experts, Atlanta,  Eric Linberg, Rainbow Tree Care, Emmett Muennink, Arborjet South Central Technical Manager, The Colony and more!

The 2020 conference theme is “40 Years of Texas Tree Culture” and topics will include: 

  • Tree Risk and Arborist Responsibility
  • Cost of not Maintaining Trees – Growing Urban Forests & Sustainability
  • The Incidental Line Clearance Arborist and the Line-Clearance Arborist: Who can do what?
  • A300 Part 2 Soil Management
  • The Z133: Where is it heading?
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Emerald Ash Borer and You
  • Diagnosing and Managing Abiotic Disorders
  • A300 Part 5 Tree Preservation
  • EAB: To Treat or Not To Treat – That is the Question
  • Healthy Trees Healthy People: Just What the Tree Ordered

and more!

(The Tree Academy is a separate event from the Tree Conference and Trade Show)

Registration links are in the table above
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Our 2020 Sponsors

Please shop with them and thank them for their support

All About Equipment
All Access Equipment
Arborjet
ArborSystems
Blue Mountain EQ – STIHL
Brabandt Equipment
Environmental Design, Inc.
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Supersonic Air Knife
Texas A&M Forest Service
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Top Notch Tree Farm
Tracked Lifts Inc
Tree Clinic Pharmacy
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana

ISA CEUs

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Link to the 2019 Conference page