Annual Training Conference '21 Virtual Navigation Guide

Incorporating Tree Planting Into Your Commercial Tree Care Operation Speaker: Allen Taylor | 1.25 CEUs Online Store: Watching your trees grow is much more fun than watching your stumps rot! After start- ing an environmentally conscious tree care company several years ago I knew I had to incorporate tree planting into my operation. I then realized I knew nothing of the practical logistics and operational considerations of planting trees. I had read the planting stan- dards and seen presentations on proper planting techniques, but the logistics surround- ing the process were a mystery to me. Where do I get the trees from? Can I reserve them? How much should I charge? What trees will do well in my area? How do we keep them from dying after they are planted? What the heck is windburn?This talk seeks to demystify the logistical and operational considerations associated with tree planting. If our industry is to achieve sustainability we must dramatically grow this aspect of our business. Tree planting can be a profitable portion of our businesses and can provide a valuable service to our customers and to the local community. Many municipalities also include tree planting as a requirement for tree removal permits. Don’t just shrug your shoulders; incorporate tree planting into your operation for a competitive advantage and because it is the right thing to do! Allen Taylor is the founder and lead arborist of Conservation Tree Care. Over the past 10 years he has gained extensive experience removing trees and pruning trees to enhance health and safety or mitigate haz- ards. He also owns and operates a small residential/commercial tree care company that focuses on environmental sustainability, including tree planting. He is a Board Certified Master Arborist (PN-7316B), Inter - national Society of Arboriculture; Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA #643), American Society of Consulting Arborists; and holds a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, International Society of Arboriculture. He attended the Univer - sity of Vermont where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Forestry.

Pruning Trees for Resiliency Speaker: Gordon Mann | 1 CEU Online Store:

Too many trees are over-pruned. Over-pruning has an impact on tree health and future growth. This presentation will discuss the ways trees have been pruned and suggest op- tions for better pruning techniques that will promote better tree growth, reduce risk, and improve site use for people, while retaining the appearance of a tree in its natural form. The session will include the ANSI A300 Part 1 Pruning standard and the ISA pruning BMP’s and show how to write clear specifications that will allow the tree to look like the initial descriptions intended the tree to look like. When completed, if the tree doesn’t look like what’s intended, the worker could not have followed the specifications for the work. We will briefly discuss the value of trees and why the foliage is so important, and how we can maintain trees to grow healthier with more leaves and accomplish the objectives for our pruning clients. The attendees will receive a template for writing specifications and examples of specifications that can be adjusted for your use in each work situation. Attendees will also gain support for their pruning – and the following phrases will make sense: Less is more; trees should look like trees; the leaves are the workers in trees; and end weights matter. Managing the Trees Where People Live for Resiliency Speaker: Gordon Mann | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store: More people are living in populated areas. Urban Forestry as a term is not resonating with those that don’t live in cites. The real issue is how do we grow trees where people live in a healthy, thriving manner? There are many components to growing trees. This presentation will share ideas about the value of trees, the importance of trees to people, and the need for trees where people live. It is designed to both make one think differently about trees, or if we think similarly, to provide resources to support conversations with others. The changes to include more trees involves public and community change, and we are the best positioned professionals to support these conversations. Attendees will receive information and resources to support these conversations and show how trees improve the quality of life and resiliency of people.

ATC ‘21 - Resilient Communities: People, Places & Trees

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ATC ‘21 - Resilient Communities: People, Places & Trees

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