Wednesday, November 30

Pre-Conference Workshop

8:30 am–4:15 pm

Documenting Evidence

Julian Dunster, Ph.D., RCA #378, Dunster & Associates

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Thursday, December 1

8:15 am–9:45 am

Problem-Solving Strategies for Compacted Soils

Susan Downing Day, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Urban Forestry

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10:00 am–11:00 am

Heterogeneity in Urban Ecology

Steward T.A. Pickett, Ph.D., Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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11:15 am–12:15 pm

Alternative Management Tactics and Materials in a Post-Neonicotinoid Era

Michael Raupp, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Department of Entomology

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1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Trees and Pavement as Linked Infrastructure Within a Larger Stormwater Management Plan

Jason Grabosky, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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2:45 pm–3:45 pm

Million Trees Program: Now What? Management Strategies—Risk Management, Inventory, Maintenance

Jennifer Greenfeld, New York City Parks and Recreation

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Friday, December 2

8:00 am–9:00 am

Developing an Urban Context to Service Life Expectations for Canopy Management Planning

Jason Grabosky, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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9:15 am–10:15 am

Cascades of Tree Response and Recovery Following Storm Injury

Kevin Smith, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service

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10:30 am–11:30 am

Urban Nature: Human Nature

Peter J. Del Tredici, Ph.D., The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard Universitye

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1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Mock Deposition

Lisa A. Harvey, Esq., Ryan Faenza Cataldo LLC

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3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Professional Practice Guidelines—“I Have a Question About…”

Nelda Matheny, RCA #243, HortScience, Inc.

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3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Case Capsules/Tree Preservation

Patrick Anderson, RCA #475
Tristam Hurley, RCA #600
Ed Milhous, RCA #350

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4:15 pm–5:15 pm

How Do Your Field Notes and the Way You Collect Them Influence Your Report?

Brian Gilles, RCA #418
Patrick Parker, RCA #514

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4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Exploring Absence—How Missing Tree Rings Record Extreme Events

Kevin Smith, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service

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Saturday, December 3

7:30 am–8:15 am

SUFC Update

ASCA Representative: Jeffrey Ling, RCA #337

A300 Update

ASCA Representative: Rick Gessner, RCA #496

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8:30 am–9:30 am

What Does Pulling Apart Red Oaks Tell Us About Tree Failure?

Brian Kane, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts

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9:30 am–10:00 am

Risk Management BMP Update: What’s About to Change

E. Thomas Smiley, Ph.D., Bartlett Tree Research Lab

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10:00 am–11:00 am

Case Capsules/Appraisal

Denice Britton, RCA #296
James Komen, RCA #555
T. Davis Sydnor, Ph.D., RCA #349

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11:00 am–Noon

The 10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal: Important Changes from the 9th Edition

James Clark, Ph.D., RCA #357, HortScience, Inc.

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