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May 2020

Free Webinar from ISA Michigan: Tree Defect Walk

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trees in the urban environment live a much tougher life than those living in the forest. Let’s take a walk through a public park and look at some defects that these urban trees are dealing with and what can be done to mitigate the risks associated with them. This walk with cover defects brought on by the environment, humans and other pests. Instructor: Jake Carufel, Canopy Climbers Tree Service Jake Carufel has been a Certified Arborist since 2012 as well as a…

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Free TREE Fund Webinar: Sidewalks, Urban Plazas and Tree Roots

May 12 @ 12:00 pm
Treefund Webinar

Tree growth in urban areas is most limited by the lack of soil volume available for root development. This talk will discuss these limitations and share the results of research that compares different below grade treatments. The research studies are a ten-year comparison of four different treatments and a three-year comparison of six different treatment. The treatment can make a significant difference in root development and above ground tree characteristics as will be shown in photographs and with growth data.…

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Free EAB University Webinar: Integrated Chemical & Bio Control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Resource Manager’s Guide

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Albert “Bud” Mayfield, USDA Forest Service, Southern Region. Additional authors are Scott M. Salom, Kenton Sumpter, Tom McAvoy, Noel F. Schneeberger and Rusty Rhea.

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Free Webinar from ISA Michigan: Getting the Most Out of Tree Injections

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The use of tree and trunk injections by tree service companies has increased rapidly in recent years.  A variety of compounds including nutrients, insecticides, and fungicides can be effectively applied via the tree’s vascular system.  Achieving rapid uptake and distribution of injected chemicals within trees, however, can sometimes be difficult.  Dr. Bert Cregg (Michigan State University, Departments of Horticulture and Forestry) will discuss how soil, tree, and weather interact to control sap flow and will provide tips to ensure optimal…

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Urban Forest Connections Webinar: Addressing Tree Canopy Loss through Stronger Ordinances and other Policy Tools

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Karen Cappiella, Center for Watershed ProtectionLydia Scott, Chicago Region Trees Initiative Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy. Among the many causes of canopy loss, development is a key driver, and is one that communities can significantly influence through local codes, ordinances and other planning tools. In 2018, the Center for Watershed Protection released the guide “Making your Community Forest-Friendly: A Worksheet for Review of…

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Free Urban Forestry Today Webcast: Detection of Internal Decay in Trees using Tomography

May 14 @ 11:00 am

Join Dr. Nicholas Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Massachusetts Extension, as he discusses the use of sonic and electrical resistance tomography for the detection of decay in urban trees.  1 CEU with live broadcast and survey.

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Free Webinar from ISA Michigan: Tree ID

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What Tree is that? How do I go about the ID process? Plant classification is discussed, including how scientific names are used. We will talk about what scientific names are, and how they are used and written in classifying trees. Tree growth habit, texture, and coloration will be discussed in relation to tree ID. Discussion of leaf types and characteristics will be discussed in relation to tree ID. Discussion of leaf types and characteristics will be explained and how they…

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Cancelled: SAWW Level 3 Chainsaw Safety Training

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County HWY Y
Saukville, Wisconsin 53080 United States
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$140 – $155

Join SAWW trainer Luke Saunders, Forester, Adaptive Restoration LLC, for a hands-on training in chainsaw use, maintenance, and technique. Spend time both outside and in the classroom, practicing how to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably, and productively. This class is part three of a four level series through the Safety and Woods Working training program (SAWW). Topics covered include review of information from Levels 1 & 2, focus on planning and executing difficult tree felling, precision at the stump, and planning…

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Webinar: Stump Grinder Operations & Safety

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Join us online for this informative workshop taught by Jeff Thierbach, BCMA, Utility Specialist, CTSP, and RCA. This 3 hour class covers ANSI and OSHA standards, accident prevention, stump grinder devices, safety devices, transporting, setting up the job, and much more! Sponsored by Bandit Industries, Inc. and ArboRisk 3 CEU's for ISA and CTSP.

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FREE Milwaukee Area WAA Virtual Networking Meeting

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a Virtual WAA Networking meeting! Social distancing got you down?  Relax a bit (with a drink of your choice) and network a little bit with some fellow arborists, and learn a bit more about the WAA during this networking session.This session is moderated WAA board member August Hoppe.  Registration will be limited to the first 25 people. Topics to include:   What's in store for the WAA for the future?   Discuss how your business has been adapting the recent times. Where can…

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Free Webinar: Conifer Bark Beetles

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenters: Don Grosman, Technology Advancement Manager at Arborjet and Chris Fettig, Entomologist with USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis, CA This webinar will focus on identification of different conifer bark beetles. We will review the severity of the pest threats and possible treatment options following the integrated pest management process with a trunk injection focus. Review pest ID, life cycles and IPM for southern pine beetle, Ips engraver beetle, black turpentine beetle, western pine beetle, mountain pine beetle,…

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Free Webinar from ISA Michigan: Tree Selection

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"The right tree in the right place." This webinar will present information on the benefits of trees in the landscape. We will go over site characteristics that should be thought of prior to planting. Discussion of specific tree characteristics and how they enhance or detract for landscapes. How to select the best quality trees in the nursery will be talked about as well. Instructor: Jeremy Hertz, Family Tree Doctor Jeremy has been an ISA certified arborist since 1995 and started Family…

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