When: May 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Your Home or Office

Zoom in for an exciting Board Meeting: Magazine / 2021 Conference and More “The strength of the landscape industry rests in the hands of our members who are willing to serve!”

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When: December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Tracey Emmerick Takeuchi has been a consulting arborist and pest management specialist, as well as instructor having transitioned to instruction in 2015 following completion of her MSc in Plant Science. Tracey has long been interested in the impacts of nature on well-being in support of the human experience. Tracey Takeuchi received her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Biology from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pomona in 1993. Shortly thereafter she obtained her Pest Control Advisors and Qualified Applicator Licenses. Tracey has owned and operated Integrated Solutions Landscape and Arboriculture Consulting and Pest Management, for nearly since 1997. Tracey also holds a master’s degree in Plant Science from Cal Poly. She specializes in evaluation of landscapes with an emphasis on tree diseases, insects and fertility, tree inventory and soil health. She is engaged as a full-time adjunct Lecturer at Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, in the Plant Sciences Departments teaching a variety of courses including Plant Identification, Introduction to Plant Science, Propagation, Weeds Science, Agricultural Ethics among others, is an Advisor for...

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When: November 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: Your Home or Office

More information coming soon! Registration: $10.00 – WCISA Member – Normally $20.00* $20.00 – WCISA Member – Normally $30.00* *COVID-19 $10.00 discount (Limited Time) CEUs: 1.0 – ISA All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email (receipt) and a separate email with a link to the Zoom Webinar. An email reminder will be sent via Zoom the morning of the session. CEUs will be collected by survey link at the end of the session.

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When: October 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Your Home or Office

More information coming soon! Dr. Igor Lacan is a University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor for the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in urban forestry. Focusing on trees and water, Igor’s research projects explore emerging issues in urban landscapes such as optimizing tree growth in stormwater facilities, as well as contribute to mitigating longstanding problems such as wood decay and failure in urban trees. Igor produces extension and outreach materials that transfer findings from the University to practicing arborists. Igor’s academic training includes urban forestry (PhD), aquatic ecology (MS) and ecology (BS) all from the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). Registration: $10.00 – WCISA Member – Normally $20.00* $20.00 – WCISA Member – Normally $30.00* *COVID-19 $10.00 discount (Limited Time) CEUs: 1.0 – ISA All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email (receipt) and a separate email with a link to the Zoom Webinar. An email reminder will be sent via Zoom the morning of the session. CEUs will be collected by survey link at the end of the...

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When: September 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Your Home or Office

When we plant containerized or B&B trees and shrubs, the goal is to get roots established into the native soil. Therefore, we need to remove all the barriers that interfere with establishment: the baskets, burlap, twine, and media. While root washing and corrective pruning is controversial to some in the industry, ongoing research demonstrates that this new procedure leads to substantial increases in tree establishment and survival. Not only do roots establish faster, but flawed root systems can be corrected and the tree will be planted at grade. Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott is Washington State University’s Extension Urban Horticulturist and ISA certified arborist, bringing science-based information to gardeners and landscape professionals. She is the award-winning author of five books and is the new editor for The Western Arborist. She is featured in The Science of Gardening video series produced by The Great Courses and was the first recipient of the Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award from the Association for Garden Communicators. She also manages the Garden Professors blog and Facebook group, which...

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When: August 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Your Home or Office

More information coming soon. Registration: $10.00 – WCISA Member – Normally $20.00* $20.00 – WCISA Member – Normally $30.00* *COVID-19 $10.00 discount (Limited Time) CEUs: 1.0 – ISA All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email (receipt) and a separate email with a link to the Zoom Webinar. An email reminder will be sent via Zoom the morning of the session. CEUs will be collected by survey link at the end of the session.

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When: June 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Your Home of Office

Urban tree managers face an ever-changing cast of pest problems, some that are brand new, some that are re-emerging, and yet some more that do not directly affect trees but may be observed in the course of tree work (and thus the client may ask their arborist for advice or management). Rather than focusing on a single pest, this presentation aims to quickly inform arborists about some problems that are new or might not have been noticed before. In this presentation we will briefly review twelve pests – four diseases, seven insects, and one mite – that may be observed by arborists working in California, although not all are widespread (yet). For each pest, we will briefly cover the identification and life cycle, will review the damage caused, and will provide additional resources for learning and managing these problems. Dr. Igor Lacan is a University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor for the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in urban forestry. Focusing on trees and water, Igor’s research projects explore emerging issues...

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