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.
Tree Risk Assessment Workshops
Tree Risk Assessment Workshop*
*This workshop is not TRAQ training or the Certification program.
The New York State Arborists, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and NYS Urban Forestry Council presents this new education program on tree risk assessment.
The new tree risk ANSI standard and BMP are here to stay, and all tree professionals will profit from this program’s discussion of the impact of the changes on everyday work. The program will cover risk tree indicators, tree biology and decay, wind load, and the importance of including contributing risk factors. Learning the standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk will promote the safety of people and property.
Tree care and landscape professionals and municipal staff responsible for tree care are encouraged to attend. Continuing education credits will be offered to Certified Arborists, and Nursery Landscape Professionals. (5 ISA CEU credits are pending.)
Attendees are strongly advised to bring copies of the standards and BMP with them for use during the workshop.
►Jerry Bond, Ph.D., Consulting Urban Forester, Urban Forest Analytics, LLC
►Christopher J. Luley, Ph.D., Vice President, Urban Forestry LLC
REGISTRATION FEES (cost per person)
By March 25
►NYS Arborist Member or NYS Urban Forestry Council Member: $90.00
After March 25
►NYS Arborist Member or NYS Urban Forestry Council Member: $105.00
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
No cancelations or refunds after 3/25. Substitutions will be allowed.
Publications not included in fee but will also be available for purchase on-site.
TREE RISK ASSESSMENT PUBLICATIONS
ANSI A300, Part 9: Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management-Standard Practices (Tree Risk Assessment a:
Tree Structure Assessment)" and "Best Management Practices-Tree Risk Assessment” (combination) are available to
purchase from NYSA Bookstore or at the door.
►NYSA & Urban Community Forestry Member Price for publication combo: $25.00 (plus S&H)
►Non-member price: $30.00 (plus S&H)
Long Island-Thursday, April 3, 2014
Lynbrook Recreation Center, 55 Wilbur St., Lynbrook, NY 11563
Carmel-Friday, April 4, 2014
Fahnestock State Park, 1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Syracuse-Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Green Lakes State Park, Old Administration Building, 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066 (Enter on Rte. 290)
2014 New York State Tree Climbing Championship
Registration is now open for the 2014 NYSA Tree Climbing Championship on Saturday, June 7 at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay, NY. (Rain date is Sunday, June 8). Climber check-in is 8am.
The New York State Tree Climbing Championship is a gathering of 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 beautiful 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, August 2-3, 2014, Milwaukee, WI. ISA credits will be available for competitors and judges.
Be advised there is an $8.00 parking fee for spectators; this fee is waived for competitors and volunteers.
A Record Attendance at the Annual Meeting
More than 230 arborists and tree care professionals attended the Annual Meeting, January 26-27 at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, NY. Attendees were treated to a wide range of education sessions to hear the latest updates on the pests and pathogens affecting our environment and sharpen their safety and tree skills. The annual meeting also featured a vendor area offering a look at the industry’s most innovative products and services and time to talk and relax at the Meet & Greet Reception which was compliments of the sponsors and vendors.
On Monday, Joel Greifenberger presented the annual association report at Monday’s luncheon which served the conclusion of his two-year presidential term. In his address, he praised the Board of Directors for their hard work and stressed the importance of volunteerism as a way to give back. He then introduced Jeremy Sayers of The Tree Doctor in Clarence, NY, who will serve as president for the next two years.
Invasive Pest Tips
- Don't Move Firewood Poster.pdf
- Don't Move Firewood Factsheet pdf
- Alien Invaders are Hiding in Your Firewood Article pdf
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 savethe 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.