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Thursday, September 12 - Friday, September 13, 2019
Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, MI




The 2019 Fall Conference is a 1.5 day jam-packed educational experience in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. Check out the agenda below for more details or click on the button to register.  ISA and MDARD credits are pending approval.

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 ISA and MDARD credtis are available for each day:              
  * 3.5 ISA ceu's - September 12             
  * 6.0 ISA ceu's - September 13              
  * MDARD credits pending. An update will be posted.

WANT TO TAKE AN ISA EXAM?
Register to take any ISA Exam at www.isa-arbor.com by August 27, 2019.

AGENDA - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12


 8:30am-12:00pm ISA Testing  Register at www.isa-arbor.com by August 27
Location: GREAT WOLF LODGE - CONFERENCE CENTER FOYER
 8:30am-2:30pm Chain Saw Safety & Cutting Techniques Separate Registration here.
Location: The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

12:00-12:45pm

REGISTRATION - ARBORFEST

GREAT WOLF LODGE - CONFERENCE CENTER

12:30-1:30pm MDOT Traffic Control For Commercial Vehicles
1:30-2:30pm We Are ALL Sales People…Are you Doing It Right?
 Move to The Village of Grand Traverse Commons for outdoor sessions
 3:15-4:15pm Traffic Control Set-Up (1 or 2 Examples) MDOT The Village at Grand Traverse Common
 3:15-4:15pm Tree Identification Walk/Samples
 4:15-5:15pm 1-Year Later: Tree Response to Air-Spading & Tree Injections
4:15-5:15pm Traffic Control Set-Up (1 or 2 Examples) MDOT


AGENDA - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

7:00-8:00am

REGISTRATION

GREAT WOLF LODGE - CONFERENCE CENTER




8:00-9:00am

Trench line Placement for Oak Wilt Containment
 9:00-9:30am What are ‘Tomography’ and ‘Resistograph’ tools and how can they help you?
 9:45-10:30am Tree Risk Assessment Qualification – What is it and How this industry process protects YOU
10:00am-3:00pm Tech & Safety Rodeo: A variation of the classic learning experience for the hands on Arborist. These sessions provide an interactive environment designed to stimulate a fun, competitive learning opportunity. Participants receive education and instruction on the industries best work practices while testing their skills and abilities to apply these techniques safely and efficiently. This outside session will be held at The Village of Grand Traverse Commons. 

10:00 – 10:30am
Movement Preparation, Lifting Posture, & Eliminating Chronic Injuries

Nels Spence, Bartlett Tree Experts   This session introduces the 7 directions of movement required to balance major muscle groups and properly align the skeleton to create efficient movement patterns.  You will learn proper posture to minimize the risk of injury while performing arboriculture field work.  Let us also debunk the term, “Over-use injury”. 

 

10:30 – 11:30am
Work Zone Safety – Set-up, etc.

Keith Byville/Phillip Kelley        

11:30 – 12:15  LUNCH BREAK  

 

12:15 – 1:15                                       

Tree Risk Assessments: The Body Language of Trees - Health, Suitability to climb, etc.
Keith Byville/Phillip Kelley/Nels Spence
  We’ll discuss hazards that directly impact tree climbers and how to identify and asses them.  We’ll explore mitigation techniques to improve overall safety and efficiency when working in less-than-perfect trees.

 

1:15 – 3:00
SRS (Stationary Rope Systems): Demonstrations and CLIMBER Participation

Keith Byville/Phillip Kelley/Nels Spence  Hands-on practice with tools and techniques to help students get familiar with ascent and work positioning with stationary rope systems. Tools, anchoring systems, redirects and how they are used, and forces applied in the tree will be covered in this session.

10:30-11:15am Unmanned Aerial Devices – Unique applications and Skills Needed
11:15-11:50am Plant Health Care – YES, There are Best Management Practices & ANSI Standards!

12:00-12:45pm - Lunch and relocate to The Village of Grand Traverse Commons for afternoon hands-on sessions.

1:00-2:00pm

Applying Oak Wilt Management Strategies to Infection Scenarios The Village at Grand Traverse Commons



1:00-2:00pm TRAQ scenarios: Two differing target/risk stratifications explored
 1:00-2:00pm PHC: Tour the GTC with Experts

2:00-3:00pm

Applying Oak Wilt Management Strategies to Infection Scenarios
 2:00-3:00pm TRAQ scenarios: Two differing target/risk stratifications explored
 2:00-3:00pm PHC: Tour the GTC with Experts
3:00-4:00pm Demonstrations using Tomography, and Resistograph Equipment