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.
2015 New York State Tree Climbing Championship
Registration is now open for the 2015 NYSA Tree Climbing Championship on Saturday, June 13 at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay, NY. (Rain date is Sunday, June 14).
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
• ArborMaster® and their affiliated partners: Husqvarna, Buckingham Mfg, Oregon®, Samson, Silky and Vermeer - TCC Climbing Kit Prize Package
NYS Arbor Day Celebration
Make plans to join us at the Arbor Day Celebration on Friday April 24th in Tivoli Park, Albany, NY. No RSVP necessary.
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.