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AUFA Annual Conference 2018
 
Event Starts:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
@ 7:30am

Event Ends:
Friday October 12, 2018
@ 4:15pm

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US/Central

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Location:
SpringHill Suites Downtown, Huntsville, AL

745 Constellation Place Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Agenda

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Location: Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Pre-Conference - Concurrent Classes (A and B)

A  Pesticide Recertification Class (8:30 am – 3:00 pm)

Location: Carriage House Classroom, Huntsville Botanical Gardens

  8:00 am         Pre-Conference Registration and Refreshments

  8:30             Overview of Common Urban Forestry Insect Pests - Fred Kapp, AUFA Executive Director

  9:30             Invasive Pests Update - Dr. Beau Brodbeck, ACES Urban Forestry REA

10:30             Managing Soft Scale Insects (Recorded Webinar)

                      Adam Dale, Florida Extension System Entomologist

11:30             Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm        Forest and Landscape Diseases, ID and IPM - Jack Rowe, ACES Community Forestry REA

  1:30             Pesticide Safety and Use - Fred Kapp, AUFA Executive Director

  2:30             Pest and Disorders Walking Tour - Team AUFA

  3:00 pm        Pesticide Adjourn and Sign for ISA and Pesticide Re-certification Points

 

B  Tree Board Academy (8:30 – 3:00)

Location: Volunteer Classroom, Huntsville Botanical Gardens

  8:00 am        Pre-Conference Registration and Refreshments

  8:30             Overview Site Selection, Care & Maintenance of Trees

                      Dale Dickens, Alabama Forestry Commission

  9:45             Identifying Trees - Dr. David West  ACES Calhoun County Coordinator

11:00             Funding Your Urban Forest

                      Michelle Cole, Auburn School of Forestry

11:45             Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm       50 Trees for the Urban Forest - Dr. David West  ACES Calhoun County Coordinator

  1:30             Developing a Tree Inventory and Planning for Success

                      Michelle Cole, Auburn School of Forestry

2:30 – 3:00 pm   Pest and Disorders Walking Tour - Team AUFA

 

 

5:00 - 7:00 pm   AUFA Council Meeting

 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Location: SpringHill Suites - Downtown

Conference Program

 7:30 am       Conference Registration - Lisa Sosebee, ACES

 8:00              Opening Welcome - Rhett Murphy, AUFA President

                      AUFA Annual Report - Fred Kapp, AUFA Executive Director

                      ISA Southern & Tree Fund Update - Dr. Beau Brodbeck

 8:30              Tree Life and Death: Thriving Futures in Communities

                      Dr. Kim Coder, Professor, UGA Community Forestry, Tree Biology and Health Care

  9:30             Break

  9:40             Worst Invasive Species - Nancy Loewenstein, ACES Forestry and Wildlife Specialist

10:40             Drought, Heat and Tree Life

                      Dr. Kim Coder, Professor, UGA Community Forestry, Tree Biology and Health Care

11:40 am        Lunch (provided)

 

Concurrent Sessions (A and B)

A Commercial/Municipal

12:40 pm       The What, Why and How of Creating High-Performance Urban Trees

                      Matthew Werle, Green-Blue Urban

1:40               Break

1:55               Alabama's Variety of Oaks - Nancy Loewenstein, ACES Forestry and Wildlife Specialist

2:55               Plant health care and Bio-char, (the new kid on the block…)

                      Jim Cortese, Consulting Arborist, TIPCO, Inc.

3:50 pm          Adjourn and Sign for ISA, RF and Pesticide Re-Certification CEUs/Points

 

B Utility

12:40 pm      Building a Vegetation Management Program from Scratch - Josh Roberts, Riviera Utilities

1:40               Break

1:55               ANSI Z133 and A300 Updates - Kevin Myers, ACRT, Inc.

2:55               Managing Complexity in Business: What We Have Learned in the Vegetation

                      Management Industry - Adam Morgan, Chem-Pro Services

3:50               Adjourn and Sign for ISA, RF and Pesticide Re-Certification CEUs/Points

 

6:00 pm         AUFA Annual Conference Dinner Site TBD (included in full registration)

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Location: Main Entrance Gravel Parking Area, Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Morning Outdoor Program

8:00 am       On-Site Registration and Refreshments

8:00             Live Line Trailer Demonstration - Huntsville Utilities

9:00             Resistograph Demonstration - Kevin Keenan, IML North America

10:00           Chainsaw Safety and Use Demonstration - Richard Bennett, Husqvarna

11:00 am     Tree Planting Demonstration and Walking Tour of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens

                   AUFA Teaching Staff

 

 

Conference Hotel

 CONFERENCE LOCATION AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Hotel Location:

SpringHill Suites Downtown

745 Constellation Place Drive SW

Huntsville  AL  35801

phone: (256) 512-0188

 

 

Room Rates:

1 King bed or 2 Queen beds

$109

Check in: October 9 to 11, 2018 

To Reserve a Room Click HERE

 

The special room rate will be available until September 11th or until

the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


Registration

SCHEDULE OF FEES:

Please register each attendee individually

(Check all that Apply)

 

Full Day Pre-Conference Classes – October 10, 2018

Please note: Due to a generous Arbor Day Foundation and CSX Railroad Grant, the first 40 attendees to register for each 10/10 class will receive a very nice containerized tree to plant at a site of their choosing!  

These classes are not included as part of the Full Conference Registration.

o Tree Board Academy $49.00

o Pesticide Applicators Course $45.00

 

Full Conference Registrationincludes Thursday All Day and Friday Morning classes, Opening Reception, Thursday Lunch and Dinner, Refreshments at conference, AUFA T-Shirt and 2019 AUFA Membership

o Early Full Registration, Individual (Payment received by 9/25/2018) - $115.00

o Early Full Registration,  Company (5 or more attendees from same employer.

                                                      Payment received by 9/25/2018) - $99.00

o Early Full Registration, Student (College or High School with proof of current enrollment.

                                                      Payment received by 9/25/2018) - $55.00

o Full Registration - Individual, Company or Student (Payment received after 9/25/2018) - $130.00

  

Partial Conference Registration Options:

o Thursday Conference Program only with lunch and dinner $ 95.00

o Friday Morning Outdoor Program $ 30.00

o 2019 AUFA Dues only $ 25.00

o AUFA T-Shirt only $ 15.00

 

Total remitted $________________                      Please register employees with individual forms.

You can register online at http://www.2018aufa.ezregister.com

 

Name_________________________________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________City/State/Zip___________________________________

Phone____________________Email________________________________________________________

Employer_____________________________________________T-shirt Size_________

Pesticide points for pest class only - ISA points available for all sessions - Forester CFE’s available for select sessions