Learn how to maximize your trees; health and wealth. How to get free trees for you and your town and what is going on with those pesty caterpillars?! The Rhode Island Tree Council, RIDEM-Foresty, and National Grid experts will answer these question plus more
Pruning a tree to react in a way that creates a sustainable, safe and healthy structure in the urban landscape requires time and a very specific skill set. As a tree care professional you understand the dynamics of pruning, but does your customer get where you're going? When you prune with intent it is important to communicate what your intended outcome might be right from the start. We'll explore the concept of pruning with intent including specific examples from the field along with suggestions for how to communicate intent and manage customer expectations.
NEW DATE! A one-day conference for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members.
The 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Delve into this year’s wide-ranging topics as we look at the principles and practices we need to design, build, and restore the living landscape.
This three hour workshop, will describe, demonstrate and provide practice for participants in the techniques of whip, or tongue, and cleft grafting of fruit trees. Participants will receive selected literature to help and guide them, along with a set of grafting tools (grafting knife, PVC grafting tape and a 16 oz. Container of Tree Kote®) so they may continue to practice and enjoy the art of grafting at home.
When it comes to safety, we all need to stay up-to-date on research, regulations and best practices. Check in with Professor Brian Kane, Ph.D. and Professor Emeritus Dennis Ryan, Ph.D. of UMass Stockbridge. Dr. Ryan will kick things off with a quick run-through of the 2017 revisions to the ANSI Z133 Standards. The revisions pertain to electrical hazards, climbing, use of vehicles and mobile equipment, as well as general safety. Dr. Kane will then focus on tie-in points (TIP) when climbing.
The Value of Trees & Vegetation in the Urban Landscape
Join Dr. Lucy Hutyra from Boston University as she reports on her research regarding the value of urban trees and vegetation and the productivity of edges in the urban forest. Explore how residential landscapes can impact the urban heat island effect and carbon sequestration. Get up to speed on the environmental challenges we are facing and learn how tree care professionals can help.
Join us in Omaha, Nebraska for the 2018 Trees and Utilities Conference. This conference is the chief learning and engagement event in the world for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals.