Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:30 PM CST

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Gene Gehring
Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture

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All Access Equipment
Blue Mountain EQ - STIHL
Brabandt Equipment
Environmental Design, Inc.
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Supersonic Air Knife
Texas A&M Forest Service
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Top Notch Tree Farm
Tracked Lifts Inc
Tree Clinic Pharmacy
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana





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40th Texas Tree Conference and Academy - Virtual Edition 

Discounted registration ends September 30th!

Join us online for the 40th Anniversary of the Texas Tree Conference and Academy - the Virtual Edition. Our theme this year is 40 Years of Texas Tree Culture.

For 2020, the Texas Chapter ISA was planning to hold both Live and Virtual Editions of the Texas Tree Conference for our members. Unfortunately, the Waco Convention Center is not open so the Live Edition has been cancelled but the Virtual Edition will be held online as planned.

Earn your CEU's with an outstanding lineup of top speakers - and don't worry that the technology will be hard to use. If you have a desktop computer, a laptop or a tablet, you can easily join the virtual conference with the links that we will provide to you. 

And you won't have to sit and watch the entire Conference and Academy over the usual 2-1/2 day stretch! Instead the Virtual Conference and Academy will be presented with real time speakers in 2-3 hour segments. When you are online, you will be able to ask the speakers questions in real time. And in case you can't make one of the segments, each segment will be recorded and available online later when you want to watch.

You can attend several virtual events this year including:
  • The 2020 Tree Conference that includes sessions for Commercial, Municipal and Utility Arborists and,
  • The "What's Up Doc? Tree Diagnosis Academy" described below.

Click here for a Virtual Tree Conference and Academy brochure

(The link for online registration for all these events is at the bottom of the page)


2020 Texas Tree Conference - Online Virtual Edition
(11 CEU's)

(Click here for a brochure with session dates and times)

At this years Virtual Texas Tree Conference, we will continue our history of providing outstanding education programs featuring nationally known speakers, the latest in tree research and arboriculture - but this year in the comfort of your office or home. 

Get your CEU's and learn from national leaders in research, commercial, utility and municipal arboriculture, urban forestry, urban planning and landscape architecture. 

Featured speakers include: Dr. John Ball, Professor, South Dakota State University, Dr. Richard Hauer, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Dr. David Appel, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Skip Kincaid, Executive Director, Southern Chapter ISA, St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Christopher Fields-Johnson, Davey Institute, Virginia, Emily Landon, Professor, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Rich Wilson, Plant Health Care Program, City of Denver, Colorado, Sheila McBride, Lead Diagnostician, Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, College Station, Laura Miller, County Extension Agent, Fort Worth, David Dechant, Lead Arborist and Soil Scientist, Davey Tree Experts, Atlanta,  Erik Linberg, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, Emmett Muennink, Arborjet South Central Technical Manager, The Colony and more!

The 2020 Conference theme is “40 Years of Texas Tree Culture” and topics will include: 

  • Tree Risk and Arborist Responsibility
  • Cost of not Maintaining Trees – Growing Urban Forests & Sustainability
  • The Incidental Line Clearance Arborist and the Line-Clearance Arborist: Who can do what?
  • A300 Part 2 Soil Management
  • The Z133: Where is it heading?
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diagnosing and Managing Abiotic Disorders
  • A300 Part 5 Tree Preservation
  • EAB: To Treat or Not To Treat – That is the Question
  • Healthy Trees Healthy People: Just What the Tree Ordered
  • City of Denver’s Plant Health Care Program.

and more!

(The Tree Academy is a separate event from the Tree Conference)

The link for online registration for all virtual events is at the bottom of the page


2020 Texas Tree Academy - Online Virtual Version
(this is a separate event from the Texas Tree Conference)

What's Up Doc? Tree Diagnosis Workshop
(6 CEU's)
(Click here for a brochure with times and dates)

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

Sheila McBride, Extension Program Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University

What's wrong with this tree?  This can be both your favorite question and your hardest question to answer. 

Join the experts and your peers for presentations and discussions to comprehensively address the topic of tree and landscape diagnosis from several different perspectives:

  • The Tree Scientists: What is tree diagnosis and what are the trees responses to insect and diseases and how do symptoms develop?
  • The Field Arborist: How do you diagnose tree health problems in the field?
  • The Diagnositic Lab Clinician: How do plant problems get confirmed in the the lab?

These perspectives will be covered in two, three-hour sessions and you will have the opportunity for live interactions with all the experts. The Virtual Edition will offer several exciting features including diagnosis in the field and a look at the Plant Diagnostic Lab. This is our most popular Academy and we only offer it every three years so don't miss it!

The link for online registration for all virtual events is below