Commercial/Municipal Presentations

(as of March 11, 2018)

Monday Afternoon

12:45 pm
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

1:30 pm
Tree Relationships:  Understanding the Structure and Function of Large, Woody Plant Parts.

Donna H. Beliech, Mississippi State University

3:00 pm
Tree Disease and Diagnosis

Clarissa Balbalain, Mississippi State University

3:45 pm
Tree Appraisal 10th Edition update

Dr. Jason Gordon, Mississippi State University; Dr. Stephen Dicke, Mississippi State University

4:30 pm
Managing Challenging Customer Conversations

Fred Kapp, Alabama Urban Forestry Association

Tuesday Morning

8:30 am
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.

10:00 am
Managing Complexity in Business.

Adam Morgan, ChemPro Services

10:45 am
Commercial Arborist Safety When Working around Powerlines

K. Michael Kelley, Alabama Rural Electric Association

Tuesday Afternoon

1:00 pm
Native Birds of Prey.

Krissy Hamilton, Freedom Ranch

1:45 pm
Choosing Native vs. Non-native Species in City Environments:  Why It Matters

Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University

3:00 pm
Tree and Plant Identification

Dr. Victor Maddox, Mississippi State University

3:45 am
Herbicide Use in Municipal Environments

Lee Barclay, Herbi-Systems

4:30 pm
Urban FIA:  What's In It For Cities and Arborists?

Dudley Hartel, Urban Forestry South-USDA Forest Service