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Education

Our Partner

ArborEXPO is pleased to partner with the Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA) to identify and book the best speakers in the industry for ArborEXPO ‘22.

Wednesday,  March 30

(Pre-conference)

9:00a – 4:00p

Crane Operation Safety for Operators and Crew

 

It is essential that all members of the job site are aware of safe crane operation. This full-day session will cover crane operation, OSHA & ANSI standards, pre-operation inspection, load charts, lifting requirements and more. This course is recommended for anyone that will be working with a crane, not just operators or climbers.

 

CEUs: ISA Certified Arborist: 7, ISA Utility Specialist: 7, ISA Municipal Specialist: 7, ISA Aerial Lift : 7, ISA Management: 7, ISA Climber Specialist: 7, NJ LTE/LTCO: 8, TCIA CTSP: 7.5, MCA Safety: 4.0

 

Details: Max 55 attendees, lunch included

 

Pre-Conference: $175 (does not include trade show pass)

Hans Tielmann, owner of NJ Crane Expert, is a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert, NCCER Mobile Crane instructor and Petzl Technical Partner. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Hans has dedicated his career to furthering education and safety in the tree care industry.

Ken Palmer is the President & CEO of ArborMaster® Training Inc. & ArborMaster® Outfitters. He is also a three-time ITCC World Champion.

Option 1: 9:00a – 11:00a

Option 2: 11:30a – 1:30p

Option 3: 2:00p – 4:00p (tentative) 

 

Chainsaw Safety, Handling, Cutting and Precision Tree Felling

 

Learn how planning, skill development, and operator maintenance increase safety, skill, and productivity. Join Ken Palmer and the ArborMaster® team for this session that presents a systematic method for planning cutting/felling operations and how to skillfully work the plan. Participants will learn methods that optimize use of leverage, mechanical advantage, and ergonomics, as they relate to chainsaw handling and precision tree felling, will be taught, demonstrated, and practiced.

 

CEUs: CTSP: 2, ISA: 2, MCA Safety: 2.0, NJ LTE/LTCO: 2

 

Details: Max 60 attendees; Certificate of Participation will be emailed upon completion; potential for one 2-hour session in Spanish depending on interest

 

Pre-Conference: $75 (does not include trade show pass)

4:00p – 8:00p

Safety Starts at the Top

 

Tree care injuries are not accidents; they are incidents which can be foreseen and avoided. In this session, we’ll apply the “5 whys to root cause” analysis to show how you can move your company forward on the path to zero incidents. Risk can be managed, and it all starts at the top.

 

Join Dr. Ball and a panel of tree care industry leaders who will share how they have built and manage safety culture in their organizations.

 

CEUs: CTSP: 4, ISA: 4, MCA Safety: 3.0, NJ LTE/LTCO: 3

 

Details: Max 100 attendees, workshop followed by a networking reception 7-8p including hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

 

Pre-Conference: $75 (does not include trade show pass)

Dr. John Ball is the tree care industry’s leading safety expert. He is a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University and serves as the Forest Health Specialist for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. John is a Board Certified Master Arborist, a Certified Treecare Safety Professional, and an Advanced EMT.

Thursday,  March 31

Dr. Richard Cowles is a Research Entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and an expert in the biology and management of tree and landscape insect pests.

8:00a – 9:00a

Climate Weirdness: Implications for Insect & Disease Outbreaks

 

Recent extreme weather patterns are strong evidence of global climate change.  Outbreaks of some old pests, such as the disparate tussock moth (the possible new name for the gypsy moth), phytophthora diseases, and a new disease caused by a foliar nematode (beech leaf disease) are strongly influenced by seasonal rainfall patterns and intensity.  Understand the underlying connections so that you can be better prepared to manage outbreaks of diseases and insects.

 

CEUs: ISA: 1, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1, Pesticide CEU New England states

9:00a – 10:00a

Arborist Safety Is a Team Sport

 

Tree work is one of the most hazardous professions in the U.S. with a fatality rate often 10 times that of the all-industry average. Dr. John Ball will lead attendees through an examination of how injuries and fatalities in the tree care industry happen and how all the members of the team have a role to play in keeping everyone safe.

 

CEUs: CTSP: 1, ISA: 1, MCA Safety: 2.0, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1

Dr. John Ball is the tree care industry’s leading safety expert. He is a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University and serves as the Forest Health Specialist for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. John is a Board Certified Master Arborist, a Certified Treecare Safety Professional, and an Advanced EMT.

Friday,  April 1

Nichole Keleher is the Forest Health Director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. She works on many state-wide projects, investigating the impact of insects and disease on forests throughout the Commonwealth.

7:00a – 8:00a

Tree Health Update: What’s Coming Down the Pike

 

Catch up on the latest tree health concerns in New England. This session will cover common tree pests and diseases, as well as the latest concerns, newest threats, and potential new invaders such as spotted lantern fly, southern pine beetle, and oak wilt. See examples of how our trees are affected by these issues and learn management strategies to employ this season.

 

CEUs: ISA: 1, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1, Pesticide CEU New England states

8:00a – 9:00a

Climbing Gear Inspection: A Critical Priority

 

Mandatory pre-climb inspections and proper maintenance of climbing gear are essential to tree worker safety. Learn how to conduct effective climbing gear inspections with an eye toward common misconfigurations, equipment that regularly fails inspection, and specific failures that can occur during usage.

 

CEUs: CTSP: 1, ISA: 1, MCA Safety: 2.0, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1

Mike Tilford, CTSP, is Director of Tree Care for SavATree in Fort Collins, CO. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, a voting member of Z133 committee, a Certified Tree Worker – Climber Specialist and an ITCC event head judge and gear inspector.

Live  Skill Demonstration

Jared Abrojena is President/Co-Founder of Academy Trained, Certified Arborist, ITCC world champion, NATCC champion

Thursday, March 31

Join Jared Abrojena and the Academy Trained team for live demonstrations in the Demo Area on the trade show floor.

 

10:25a – 11:30a

Training Paves the Way

Learn how training is in the best interest of employees and positively affects the company as a whole.

CEUs: CTSP: 1, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1, ISA: 1

 

1:55p – 3:00p

Be an Effective Leader

Explore the benefits of really damn good leadership and knowing and understanding your team.

CEUs: CTSP: 1, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1, ISA: 1

Friday, April 1

Join Ken Palmer and the ArborMaster® team for live demonstrations in the Demo Area on the trade show floor.

 

10:25a – 11:30a

Don’t Just Flip Hip to Hip

 

Look at cutting edge techniques to utilize a climber’s lanyard and flip line in conjunction with the climbing harness to optimize work positioning in the canopy.

CEUs: CTSP: 1, MCA Safety: 2.0, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1, ISA: 1

 

1:25p – 2:30p

From Blakes to Mechanical Brakes

 

Explore the progression of climbing systems, from the most basic rope configurations to the most advanced mechanical systems available today, and compare all their advantages and disadvantages.

 

CEUs: CTSP: 1, MCA Safety: 2.0, NJ LTE/LTCO: 1, ISA: 1

Ken Palmer is the President & CEO of ArborMaster® Training Inc. & ArborMaster® Outfitters. He is also a three-time ITCC World Champion.