Annual Training Conference '21 Virtual Navigation Guide

Christine Buhl is a graduate of Oregon State University and the Uni- versity of Wisconsin-Madison. She has served as an entomologist from Hawaii to Lebanon on projects spanning from public health to chemical ecology. She currently serves as the state Forest Entomologist with the Oregon Department of Forestry where she provides statewide technical assistance to public and private landowners/managers/consultants and monitors forest health via aerial and ground surveys.

Biomechanics for Tree Climbers Speaker: Phillip Kelley | 1 CEU Online Store:

This presentation discusses research being done in England using computerized body mapping to measure the forces on our bodies as we work. By taking this data and mak- ing minor changes to our movements we can help eliminate repetitive motions, injuries and extend our tree climbing careers.

Wielding the A300 Standards: The Shield and the Sword Speaker: James Komen | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store:

Phillip Kelley is Leader of Team Development & Training for Wright Tree Service (current); Contract climber and owner of Samara Tree Pres- ervation (current); Lead Instructor, North American Training Solutions (2009); and, has 26 years of active field experience. He has served as the Head Technician International Tree Climbing Championship (2018-pres- ent); Head Judge, North American Tree Climbing Championship (2014 -2018); Head Judge, Aerial Rescue International Tree Climbing Cham- pionship (2013 - 2018); Head Technician, Georgia Arborist Association

The ANSI A300 Standards are a documentation of what industry stakeholders can agree upon within the context of the ANSI approval process. When wielded correctly, they can form powerful legal weaponry to use both defensively and offensively. Learn how to limit your liability when performing risk assessments by following the mandatory require- ments. Learn how to avoid offensive strategies by plaintiffs that attack insufficiency of inspections, reports, and pruning practices. The section on defensive application of the standards shows key passages that limit the scope of an assignment and of the potential liability exposure to arborists in the field. It highlights important limitations to remember to include in reports, contracts, and work orders. The section on offensive application of the standards helps prepare audience members for potential plaintiff strategies for using the standards to establish a defendant’s liability. It highlights attributes that must be included in a report such as time frame, likelihood of failure, likelihood of impacting a target, and consequences. It also points to commonly violated sections of the standards with respect to pruning operations.

Tree Climbing Championship (2009-2013); Past President of the Georgia Arborist Asso- ciation; CertifiedArborist, International Society of Arboriculture (2000 - present); Certified Line Clearance Tree Trimmer; Approved TCIAASTI Trainer; Certified in all TCIA arborist programs; author of multiple articles published in industry magazines; and speaker at numerous industry events and conferences since 2012. Tree Insect Pest Diagnosis & Management Speaker: Christine Buhl | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store: This webinar will cover the basics on bark beetles, woodborers, defoliators, and sap sucking insects that are more common pests of trees. You will learn about stressors that leave trees exposed to insect attacks, how to diagnose what type of insects may be causing damage and identify what insects are not of concern, and lastly how to prevent or mitigate damage to trees.

James Komen is a consulting arborist in California specializing in risk as- sessment and tree appraisal. He helps clients make informed manage- ment decisions for individual trees and for tree inventories. His work has been published in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, Arboricultural Consul- tant, Palms, Ontario Arborist and Western Arborist. He is an ISA TRAQ instructor and has taught workshops on tree appraisal around the U.S. and Canada.

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