The optional afternoon Field Workshop on Day 3 (April 26) will be held at the beautiful Santa Rosa Community College campus. The campus is very close to the conference hotel and boasts an impressive collection of mature trees that present unique arboricultural challenges. Demonstrations/presentations will include soils assessments, using drones in tree care, and managing old trees. Groups will rotate every hour to each of the 3 stations.
Denice Britton, CalTLC, Inc. – An Arborist’s retrospective on native oaks in a landscape setting
David Kelley, Consultant – Assessment and correction of problematic soils
Dan Staley, ArborDrone – Demonstration on use of drone technology in a field setting
Torrey Young, Dryad, LLC – Managing heritage oaks through pruning, cabling/bracing/propping
We plan on finishing the tour with a visit to a local winery to taste wine and socialize. After that it’s back to the hotel