ATC 2017 Schedule

Last updated 9/7/2017.

View a PDF of the grid version of this schedule here.

All ISA CEUS (listed in bold) in this schedule can be applied to all six ISA certifications unless otherwise marked – visit http://pnwisa.org/certification/certification-types/ for more information.

Activity and Session Locations

Event location listed in italics next to event

Lynnwood Convention Center (LCC), 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Education Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA, 98208

Urban Forest Nursery, 15147 McLean Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Green, 6018 Whitman Ave N, Seattle, WA 98107

Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

  • Playground
  • Lower Maple Tree
  • Ball Field Entrance
  • Picnic Shelter, 18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Special Sites

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Chapter Tree Climbing Championship

9 am – 8 pm Chapter Tree Climbing Championship Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Green

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Tree Academies

9:30 am – 1:30 pm Chapter TCC Master's Challenge Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Green

9 am – 4 pm
Sharon Collman, Amy Ramsey, Glenn Kohler - Tree Academy #1: Diagnosing Tree Pathology 6.0 Education Center at McCollum Park
Jim Flott, Thomas Miller - Tree Academy #2: Trees and the US Law LCC

12 – 4 pm Jim Barborinas, Martin Hanni - Tree Academy #3: Urban Street Tree Plantings Urban Forest Nursery

1 – 5 pm ISA Certification Exam LCC

5 – 8 pm Special Event: Arborist Rendezvous BBQ Urban Forest Nursery Click here to purchase ticket

Monday, September 25, 2017
Field Day at Lynndale Park

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Casey Clapp - Plant ID Table and Challenge Quiz Picnic Shelter
Sharon Collman - Insect & Disease Table Picnic Shelter

8:30 – 10 am
Dan Kraus, Damien Carré - SRT Techniques 1: Throwline Tips and Hands-On Line Setting Maple Tree
Sean Dugan and Tree Solutions Staff - Pull Testing and Its Applications in the Pacific Northwest Ball Field Entrance
Casey Clapp - Tree Care Fundamentals: Tree Identification Picnic Shelter
Micki McNaughton, Dana Karcher - Tree Care Fundamentals: Proper Planting Techniques Tennis Court

10 – 10:30 am Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am – 12 pm
Expert Panel - How Do You Look at a Tree? Visual Tree Assessment (VTA): Risk, Appraise, Diagnose Playground
Dan Holliday, George Keays - Chainsaws Can Be a Dangerous Weapon if They Fall Into the Wrong Hands! Maple Tree
Snohomish PUD - Electrical Safety ARC Truck Demonstration Ball Field Entrance
Jenni Cena - Tour of Insect Traps and WA State Impacts Picnic Shelter
Evan Sussman - Tree Care Fundamentals: Structural Pruning Tennis Court

12 – 1 pm Lunch

1 – 2:30 pm
Rory Denovan, David Bayard - Utility Corridor Vegetation Management Playground
Dan Holliday, George Keays -
Chainsaws can be a Dangerous Weapon if They Fall Into the Wrong Hands! Maple Tree
Alan Lamp - Beyond Arboriculture: Creating a Milling & Furniture Business from City Trees Ball Field Entrance
Casey Clapp - Tree Care Fundamentals: Tree Identification Picnic Shelter
Micki McNaughton, Dana Karcher - Tree Care Fundamentals: Proper Planting Techniques Tennis Court

2:30 – 3 pm Break with Exhibitors

3 – 4:30 pm
Expert Panel - How Do You Look at a Tree? Visual Tree Assessment (VTA): Risk, Appraise, Diagnose Playground
Dan Kraus, Damien Carré - SRT Techniques 2: Hands-On Tree Entry for Beginners Maple Tree
Sean Dugan and Tree Solutions Staff - Pull Testing and Its Applications in the Pacific Northwest Ball Field
Evan Sussman - Tree Care Fundamentals: Structural Pruning Tennis Court

5 – 7 pm Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Conference at Lynnwood Convention Center

7 – 8 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8 – 9:30 am  Opening Session & Welcome
Dr. James Clark - Keynote: Managing Mature Trees in a Changing Environment

9:30 – 10 am Break with Exhibitors

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Tree Science: All

10 – 11 am Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim - Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Forest Restoration

11 – 12 pm Dr. James Clark - Guide for Plant Appraisal: Update on the 10th Edition

12 – 1:30 pm Lunch: ISA Report and Awards

1:30 – 2:30 pm Dr. Kathleen Wolf - Keynote: Trees and the Livable City: From Sanitary to Sustainable

2:30 – 3 pm Break with Exhibitors

3 – 4 pm Robert Williams - Tales from the Beach: Adaptive Growth and Tree Anatomy Revealed

4 – 5 pm Dr. Todd Murray - What the Bug is That? New Pests in the Pacific Northwest

5 – 7 pm Reception with Exhibitors

Trees in Build Environment: Municipal

10 – 10:30 am Sarah Foster - Emergency Preparedness for Arborists

10:30 – 11 am Nolan Rundquist - Navigating Tree Regulations in the Pacific Northwest

11 – 12 pm Dana Karcher, National Arbor Day Foundation - The Changing Role of Non-Profits in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

12 – 1:30 pm Lunch: ISA Report and Awards

1:30 – 2:30 pm Dr. Kathleen Wolf - Keynote: Trees and the Livable City: From Sanitary to Sustainable

2:30 – 3 pm Break with Exhibitors

3 – 4 pm Micki McNaughton - TREEmendous Stormwater Strategies

4 – 5 pm Andrea Mojzak - Tailoring Community Urban Forestry Programs for Cities

5 – 7 pm Reception with Exhibitors

Tree Management: Commercial

10 – 11 am Chris Rippey - Managing Remnant Forest Trees in Urban Environments

11 – 12 pm Dylan Saito - Cloudy with a Chance of Tree Fails: Portland’s Emergency Tree Response Experience

12 – 1:30 pm Lunch: ISA Report and Awards

1:30 – 2:30 pm Dr. Kathleen Wolf - Keynote: Trees and the Livable City: From Sanitary to Sustainable

2:30 – 3 pm Break with Exhibitors

3 – 4 pm  Joseph Markovich - Heritage Tree Preservation: A Seattle Department of Transportation Case Study

4 – 5 pm Austin Wienecke - Climbing into the Future: The Crumbling Foundation of Modern Arboriculture

5 – 7 pm Reception with Exhibitors

Trees & Habits: Utility, Commercial

10 – 11 am Jeremiah Gardner - The Role of Arborists in Low Impact Habitat Restoration

11 – 12 pm Zsofia Pasztor - Trees and Rain Gardens: The Real Love Story

12 – 1:30 pm Lunch: ISA Report and Awards

1:30 – 2:30 pm Dr. Kathleen Wolf - Keynote: Trees and the Livable City: From Sanitary to Sustainable

2:30 – 3 pm Break with Exhibitors

3 – 4 pm Laila Suidan - Fruit Tree Care for Working Arborists

4 – 5 pm Alan Haywood - Urban Fruit Tree Culture: How to Succeed and What to Avoid

5 – 7 pm Reception with Exhibitors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Plenary Sessions at Lynnwood Convention Center

7 – 8 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 – 8:30 am Chapter Annual General Meeting

8:30 – 9:30 am Lynda Mapes - Keynote: Witness Tree: Seasons of Change With a Century-old Oak

9:30 – 10:00 am Break with Exhibitors

10:00 – 11:30 am Jim Barborinas, Scott Baker, Terry Flanagan - Panel Discussion: Lessons from Experience: Stories of Challenging Tree Cases

11:30 am – 12 pm Closing Remarks