When: June 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Home or Office

Presenter: Brian Bushe, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center (ADSC)-Hawaii County Description: Sampling procedures, review of common arthropods and disease pests in the landscape including signs, symptoms and pest management. Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9 am-10:30 am *Eligible for CEUs: RUP-1.5 hours categories commercial 3 and 10; ISA 1.0 hour; LICT 1.5 hour* To register, contact hannahcl@hawaii.edu to receive Zoom link For more information visit www.malp.org

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When: June 24, 2020 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Where: Home or Office

The “Right Tree, Right Place” (RTRP) principle covers many site characteristics, but is most closely associated with overhead wires, where it prescribes small-statured trees to mitigate the costs and danger of utility line clearance. In recent years, as many entities—both governmental and non-governmental—have adopted RTRP for planting palettes, the proportion of small-statured trees being planted in densely wired zones has dramatically increased. These trees have much smaller canopies, much shorter lifespans, and are concentrated within a few taxa (e.g., Rosaceae), as compared to taxonomically diverse palettes of large-statured street trees. While urban foresters and arborists strive to increase urban tree canopy and its attendant benefits, especially in low-UTC, often low-income, neighborhoods, they find themselves bound by a design principle that focuses primarily on fitting species to site (rather than altering site characteristics). At the same time, RTRP may still not adequately mitigate risk from the increasingly frequent disturbances that affect vegetation near utility lines. I would like to delve into our findings from a series of inter-related studies—findings that indicate...

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When: June 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Home or Office

Andrew Benson, PhD Andrew completed his Ph.D. in December of 2019 in New Zealand where he currently works as a consulting arborist. His expertise and research interests focus on the interface between trees and the built environment and he continues to work towards improving our understanding of how trees and infrastructure interact. With increased intensification in cities throughout the world, urban trees are often at risk of becoming damaged by construction impacts, such as utility trenching or pavement / sidewalk repair. If the damage is severe and a tree loses a lot of its roots, the consequences may result in tree failure, or tree removal due to subsequent poor health. In this presentation, we will look at some of the reasons why urban trees become damaged during construction and some of the more suitable methods available to prevent or limit that damage occurring. We’ll also look at some recent research which aims to improve what we know about the consequences of construction damage effects, and hopefully provide some useful tools...

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When: June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Where: Home or Office

The UAA Environmental Stewardship Committee released the second in its environmental stewardship video series which highlights stewardship in the UVM industry. This second video, titled “Lifelines”, highlights how utility rights-of-way are an essential part of the ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us. In this session we will show this latest video. Following the video, we will continue the discussion of our role as land stewards in securing and maintaining those lifelines. This talk will focus to promote environmental stewardship, land stewardship, and fulfilling our roles as lifelines to the ecosystems that surround our utility corridors as our calling as UVM professionals.

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When: January 21, 2021 – January 23, 2021 all-day
Where: The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI

As a valued Allied Association Member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, I am pleased to extend a complimentary invitation to your association’s Executive Director to attend Leaders Forum in Maui, Hawaii, January 21 – 23. Leaders Forum is the premier executive-level conference to network with award-winning leaders and emerging talent in the field, and address challenges and opportunities impacting your members. This year’s agenda will provide tailored programming that will be thought provoking and inspirational! Please register using the code LFSTATE to receive your complimentary registration. If you have any questions please contact the events team at NALP Events or call 1-800.395.2522 ext. 110. We hope to see you in beautiful Maui, Hawaii this January!

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When: June 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Home or Office

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83184005586?pwd=dHJYRWJHQ1ZQNWdBMGxHT29oK2VJUT09  Meeting ID: 831 8400 5586 Password: 191250 One tap mobile +12532158782,,83184005586#,,1#,191250# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,83184005586#,,1#,191250# US (Houston) Meeting ID: 831 8400 5586 Password: 191250 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbe04Y Presentation topic: Speakers: Heather Forester, Hawaii Ant Lab, Invasive Ant Extension Specialist Alison Wagner, Hawaii Ant Lab, Invasive Ant Extension Technician Date & Time: June 17, 2020 at 9am-12pm (Alison Wagner) 1.5 hour Introduction and LFA Biology Wasmannia auropunctata (Little Fire Ants or LFA) are listed as one of the world’s top 100 most invasive species (www.issg.org/database). This stinging ant can impact your quality of life and prevent you from doing normal activities, such as gardening, farming, or enjoying the outdoors. These ants will also disrupt your life indoors if you allow them to move in, by stinging adults and children while they sleep. LFA can also impact our pets by stinging them in the eyes potentially causing a clouding of the cornea called keratopathy that can lead to blindness. On infested farms, such as fruit tree farms, workers...

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