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TCI Expo 2010 is the world's largest tree care industry trade show and conference. From Nov. 11-13, 2010 in Pittsburgh, attendees can take advantage of networking opportunities at the show's receptions, forums, and round-tables.

Tree Care Industry heads to Pittsburgh Nov. 11-13

TCI Expo 2010 is the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference. From Nov. 11-13, 2010 in Pittsburgh, attendees can take advantage of networking opportunities at the show’s receptions, forums, and round-tables. TCI Expo also offers a diverse selection of seminars, demonstrations and cutting-edge research — as well as pre-conference workshops and Webinars. During the trade show portion, the latest equipment and gear from the biggest names in tree care will be on display. For the show schedule and list of exhibitors, please see below. For more information about TCI Expo 2010, visit www.treecareindustry.org


 


Schedule at a Glance


Pre-conference workshops, Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CPR/First Aid Train the Trainer
Coyne First Aid


CTSP Workshop and Certification Exam (Only runs from 8 – 11 a.m. on Nov. 10). Note: Separate registration from TCI Expo.
(These workshops take place at Omni William Penn Hotel.)


 


Pre-conference workshops, Wednesday, Nov. 10


8 a.m.
Registration Opens
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
EHAP
Tom Dunlap, CTSP


8 a.m. – Noon
Achieving Business Excellence
John Spence, consultant


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Business Boot Camp for the Beginner
Bob Rouse, TCIA, Inc. Accreditation Consultants


1 – 5 p.m.
Job Costing and Estimating
Marcus vander Vliet, M.V. Consulting


 


Thursday, Nov. 11


6 a.m.
Registration Opens
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)
Business
Increase Marketing Effectiveness with Social Media Engagement
Jeff Korhan, True Nature


Safety
Safety Update, What Accidents Occurred in 2009 and Why
Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University


Arboriculture
Fertilizer, Compost Tea & Other Magical Elixirs to Promote Tree Health
Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory


8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Free Keynote
The Foundations of Excellence
John Spence, consultant
(Free for all registered attendees)


9:57 a.m.
TCI EXPO Trade Show Opens


10:30 – Noon
Z133 meeting
(Free for all registered attendees)


Noon – 1 p.m.
TCIA members-only forum
Benefits of TCIA membership
(Free for all registered TCIA members)


2 – 3 p.m.
CTSP Open Forum
Peter Gerstenberger, TCIA, Inc.
(Free for CTSPs and CTSP enrollees)


3 – 3:30 p.m.
CTSP Meet & Greet
(Free for all registered attendees)


4 p.m.
TCI EXPO Trade Show Closes


4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)
Business
Consultative Sales Skills for the Non-sales Person
John Spence, consultant


Safety
Crane Use: Technology, Safety & Government Regulations
Joe Birkbeck, Altec Industries


Arboriculture
Eco-friendly Disease Diagnosis & Management
Dr. Sharon Douglas, The Conn. Agricultural Experiment Station


6 – 8 p.m.
Welcome Reception, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel
(Free for all registered attendees and exhibitors)


 


Friday, November 12


7 a.m.
Registration Opens
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)
Business
TCIA Accreditation Forum
Bob Rouse, TCIA, Inc.
(Free for all registered attendees)


Safety
Notches, Hinges & Back-cuts
Dwayne Neustaeter, Arboriculture Canada Training Education, Ltd.


Arboriculture
Organic Treatment for Plant Disease Management
Dr. Bruce Fraedrich, Bartlett Tree Research Lab


8:45 – 10 a.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)


Business
Job Costing to Maximize Your Profits
Marcus vander Vliet, M.V. Consulting


Safety
Rigging Forces
Todd Kramer, CTSP, Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc.


