The New York State Arborists,
International Society of Arboriculture Chapter, Inc.
is an association of professional arborists and educators that promotes public interest, fosters research and education in the care and benefits of trees, shrubs and their environment. Membership affords an opportunity to associate and exchange valuable information with other arborists and professionals who are interested in the care, maintenance and conservation of woody ornamentals.
Mark Your Calendar for the Fall Conference
Fall Conference ♦ September 27-28, 2015 ♦ Holiday Inn ♦ Liverpool, NY
Share, Explore, Network at the Fall Conference, September 27-28.
At this conference you will learn how current trends and issues are shaping the future of our industry. Join us, and...
♦ Learn best practices at arboricultural industry-focused educational sessions
♦ Education sessions submitted for DEC, ISA and CNLP credits
♦ Explore new products and services in the vendor area
♦ Share your expertise with your colleagues
♦ Network with acquaintances and make valuable new ones
Sponsorships and Vendor Tables Now on Sale
Reach more than 120 tree professionals and arborists in one location. Your company will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with this active targeted audience. You can become an exclusive sponsor or join in with a group of companies or distributors to gain direct access to this active targeted audience.
The vendor area on Sunday and Monday offers plenty of time to showcase the latest industry products and services and talk with decision-makers.
2015 New York State Tree Climbing Championship
Climber Spaces are Filling UP! Register Today.
21st Annual NYSA Tree Climbing Championship
Saturday, June 13th (Rain date is Sunday, June 14)
Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay, NY
The New York State Tree Climbing Championship gathers the top tree workers in New York who display their tree climbing skills and abilities in a series of competitive events. Join us at the magnificant Planting Fields Arboretum to learn new techniques, visit with friends and win great prizes. The winner will be named New York State Champion and will represent our state at the ISA International Tree Climbing Championship, April 2-3 in San Antonio, TX. Be advised there is an $8.00 parking fee for spectators; this fee is waived for competitors and volunteers.
Climber check-in is 8am.
NEW! ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Skills Test and Evaluator Training is now part of the competition. Click here for details.
Thank You TCC Sponsors
• Almstead Tree and Shrub Care Co.
• ArborMaster® and their affiliated partners: Husqvarna, Buckingham Mfg, Oregon®, Samson, Silky and Vermeer - TCC Climbing Kit Prize Package
• Bartlett Tree Experts
• Bill Miller & Associates Inc.
• Birchcrest Tree and Landscape Inc.
• Fanno Saws
• Long Island Arboricultural Association Inc.
• The Care of Trees
Gold Leaf Sponsor
• Professional Tree Surgeons
Invasive Pest Update
The Spotted Lanternfly, a New Insect Pest Detected in Pennsylvania
The spotted lanternfly is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam and has been detected for the first time in the United States in northeastern Berks County, Pennsylvania. The spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) was unintentionally introduced into Korea in 2006 where it is a pest. This approximately one inch long insect with piercing-sucking mouthparts has the potential to impact the green industry, grape growers, tree fruit growers, and the forest- and wood-products industries in Pennsylvania as well as the United States. Click here to read the full story.
Here's how to help STOP THE SPREAD of insect pests:
> Leave firewood at home–do not transport it to campgrounds or parks.
> Use only firewood from local sources. "Local" means from less than 50 miles. Firewood is commonly available at or near most campgrounds. It's a small price to pay to save the trees in your favorite campground.
> If you have moved firewood, burn ALL of it before leaving your campsite. Do not carry firewood from one campground to another.
Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantine Information
February 2014 – ALB quarantine expanded due to a new detection on Long Island, within Babylon Township. A total of 137 square miles are under regulation for ALB in New York. Maps showing ALB regulated areas are available online at www.aphis.usda.gov.
Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Information
August 2011 - Orange County has been added to the DEC eastern New York quarantine area (Ulster and Greene Counties). Read this Emergency Quarantine Order. This amended Order includes updated rules and regulations consistent with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets quarantine.