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Event Details

WCISA - California Tree Failure Report Program

Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Filoli Center, Woodside, CA, UNITED STATES
Organizer: Western Chapter ISA
Description: Date:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Conference Description:

Join us as we welcome Dr. Kevin Smith back to the west coast to talk about strategies of wood decay fungi! We'll be looking into how PG&E uses its tree failure data, how trees respond to ice storm injuries, what it's like to manage a failing forest, and how to manage ancient trees. In addition, case studies of interesting or unusual tree failures will be presented.

We have a scheduled CTFRP meeting in Fullerton, CA for late March. More details to come.


8:00 am Registration

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
Larry Costello, Oracle Oak LLC, San Francisco, CA

8:45 am Tree Failure Case Studies (2) Rick Gessner, Monarch Consulting Arborists, Felton, CA and Blair Glenn, Owner, Saratoga Tree Service, Saratoga, CA

9:15 am Cascades of Tree Response to Ice Storm Injury, Dr. Kevin Smith, Plant Physiologist, US Forest Service, Durham, NH

10:15 am Managing a Failing Forest in Seattle, Chris Rippey, Municipal Arborist, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle, WA

11:00 am How PG&E Uses Its Tree Failure Data, Niel Fischer, Supervisor, Vegetation Management Dept., PG&E, Chico, CA

12:00 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:00 pm Strategies of Wood Decay Fungi, Dr. Kevin Smith, Plant Physiologist, US Forest Service, Durham, NH

2:00 pm Managing Ancient Trees: Loving our trees to death
Torrey Young, Consulting Arborist, Dryad LLC, Castro Valley, CA

3:15 pm Training for New Cooperators, Katherine Jones, CTFRP Database Manager (

4:00 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


Early Registration (through 1/1/17):

$95.00 - WCISA Member
$120.00 - Non-WCISA Member

Regular Registration (on or after 1/2/17):

$120.00 - WCISA Member
$145.00 - Non-WCISA Member


$70.00 - must be a WCISA Member


5.0 - CA / CTW / MS
1.0 - US
3.25 - BCMA-M
1.75 - BCMA-S


0.75 - CA / CTW / MS / BCMA-M


Filoli Center
86 Canada Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Contact Name: Rita Franco
Contact Phone: 866.785.8960
Contact Email:

Seats Available: 200
CEUs available: Yes

Start Date: 8:30 AM, January 12, 2017
End Date: 4:00 PM, January 12, 2017

Address: Filoli Center
86 Canada Road

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