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ACTC's Annual Conference & Pest Management Workshop - Sept 18 & 19th - VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON

  • September 18, 2020
  • September 19, 2020
  • Virtual and at the Prescott Resort

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Managing Urban Forests for the Benefit and Health of All

ACTC'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE & PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER 18 & 19

IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL

ACTC will be following CDC Guidelines related to the COVID-19 Crisis.

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CONFERENCE - Sept 18, Friday (6 ISA CEUs)

7:30 am -  4:00 pm

$95 In-Person*    or    $55 Virtually

*Includes Breakfast & Lunch

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PEST MGMT WORKSHOP - Sept 19, Saturday (6 ISA CEUs + 6 PMD CEUs)

6:00 am -  2:30 pm

$95 In-Person*    or    $55 Virtually

*Includes Breakfast & Lunch

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CERTIFIED ARBORIST REVIEW - September 18

In-Person Only  at  Prescott Resort

7:30 am -  4:00 pm

Separate Registration: $95

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ACTC's Annual Conference September 18

  • Virtual Attendees will view live-streamed sessions.
  • Breakfast & Lunch is included for In-Person Attendees
  • CEUs for the virtual and in-person options will require that participants meet the requirements for attention and attendance.

Agenda

Managing trees as habitat for beneficial wildlife.

We are all familiar with the many benefits trees bring to people in our urban settings; however, we may not be as familiar with the value our trees bring to wildlife and how our management practices impact them.   Arborists are constantly making difficult decisions that affect wildlife with very little guidance about how those decisions may affect wildlife populations in both the short and long term.  This session will provide an overview of the tools and resources arborists can incorporate into their work to improve the outcomes for all. --Presented by Ryan Gilpin, Consulting Ecological Arborist at HortScience,  Bartlett Consulting.


There is no tree care if people don't care about trees!

Community engagement in tree planting and tree care is critical for the long-term sustainability of our urban forests. In this session, we will explore some ideas for engaging the community to care about, care for, and support their urban forests. --Presented by Tewana (Tee) L. Cervantes, Grant Writer - Parks and Recreation Department, City of Yuma, and one of the developers of the City’s formal, urban forestry planning strategies.


Urban Forestry Management, the critical nuts and bolts of leading with science and sensibility. 

This 2 hour session will review the relevant ANSII standards and provide actionable processes for in-the-filed tree professionals.  We will cover: Tree risk assessment best management practices; Right tree, right place, and right care to support best outcomes; Leading with goals and objectives in tree pruning. --Presented by Tim Johnson, Owner of Artistic Arborist and Past Chairman of the Accredited Standards Committee.


Managing trees and landscapes on the edge of the wildland urban interface (WUI). 

Our urban forests are surrounded by wildlands and it is estimated that 45% of Arizona residents live in the WUI. These interfaces present unique opportunities and dangers and, as we are seeing in this fire season, the dangers are very close.  This program will discuss several considerations for urban forest management at the interface. considerations include: Fire and FIREWISE Principles, Forest Health concerns such as invasive species and insects/disease pathogens, Wildlife, and other emerging natural resource concerns.  --Presented by Jon Orona, Forestry Programs Coordinator, Arizona Department of Forestry & Fire Management.

Summer Heat: How management practices effect landscape tree growth and survival as Arizona's climates continue to warm.

This presentation will give basic information on how landscape tree function and fitness is strained by extreme summer heat such as has occurred during 2020. Also covered in this presentation will be an overview of how management practices such as irrigation, nutrition, and pruning can improve or exacerbate landscape tree performance during extreme summer heat events. --Presented by Chris A. Martin, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Horticulture School of Sustainability, Arizona State University.


Pest Management Workshop - September 19

  • Due to the COVID-19 restrictions; Speakers will present via pre-recorded vidoe sessions for Virtual & In-Person Workshop Attendees.
  • Breakfast & Lunch is included for In-Person Attendees
  • CEUs for the virtual and in-person options will require that participants meet the requirements for attention and attendance.

Workshop topics coming soon!


HOTEL INFO

  • To reserve your room, please call the Prescott Resort & Conference Center: (855) 957-4637. 
  • Mention Booking Code #G91620.  
  • Room rates for regular king or queen rooms are $114, suites are $134.


CERTIFIED ARBORIST REVIEW - September 18

Separate Registration: $95 - GO HERE TO REGISTER

  • Running parallel to the conference, as an in-person event
  • This program is to prepare for the Exam that will be hosted at the Prescott property on the day of the 19th.  
  • GO HERE FOR MORE INFO


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