Schedule Overview


MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

  7:00 12th 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

TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2019 – Up to 6.0 CEUs

7:00 Registration Open, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 Welcome, President Carol Kwan
8:30 Keynote – A Sinking Ship or Cruising Towards Bright Horizons The Bigger Picture of Pests and Diseases in Urban Forestry, Cecil Konijnendijk
9:45 Morning Stretch with Exhibitors
10:15 Public Private Partnerships in a Contracting/Expanding World, Darcy Oishi
11:00 Invasives from a Bi-Coastal Perspective  local research matters, Drew Zwart, PhD
11:45 Awards Luncheon
1:15 Trees in a Changing Environment, Mark Roberts
2:00 Phytophthora – a biological bulldozer, Johan Östberg
3:00 Afternoon Stretch with Exhibitors
3:30 Developing a public/private and multi-state 21st Century invasive species plan to prevent and manage pests of the urban and riparian forest, John Kabashima, Ph.D.
4:30 Leveraging People, Technology, and UF Management Practices to Cope with Invasive Pests, Jessika Mitchell and Rhonda Wood
5:15 Happy Hour with Outdoor Exhibits

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 – Up to 7.0 CEUs

6:30 Early morning Waikiki Tree Walk with Steve Nimz (ticket required)
Pest Management Urban Forestry
8:00 New pests and pathogens affecting both native and urban forests in Hawaii and the Pacific, James (JB) Friday How climate change challenges urban trees and city forests, and what this means for arborists and urban foresters, Igor Lacan, PhD
9:00 Fighting Invisible Invasives, Matteo Garbelotto What it takes to preserve a ten-million dollar tree from a common pest in urban forests, Steve Nimz
10:00 Morning Stretch with Exhibitors
10:30 Coming to a Tree Near You: Insect Threats from Hawaii, the 2019 Edition, Darcy Oishi and Janis Matsunaga Responding to Pest Invasions A Historical Perspective, Walt Warriner
11:15 Management of several key invasive landscape pests in Hawaii, Zhiqiang Cheng, Ph.D. et al An Ecological Approach to Urban Landscapes, Richard Quinn
12:00 Lunch with Exhibitors
Pest Management Utility Forestry
1:05 Invasive Pests in Nevada, Dennis Swartzell and Molly Sinnott Innovative Solutions for Controlling Undesirable and Invasive Vegetation Near Power Lines, Vince Mikulanis, Don Akau and Michael Daleo
2:05 Asian longhorned beetle – how reliable is our information, Johan Östberg Utility TRA Best Management Practices, Kevin K. Eckert
3:05 Afternoon Stretch with Exhibitors
3:30 Current and Emerging Issues Affecting Mediterranean Pines in the Southwest, John Richardson and Steve McKelvey Revised ANSI A300 Integrated Vegetation Management Standard Provides New Service Opportunities for Arborists, Rick Gessner
4:15 Witches Broom on Blue Palo Verde, Ursula Schuch, PhD Adaptation Strategies to Promote Forest Health and Community Safety Along Critical Routes, Amber Krebbers
6:00 Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 – Up to 4.5 CEUs 

7:00 Women in Arboriculture Breakfast (Ticketed event) One Woman’s Story: Navigating the changing tides, Maureen Murphy
 General Session
8:30 How pests get around (and how to ensure that you are not helping them!),Igor Lacan, PhD.
9:30 Sentinel Landscapes – Pest Detection by Design, Richard Quinn
10:15 Morning Stretch
10:30 The Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment: Past, Present, and Future, Christy Martin
11:15 We are all in the same canoe a Hawaii model for collaborative stewardship, Christian P. Giardina
12:00 Conclusion of program – SEE YOU IN SQUAW VALLEY
1:00 OPTIONAL TREE TOURS (Ticket required) – Exceptional Trees of Downtown Honolulu or Honolulu Botanic Garden Tour

FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 – Up to 6.5 CEUs

Post conference Workshops:

7:30 am   TRAQ Renewal Course – Take the TRAQ Renewal Course with Kevin Eckert!

8:00 am   10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal – Come find out the new additions to the guide from Dr. James Clark and Dr. Tom Smiley!