The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) announced its 2009 Conference and Trade Show, Oct. 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga.
The show will feature a Savannah Urban Forestry Tour on Oct. 4, and educational sessions Oct. 5-7.
The welcoming session and opening comments will be presented by Dan Hartman, president of the SMA, and Michael Brown, city manager with the City of Savannah.
Featured speakers at the conference are as follows:
Dr. James Reaves, director, U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station, Asheville, N.C.
Phillip Rodbell, program manager, urban and community forestry, USDA Forest Service, Newton Square, Pa.
Neelam Poudyal, research associate, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens.
Lori Brockelbank, urban and community forestry consultant, Forecon, Inc. Falconer, N.Y.
Kim Coder, Ph.D., professor of tree biology and health, Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia, Athens.
Joris Voeten, MSc, European tree technician, BTL Bomendienst, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Larry Hammack, CN Utility Consulting, Ormond Beach, Fla.
Darren Green, landscape architect and urban forester, City of Alexandria, La.
Ainsley Caldwell, arboricultural manager, City of Atlanta
Ralph Mize, city arborist, City of San Jose, Calif.
Mike Galvin, deputy director, Casey Trees, Washington, D.C.
David Sivyer, forestry services manager, City of Milwaukee, Wis.
James Urban, FASLA, landscape architect, Annapolis, Md.
Jim Amerault, information systems specialist, District of Columbia, Department of Transportation, Urban Forestry Administration.
Paul Graham, urban forester, City of Florence, Ala.
Jennifer Gulick, senior consulting urban forester, Davey Resource Group, Bowling Green, Ky.
Gene Hyde, urban forester, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Nick Kuhn, city forester, Albuquerque, N.M.
Don Robertson, urban forester, Jacksonville, Fla.
David Bienemann, municipal arborist, City of Bowling Green, Ohio.
Gordon Mann, consulting arborist, Auburn, Calif.
Phillip Van Wassenaer, chief consulting arborist, Urban Forest Innovations, Inc., Ontario, Canada.
Rachel Barker, regional urban forester, Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Montgomery, Ala.
Dan Lambe, vice president of programs, Arbor Day Foundation, Lincoln, Neb.
Ane Buckelew Cumming, forester, USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Morgantown, W.V.
Timothy Walsh, CTSP, Manchester, N.H.
Room rates for the conference are $149 per night, single/double. Make reservations now by calling (912) 238-1234 or 800-233-1234. Reservations must be made by Sept 4, 2009. Ask for “SMA Annual Conference” rate when making reservations.
More information about the conference, as well as and registration information is available at http://www.urban-forestry.com/