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Join us October 1-3 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine, for the 2023 New England Chapter ISA Conference and Trade Show! 

Esteemed author, lawyer and historian, Eric Rutkow, will be the 2023 Key Note Speaker. Author of "The American Canopy", Rutkow will talk about how trees and forests shaped the American political project from the dawn of British colonization through the Revolutionary Era. Eric's second talk will focus on two beloved species of trees in America. This talk explores what these trees meant to the United States and how the interconnected fight to save them from devastating plant plagues unfolded in the twentieth century.

In addition, the agenda is packed with great speakers and information you can put to use!

  • Anne Averill - Supporting Pollinators: Opportunities to Enhance Pollinator Habitat
  • Christine Balk - Identification of Wood Decay Fungi and their Associated Tree Risk
  • Caitlyn Pollihan - ISA Update
  • Eric Rutkow - Tale of Two Tragedies
  • Michael Galvin - Tree Preservation During Construction
  • Dr. Beth Brantley - The Future of Beech Leaf Disease
  • Branson Dobnick - Two Hands are Better (and Faster) Thank One - Chainsaw Safety
  • David Anderson - I Can't Find Good Help
  • Jason Yerke - High Volume Roadside Tree Removal
  • Erin Demers - Breaking Barriers in Tree Care: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Workplace
  • Matt Messina - Introduction to Safe Lift Operation
  • Andy Hillman - Tree Success Stories
  • Marc Ware - Basic Insect ID and How Insecticides Work
  • Dr. Rick Harper, Dr. Jessica Leahy and Dr. Jay Dampier - Woodbanks and Urban Forestry - Exploring the Relationship 

Come early for pre-conference workshops on Sunday:

  • CPR, AED, and First Aid
  • Intro to PHC Workshop
  • Portland Tree Tour with Jeff Tarling
  • Trek des Trees (available throughout the conference)

Check out the full agenda.

Sign up to attend as a participant or sign up to sponsor or exhibit.

Find out more on the annual conference webpage.

UPDATE the room block has sold out - there are limited rooms available at the Holiday in by the Bay for $419/night (207) 775-2311.  Alternatively, Aloft Portland 207-761-6000 has rooms as low at $250/night (this is a 6 minute walk).