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.
Brian Krawczyk Wins Tree Climbing Championship
Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay provided the spectacular setting on Saturday, June 13 for another fun, exciting competition where 26 climbers participated in the New York State Tree Climbing Championship. The competition consisted of five challenging events-Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Throwline, Belayed Speed Climb and the Secured Footlock with the top three finishers competing in the Masters Challenge.
Congratulations to Brian Krawczyk of Birchcrest Tree & Landscape Inc. in Webster, NY as the Masters Challenge winner. He will represent New York State in the 2016 International Tree Climbing Championship, April 2-3 in San Antonio, TX.
Brian Krawczyck accepts congratulations from TCC Co-Chair Joel Greifenberger
Mark Your Calendar for the Fall Conference
Fall Conference ♦ September 27-28, 2015 ♦ Holiday Inn ♦ Liverpool, NY
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
Speakers confirmed to date:
♦ Christopher Luley, PhD, Vice President/Pathologist, Urban Forestry, LLC
♦ Patrick Brewer, RCA, Vice President/Division Manager, Bartlett Tree Experts and Immediate Past President, ASCA
♦ Lisa Montana, Ecologist, AECOM
♦ John Wickes, RCA, Wickes Arborists
♦ Barbara Ann Neal, RCA, Community Horticulture Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County
♦ Tom Draves, Owner, Draves Tree Service
♦ Anthony Lamanno, Chief, Compliance and Laboratory Services Section, NYS DEC
♦ Don Nelson, Bureau of Pesticides Management, Pesticides Control Specialist, NYS DEC
♦ And more to come
You may reserve a sleeping room at the Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY at a special discounted rate of $119/night plus tax by calling the Hotel Reservation Center 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) or the hotel directly at 315-457-1122; mention NYS Arborists to get the special rate. This rate is available for Sunday only. The hotel deadline is September 4, 2015.
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.
♦ Bandit Industries, Inc.
♦ Forestry Equipment of VA
♦ Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) returns to Oyster Bay and Rochester!
Join ISA and NYSA for another round of TRAQ courses in November. Seating is limited in both locations. So, register now for the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Course. (14.5 ISA credits)
Register online or download a registration form below. For online registrations, be sure to include any documentation if you are using non ISA credentials. Click here for complete TRAQ information.
Dates & Locations
♦ November 16-18, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay (Registration deadline, Oct. 16, 2015) Download Registration Form
♦ November 19-21, Hilton Garden Inn Pittsford/Rochester (Registration deadline, Oct. 20, 2015) Download Registration Form
Seating is limited to 20 people per location. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
♦ ISA member: $625.00 USD
♦ Non-member: $750.00 USD
Member pricing is an exclusive benefit to NYSA/ISA members only. You must be a current NYSA/ISA member at the time of registration. All others will be charged non-member registration rates.
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.