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
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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
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SPONSORS
  • Stihl
  • Lucas Tree
  • Trees Inc
  • Davey Resource Group
  • Shelter Tree
  • BioForest Technologies
  • CN Utility Consulting
  • Velco
  • SeaCoast Tree Care
  • Cleaves Co
  • Teufelberger
  • Lewis Tree
  • National Grid
The New England Chapter ISA in partnership with the Utility Arborist
Association is pleased to announce t
he 48th 2014 Annual Conference and
Tradeshow
Agenda.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 – SHERATON BURLINGTON
                      LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
6:00-8:00p     President’s Reception/Conference Registration – Brian Kane, ISA BOD

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
GENERAL SESSION – EMERALD III
7:00-8:00       Continental Breakfast - LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
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,
“Building Bridges
                      for a Greener Future”

9:45-10:15     
Break – Sponsored By LUCAS TREE EXPERTS
                      LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL

MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL SESSION - DIAMOND
10:15-11:15   Warren Spinner –
“History of Burlington Tree City USA
                      Status (20 Years)”

11:15-12:15   Tony Tresselt –
“Gear Inspection Part I”
12:15-1:30     
Awards Ceremony & Luncheon– Sponsored by STIHL
                      EMERALD I & II
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.
                      LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
3:00-4:00       Dan Groves –
“Dress for Safety and Success, What’s New in Arborist
                      Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment”

4:00-5:00       Rick Harper,
“The State of the Urban Forest”

UTILITY SESSION – EMERALD III
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
   Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
                      Sponsored by STIHL - EMERALD I & II
1:30-2:30       Jeff Disorda,
“Right-of-Way Steward Program”
2:30-3:00       
Break, Exhibitors – Sponsored by TREES Inc.
                      LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
3:00-4:00       Jared Carlson,
“Energy Saving Trees:
                      Nature's Energy Efficiency Solution”

4:00-5:00       Tim Walsh,
“Improving Tree Worker Safety, Tackling the
                      Big Four.....or is it Five?”


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

5:00-6:00       Cocktail Reception – LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL

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

MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL SESSION - DIAMOND
8:00-9:00       Aaron Dickenson,
“Emerald Ash Borer – Protect Your Ash!”
9:00-10:00     Caitlin Cusack & Bob Everingham,
“Preparing Vermont’s Municipalities
                      for the Emerald Ash Borer”

10:00-10:30   
Break, Exhibitors – Sponsored by DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP
                      LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBTION HALL
10:30-11:30   Tom Hoerth,
“Municipal Forestry & Corporate Culture:
                      Bath, Maine Case Study”

11:30-12:30   Justin Kenney,
“Incorporating Trees in Storm Water Infrastructure”

UTILITY SESSION – EMERALD III
8:00-9:00       Jason Gasparetto,
“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
                      LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBTION HALL
10:30-11:30   Dennis Brown, Doug Patterson & Chris Rodgers,
“Overview and
                      Demonstration of Crew-based Work Management Technology”

11:30-12:30   Dave Johnson,
“Who’s Winning? The Conflict between Trees
                      and Utility Wires”


TRADESHOW FLOOR TALKS – LAKE CHAMPLAIN EXHIBITION HALL
9:00-9:45       Taylor Hamel,
"Friction and Force in Work Positioning and Rescue"
10:30-11:15   Taylor Hamel,
"Practical Application of Multiple Anchor Points
                      in Work Positioning"
EXHIBITORS
  • Stihl
  • Lucas Tree Experts
  • ISA Book Store
  • TCIA
  • Shelter Tree
  • UMass Amherst
  • Yale Cordage
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Mass Tree Wardens
  • Trees Inc
  • All Access Equipment
  • BioForest Technologies
  • CTPA
  • Laser Technology, Inc.
  • CN Utility Consulting
  • Rowley Insurance Co
  • Davey Resource Group
  • Vermeer Northeast
  • The Doggett Corp
  • ACRT
  • Cleaves Co
  • Clearion
  • Lewis Tree
  • Altec
  • SeaCoast Tree Care
  • UAA
  • Nelson Tree Service
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - SHERATON BURLINGTON
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.
Location: DIAMOND I & OUTDOOR COURTYARD

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.  Location: EMERALD I

8:00-12:00   CPR & FIRST AID – (4 ISA Credits) – Member, $50, Non-Member $70.
Visit
here to register.  Location: EMERALD II
TREK DES TREES - Registration
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