(as of November 30, 2017)
The Forest that Stopped an Interstate—The History and Future of Overton Parks Old Forest
Eric Bridges, Overton Park Conservancy; Helen Hope, Rhodes College; Madeline Smith, Rhodes College
Tree Relationships: Understanding the Structure and Function of Large, Woody Plant Parts.
Donna H. Beliech, Mississippi State University
Tree Disease and Diagnosis
Clarissa Balbalain, Mississippi State University
Tree Appraisal 10th Edition update
Dr. Jason Gordon, Mississippi State University; Dr. Stephen Dicke, Mississippi State University
Managing Challenging Customer Conversations
Fred Kapp, Alabama Urban Forestry Association
2017 Revision of ANSI A300 Pruning Standards
Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Geoff Kempter, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
The latest revision to ANSI A300, Part 1, Pruning, brings the most significant changes since the standard was first published in 1995. This presentation details how the standard has been improved to reflect the flow of the work in the field, and to assist in writing better specifications. Explanations of new sections, including "Pruning Systems" and "Pruning Specifications" will be provided. The presentation also covers why certain sections were eliminated, including “Pruning methods (types),” and how the “Utility pruning” section was integrated into the rest of Part 1. The presentation compares language from both the old and new versions, and will be useful to anyone who prunes, or specifies pruning of, trees and shrubs.
Managing Complexity in Business.
Adam Morgan, ChemPro Services
Commercial Arborist Safety When Working around Powerlines
K. Michael Kelley, Alabama Rural Electric Association
Native Birds of Prey.
Krissy Hamilton, Freedom Ranch
Choosing Native vs. Non-native Species in City Environments: Why It Matters
Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University
Tree and Plant Identification
Dr. Victor Maddox, Mississippi State University
Herbicide Use in Municipal Environments
Lee Barclay, Herbi-Systems
Urban FIA: What's In It For Cities and Arborists?
Dudley Hartel, Urban Forestry South-USDA Forest Service