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Trees of Western North America
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Event Details

Common Fungi Affecting PNW Trees and Implications for Tree Risk Assessment

Date: July 19, 2017
Location: Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle, WA, UNITED STATES
Organizer: Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA
Description: This course will be of use to anyone interested in tree diseases, and particularly anyone conducting risk assessment of trees with disease.

Arborists and foresters conducting tree risk assessments need to:

Know what to look for, and
Know what they are looking at.
Fungi affecting trees show considerable variability in form and their ability to cause decay. Part of that variability is driven by the species of tree and fungus, the age and vigor of the tree, the extent of the fungal attack and associated decay, and the ability of the tree to compartmentalize the invading pathogens. Understanding the CODIT process is integral to understanding where decay may be within the tree. Minimizing bark scaring from park or forest management activities reduces the creation of fungal infection courts that threaten long-term tree health.

Improve your tree disease field assessment skills in this all-day class at Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center. Morning lectures will cover visual assessment techniques for disease, using a combination of signs and symptoms of common diseases in native PNW trees.

In the afternoon, we will be outdoors examining diseases of Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar, bigleaf maple, and Pacific madrone. The types of wood decay, fungus fruiting bodies, as well as structural and risk implications will be discussed, and sonic tomography and resistance drilling will be demonstrated as examples of advanced risk assessment techniques.

The diseases to be covered will include Phaeolus schweinitzii, Heterobasidion occidentale, Armillaria ostoyae, Porodaedalea pini, Kretzschmeria deusta, Phellinus sulphurascens, Neofusicoccum arbuti and others.

Instructors

Dr. Julian Dunster has unique academic and professional qualifications. He is a Registered Consulting Arborist, a Registered Professional Forester, and a Registered Professional Planner, and in addition to two degrees in forestry, he holds a Doctorate in Regional Planning and Resource Development. Julian has over thirty years of hands on experience from assignments all over the world, and his innovative work has been recognized with many awards. Julian uses these qualifications and expertise to provide you with practical, science based information, combined with a pragmatic understanding of what will or will not work well.

Refund Policy

Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the event will be refunded at 100%.
Cancellations made within 5-9 days of the event will be refunded at 75%.
Cancellations made within 1-4 days of the event will be refunded at 50%.
Refunds will not be made available for no-shows.
If you cannot attend a class for which you are registered, please contact the PNW-ISA office as soon as possible.
Contact Name: Dana Hatley
Contact Phone: 8003354391
Contact FAX: 5038741509
Contact Email: info@pnwisa.org


Registration: pnwisa.org
Seats Available: 30
CEUs available: Yes


Start Date: 8:30 AM, July 19, 2017
End Date: 4:00 PM, July 19, 2017

Address: Seward Park Audubon Center
5902 Lake Washington Blvd S
Seattle
WA
98118
UNITED STATES

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