Thursday, November 30

8:15 am–9:15 am

An Armchair Journey of Conifer History and Success

Michael Kauffmann, Backcountry Press, Bigfoot Trail Alliance
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9:30 am–11:00 am

Branch Unions: A Unique Design

Ed Gilman, Ph.D., University of Florida
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11:00 am–Noon

Native vs. Nonnative Trees: Comparative Impacts on Landscape Biodiversity

Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D., Washington State University
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3:15 pm–4:15 pm

10th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal

Jim Clark, Ph.D., RCA #357, HortScience, Inc
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Friday, December 1

9:15 am–10:45 am

Tree Response to Storm Damage

Ed Gilman, Ph.D., University of Florida
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11:00 am–12:30 pm

Trees, Water, and Health: Green Infrastructure Co-Design for Co-Benefits

Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., University of Washington, College of the Environment
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Adam H. Dittman, Stoel Rives LLP
Alyssa M. Petroff, Stoel Rives LLP
1:45 pm–2:45 pm


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1:45 pm–2:45 pm

iTree: Tools for Consulting Arborists

Scott Maco, The Davey Insitute
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3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Report Writing: Providing Clear, Concise, and Useful Reports to Your Clients

Denice Britton, RCA #296, California Tree and Landscape Consulting, Inc.
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Carl Mellinger, RCA #620, Mellinger Tree & Landscape Service LLC
Donald Godi, RCA #444, Donald H. Godi & Associates, Inc.

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Being an Expert in a Lawsuit: What Does the Lawyer Want From You?

Michael B. Gillett, The Gillett Law Firm
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Saturday, December 2

8:45 am–9:45 am

Expert Testimony—Tips From the Bench

Honorable Stephen K. Bushong, Circuit Court of Multnomah County
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10:00 am–11:00 am

In-Field Soil Assessment for Urban Trees

Bryant Scharenbroch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
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David Hunter, RCA #408, David D. Hunter, Certified Arborist LLC
James Komen, RCA #555, Class One Arboriculture