New England Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture
CONFERENCE HISTORY
2014 - Burlington, VT
2013 - Warwick, RI
2012 - Newport, RI
2011 - Bath, ME
2010 - Plymouth, MA
2010 - Taunton, MA
2008 - Portland, ME
2007 - North Conway, NH
2006 - Providence, RI
2005 - Burlington, VT
2004 - Manchester, NH
2003 - Portland, ME
2002 - Mystic, CT
2001 - Newport, RI
September 28-30, 2014 - 48th Annual Conference
Sheraton in Burlington, Vermont
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NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
ISA (
NEC-ISA)
P.O. Box 435
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 978-844-0441
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Hotel Information: Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Road Burlington, VT 05403
A group room rate of $149/night.  
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SPONSORS
  • Stihl
  • Lucas Tree
  • Trees Inc
  • Davey Resource Group
  • Shelter Tree
  • BioForest Technologies
  • CN Utility Consulting
  • Velco
  • SeaCoast Tree Care
  • Cleaves Co
  • Teufelberger
  • Lewis Tree
  • National Grid
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
The New England Chapter ISA in partnership with the Utility Arborist
Association is pleased to announce the 48th 2014 Annual Conference and
Tradeshow Agenda.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 – SHERATON BURLINGTON
                     LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
6:00-8:00p     President’s Reception/Conference Registration – Brian Kane, ISA BOD

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
GENERAL SESSION – EMERALD III
7:00-8:00       Continental Breakfast - LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
8:00-8:30       NEC-ISA Business Meeting
8:30-8:45       Conference Welcome – Mayor of Burlington
8:45-9:45       Key Note Speaker: Jim Skiera, ISA Executive Director,
“Building Bridges
                     for a Greener Future”
9:45-10:15     Break – Sponsored By LUCAS TREE EXPERTS
                     LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL

MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL SESSION - DIAMOND
10:15-11:15   Warren Spinner –
“History of Burlington Tree City USA
                     Status (20 Years)”
11:15-12:15   Tony Tresselt – “Gear Inspection Part I”
12:15-1:30     Awards Ceremony & Luncheon– Sponsored by STIHL
                     EMERALD I & II
1:30-2:30       Howard Gaffin –
“Case Study: Integrating Qualified Tree Risk
                     Assessment into Risk Management Reporting”
2:30-3:00       Break, Exhibitors – Sponsored by TREES Inc.
                     LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
3:00-4:00       Dan Groves –
“Dress for Safety and Success, What’s New in Arborist
                     Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment”
4:00-5:00       Rick Harper, “The State of the Urban Forest”

UTILITY SESSION – EMERALD III
10:15-11:15   Sara Sankowich,
“UAA Storm Summit Results”
11:15-12:15   Tim Chick, “Resistance Variability of ROW Ground Cover Species”
12:15–1:30    Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
                     Sponsored by STIHL - EMERALD I & II
1:30-2:30       Jeff Disorda,
“Right-of-Way Steward Program”
2:30-3:00       Break, Exhibitors – Sponsored by TREES Inc.
                     LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
3:00-4:00       Jared Carlson,
“Energy Saving Trees:
                     Nature's Energy Efficiency Solution”
4:00-5:00       Tim Walsh, “Improving Tree Worker Safety, Tackling the
                     Big Four.....or is it Five?”

TRADESHOW FLOOR PRESENTATIONS – LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
10:15-11        Tony Tresselt,
“Five Requirements of a Single Line Ascent System”
1:30-2:15       Mac Swan & Eric Whipple, “Aerial Rescue Practice for Prevention”
3-3:45            Tony Tresselt, “Gear Inspection Part II”
4-4:45            Tony Tresselt, “Ways to Set Up Mechanical Advantage Systems"

5:00-6:00       Cocktail Reception – LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
BREAK OUT SESSIONS - (4 ISA Credits)
7:00-8:00       Continental Breakfast
7:30-12:30     ISA Certified Arborist Exam – UNIVERSITY AMPHITHEATER

MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL SESSION - DIAMOND
8:00-9:00       Aaron Dickenson,
“Emerald Ash Borer – Protect Your Ash!”
9:00-10:00     Caitlin Cusack & Bob Everingham, “Preparing Vermont’s Municipalities
                     for the Emerald Ash Borer”
10:00-10:30   Break, Exhibitors – Sponsored by DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP
                     LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBTION HALL
10:30-11:30   Tom Hoerth,
“Municipal Forestry & Corporate Culture:
                     Bath, Maine Case Study”
11:30-12:30   Justin Kenney, “Incorporating Trees in Storm Water Infrastructure”

UTILITY SESSION – EMERALD III
8:00-9:00       Jason Gasparetto,
“Emerald Ash Borer”
9:00-10:00     Jim Maloney, “Safety Policies are Written in the Blood of Others”
10:00-10:30   Break, Exhibitors – Sponsored by DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP
                     LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBTION HALL
10:30-11:30   Dennis Brown, Doug Patterson & Chris Rodgers,
“Overview and
                     Demonstration of Crew-based Work Management Technology”
11:30-12:30   Dave Johnson, “Who’s Winning? The Conflict between Trees
                     and Utility Wires”

TRADESHOW FLOOR TALKS – LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
9:00-9:45       Taylor Hamel,
"Friction and Force in Work Positioning and Rescue"
10:30-11:15   Taylor Hamel, "Practical Application of Multiple Anchor Points
                     in Work Positioning"
EXHIBITORS
  • Stihl
  • Lucas Tree Experts
  • ISA Book Store
  • TCIA
  • Shelter Tree
  • UMass Amherst
  • Yale Cordage
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Mass Tree Wardens
  • Trees Inc
  • All Access Equipment
  • BioForest Technologies
  • CTPA
  • Laser Technology, Inc.
  • CN Utility Consulting
  • Rowley Insurance Co
  • Davey Resource Group
  • Vermeer Northeast
  • The Doggett Corp
  • ACRT
  • Cleaves Co
  • Clearion
  • Lewis Tree
  • Altec
  • SeaCoast Tree Care
  • UAA
  • Nelson Tree Service
  • CUEs
  • FEVA
  • Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - SHERATON BURLINGTON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
9:00-12:00   Pruning Trees Shrubs & Vines (3 ISA Credits) – Member $30,
Non-Member $65 (includes NEC-ISA membership) Visit
here to register.
Location: DIAMOND I & OUTDOOR COURTYARD

8:00-4:30     EHAP – Electrical Hazard Awareness Program - (8 ISA Credits)
Member $125, Non-Member $160 (includes NEC-ISA membership).
Visit
here to register.  Location: EMERALD I

8:00-12:00   CPR & FIRST AID – (4 ISA Credits) – Member, $50, Non-Member $70.
Visit
here to register.  Location: EMERALD II
TREK DES TREES - Registration
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