Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Hill Country University Center 
2818 E. U.S. Highway 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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Registration Fee

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


Gene Gehring 
Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture 

Your Instructor

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.

6.25 CA
5.25 BCMAS
6.25 MS

This class is now filled.
To be put on a waiting list, contact Gene Gehring at gene@isatexas.com.

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 linked to the Texas Oak Wilt website and listed on the Texas Chapter ISA website as well as on any handout and other materials referencing qualified individuals. Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University and Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting the training.

Registration is limited to 25 so register today! 

Note: Starting in 2016, the new Texas Oak Wilt Qualification replaced the Texas Oak Wilt Certification. If you plan to retain your oak wilt credentials, you must take the new Texas Oak Wilt Qualification course and assessment. These Qualifications will be valid for five (5) years. 

Started in 2016, Oak Wilt Qualifications are good for five (5) years

Pre-2016 -  All Oak Wilt Certifications will expire in June 2019

Due to the high demand for this workshop, registration is limited to one 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, June 20, 2019 - 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, June 21, 2019 - 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