The WAA teams up with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to present the WAA/DNR Annual Conference usually in the month of January or February. This three-day conference is intended for professional arborists, community foresters, nursery professionals, park and recreation directors and staff, tree care workers, landscape architects, green industry professionals, community administrators, volunteers, and students to come together with top researchers and educators to learn the latest in research, innovations, and industry developments and issues. ISA Continuing Education Unit (CEU’s) credits and Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credits are available for qualifying presentations.
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Registration is now closed.
WALK-UPS WILL BE WELCOME AT THE CONFERENCE. However, the Early Bird pricing will not be available. Early Bird pricing will be available through January 31, 2017.
No refunds will be allowed after January 31st.
Download the Conference Brochure and to register by mail.
Download the Schedule and Location of Events Addendum to plan out your conference agenda. This document also lists all the CEU's available for each session.
IMPORTANT!! The Hyatt Hotel books very quickly!
Hampton Inn (attached to KI Convention Center), 201 Main St., 920-437-5900
Quality Inn (0.6 miles from KI Convention Center), 321 S. Washington St., 920-437-8771
Welcome back to Green Bay for the WAA and WI DNR Annual Winter Conference!
The annual conference heads back to one of our favorite venues in Titletown. A conference start features a Three Track Program on Sunday including:
- a session on A300 pruning revisions;
- a track on using partnerships: collaboration, cooperation and capacity building; and
- a third program for those studying for the certification exam.
On Sunday evening, enjoy the food, drink, and rekindled friendships that will come about as the WAA hosts a Welcome Reception. New this year during the reception, the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council will sponsor Arbor-Master Trivia.
On Monday, general and concurrent sessions will include talks on urban tree benefits, nature and public health, communication between generations, and urban dendrochronology, amongst many other talks. We will discuss street smarts, complacency in the workplace, and emerging trends in ROW vegetation management in our ALL NEW Utility Track. As always, Climbers' Corner will be held in the Exhibit Hall, just look for the standing tree on display!
The annual WAA Business Meeting will be held Monday afternoon. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! This will be followed by the Exhibitor Social.
Tuesday morning learn about the art and science of tree injections, how to convince your clients that building near trees can be done, and then delve into the indicators for urban forests and public health.
There are a number of afternoon concurrent sessions covering many topics including tree support systems, current and future urban forest health issues, and the value of community forest master planning. We will also discuss the tree production roller coaster and identify forest insect damage and whether control is warranted.
Several sessions are also on for the Intro Track. Take a visual journey into giant trees and then discuss the importance of never becoming an electrical path-to-ground.
The Business Track continues in day two with how to grow your business smartly and efficiently. Also learn more from Utility Experts on regulatory compliance associated with forestry practices on natural gas pipeline construction projects.
The ALL NEW Utility Track will include talks on remote sensing and unmanned aircraft systems, amongst others. The afternoon will continue with a talk on utility vegetation management along with the latest and greatest in gadgets for these managers.
And typical with the WAA/DNR conference and something for everyone, the Climbers' Corner has much to learn with tips for protecting yourself while aloft and what it takes to climb giant trees. The session completes the morning with a new system for determining decay in trees.
We have a great lineup and look forward to seeing you all at the conference!