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Round Rock hosts Texas Tree Conference
 
Time:   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Date: 10/4/2006   to  10/6/2006  
Location: Austin Marriott North - La Frontera
2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, Texas  78664 (Map)
 

The International Society of Arboriculture Texas Chapter Annual Conference will be held at the Round Rock Marriott on October 4-6, 2006. The conference this year will be two complete days of presentations. It will feature "What Works In Texas - The Voices of Experience"

Conference Details: On Wednesday, October 4, the conference will kick off with two workshops. The first is a ā€¯Firewiseā€¯ workshop. During this period of high temperatures and extreme drought, learn how to incorporate fire-resistant management practices into your business.

The second pre-conference workshop, "Texas Tree Ordinances - What Works and What Doesn't" is for those involved with tree protection ordinances. Arborists and foresters from diverse Texas cities will present stories of success and challenges in regard to ordinances and discuss realistic issues surrounding urban tree preservation. The workshop will be held on Wednesday the 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on the first floor of the McConico building, located at 301 West Bagdad, Round Rock, TX 78664. For more information, contact Jim Carse, Forestry Supervisor, City of Round Rock, 512-341-3368.

2006 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 4
12-5 p.m. Registration
4-9 p.m. ISA Certification Exam
Pre-conference Workshops
1-4:30 p.m. FireWise Workshop
1-5 p.m. Texas Tree Ordinances - What Works and What Doesn't
6-11 p.m. After Hours Social

Thursday, October 5
7-9 a.m. Registration
7-8 a.m. Member Breakfast
8-8:15 a.m. Welcome, ISAT president
8:15-9:15 a.m. Marketing 101, Kevin Tuerff, Enviromedia
9:15-10 a.m. Marketing: What Has Worked for Texas Arborists. John Davis, J. Davis Treecare
10-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. How to Diagnose Tree Problems, Pat Wentworth, Austin Tree Specialists
11:30 -1 p.m. Lunch ( ISA Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon)
Concurrent Sessions
Track A
1-2 p.m. Tree Injection, Jim Zwak, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
2-3 p.m. Pesticide/Diagnosis: What Has Worked for Texas Arborists, Jerry Pulley, Tree Clinic
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5 p.m. Bacterial Leaf Scorch, from Grapes to Oaks, Dr.David Appel, Professor & Associate Dept. Head, Plant Pathology & Microbiology, TAMU
Track B
1:30-3 p.m. Tree Inventory Systems, iTree - Scott Maco, Davey Resource Group, Urban Forester and Project Manager
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 -5 p.m. Tree Policy and Management - Walter Warriner, City Forester, Santa Monica, CA and ISA Vice President
Thursday Night Social
8-11 p.m. Texas Holdā€™em Tournament

Friday, October 6
7-9 a.m. Registration
7-8 a.m. Member Breakfast
8-9 a.m. Hazard Tree Assessments & Dynamics, Todd Watson, Asst. Professor, Urban & Community Forestry Program, TAMU
9-9:30 a.m. Hazard Trees, Real World, Kerry Kellam, Horton Tree Care
9:30-10 a.m. Break
10-11 a.m. Cabling/Bracing: ANSI Standards, Kevin Bassett, Arborilogical
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lightning Protection, Yan Yoder, Independent Protection Co.
12-1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1-1:45 p.m. Causes of Chlorosis, Jim Zwak
1:45-2:30 p.m. Fertilization, Sam Hill, Sam Hill Tree Care
2:30-3 p.m. Break
3-3:45 p.m. Organic Treecare, John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener
3:34-4:30 p.m. Sales, Jim Houser, Tree Clinic
 

 

 
For more information, please contact Emsud Horozovic, (512) 341-3350.
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