October 10th & 11th - Long Beach Convention Center

Tree Academy

NEW! We are excited to promote the “Tree Academy,” which brings together experts in order to provide you the tools and knowledge to thrive. More information coming soon.

Participating:

Wednesday, October 10th: 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Rigging, Chipper and Chainsaw Safety
by Jose Mercado
CEUs: ISA, TCIA

Chipper safety and it's use, ground men safety while working, including h-hats, eye protection, hearing protection, leg protection, proper chipper starting procedures, use of chainsaws and feeding brush into chipper.

"The seminars were all great. Presentations ranged from highly professional to accessible for those who want to gain general knowledge."

Wednesday, October 10th: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Selection, Planting and Aftercare of Nursery Trees
by Fred Roth, Ph.D.
CEUs: APLD, ISA, PGMS

Selection of good, sound nursery stock that has competent roots and is vigorous is the essential starting point of successful tree establishment. We will talk about what to look for and how to test what you find in the nursery. The second phase is putting the tree in the ground – there’s more science here than you might imagine. And finally, proper management of the infant tree until it is established will take the fragile, vulnerable tree to the point that it can mature with little additional care.

Wednesday, October 10th: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Recognizing Insects & Damage in Trees
by Susan Sims
CEUs: APLD, ISA, PGMS

Description TBD

Wednesday, October 10th: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Proper Climbing Techniques, Rope and Saddle, Aerial Lift Safety
by Jose Mercado
CEUs: APLD, ISA, TCIA

Come and see advanced climbing techniques SRT, DRT mechanical ascenders new gear state-of-the-art new tools.

Thursday, October 11th: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Pruning Shade Trees (Spanish)
by Oscar Sanchez
CEUs: APLD, ISA

We will talk about the importance of pruning a tree and the reasons why we do it. We will talk about it in class and look at drawings of pruning techniques. We will also talk about why topping is bad and the importance of sanitizing tools to stop S Tree Ds. We will look at the structures of trees and identify structural weaknesses and strengths. We will also take a look at several pruning tools and discuss how to use them properly and safely.

Thursday, October 11th: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trees ... Now You See Them, Now You Don't
by Ann Hope
CEUs: APLD, ISA

More info to come

Thursday, October 11th: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Pruning Shade Trees
by Oscar Sanchez
CEUs: APLD, ISA

We will talk about the importance of pruning a tree and the reasons why we do it. We will talk about it in class and look at drawings of pruning techniques. We will also talk about why topping is bad and the importance of sanitizing tools to stop S Tree Ds. We will look at the structures of trees and identify structural weaknesses and strengths. We will also take a look at several pruning tools and discuss how to use them properly and safely.

Thursday, October 11th: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Roots
by Susan Sims
CEUs: APLD, ISA, PGMS

Where do roots really grow? How can we determine if our actions will damage roots? What happens if I do damage roots? What products and methods are available to preserve roots?