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The 2010 ISA Conference & Trade Show will be held in Chicago, July 23-28, 2010. The trade show portion and educational sessions being held at Navy Pier downtown, while workshops, the International Tree Climbing Championship & Arbor Fair, and some events will be held at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill.

Show Preview: ISA Conference & Trade Show

The 2010 ISA Conference & Trade Show will be held in Chicago, July 23-28, 2010. The trade show portion and educational sessions being held at Navy Pier downtown, while workshops, the International Tree Climbing Championship & Arbor Fair, and some events will be held at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. A Morton Arboretum transportation pass is available for transportation from the Sheraton Hotel downtown to the Morton Arboretum. The $40 pass includes transportation and entrance to the arboretum, and is good for July 24 and 25 (a one-day pass is available for $25 per person).


 


Agenda at a Glance


Friday, July 23


Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Up by Roots Workshop presented by Jim Urban


 


Saturday, July 24


Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ITCC- Masters’ Qualifying Events


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tree Academy Workshops
(Registration Required)


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Arbor Fair and Fun Climb


2 – 2:30 p.m.
Stihl Tour des Trees Arrival


 


Sunday, July 25


Seven Bridges Golf Course
7:30 a.m. shotgun
Tree Fund Golf Outing (Ticketed Event)


Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
ITCC Head-to-Head Footlock


9 a.m. – Noon
Tree Academy Workshops (Registration Required)


10 a.m. – Noon
ITCC Women’s Masters’ Challenge


12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
ITCC Men’s Masters’ Challenge


Navy Pier, Downtown Chicago
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony


7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception on the Trade Show Floor


 


Monday, July 26


Navy Pier, Downtown Chicago
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Educational Sessions


10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trade Show & Climbers’ Corner Demo Tree


Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
TREE Fund Auction and Reception (Ticketed Event)


 


Tuesday, July 27


Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
7 – 8 a.m.
Women in Arboriculture Breakfast (Ticketed Event)


Navy Pier, Downtown Chicago
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Educational Sessions


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Trade Show & Climbers’ Corner Demo Tree


Noon – 2:30 p.m.
UAA Luncheon & Business Meeting (Ticketed Event)


 


Wednesday, July 28


Leave from the Sheraton
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SCA Luncheon and Tour (Ticketed Event)


Navy Pier, Downtown Chicago
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Educational Sessions


Leave from Navy Pier
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SMA Luncheon and Tour (Ticketed Event)
Walking Tour of Millennium Park, Laurie Gardens and the Chicago City Hall Rooftop


Noon – 1 p.m.
AREA Annual Business Luncheon (Ticketed Event)


1 – 5 p.m.
UAA Commonwealth Edison’s Lake County Tour (Ticketed Event)


Illinois Arborist Association Post Conference Tour
Thursday, July 29


8 a.m. – Noon
City in the Garden Tour—Tour of Chicago Green Spaces
See how the city came to earn its name the “City in the Garden.” Registrants may choose to tour Northern Chicago or Southern Chicago. $50 per person. To register visit www.illinoisarborist.org


 


 


Educational Sessions
Monday–Wednesday educational sessions to be held at Navy Pier, downtown Chicago


 


Monday, July 26


8 – 8:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks


8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Featured Keynote Speaker
Nalini M. Nadkarni, Ph.D.
“Life in the Treetops: Three Decades of Forest Canopy”


9:15 – 10 a.m.
Research Award Winner


10:00 a.m. – Noon
Break on Trade Show Floor


Noon – 1 p.m.
Root Strength and Tree Anchorage
Kim Coder, Ph.D.


Noon – 1 p.m.
Managing the Urban Forest as a Commons
Sarah Mincey


Noon – 1 p.m.
Growing Large Urban Trees for Stormwater Management
Peter MacDonagh


1 – 2 p.m.
Tree Biology Through the Seasons
Joe Murray


1 – 2 p.m.
Green Space, Green Place, Green Face—Perspectives for Planning and Managing Urban Forests
Cecil Konijnendijk, Ph.D.


