Annual Training Conference '21 Virtual Navigation Guide

Arboricultural Zombies – Myths That Will Not Die Speaker: Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott | 1 CEU Online Store:

Linda also is the award-winning author of five books: the horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener (2008) and The Informed Garden- er Blooms Again (2010) from the University of Washington Press and Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: Good Science – Practical Appli- cation (2009) from GFG Publishing,Inc., and How Plants Work: The Sci- ence Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do from Timber Press (2015). Her latest book is an update of Art Kruckeberg’s Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest from UW Press (2019), which has won

This webinar will present a diagnostic approach to discovering the cause behind land- scape failure. Many landscape plants fail to thrive or even die because of avoidable errors in selecting, transplanting, and maintaining trees and shrubs. Without understand- ing the underlying reason behind landscape failure, homeowners and professionals of- ten resort to pesticides and fertilizers in an unsuccessful attempt to fix the problem. An alternative set of suggested best practices will be presented based on recent and on-go- ing research, which ultimately will help landscape managers avoid the unnecessary use of chemicals. Tree Root Physiology & Urban Soils - Can’t We Just All Get Along? Trees planted in the built environment face challenges to successful establishment. Many of these challenges are caused by improper soil preparation and management practic- es that impair root growth and can be avoided. This presentation will focus on the three critical needs for root establishment – water, nutrients, and oxygen – and how soils can be properly managed to maximize success. Handouts and links to relevant references will be provided. Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU’s Extension Urban Horticulturist and a Professor in the Department of Horticulture, and holds two affiliate associate professor positions at University of Washington. She conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences, publishing the results in scientific articles and university Extension fact sheets. In 2020, she was named the new editor for the Western Arborist magazine. Speaker: Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store:

several national awards since its publication. Forged in Fire: Arborist Options Before and After the Fire Speaker: Jim Flott | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store:

Succinctly defined the wildland-urban interface (WUI) is where the natural environment and the human community overlap. All segments of the arboriculture industry are spe- cifically qualified to help clients living in these environments. These clients may range from a modest, single residence to multi-million dollar acreage homes. Whether you are a single proprietor, a multi-faceted company, or a consulting arborist fire prevention and risk reduction in the WUI is a service you can offer. The Healthy Forest Restoration Act (2003) includes the first meaningful statutory incentives to give consideration to the priorities of local communities as they develop and implement forest management and hazardous fuel reduction projects. Attendees will gain insight into services they can offer before and after a fire. The topic expands on the business opportunities arboriculture provides for us while providing client services not typically expected of our industry. Jim Flott is president of Community Forestry Consultants, Inc.(CFC). CFC provides TreeWorks™ tree management software; inventories and appraisals; management plans; risk assessment and risk management plans; tree preservation plans; diagnosis; expert witness; forensic inves- tigations; urban forestry program reviews; training workshops; and urban forestry, arboriculture, and horticulture consulting services to individu- als, corporations, universities, municipalities, county and state agencies, cemeteries, and golf courses in the United States and Canada. He re- ceived his B.S. degree in horticulture from Iowa State University and his in

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