Annual Training Conference '21 Virtual Navigation Guide

Gordon Mann is a partner in California Tree and Landscape Consulting, Inc.; Owner of Mann Made Resources tree conservation products; and Co-Founder of Trees ROI tree quality confirmation. He has 43 years of experience working in urban forestry roles including Village Forester (Brookeld, IL); Tree Maintenance Supervisor (San Mateo, CA); City Ar- borist & Public Works Superintendent (Redwood City, CA); Urban Forest Services Director, Sacramento Tree Foundation; a sales arborist for two private tree care companies; and contract city arborist for various com-

Craig Bachmann is the Lead Arborist & Manager of Tree133 inSeattle, WA. He is a Certified Arborist/TRAQ, Certified TreeWorker – Climber Specialist, Certified Treecare Safety Professional and an experienced safety/skills trainer. He is currently preparing for the Board Certified Mas - ter Arborist exam. Craig is also a Head Judge for the International Tree Climbing Championship. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and has been published in Arborist News & TCIA Magazine. Data-Driven Urban Forest Management for Resilience: Challenges & Opportunities for Social & Ecological Sensing Speaker: Sophie Nitoslawski | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store: Urban areas in the Pacic Northwest are on the front lines of climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. Like many cities, the growth of The University of British Columbia Vancouver campus is geared towards supporting a wide range of environmental and social goals in the face of complex challenges, including delivering affordable housing, facilities, amenities, and services to enhance community experience. One key contrib- utor to urban sustainability, resilience, and wellbeing are urban trees and other green infrastructure on campus. As UBC continues to grow, the goal is to better understand the existing baseline conditions of the natural and built environments and undertake new construction, densification, and long-term maintenance that enhances both ecological and human wellbeing. There is thus a clear need to identify, understand, and value the diversity of urban forests and other urban natural assets as well as the benets they pro- vide. Given this context, and as part of a Smart Campus initiative partnership with Rogers Telecommunications Inc., we are developing and piloting a data-driven urban forest management system to discover relevant patterns for assessing the status and dynam- ics of the natural assets, including their social values. Using data from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobility data from smartphones, and ground-based sensors, our aim is to support adaptive urban forest management and pilot scalable urban natural asset software and hardware solutions that address both ecological and social needs. In this webinar, we outline preliminary findings and discuss the challenges and opportunities for

munities. He serves on the ANSI A300 standards writing committee as SMA alternate and previous representative, Director on the ISA Board, CaUFC Board, and is past pres- ident of WCISA, ASCA, CAA and SMAS. Climb Smarter: 5 Tips to Extend Your Career Speaker: Craig Bachmann | 1 CEU Online Store: Tree care is hard on the body. Work tasks that felt like a fun challenge at the age of 25 feel very different a decade or two later. Sadly, many skilled arborists leave the profes- sion due to chronic and debilitating injuries. Too often, these are the result of out-dated work practices (eg. body thrusting) or a lack of awareness of modern climbing tech- niques (eg. using an SRS access line). By climbing smarter, not harder, today’s working arborists can significantly extend their careers and continue climbing safely and effi - ciently for many years. This presentation will introduce and explain five key tips to help climbing arborists save energy, increase efficiency, reduce injuries and extend their ca - reers. In other words, how to become more“resilient” in this unique physical profession. Tips shared will include recommendations for cutting tools that reduce physical strain and improve control, advice for efficiently installing climbing lines, use of access lines to save energy and increase safety, and suggested professional development to expand climbers’ competencies and income opportunities. Tips shared in this presentation are based on experiences as a climbing arborist, skills trainer, safety supervisor and ITCC head judge, combined with my perspective as the lead climber for a small business at the age of 45. Through this presentation, participants will learn how to practice these tips and incorporate them in daily activities. Together, these tips will help arborists of all ages to climb smarter and extend their careers.

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

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

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