Calendar


Jan
20
Wed
Tennessee Eastern Regional Virtual Short Course (Ornamentals Session 1) @ This is a virtual event
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture is offering a series of webinars over three dates that will provide excellent information useful to arborists. Session 1 includes three presentations about pest management and diagnosis and testing services provided by the UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center.

Jan
26
Tue
Cover Crops, Herbs, and Cut Flowers for Pollination and Pest Management @ This is a virtual event
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology.  Join us for this webinar as we discuss which cover crops, herbs, and cut flowers best support pollinators, predators, parasitoids, and have extra value for culinary or ornamental use.  Cover crops, herbs, and cut flowers provide forage and nesting sites for pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests (such as wasps, flies, and beetles). Learn which plants and management techniques best support pollinators, predators, and parasitoids, and have extra value for culinary or ornamental use.

Jan
27
Wed
Tennessee Eastern Regional Virtual Short Course (Ornamentals Session 1) @ This is a virtual event
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture is offering a series of webinars over three dates that will provide excellent information useful to arborists. Session 1 includes three presentations about pest management and diagnosis and testing services provided by the UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center.

Feb
2
Tue
Pruning with Purpose @ This is a virtual event
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pruning with Purpose @ This is a virtual event

Presenters:

Krista Quinn, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Agent
Allen Bates, Urban Forester City of Hot Springs
Anthony Whittington, Parks & Trails Director City of Hot Springs

Properly pruning trees has many benefits-from improving the health and beauty of your trees to maintaining the safety of your property.  In this one-hour virtual presentation, attendees will learn basic pruning techniques to achieve desired results and reduce harm to trees.  Participants will learn when, how and why to prune trees for maximum satisfaction.  Information about how to train young trees to reduce pruning requirements later will also be presented.

This course has been approved 1 CEU from the International Society of Arboriculture for the following certifications:  Certified Arborist, TW Climber Specialist, TW Aerial Specialist, BCMA Management.

This course is LA CES approved.

Feb
9
Tue
Tree Preservation on the Construction Site @ This is a virtual event
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tree Preservation on the Construction Site @ This is a virtual event

Presenter:
Allen Bates, Urban Forester City of Hot Springs

Preserving Trees during construction can be a challenge, but by identifying ways trees are damaged on the construction site and then using proven methods to mitigate those problems, the final result of an established healthy tree is a great benefit to the environment and beauty of the site.  In this one-hour virtual presentation, attendees will learn how to avoid damage to trees that are being preserved on the construction site.  Participants will learn which trees should be preserved, the most critical area to protect of the tree and activities that should be prohibited beneath the tree.

This course has been approved for 1 CEU from the International Society of Arboriculture for the following certifications:  Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist and BCMA Management.

This course is LA CES approved.

Feb
16
Tue
Trees Count in Cities & Towns: Managing Community Trees to Maximize Their Benefits @ This is a virtual event
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Research shows that trees provide a multitude of benefits to communities.  Krissy Thomason, Urban & Community Forestry Program Coordinator with the AR Department of Agriculture Forestry Division and Krista Quinn, University of AR Division of Agriculture County Extension Agent in Faulkner County, will discuss some of the ways that trees help communities and introduce some methods that communities can use to manage their community trees.

  1. Participants will learn about the benefits of trees in communities and become familiar with how to use basic i-Tree Canopy and i-Tree Eco tools to measure those benefits.
  2. Participants will learn about basic community tree management strategies including canopy assessment, the use of tree inventories, and creating community tree management plans.
  3. Participants will learn about the benefits of the Tree City USA program and how they can help their communities to become certified as Tree Cities USA.

This course is LA CES approved.

Feb
23
Tue
Top Ways to Save Money with Trees @ This is a virtual event
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Top Ways to Save Money with Trees @ This is a virtual event

Beautiful, healthy trees can greatly enhance our homes and businesses.  However, growing trees takes time, effort, and money and the last thing anyone wants is to invest in trees and then watch them die.  In this presentation, attendees will learn how to plant and care for trees to protect their investments and ensure they thrive.  Some topics that will be covered include tree species selection, good and bad site locations for trees, and tree planting and maintenance to promote the health and longevity of trees. Participants will learn when, how, and why to plant, prune and maintain trees to maximize tree benefits.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn how to improve the survival chances for newly planted trees.
  2. Participants will learn how to limit long-term loss of investment with trees.
  3. Participants will learn how to maximize financial benefits to the home landscape with site selection for newly planted trees.

This course is LA CES approved.

This course is approved for ISA CEUS for the following:  Certified Arborist and BCMA-Management

Apr
6
Tue
ISA Southern Annual Conference and Tradeshow @ This is a virtual event
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
ISA Southern Annual Conference and Tradeshow @ This is a virtual event

Virtual sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays (April 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 9:00 am to Noon (ET).  The conference will feature educational sessions for the commercial, municipal, utility arborist, climbers, and tree workers.

Apr
13
Tue
ISA Southern Annual Conference and Tradeshow @ This is a virtual event
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
ISA Southern Annual Conference and Tradeshow @ This is a virtual event

Virtual sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays (April 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 9:00 am to Noon (ET).  The conference will feature educational sessions for the commercial, municipal, utility arborist, climbers, and tree workers.

Apr
20
Tue
ISA Southern Annual Conference and Tradeshow @ This is a virtual event
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
ISA Southern Annual Conference and Tradeshow @ This is a virtual event

Virtual sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays (April 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 9:00 am to Noon (ET).  The conference will feature educational sessions for the commercial, municipal, utility arborist, climbers, and tree workers.

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