PTCA - 2020 Vision of Arboriculture

on Friday, August 21, 2020
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After careful consideration and several weeks of discussions with the City of San Diego, PTCA Board and Seminar Committee, PTCA has decided to forgo our seminar and field day for 2020.  We are already permitted at the Balboa Club for August 20 and 21, 2021.  We will be back stronger than ever next year.  In the meantime, we have put together a condensed online version of our educational program.   We are excited about the prospects of reaching so many Arborists in San Diego in this new format during these unprecedented times.   Please join us on August 21, 2020 for a 2020 Vision of Arboriculture with presentations by Dr. Matt Ritter, Dr. Mark Hoddle, Scott Paul (Taylor Guitars) and Dr. John Ball.  



9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:15   KEYNOTE: Climate-ready trees: Predicting urban forest responses to climate-change, Dr. Matt Ritter, Cal Poly SLO

10:30   Morning Break

10:40 Update on the current efforts with South American Palm Weevil: Mark Hoddle, University of California at Riverside

11:40   PTCA Awards Presentation

11:50   Mid-day Break (Vendor Opportunity)

12:10  Sustain and sustainability: Why a Guitar Company’s 100 year plan includes urban wood.: Scott Paul, Taylor Guitars

1:10   Afternoon Break

1:20  Arborist Safety A to Z: John Ball, University of South Dakota

2:30   Adjourn  

All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email (receipt) and a separate email with a link to the Zoom Webinar.  An email reminder will be sent via zoom the day prior to the event.

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Cosponsored by Professional Tree Care Association & City of San Diego

Continuing Education Hours

ISA: 4.0 Arborists and Tree Workers

DPR: PCA, QAC, and QAL -  -  Applied for

TCIA: Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals -  Applied for


$60.00 / Members

$75.00 / Nonmembers




This is an online event,