New England Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture
CONFERENCE HISTORY
2014 - Burlington, VT
2013 - Warwick, RI
2012 - Newport, RI
2011 - Bath, ME
2010 - Plymouth, MA
2010 - Taunton, MA
2008 - Portland, ME
2007 - North Conway, NH
2006 - Providence, RI
2005 - Burlington, VT
2004 - Manchester, NH
2003 - Portland, ME
2002 - Mystic, CT
2001 - Newport, RI
September 28-30, 2014 - 48th Annual Conference
Sheraton in Burlington, Vermont

Registration now open :: Conference Agenda
Exhibitors & Sponsors :: Conference Sponsorship Levels
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NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
ISA (
NEC-ISA)
P.O. Box 435
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 978-844-0441
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Hotel Information: Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Road Burlington, VT 05403
A group room rate of $149/night.  
Call 802-865-6600 or
click to make your reservation.
2014 Conference Sponsors
  • Stihl
  • Lucas Tree
  • Trees Inc
  • Davey Resource Group
  • Shelter Tree
  • BioForest Technologies
The New England Chapter ISA in Partnership with the Utility
Arborist Association is pleased to announce registration for
the 2014 Annual Conference and Tradeshow is now open.

The agenda is being finalized, but rest assured there will be
many great speaker and presenters and a group of exhibitors
and demonstrations that shouldn't be missed! Watch this
space for details!
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 – Sheraton Burlington
6:00-8:00pm   Opening Reception/Conference Registration

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 – GENERAL SESSION (1 ISA Credit)
7:00-8:00       Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30       NEC-ISA Business Meeting
8:30-8:45       Conference Welcome – Mayor of Burlington
8:45-9:45       
Key Note Speaker: Jim Skiera, ISA Executive Director
TRADESHOW   TONY TRESSELT – FIVE REQUIREMENTS OF A SINGLE LINE ASCENT SYSTEM
9:45-10:15    Break, Exhibitors - Sponsored by LUCAS TREE EXPERTS

MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL SESSION (5 ISA Credits)
1
0:15-11:15   Warren Spinner – History of Burlington Tree City USA status (20 Years)
11:15-12:15   Tony Tresselt – “Gear Inspection Part I”
12:30-1:30   Awards Ceremony & Luncheon – Sponsored by STIHL
1:30-2:30       Howard Gaffin – “Case Study: Integrating Qualified Tree Risk Assessment into
                     Risk Management Reporting”
2:30-3:00     Break, Exhibitors - Sponsored by TREES, Inc.
3:00-4:00       Dan Groves – Chainsaw Protections
4:00-5:00       Greg Mossman

UTILITY SESSION
10:15-11:15   Sara Sankowich, “UAA Storm Summit Results”
11:15-12:15   Tim Chick, “Resistance Variability of ROW Ground Cover Species”
12:15–1:30   LUNCHEON AWARDS BANQUET – Sponsored by Stihl
1:30-2:30        Jeff Disorda, “Right-of-Way Steward Program”
2:30-3:00      Break, Exhibitors
3:00-4:00       Kevin Jones, “Things you don’t know about your UVM Program”
4:00-5:00       Tim Walsh, “Safety”
5:00-6:00       Cocktail Reception 

TRADESHOW FLOOR PRESENTATIONS
10:15-11:00   Tony Tresselt, “Five Requirements of a Single Line Ascent System”
1:30-2:15       Mac Swan & Eric Whipple, “Aerial Rescue Practice for Prevention”
3:00-3:45       Tony Tresselt, “Gear Inspection Part II”
4:00-4:45       Tony Tresselt, “Ways to Set Up Mechanical Advantage Systems

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 – BREAK OUT SESSIONS - (4 ISA Credits)
7:00-8:00       Continental Breakfast
7:30-12:30     ISA Certified Arborist Exam

MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL
8:00-9:00       Aaron Dickenson, “Emerald Ash Borer”
9:00-10:00     Caitlin Cusack & Bob Everingham, “Emerald Ash Borer”        
10:00-10:30 Break, Exhibitors
10:30-11:30   Tom Hoerth (WI and Annual Conference)
11:30-12:30   Justin Kenney, “Incorporating Trees in Storm Water Infrastructure”

UTILITY
8:00-9:00       Paul Bolan “Emerald Ash Borer”
9:00-10:00     Jim Maloney, “Safety Policies are Written in the Blood of Others”
10:00-10:30 Break, Exhibitors - Sponsored by Davey Resource Group
10:30-11:30   Jared Carlson, “Energy Saving Trees”
11:30-12:30   Dave Johnson, “Who’s Winning? The Conflict between Trees and Utility Wires”

TRADE SHOW FLOOR TALKS  
9:00-9:45       Taylor Hamel  
10:30-11:15   Taylor Hamel
PRE-WORKSHOP EVENTS
2014 Conference Exhibitors
  • Stihl
  • Lucas Tree Experts
  • Shelter Tree
  • BioForest Technologies
  • ISA Book Store
  • TCIA
  • Stockbridge School – UMASS
  • Yale Cordage
  • Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Mass Tree Wardens
  • Trees Inc
  • All Access Equipment
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
9:00-12:00   Pruning Trees Shrubs & Vines (3 ISA Credits) – Member $30,
Non-Member $65 (includes NEC-ISA membership) Visit
here to register.

8:00-4:30     EHAP – Electrical Hazard Awareness Program - (8 ISA
Credits) Member $125, Non-Member $160 (includes NEC-ISA membership).
Visit
here to register.

8:00-12:00   CPR & FIRST AID – (4 ISA Credits) – Member, $50, Non-
Member $70. Visit
here to register.