2018 WCISA Conference & Trade Show

@ Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
on Monday, April 23-26, 2018
in Santa Rosa, CA


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Non Member Full Conference Registration

$650.00

Includes: Opening ceremony, educational sessions, continental breakfasts & lunches, annual banquet, breaks, and conference notebook

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Non Member Tuesday Only

$375.00

Includes: single day’s educational sessions, refreshment breaks, continental breakfast and lunch (Banquet is excluded from daily registration)

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Non Member Wednesday Only

$375.00

Includes: single day’s educational sessions, refreshment breaks, continental breakfast and lunch (Banquet is excluded from daily registration)

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Spouse/Guest Full Program

$325.00

Includes: Opening ceremony, daily tours and activities A

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Spouse/Guest Meals w/ attendee

$325.00

Includes: Opening ceremony, daily tours and activities A

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Field Day at Galvin Park Monday

$125.00

Sign up early - Limited spots available

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Afternoon Tour Thursday

$100.00

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Women in Arboriculture Breakfast

$75.00

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Extra Banquet Ticket

$125.00

Registration ends ends Apr 16

Extra Awards Lunch Ticket

$75.00

Registration ends ends Apr 16

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Schedule Overview

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

7:00 11th Annual Britton Fund Ride
7:00 Pre-Conference Field Day & Tree Planting at Galvin Park
10:00 TREE Fund Golf Outing at Bennett Valley Golf Club
3:00 Registration Opens
5:30 Opening Ceremony & Reception with Exhibitors

TUESDAY APRIL 24, 2018

7:00 Registration Open, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 Welcome
President Rick Gessner
8:30 Keynote – Witness Tree: Seasons of change with a century –old oak
Lynda Mapes, The Seattle Times
9:35 The Catastrophic Fires of 2017: Overview and lessons learned
James Scheid, CalFIRE
10:05 Morning Stretch with Exhibitors
10:30 Overview and status of California’s forest resources.
Dr. Rick Standiford, UC Berkeley (Emeritus)
11:30 Awards Luncheon
1:00 Five most important developments in urban forest research in past 20 years
Dr. Greg McPherson, USDA Forest Service
1:50 Trees in a changing climate
Dr. Drew Zwart, Bartlett Tree Research Lab
2:35 Afternoon Stretch with Exhibitors
3:00 Ecology of California’s 21 native oak species
Dr. Matt Ritter, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
3:45 The most important lessons I have learned about mature tree management
Dr. Jim Clark, HortScience Inc.
4:10 “Re-Oaking” the Silicon Valley
Dr. Erica Spotswood, SF Estuary Institute
5:00 Happy Hour with Outdoor Exhibits

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018

Soil & Water Management Urban Forestry Utility Forestry
8:00 David Kelley, Consultant, Effect of intense fire on soil and the geomorphology of Bay Area soils Michael-Gerold Neumann, City of Roseville – Planting of young oak trees: mitigation and restoration practices Dr. Chris Halle and Dr. Claudia Luke, Sonoma State – The Nature!Tech Collaborative: The tale of an industry and academic partnership, and the establishment of the Western United States Vegetation Management Monitoring Network
8:50 Dr. Igor Lacan, UCCE – Identifying and mitigating common soil problems Tina McKeand, Davey Resource Group – Tree-friendly streetscape innovations John Daubenspeck, Davey Resource Group – Rethinking safety within utility vegetation management
9:45 Morning Stretch with Exhibitors
10:15 Dr. Larry Costello, Oracle Oak, LLC – Estimating irrigation water needs of trees Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research Lab – Soil under pavement: How to get the most tree with a limited soil area Lance Dye, Salt River ProjectUtility appropriate tree plantings and City of Phoenix partnership
11:05 Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University Woody mulch? Or wouldn’t he? Walter Passmore, City of Palo Alto and Elise Willis, Canopy – Trees and Infrastructure: minimizing conflicts Dr. James Zwack, Davey Resource Group – EAB and pest management strategies
12:00 Lunch with Exhibitors
Pest Management Consulting
1:15 Dr. Mark Hoddle, UC RiversideInvasive species in the Western US James MacNair, Consulting Arborist- Appraising fire damaged trees
2:05 Dr. Ted Swiecki, Phytosphere ConsultingWhat arborists need to know about Phytophthora and why Denice Britton, CalTLC, Inc. – Assessing fire damage and managing fire damaged trees
2:50 Afternoon Stretch
3:10 Dr. Steve Seybold, US Forest Service – Bark beetle ecology and management Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research – Testing TRAQ
4:10 Dr. Jim Downer, UCCE – Cell phone diagnostics Dan Staley, ArborDrone – Using drones in arboriculture
6:00 Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

Commercial Arboriculture
7:00 Women in Arboriculture Breakfast (Ticketed event)
8:30 David Perkins, APlus Tree – Goal setting for business development Chris Buck, City of San Francisco – The 5 biggest arboriculture challenges in San Francisco
9:20   Nick Araya, TreeCareLA, Modern and traditional tree support techniques to retain old urban growth
10:05 Morning Stretch
10:20 Chad Dykstra, Foothill Tree – What Customer Services means to your business Jeff Reimer, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – Status and trends in municipal urban forestry programs in California
11:10 Gary McIver, CalOSHA – Why CalOSHA is important to our industry Dave Rizzo, UC Davis – Management of oak root fungus in urban settings
12:00 ALOHA! – SEE YOU IN THE ISLANDS
1:00 OPTIONAL FIELD WORKSHOP at Santa Rosa Community College (ticketed event)

 

Denice Britton, CalTLC, Inc. An Arborist’s retrospective on native oaks in a landscape setting

David Kelley, Consultant – Assessment and correction of problematic soils

Dan Staley, ArborDrone Demonstration on use of drone technology in a field setting

Torrey Young, Dryad, LLC – Managing heritage oaks through pruning, cabling/bracing/propping

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS APPLIED TO THIS PROGRAM:

CEUs Available Monday (Optional):

  • 6.0 - CTM
  • 6.0 - BCMA-P

CEUs Available Tuesday:

  • 6.75 - CTM
  • 5.0 - BCMA-M
  • 1.0 - BCMA-P
  • 0.75 - BCMA-S

CEUs Available Wednesday:

  • 7.00 - CTMU

CEUs Available Wednesday Soil and Water:

  • 2.75 BCMA-S
  • 0.75 - BCMA-P

CEUs Available Wednesday Urban Forestry:

  • 2.75 - BCMA-M

CEUs Available Wednesday Utility Forestry:

  • 2.75 - BCMA-P
  • 0.75 - BCMA-M

CEUs Available Wednesday Pest Management*:

  • 3.55 - BCMA-S

CEUs Available Wednesday Consulting:

  • 3.5 - BCMA-M

CEUs Available Thursday:

  • 3.00 - CTM

CEUs Available Thursday Commercial:

  • 2.25 - BCMA-M
  • 0.75 - BCMA-P

CEUs Available Thursday Arboriculture:

  • 3.0 - BCMA-M

CEUs Available Thursday Optional WIA Breakfast:

  • 1.0 - CTM
  • 1.0 - BCMA-M

CEUs Available Thursday Optional Tour/Field Workshope:

  • 3.00 - CTM
  • 1.50 - BCMA-S
  • 0.75 - BCMA-M
  • 0.75 - BCMA-P

*DPR hours have been applied for

Location

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401