Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday June 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM CDT

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739

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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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Oak Wilt Identification and Management Workshop 

Sorry, the class is full - we will be offering it again next year.

Join the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA for the 11th annual Oak Wilt Identification and Management Workshop. 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 successfuly completes the training will be awarded a Certificate of Training Completion. This training 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 James Houser, Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting the training.

Registration is limited to 25 so register today!
Sorry, the class is full
We will offer another in 2016 

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

Wednesday June 10, 2015

 8:00 -8:30               Registration/Coffee &Tacos/Pre-Test
 8:30 - 8:45              Introductions, Workshop Objectives, Jim Houser, Texas Forest Service

8:45 – 10:00             Tree Biology and CODIT, Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M  University
10:00 – 10:15          Break
10:15 – 11:00          Oak Wilt in Relation to Other Tree Diseases, Appel
11:00 - 12:00           Oak Wilt Biology, Control Techniques & Extent of Oak Wilt in Texas, Appel
12:00-12:45             Catered Lunch
12:45 – 2:30             Oak Wilt, Continued Appel
2:30 - 2:45                Break
2:35 - 3:15                Drought Mimicry of Oak Wilt Symptoms, Houser
3:15 – 3:45               Texas Oak Wilt Suppression Project, Houser
3:45 – 4:15               TFS Practices & Protocol for Oak Wilt, Houser
4:15 – 4:30                Overview for Day Two, Houser

Thursday June 11, 2015

 8:00 - 8:20                Coffee & Tacos
8:20 - 9:00                 Five Step Diagnosis of Oak Wilt, Houser 
9:00 – 12:00              Fungicide Injection Demonstration, Appel,
                                         Strategy of a Suppression Trench,
12:00 – 1:00              Catered Lunch
1:00 – 2:30                 Program Wrap-up, Appel, Houser
                                         - Contacts at TFS & TAMU
                                         - Discussion; Review; Post Test