Western Tree Failure Database Annual Meeting

@ Filoli Gardens
on Thursday, January 10, 2019
in Woodside, CA

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Join us for our Annual Meeting of the Western Tree Failure Database at beautiful Filoli. Topics include: Bioacoustics Technology in Predicting Tree Failure; Assessment of Tree Condition; An International View of Tree Risk Assessment and Failure Analysis; Considerations Regarding Hazard Tree Management; and an Update on the Tree Decay Study.



8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and Introductions
Larry Costello, Oracle Oak LLC, San Francisco, CA (larryoracleoak@me.com)
8:45am Tree Failure Case Studies (2)
9:15am The Role of Bioacoustic Technology in Tree Failure Predictions
Bruce Allison, Consulting Arborist, Allison Tree, Verona, WI
10:15am Break
10:30am Tree Failure and Risk Assessment: A Worldly View
Kevin Eckert, Consulting Arborist, Arbor Global USA, Kailua, HI
11:30am Lunch Provided
12:30pm Tree Failure Case Study (1)
12:45pm Conditional Assessment of Tree Condition
Jim Clark, Consulting Arborist, HortScience/Barlett Consulting, Pleasanton, CA
1:30pm Hazard Tree Considerations: From Individual Trees to Forest Stands
Pete Angwin, Plant Pathologist, US Forest Service, Redding, CA
2:10pm The Tree Decay Study: Results and Assessment
Igor Lacan, Environmental Horticulture Adviser, University of California Cooperative Extension, Half Moon Bay, CA
3:00pm Training for New Cooperators
Katherine Jones, WTFD Database Manager (treefail@mac.com
4:00pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Early Registration (through 12/31/18):

  • $120.00 - WCISA Member
  • $160.00 - Non-WCISA Member
  • $70.00 - Student/Senior

Regular Registration (on or after 1/1/19):

  • $145.00 - WCISA Member
  • $190.00 - Non-WCISA Member
  • $70.00 - Student/Senior


  • 5.0 - CA/CTW
  • 4.0 - BCMA-M
  • 4.0 - BCMA-S

1.0 - Optional for New Cooperator Training

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Filoli Gardens
86 Canada Road
Woodside, CA 94062