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WAA/DNR 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

February 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm February 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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Join us from the comfort of your own home or office for this extraordinary 2 ½ day event, as the WAA and DNR present our next Annual Conference VIRTUALLY!  We have a wealth of knowledge coming your way with numerous notable speakers you won’t want to miss!

After much research, the Program Committee has decided to use Pheedloop for our virtual conference platform.  This is an all-in-one platform where you never have to leave the site.  Besides all of these fantastic sessions that will offer plenty of ISA CEU’s, we will have a virtual exhibit hall where we encourage you to take your scheduled breaks during the conference to browse their booths and speak with exhibitors through the chat feature or by joining them live.  We are going to offer a fun way to earn prizes through the gamification tab on the platform.  Additionally, the popular Blue Light Special Raffle will be back in a virtual format; tickets will be available for purchase on our website.  We are also planning on holding our Arbor-Master Trivia during the conference, so start studying so you can win those bragging rights again!  Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking on this platform through real-time chatting and video calling. 

To learn more about Pheedloop before the conference, go to https://pheedloop.com/more/virtual-attendee-training for “training, tips and tricks to get the most out of your virtual event experience.” More information and tips about Pheedloop can be found here.

Pheedloop Tips:

  • Ensure you are using a modern browser (Internet Explorer is not supported)
  • For the optimal experience with this platform, use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Phones and tablets will work for viewing sessions and seeing the platform, however, one on one and video chatting with Exhibitors and other Attendees will not work well.

We are excited to present our annual conference through this platform and can’t wait to ‘see’ everyone there!  Click the links below for presentation descriptions and speaker bios.

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021.

Registration Fees:

Full Conference           WAA Members – $130 Non-Members – $150

Sunday Only         WAA Members – $40    Non-Members – $50

Monday Only            WAA Members – $60    Non-Members – $70

Tuesday Only                 WAA Members – $60    Non-Members – $70

Full-Time Students (must have valid school email)   FREE          

  • WAA Member Dues/ Renewal: $45. Click here to renew or become a WAA member.

Exhibitor Information

  • Exhibit Booths are available. Click here for more information.

Sponsorship Information

  • Many sponsorships are available. Click here for more information.


Sunday, February 21, 2021

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1:00pm – 2:00pm  Modeling Trees & Tree Rings for Sustainable Urban Forests – Eric North

2:00pm – 3:00pm Break with Exhibitors

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3:00pm – 4:00pm  Taming Wild Trees – Eric North


1:00pm – 4:00pm  Tree Selection & Diversity: Past, Present, & Beyond (with 1/2 hr break) – Laura Jull, Mike Wendt, Randy Krouse, Anna Healy, Jay Weiss

4:00pm – 4:30pm  New Member/ Student Meet & Greet – Lee Fredericks (host)

4:30pm – 5:30pm  Arbor Master Trivia – August Hoppe (emcee)

Monday, February 22, 2021

8:30am – 9:00am    WAA/DNR Welcome – Anna Healy, August Hoppe, Heather Berklund

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9:00am – 10:00am    How Trees Grow to Deal with Gravity & Wind – Greg Dahle

10:00am – 11:00am Break with Exhibitors

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11:00am – 12:00pm    Pruning for Performance & Prevention – Lindsey Purcell

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch/Break with Exhibitors

1:00pm – 2:00pm    Trees & Legal Issues – Kassie Lang

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1:00pm – 2:00pm    The Importance of Making Correct Pruning Cuts of Appropriate Size – Greg Dahle

2:00pm – 2:30pm Break with Exhibitors


2:30pm – 3:30pm    Utilities & Vegetation Management in North America: Results from a 2019 Utility Forestry Census of Tree Activities & Operations – Randy Miller, Rich Hauer

2:30pm – 3:30pm    Precision Tree Felling – Jay Hayek

4:00pm – 5:00pm    Annual Business Meeting – Anna Healy

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

8:30am – 9:00am    WAA/Urban Forestry Council Awards – Nathan Schuettpelz and Linda Cadotte

9:00am – 10:00am    Urban Forestry: The Big Picture – Cecil KonijnendijkCropped Crawford Tree Logo

10:00am – 11:00am Break with Exhibitors


11:00am – 12:00pm    Wisconsin’s Insect Trends – PJ Liesch


11:00am – 12:00pm    The Urban Wood Network: Expanding from Coast to Coast – Jennifer Alger, August Hoppe, John Kemppainen, Don Peterson, Jordan Skiff, Dwayne Sperber, Bob Wesp

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch/Break with Exhibitors

1:00pm – 2:00pm    Lyme Disease: The Invisible Enemy – Kevin Green, MD MS, Evelyn Andersen, APNP, MSN


1:00pm – 2:00pm    What You Need to Know About Crane Work – Mark Chisolm

2:00pm – 2:30pm Break with Exhibitors

2:30pm – 3:30pm    Preserving Trees Start to Finish: Tips from the Trenches – CJ Lammers


2:30pm – 3:30pm    Being a True Professional– Mark Chisolm

  • CEU’s – Up to 10.5 CEU’s are available and granted to registered participants only who provide their Cert ID numbers at the time of registration and attend the Live Webinars. Participants must be logged in using their emails to be accounted for. You must be present for at least 80% of the duration of each individual session to receive CEU credit. If watching together, this must be brought to Tina Johnson’s attention prior to the conference to receive your CEU’s.  Participants will receive an invite to the email address provided on your registration form to login to Pheedloop a couple days prior to the conference, so you can get to know the platform.  Each individual must provide their own email address and Cert ID number (even if one person is registering multiple people) if they want CEUs.
  • Blue Light Raffle Information – Prices are $5 for 6 tickets, $10 for 15 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets, and $50 for 100 tickets. Purchase your tickets here.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Refund will be made if requested on or before February 15, 2021 with a $5 processing fee. Substitutions are permitted. Contact Tina Johnson through the Contact Us page on our website.

Questions or Need Help Registering?

  • Contact Tina Johnson through the Contact Us page on our website.


February 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
February 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
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Registration deadline is February 15, 2021.

Registration is now closed

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