1 – 2 p.m.
Trees and Utilities
Christoph Bennerscheidt


2 – 3 p.m.
Break on Trade Show Floor


3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Root Crown Form, Root Defects, and Tree Stability
Ed Gilman, Ph.D.


3 – 3:30 p.m.
The Chicago Trees Initiative
Scott Mchaffey and Aaron Durnbough


3 – 4 p.m.
Organic Science
Roger Funk, Ph.D.


3:30 – 4 p.m.
Millennium Park, Creating a Chicago Landmark
Ed Uhlir


4 – 5 p.m.
Transplanting Large Diameter Trees Bareroot: Old Concepts and New Technology
Jim Flott


4 – 5 p.m.
Greening Sydney – Strategies to Achieve a Green, Global and Connected City
Karen Sweeney


4 – 5 p.m.
Emerging A300 Developments: Root Zone Management and Tree Risk
Tom Smiley, Ph.D.


 


Tuesday, July 27


8 – 9 a.m.
Evaluation of Neonicotinoid Class Insecticides for Control of the EAB
Fredric Miller, Ph.D.


8 – 9 a.m.
Using Extraordinary Measures to Preserve Structurally-Deficient Heritage Trees
Torrey Young


8 – 9 a.m.
Development of Risk Assessment Criteria for Branch Failures Within the Tree Crowns
John Goodfellow


8 – 9 a.m.
Utility Easements and Impact to Utilities
Tom Walker


9 – 10 a.m.
Evaluation of Soil Injection Insecticides for Management of EAB
Shawn Bernick


9 – 10 a.m.
UK Perspective of Mature and Veteran Tree Management
Colin Bashford


9 – 10 a.m.
Estimating Tree Health: A Better Way
Jerry Bond, Ph.D.


9 – 10:a.m.
Utility Easements and UVM—Where Tree Lawsuits are Headed and Where They Should Be Headed
Brian Tomasovic


10 – 11 a.m.
Mapping the Future for EAB Readiness and Response Planning
David Sivyer and Ian Hanou


10 – 11 a.m.
Conservation Arboriculture
Philip Van Wassener


10 – 11 a.m.
From Tree Science to Tree Practice—New Thinking About Arboricultural Technology Transfer
R. Bruce Allison, Ph.D.


10 – 10:30 a.m.
UVM–Prescription Management
Alastair Jenkins


10:30 – 11 a.m.
Impact of Nonchemical Alternatives
Jimmie Cobb


11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Break on Trade Show Floor


Noon – 2:30 p.m.
UAA Lunch and Business Meeting (Ticketed Reception)
“Meeting the Challenge Ahead”
Keynote Speech by Pete Jackson


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Thousand Cankers Disease in Walnuts
Ned Tisserat, Ph.D.


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
What Does Research Tell Us About Pruning?
Jim Clark, Ph.D.


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
New Opportunities for Expertise: Land Use, Transportation Changes and You
Dan Staley


3 – 3:30 p.m.
Internet Technology for Arboriculture
David Bloniarz, Ph.D.


3 – 4 p.m.
A New Tool for Measuring Water Stress on Trees
Scott Shultz


3 – 4 p.m.
What Your Mayor Should Know Before Launching a Million Tree Planting Initiative
Greg McPherson, Ph.D.


3 – 4 p.m.
Why a Realistic Understanding of Utility Arboriculture is Important to All Arborists
Geoff Kempter


3:30 – 4 p.m.
Urban Forestry Images
Joe LaForest


4 – 5 p.m.
Data Standardization Update
David Nowak, Ph.D.


4 – 5 p.m.
The Historical Development of Tree Climbing Techniques
Mark Bridge


4 – 5 p.m.
Advancing our Understanding of Urban Forest Management: The Chicago Wilderness Approach
Liam Henegham, Ph.D.


4 – 5 p.m.
Aerial Rescue Needs of the Line Clearance Industry
John Ball, Ph.D.


 


 

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