Arboriculture
Invasive Insect Species Update
Dr. Michael J. Raupp, University of Maryland


9 a.m.
TCI EXPO Trade Show Opens


10 – 11 a.m.
CTLA, Council of Tree & Landscape Appraisers Forum
J. David Hucker, David Hucker, David Hucker Consulting


10 a.m.
Check-in Time ISA Certification Exams (Arborist, Municipal, Utility Treeworker written only)
Pre-registration required


Check-in Time PLANET Certification Exams (CLP, CLT-Interior, COLP, CTP-CSL)
Pre-registration required


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Accredited Companies Forum
Bob Rouse, TCIA, Inc.
(Free for all accredited companies and enrollees)


Noon – 1 p.m.
TCIA Members-only Forum
Productive Business Strategies in the Lean Economy
(Free for all registered TCIA members)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
A300 Open Forum
Bob Rouse, TCIA, Inc. and ASC A300 Committee
(Free for all registered attendees)


3 – 4:15 p.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)
Business
Secrets of Successful Sub-contracting
Phil Harwood, Pro-Motion Consulting


Safety
Rigging & Transferring Wood for Maximum Productivity
Ed Carpenter, Certified Arborist, COR Ergonomic Solutions, LLC


Arboriculture
The Anatomy of a Murder: Who Killed the Tree?
Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University


Arboriculture
Insecticide Mode of Action and Green Insecticides
Dr. Michael J. Raupp, University of Maryland


4 p.m.
TCI EXPO Trade Show Closes


4 – 6 p.m.
Accreditation/CTSP/Student Reception at Omni William Penn Hotel
(Open to Accredited companies, CTSPs, CTSP enrollees and students only)


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)
Business
Regulatory vs. Voluntary Approaches to Tree Protection
Mike Galvin, Casey Trees


Safety
How to Care for Your Body as a Production Arborist
Ed Carpenter, Certified Arborist, COR Ergonomic Solutions, LLC


Safety
Crane Use for the Climbing Arborist: Tips and Tricks
Todd Kramer, CTSP, Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc.


Arboriculture
20 Questions of Tree Problem Diagnostics
Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension


Arboriculture
Growing Your Business with Shrub Care
Shawn Bernick, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements


 


Saturday, Nov. 13


7 a.m.
Registration Opens
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Business
Profits from Snow and Ice
John Allin, PJA, Inc.


Safety
SRT Climbing Tools & Techniques
Tom Dunlap, CTSP


Arboriculture
Trees and Construction Management: A Wake-up Call
Gordon Mann, Mann Made Resources


8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
(Concurrent Sessions)
Business
Find New Business – Bring Woodlands into the Landscapes
Lee Gilman, Lee Gilman & Associates, LLC


Safety
Applied Research for Climbing and Rigging
Brian Kane, University of Mass-Amherst


Arboriculture
Tree Biomechanics and Strength Loss from EAB Activity
Dr. Anand Persad, Davey Tree Expert Co.


9 a.m.
TCIA EXPO Trade Show Opens


1 p.m.
TCIA EXPO Trade Show Closes


 


TCI Expo Tree Demonstrations (earn CEUs)


Thursday, Nov. 11
(Facilitated by North American Training Solutions)


10:30 a.m.
High Angle Rescue for Arborists


12:05 p.m.
Ergonomics for Industrial Athletes


1:15 p.m.
Ascend It! Innovative Solutions for Tree Climbing Ascent


2:05 p.m.
Pruning Cuts, Collars, Branches and Trunks
(With Arboriculture Canada Training Education)


Friday, November 12
(Facilitated by ArborMaster)


10:30 a.m.
Precision Felling, Safe Chain Saw Handling and Ergonomics Part 1


12:05 p.m.
Precision Felling, Safe Chain Saw Handling and Ergonomics Part 2


1:15 p.m.
Arborist Rigging Applications Part 1


2:05 p.m.
Arborist Rigging Applications Part 2


Saturday, November 13


10 a.m.
SRT Climbing Tools and Techniques
Facilitated by Tom Dunlap, CTSP


11 a.m.
Rigging Forces: A Look at Risk Assessment for the Climbing Arborist
Facilitated by Todd Kramer, CTSP


 


