Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Pompano Beach: Olson Civic Center 
1801 NE 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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Florida Chapter ISA 

Senior Trees: Mature Tree Care from A to Z - Fort Lauderdale 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Fort Lauderdale (Pompano Beach)

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
1801 NE 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL  33060
venue phone: 954-786-4111

Certified Arborist: 6      BCMA 9 (2.5-P   3.5-S)
FNGLA: 4     LIAF: 4


8:00 – 8:30    Registration

8:30 – 9:15   
What is a Mature Tree and Why Does It Matter? – Norm Easey, Consulting Urban Forester, Sarasota, FL.
Learn the life cycle of a tree and how to determine tree age and why it matters.

9:15 – 10:30   
Part 1 - Arboriculture and Energy Dynamics: Understanding the Maturing Tree – Dr. Rex Bastian, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Chicago, IL.
Learn how to care for mature trees and the changes that occur as trees age. Trees, like all living things, survive through the transfer of energy. This transfer occurs both within the tree itself, as well as between the tree and its environment. Far from being static processes, however, energy relations are highly dynamic, constantly changing as trees age, decline, and die. The astute arborist should be aware of these changes, so as to provide the best advice and management recommendations to his or her clients for the care of maturing trees in the built landscape.

10:30 – 10:45  Break with refreshments and move outdoors.

10:45 - Noon: Outdoor (hard hat preferred for better viewing)
Lightning Protection to Preserve Mature Trees – Kris Stultz,
Operations Director, BrightView, Orlando, FL.
Lightning is one of the biggest killers of mature trees in Florida. Lightning protection for trees is a proven effective technology, learn the basics of installation and how easy it is to add a new service for your business to offer.

Noon to 1:00     Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:30: Outdoor (hard hat preferred for better viewing)
Senior Tree Preservation: Cabling and Bracing – Kris Stultz,
Operations Director, BrightView, Orlando, FL.
Expand your tree service business by learning how and where to install cables and rods in trees to extend their life in urban settings.

2:30 – 2:45     Break with refreshments and move indoors
2:45 – 4:00 
Part 2 - Arboriculture and Energy Dynamics: Understanding the Maturing Tree – Dr. Rex Bastian, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Chicago, IL.

Adjourn and sign for CEUs



Dr. Rex Bastian
Dr. Bastian received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, majoring in Entomology. He is a Regional Technical Advisor with the Davey Tree Expert Co./The Care of Trees, with emphasis on education and training, public relations, and diagnostics. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist and currently serves on the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Test Committee. Dr. Bastian recently was awarded a 2017 Award of Distinction from ISA.

Norm Easey
Norm Easey received his bachelor’s degree in Forestry/Resource Management in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin.  He has been an active member of ISA for 26 years and is currently the Executive Director of the Florida Chapter ISA.   He also has a part-time urban forestry consulting practice.  He was the Forestry Manager for Sarasota County, Florida for 18 years.  Mr. Easey is also the current chair of the ISA Credentialing Council.

Kris Stultz
Kristopher Stultz is an Operations Director for Brightview Landscape Company. Previously he was associated with Stiles Landscape, Brickman Company, and ValleyCrest Tree Care. Kris attended Frostburg State College in Western Maryland and was in the US Marine Corp from 1980 to 1986. Kris is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Society of Commercial Arboriculture as well as being a Board Certified Master Arborist  with ISA and a consulting arborist with ASCA. Kris has been involved with the Florida Chapter ISA as a past board member and a past Florida Tree Climbing Competiion chair, judge and climber.

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