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HomeFall Conference-ArborFest
 
The 2021 Fall Conference is a 2 day jam-packed outdoor educational experience at the historic Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. Check out the agenda below for more details.ISA and MDARD credits are pending.

In consideration of the health and safety of attendees, the following guidelines will apply:
1. Registration is online only and pre-payment is required.
2.On-site registration is not available.

 
 LOCATION Belle Isle Park
99 Pleasure Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207                                                                                                                                   
 LODGING Motor City Casino
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Rate: $139 + taxes
  1. Call the hotel directly at (313) 237-7711 and reference the Michigan Tree Climbing Championships.
  2. Go to website, www.motorcitycasino.com, click on "book a room" and use the group code 091620ISAM
  3. Or, follow this link: https://booking.motorcitycasino.com?package= 091620ISAM
Reserve your room by August 16, 2021 to receive the discounted rate.
Parking is free.
Room Rate includes: complimentary in-room Starbucks coffee and water

 CREDITS See the agenda for session specific details.
- up to 8 MDARD credits pending
- up to 19 ISA CEUs pending
- up to 13.0 CTSP CEUs pending
EVENT REFUND POLICY

Refund requests for event registration fees must be submitted in writing via email or mail no later than 7 days prior to the start of an event to receive a refund. A $50.00 administration fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Refund requests received less than 7 days prior to the start of the event will not be accepted.

Event registration serves as a contract between the registrant and ISA Michigan. Payment for event registration is the responsibility of the registrant. The registrant agrees to these terms and the contract becomes active upon ISA Michigan receiving the completed registration via email or mail.

   





AGENDA - Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 15
7:30-8:30am  ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
8:30am-4:30pm

Crane Workshop: "On The Hook"
Instructors: Jack Richardson, Guardian Tree Experts; Keith Byville, Byville ArborCraft LLC

 

Purpose: Cranes are becoming more relevant in tree work. They are a great tool to improve production, reach trees with tough access for biomass removal, and hazardous trees. They can also be dangerous if used improperly or not setup correctly.

 

Description: Workshop on how to safely use cranes in Arboriculture. This period of instruction will discuss how to setup a crane and select the correct size and configuration crane for your specific task at hand. The instructors will discuss applicable ANSI and OSHA regulations, wood weight charts, load charts for the machines on site, sling selection, Tie in Points, Work Positioning, the unique Aerial Rescue scenarios that may be presented, and load handling on the ground. This period of instruction will also discuss the differences between a conventional stick boom crane and newer knuckle boom configurations and the pros and cons of each.

Sponsors: Guardian Tree Experts, Quinlan Tree 
8:30-9:30am  Bert Cregg-Container Trees Species & Roots  
10:00-11:00am  Ethics on Using Herbicide on Clients Property-Kay Sicheneder, Owen Tree Service  
11:00am-12:00pm  Tree Injections - Joe Aiken, Arborjet  
12:00-1:00pm  Lunch Keynote: Urban Wood Re-Utilization - Paul Hickman  
1:00-2:30pm Conservatory Tree Care and Pest/Insect Management - Jeremy Kemp, Belle Isle Park and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory  Spraying & Spray Rig Safety- John Stone, Michigan State University IAT
3:00-4:30pm Conservatory Tree Care and Pest/Insect Management - Jeremy Kemp, Belle Isle Park and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory  Spraying & Spray Rig Safety- John Stone, Michigan State University IAT  
4:30-6:00pm  History of Detroit's Municipal Forestry on Belle Isle-Saw Mill Reception  

AGENDA - Thursday, SEPTEMBER 16

7:00-8:00am

ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN

8:00-10:00am


Tree Planting to Avoid Future Defects - A Hands-On Experience

Fundamentals of Aerial Rescue

Instructors: Lucas Drews, Woodland Tree Services; Jordan Lynch

Purpose: The best way to perform an Aerial Rescue is not get hurt right? Yes, but in the event there is an emergency aloft it is important to be trained and understand the realities of what we may be facing. Our instructors will discuss these processes from: Contacting emergency responders,  assessing the worksite, assessing the victim, performing the rescue if feasible, care on the ground and handing the victim off to medical personnel. 

 

Description: During an emergency situation personnel on site need to be properly trained and understand how to respond to an injury aloft. A big part of this process is to properly identify hazards in and around the work zone and whether or not performing an Aerial rescue is feasible.

The next important step is assessing the victim, there is a good chance that we may not be qualified to remove that person from the tree with the injuries they have sustained. Knowing how to communicate appropriately with Emergency personnel when they arrive on site is an important idea to discuss as well. The last and final step should be some kind of after action report including route cause analysis and ways to prevent or mitigate those situations in the future. 

10:30am-12:00pm Tree ID/Pest Walk
Instructor: Todd Fleishans, BCMA, Camelot Tree Service


Young Tree Training- The Vision & Decisions Involved
Instructors: Julie Stachecki, Site Specific Inc.
Working outdoors with young maples, we’ll go through structural assessments to identify weaknesses; the temporary canopy structure and how to manage it while it’s a component of the canopy is explained: we’ll envision the trees' future development and what may become a defect, then we’ll prune these trees to avoid those future failures. Proper pruning cuts, pruning objectives, subordination and other terminology will be demonstrated on young red maples. Discussion to include pruning cycles based on species’ growth, and objectives. Root structure addressed as time allows. Participants will learn how to ‘train’ a tree for structural durability using critical decision-making processes and ‘structural tree pruning'.
Credits: 1.5-MDARD (2, 3B, 6, Comm CORE); 1.5-ISA (CA, U, BCMA-P-2, M-2)
Fundamentals of Aerial Rescue, Continued

Instructors: Lucas Drews, Woodland Tree Services; Jordan Lynch

12:00-12:45pm LUNCH
1:00-2:00pm   MDARD Pesticide Regulatory Update
Instructor: Eric McCumber, MDARD
 
1:00-2:30pm Tree ID/Pest Walk
Instructor: Todd Fleishans, BCMA, Camelot Tree Service

Fundamentals of Aerial Rescue, Continued

Instructors: Lucas Drews, Woodland Tree Services; Jordan Lynch

2:00-3:00pm   What's Going On In the Nurseries
Instructor: Andria McCubbin-Green, MDARD



 3:30-5:00pm Forest Management Plan for Belle Isle
Instructors: Heidi Frei & Nori Mariscal, Wayne State University
Young Tree Training - The Vision & Decisions Involved
Instructors: Julie Stachecki, Site Specific Inc.

Working outdoors with young maples, structural assessments will identify weaknesses; thetemporary canopy structure and how to manage it while it’s a component of the canopy; future development and what currently may become a defect and we’ll take mitigation steps now to avoid future failures. The critical decision process of pruning will be explored and emphasized. Proper pruning cuts, pruning objectives, subordination and other terminology demonstrated. Discussion to include pruning cycles based on species’ growth, and objectives.Root structure addressed as time allows. Participants will learn how to ‘train’ a tree for structural durability using critical decision-making processes and ‘structural tree pruning.

Credits: 1.5 MDARD (2, 3B, 6, Comm CORE); 1.5-ISA (CA, U, BCMA-P-2, M-2)
Tree Decay & Pre-Climb Tree Assessment- Kris Adler, Guardian Tree Experts
 5:00pm  Tree Planting Social Hour