Belton OWQ 


Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM CDT

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Bell County North Annex 
1605 N. Main Street
Belton, TX 76513

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Registration Fee

$250 ISA Texas Chapter member
$295 Non-ISAT member 


John Giedraitis 
Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture 



Dr. David Appel
Professor & Associate Department Head
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Bioenvironmental Sciences
Texas A&M University

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Cancellation refunds will be honored with a $35 processing fee if requested seven (7) days before seminar. Attendee substitutions will be honored if they meet the qualifications.
6.25 CA
5.25 BCMAS
6.25 MS

Oak Wilt Qualification Course and Assessment - Belton 


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Join the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA for the Oak Wilt Identification and Management Qualification Course and Assessment. This two-day workshop is for ISA Certified Arborists and will show you how to identify and manage oak wilt in Texas.

Each participant that successfully completes the course and passes the assessment will receive the status of Oak Wilt Qualified. Their qualification will be noted on the Texas Oak Wilt website as well as on any handout and other materials referencing qualified individuals. Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M and Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting the training.

Registration is limited to 25 so register today! 

Click here to see the difference between the new Oak Wilt Qualification and the old Oak Wilt Certification (being phased out)

Due to the high demand for this workshop, registration is limited to two per company or organization. If you have others who would like to attend, you can add them to the waiting list on the registration page.

Program Schedule

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Classroom

8:00-8:30           Registration/Coffee
8:30-8:45           Welcome/Introductions/Oak Wilt Qualification Objectives-ISAT Representative
8:45-10:00         Tree Biology & CODIT-Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University
10:00-10:15       Break
10:15-12:30       Oak Wilt Biology, Control Techniques & Extent in Texas-Appel
12:30-1:00          Lunch
1:00-2:15            Oak Wilt in Relation to Other Tree Diseases & Drought Mimicry-Appel
2:15-2:30            Break
2:30-3:30            Texas A&M Forest Service Practices & Protocols & the Oak Wilt Suppression Project-Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service
3:30-4:00            Five Step Diagnosis for Oak Wilt-Edmonson

Friday, May 11, 2018 - Field Day

8:00-8:30            Registration/Coffee
8:30-9:30            Diagnosis & Treatment Planning-Edmonson
9:30-12:00          Sampling and Fungicide Injection Demonstration-Appel
12:00-1:00          Lunch
1:00-2:00            Qualification Exam
2:00-2:30            Oak Wilt Qualification Protocols/Partnership Website & Contacts-ISAT Representative
2:30                     Adjourn