Exhibitors


Exhibitor         Booth#


ACRT 1230
Air Spade, Div. of Guard Air 1328
Aerial Lift of CT         555
Ahlborn Equipment    1730
All Gear          1613
Allegheny Ford / Isuzu Trucks           1851
Allied Equipment        510
Altec   919
Alturnamats    1336
American Arborist Supply      518
Amerisafe        524
Arbor Age/Green Media 1643
Arborjet           1619
ArborMax Insurance   1423
Arborsoftworx            1226
Arborsystems  1236
Arbortech        607
Arborwear       843
Arborwell        610
Arrowhead Aerial Products    1525
Asplundh Tree Experts           1342
Bailey’s           1311
Bandit 719
Barnel International    1636
Bobcat 247
Boomer’s Backyard    1726
BTS Equipment          1741
Buckingham Mfg.       1537
Bug Barrier Tre Band 1714
Carl Neutzel    1250
Christmas Décor         1722
Corona Clipper            947
Creative Sales 711
Cutter’s Choice           1237
Davey Tree Experts    1340
Definity Software       1240
DICA  1115
DMM International     1412
Doggett           1518
Dosko Manufacturing 349
Duratec / FAE / S. Houle        1813
Dynamic Manufacturing         503
Easy-Lift Products      1313
Eliet USA, Inc.           715
Enginaire         415
F.A. Bartlett Tree Experts      1719
Fanno Saw Works       1332
Fecon  1153
Fletcher Stewart          1642
Flexxaire Manufacturing Inc. 1246
Fred Marvin    1638
Freightliner      1529
Giuffre Brothers Cranes         1836
Georgetown Insurnace Service           1523
Good Tree Service – GRCS    1744
Green Pro Solutions    1349
Green Teeth    937
Growtech        1228
Growth Products        1627
Hall’s Safety Equipment         1631
Hartford CVB            509
HMI    1629
Husqvarna       537
IML     1129
Independent Protection          1232
International Safety Components       1641
Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC        1244
ISA     1413
Jameson           512
Jarraff Industries         1337
J. J. Kane         1425
John Deere      513
J. P. Carlton    1429
Karl Kuemerling         1227
Kershaw          545
Knapheid Manufacturing Co. 1837
Knife Source   1211
Knot & Rope Supply  1037
Kraft Power    1242
Larson’s Insurance – Tree Care Specialist       1742
Leonardi Mfg. 1119
Liberty Financial Group          1723
Loftness          645
Mauget Company       1519
Minnesota Wanner      806
Morbark          809
MYKE PRo Mycorrhizae       1743
NAVISTAR/International Truck & Engine   1044
Nelson Tree Service    1046
New England Ropes   1043
New River Equipment            1624
NiftyLift         329
North American Training        1645
Northern Atlantic Financial    1125
OK-1 Safety & Ergonomics   1225
Oregon Cutting Systems         330
Payeur 1551
Petzl    1513
Plant Growth Management Systems  1143
Plant Health Care        1545
Plastic Composites      1737
Portable Winch Co.     344
Preformed Line Products        1141
Quadco           1137
Quest   1324
Rainbow Tree Care Scientific 1111
Rayco  743
Reachmaster    319
Reading Truck Body  849
Redmax           1147
Rigguy Inc.     1538
Rotochopper   1247
Royal Truck    1725
Ryan’s Equipment      1219
Samson Ropes 1541
Sandvik           1622
SavAtree         707
Scaffidi Trucks           1047
SherrillTree      336 and 337
Signature Systems       945
Soteria Safety Products          1713
Southco           1325
Spyder Manufacturing            1224
STIHL 1637
Stokes Ladder 606
Superior Products & Supply Co.        447
Supersonic Air Knives            1618
SVE Protable Roadway Systems       411
TCI Magazine 508
Teletrac Inc.    1248
Terex Telelect / FEVA            1445
Teupen USA   1829
T.H. Glennon  1315
Timberwolf     1437
Time Versalift 219
The Toro Company     453
Top Notch Equipment            1646
Top Saw tools 446
Tracked Lifts, Inc.      1319
Tree & Landscape Trader       1241
Tree Management Systems – Arborgold         1419
Treepedo         1410
Tree Services Magazine          553
Tree Tech Microinjection Systems      1625
United Farm Family Ins./Piedmont Gp.         1623
USDA 1712
U.S. Rigging   347
Utility Auctions          1127
Vermeer          519
Viberg Boot Mfg.       1536
Weaver Leather           1715
WESCO          1522
Westenberger Tree Svc / KBI Industries        713
Westin Grand Cayman           511
Wilson Hardware        1652
Woodlawn      1414
Woodsman      949
Yale Cordage  1745
Yodle  1620
Youngstown Glove     340
Zenith Cutter  1310


 


 

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