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The 2021 Tree Care Conference presented by the Ohio Chapter ISA and the Kentucky Arborists' Association will be presented virtually in February. Together, we bring you a powerful agenda full of well-known industry speakers and CEU opportunities. Click here for a printable program. Please check back often for updates.

Tentative As of 09/25/2020

Monday, February 22

8:00 am –12:15 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tree Biology & Anatomy – Dr. Bill Fountain

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tree Diagnostic & Plant Disorder – Kodi Riedel

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Tree Soil & Water Management – Christopher Field

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Tree Identification – Dawn Sherman

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Tuesday, February 23

8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course Continued

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Tree Selection – Dawn Sherman

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Plant Health Care – Dawn Sherman

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tree Pruning, Tree Installation & Establishment – Ann Bonner

12:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Geoffrey Donovan

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm

Environmental Justice in the Urban Forest:  Deepening the Connection

Christine Carmichael

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Ohio Chapter ISA Annual Business Meeting

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Pest Trends – Diseases and Insects to be on the Look-Out for in 2021

Amy Stone

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Climbers’ Corner

Wednesday, February 24

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

 

Commercial
Municipal
Utility

8:15 am – 9:15 am

TBD
Chad Clink

Investing in Trees for Health, Safety and Equity

Rosalie Hendon

Monarch and Pollinator Health In ROW Corridors

Dr. Anand Persad

9:25 am – 10:25 am

Pruning for Performance and Prevention

Lindsey Purcell

Trees and Sidewalks 2021: A  Panel Discussion

Electrical Hazards Demonstration

Mike Ressler

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Invasive Species

Ellen Crocker, Ph.D

Equity – Another Piece in the Tree Canopy Puzzle

Kerry Gray

Attracting and Retailing Utility Arborists

Aaron Blower, Kris Keefer & Doug Shaffer

11:40 am – 12:40 pm

TBD

The Ecology of Roadside Trees and Asphalt Pavement

Glenn Matlack

IVM Best Management Practices

Geoff Kempter

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course Continued

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Trees & Construction – Ann Bonner

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tree Support & Lightning Protection – Brian Kralovic

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Tree Nutrition & Fertilization – Brian Kralovic

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Climbers’ Corner

Thursday, February 25

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

 

Commercial
Municipal
Utility

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Is This Tree Worth Saving?

Chris Carlson

Transplant Shock and Growth Recovery
Research Project

Samantha Mehl

Closed Chain of Custody, Herbicide Trends

Steve Gray

9:25 am – 10:25 am

Bringing Big City Professionalism to a Small Town
Joey Hampton

Effects of Insecticides on Natural Enemies

Rachel Bienemann

Developing Leaders in Your Culture of Safety
Keith Pancake

10:30 am – 11:30 am

 

TBD

The Value & Benefits of ISA Arborist Certification & TRAQ for Municipalities

Dr. Bill Fountain

TBD

11:40 am – 12:40 pm

 

TBD

Dr. Geoffrey Donovan

Tentative

TBD

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Arboriculture 101 / Certified Arborist Preparation Course Continued

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tree Risk Assessment & Management – Brian Kralovic

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Urban Forestry – Brian Kralovic

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Tree Climbing & Tree Work – Roy Montan

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tree Worker Safety & First Aide

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Climbers’ Corner