Schedule Overview


  7:00 13th Annual Britton Fund Ride
10:00 TREE Fund Golf Outing
  3:00 Registration Opens
  5:00 Tree Planting
  5:30 Opening Ceremony & Reception with Exhibitors


7:00 Registration Open, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 Welcome, President Molly Sinnott, Sinnott Consulting
8:30 Keynote – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: Where a 50-Year Legacy Guides Environmentalism in the 21st Century for Lake Tahoe, Joanne Marchetta, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
9:45 Morning Stretch with Exhibitors
10:15 Energy Flow from Sun to Soil, Kevin Smith, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service
11:15 “Lightning Rounds” – Alternative Sidewalks: Gordon Mann; Report Writing: Rick Gessner; Working with Wildlife: Ryan Gilpin
11:50 Awards Luncheon
1:30 Arborglyphs: Speaking through Trees, Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
2:15 Pollinator Protection and Integrated Pest Management Practices, Kevin Burls, Ph.D., University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Reno
3:15 Afternoon Stretch with Exhibitors
3:45 Fire in the West: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going, Christina Restaino Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
4:45 Alternative Pest Management Strategies, A.D. Ali, Ph.D., Davey Tree Expert Company
5:30 Happy Hour with Outdoor Exhibits


Concurrent Session 1 Concurrent Session 2
8:00 Technology for the Climber, Consultant, & Company, Nick Araya, Ricardo Vasquez & Karina Nordbak, TreeCare LA The Eclectic Urban Forest Planting Test: Taking Bold (and Simple) New Steps to Grow the Urban Forest of Tomorrow, Ian Kesterson, City of Berkeley
9:05 Danger>Hazard>Risk, a Review of Terminology used by Electric Utilities to Characterize Risk Posed by Trees, Geoff Kempter, Asplundh Tree Expert Company Climate Suitability of California Urban Tree Species to a Changing Climate, Taylor Crow, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
10:05 Morning Stretch with Exhibitors
10:30 Forged in Fire: Arborist Options Before and After Fire, Jim Flott, Community Forestry Consultants, Inc. How Technology & Math Help in Preserving Veteran Trees, Chris Rippey, City of Seattle Parks
11:20 Stay in the Game, Tracy Ryan-Johnson, Bay Cities Area Tree Preservation Youth Engagement in Arboriculture: At-Height Experiences to Engage, Inspire, and Recruit, Chad Giblin, University of Minnesota
12:05 Lunch with Exhibitors
Concurrent Session 3 Concurrent Session 4
1:05 Investigative Visual Tree Assessment: A Strategic Approach to Diagnosing Tree Problems, Scott D. Baker, Tree Solutions, Inc. Trees, Roots & the Urban Soil Environment, Heidi Kratsch, Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno
2:10 Managing the Risk of Mature Trees – Advanced Tree Risk Assessment,  Michael-Gerold Neumann, Forstmeister Consultants Quantifying Shade Produced by the Urban Forest, Ed Mulrean, Ph.D., Enumeral Research and Consulting, LLC
3:15 Afternoon Stretch
3:45 Tree Water Dynamics, A.D. Ali, Ph.D., Davey Tree Expert Company ANSI A300 Pruning – Overview and how to use the Standard, Geoff Kempter, Asplundh Tree Expert Company
4:20 Trees in a Challenging Environment: Stormwater Basins, Igor Lacan, Ph.D., University of California Cooperative Extension, San Mateo/San Francisco Are CODIT and Compartmentalization the Same Thing?, Kevin Smith, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service
6:00 Annual Banquet & Silent Auction


General Session
7:00 Women in Arboriculture Breakfast (Ticketed event) Breaking Barriers, Jessika Mitchell, Davey Resource Group & Julia Gowin, CAL FIRE   
8:30 Tree Selection and Species Diversity in the Urban Forest, Matt Ritter, Ph.D., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
9:15 The Arborist and Tree Contractor at Trial: The Nuisance-Tree Case from Initial Consultation Through Verdict, Derek Simpson, Attorney at Law
10:15 Morning Stretch
10:30 Lightning Round: Saving Face, Literally!!, speaker TBD; Impact Investing/Socially Responsible Investing, Francine Lai
11:15 Peaks of Arboriculture: A Recap of Recent Technical Achievements, Scientific Discoveries, and Useful Resources for the Practicing Arborist, Igor Lacan, Ph.D. University of California Cooperative Extension, San Mateo/San Francisco
12:00 Conclusion of program – SEE YOU IN HUMBOLDT
1:00 OPTIONAL TREE TOUR – The Not-So-Urban Forest (Ticket Required)