Arizona Community Tree Council

1106 N. Gilbert Road

Suite 2-160

Mesa, Arizona 85203


 2016 Conference & Workshop Schedule-at-a-Glance

Conference Break-out Session Notes:

> There are three tracks of break-out sessions at the Conference on Friday

    1) Tree Maintenance (Sustainable Management)
    2) Trees and People (Community Health)
    3) Certified Arborist Review

Attendees may choose to attend sessions in different tracks.

It is not necessary to pre-register for a particular session or track.


> Each Conference Break-out Session is 1 ISA CEU (the Conference General Session is 2 ISA CEUs)

> For the Pest Management Workshop on Saturday, up to 6 ISA CEUs & 6 OPM CEUs are available

  Friday, September 16, 2016
7:00am - 8:00am   Registration & Raffle Ticket Sales & Vendor Marketplace 
    BREAKFAST: Eggs, Sausage, Potatoes, Pastries, Fruit, Coffee, & Juice 
8:00am - 8:15am   ACTC President Welcome
8:15am -10:15am
General Session
  Nature Heals! What We Know About Trees, People and Health
  Kathleen L. Wolf, PhD
10:15am-10:30am   BREAK: Raffle Ticket Sales & Vendor Marketplace


Break-out Sessions -->
The Perilous Lives of Urban Trees - Maintenance Matters
Dennis Swartzell
Green Infrastructure for the Health of Trees and Communities
Kieran Sikdar
Certified Arborist Review
Scott Cosgrove
11:30am - 1:00pm
  LUNCH: Deli Buffet (Goldwater Ballroom) & Raffle Ticket Sales
  Guest Speakers: Rex Condie & Lavor Smith, Urban Wood Utilization
  Raffle Drawings & Vendor Marketplace
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Break-out Sessions -->
 Tree Maintenance, Repair and Replacement
Ed Carpenter
Legacy or Folly: Landscapes that Create Healthy and Sustainable Communities
 Jay Hicks
 Certified Arborist Review
Scott Cosgrove
 2:00pm - 2:15pm   BREAK: Raffle Ticket Sales & Vendor Marketplace

 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Break-out Sessions -->
 Climate Change and Long Term Health of Arizona Forests/Trees
Dr. George Koch
 Trees in Retail Districts: Studies of Shoppers' Response
Kathleen L. Wolf, PhD
 Certified Arborist Review
Scott Cosgrove
3:15pm - 3:30pm   BREAK: Raffle Ticket Sales & Vendor Marketplace

 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Break-Out Sessions -->
Urban Forest - Canopy Analysis for Community Health & Maintenance
Wolfgang Grunberg
Arborists as Athletes: Exercise and Ergonomic Health and Wellness considerations for the arborist
Ed Carpenter 
Certified Arborist Review
Scott Cosgrove
4:30pm - 6:00pm   Closing General Session & Raffle Drawings
  Margarita Reception:
Complimentary Margarita Drinks & Mexican Appetizers
6:00pm - 9:00pm   Networking Reception: All Welcome
  Saturday, September 17, 2016
7:00am - 2:30pm   Pest Management Workshop: Plant Health Care (6 CEUs)
  Light Breakfast Buffet for Workshop Attendees: Bagels, Fruit, Coffee, & Juice
  Lunch on your own.
7:30am - 12:30pm   ISA Certified Arborist Exam: Pre-registration with ISA is required.
7:30am - 12:30pm   Hike / Outing: Meet in hotel lobby to caravan

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