Meeting Information

Protecting Our Trees in a Changing Environment

Date and Time:

Friday, September 15, 2017 ~ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Conference Description:

Trees are amazing residents of our cities and communities. Although they are resilient, we need to make sure as Arborists we are doing all we can to protect them from climate, construction and other environmental factors. Spend the day with practitioners and researchers discussing how these factors affect our trees, hear case studies and pest updates and discover how we can work together to keep them green and growing.


8:30 am  Registration
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Rose Epperson, Executive Director, Western Chapter ISA
9:15 am Trees, Drought, and Pests
Dr. Igor Lacan, Urban Forestry Advisor, UCCE, Half Moon Bay, CA
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Case Study: Shot Hole Borer (SHB) – An Urban Forester’s Perspective
Cris Falco, Plant Health Care Coordinator, West Coast Arborists, Anaheim, CA
11:30 am Case Study: Drought and Beetle Impacts to Native Trees: What we know and what we hope to learn
Rosi Dagit, Senior Conservation Biologist, RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga, CA
12:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00 pm Goldenspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) – Collaborative Detection and Action
Kevin Turner, Southern California Invasive Pest Coordinator, CALFIRE, Riverside, CA
1:45 pm Huanglongbing, and Asian Citrus Psyllid (HLB/ACP)
Dr. Igor Lacan, Urban Forestry Advisor, UCCE, Half Moon Bay, CA
2:30 pm Shot Hole Borers (KSHB/PSHB) – Organizing the Response to Invasive Pests
Dr. John Kabashima, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor, Emeritus, UCCE, Irvine, CA
3:30 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


Early Registration (through 9/5/17):

$105.00 - WCISA Member
$130.00 - Non-WCISA Member
$55.00 - Student/Senior

Regular Registration (on or after 9/6/17):

$145.00 - WCISA Member
$175.00 - Non-WCISA Member
$55.00 - Student/Senior


5.5 - CA / CTW / MS
1.5 - BCMA-M
2.0 - BCMA-P
2.0 - BCMA-S

DPR applied for


Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805