Come early and catch the Society of Municipal Arborists 48th Annual Conference & Trade Show on November 12th & 13th at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California.
This workshop will demonstrate the use of the newly developed Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) to help regions, counties, and municipalities prepare for a natural disaster by understanding where they are most vulnerable.
Join us on the beautiful State Capitol grounds, as we inspect scenarios with big trees, small trees, and construction and utility activity. We’ll provide forms based on ANSI A300 Standards, so you can just fill in specifications that will manage risk, and compare them with your colleagues. Pruning, support, soil modification, root management, and other treatments will be included in this activity. The A300 format allows you to communicate your specifications, so bosses, staff, and contractors can all be on the same page—literally! You’ll leave with with forms you can amend to fit scenarios in your town, and the experience of using them with fellow arborists, to improve your work, and your trees!
Both sides of the aisle will come together to talk legality, standards, issues, and, most importantly, how to partner.
Public and elected official opinion surveys were completed statewide twice in the last 10 years. This collection of tree survey and public opinion surveys will help us inform community leaders of needs and public attitudes while providing technical information and levels of awareness to our arboricultural experts and managers.
Learn about the latest in urban tree risk management and liability trends from a national risk management firm.
This presentation will review the newly released ANSI A300 Tree Risk Assessment Best Management Practices and demonstrate some examples of how to use them.
Each presenter will briefly talk about their use of and need for public tree risk assessment in their community and their reporting format when receiving a tree risk report from a consultant. The panel will then answer questions regarding risk assessment from the audience.
This presentation on messaging and community outreach before during & after a risk abatement program is implemented will help other municipal arborists gain community support in their city.
This presentation will demonstrate current pruning techniques to help a municipality reduce tree failure and risk after a natural disaster.
This presentation will review the fundamentals of the Urban Tree Risk Index tool to help municipal arborists better plan and prepare for the next natural disaster by understanding their vulnerabilities.
The 2012 Urban Forestry Interns will encourage us all with their experiences, accomplishments, and challenges during their summer internship program.
Pre-registration to sit for exam required. Contact ISA to pre-register.
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The SMA event has been confirmed for the following Continuing Education Credits as identified by the International Society of Arboriculture: