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Thu, Apr 09


Keeley's Banquet Center

Maine Arborist Association Spring Workshop CANCELED

With the uncertainty of COVID19/the Corona Virus, the Maine Arborist Association has made the difficult decision to Postpone/Cancel the Spring Workshop. If you have already registered, a refund will be processed this week. Stay tuned, the MAA has many more fun and educational events lined up!

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Time & Location

Apr 09, 2020, 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Keeley's Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave, Portland, ME 04103, USA

About the event

MAA Spring Workshop Agenda

7:00-8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:20 MAA Update: Noah Tucker, MAA President & Heather Tetreault, Exec Director

8:20-9:20 Hon. Michael A. Duddy, Maine District Court and Maine Business Court Judge

How To Protect Yourself: Legal Issues Arborists Should Know About 

Topics will include the principles of business organization, insurance law, professional negligence, liability, and related subjects.

9:20-9:45  Coffee and Questions

9:45-10:45 Melissa Levangie, RBI Corp. dba SHELTER Tree

When to Call it Quits  

Learn the wear and tear we place on our equipment and when it’s time to replace your gear.  Learn about new gear, new things to look for, and new apps to help.

10:45-11:00 Questions about your gear

11:00-12:00  Rich Cartier, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

Preserving Legacy Trees in the Urban Forest

Why we need to work to preserve trees in our urban and landscaped areas, what they provide for us, and what we need to think about when it comes to maintaining them. Not only do we need to be aware of possible pest issues, but how can we, as professionals, help to recreate a natural environment for them to thrive in so they can last for years to come.

12:00-12:45 Lunch included in registration:

Garden Salad, Fresh Cut Fruit, Smoked Turkey, Honey Ham & Roast Beef Wraps, Pickles, Potato Chips & condiments.

12:45-1:45 Nathan W. Siegert, Forest Entomologist

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first detected causing widespread ash mortality in southeastern Michigan in 2002, and is now known to be established in at least 35 states and five Canadian provinces. This overview will cover a broad range of EAB-related topics, including biology, invasion history, population dynamics, and the latest on aftermath forests.

1:45-2:00 EAB Questions, coffee & cookies

2:00-3:00 Michael Parsio, Forest Entomologist

Maine Forest Service 2019 & 2020 Annual Update

An annual update on insect and disease conditions in Maine in 2019 and current conditions heading into the 2020 field season. He will also review quarantine regulations for regulated pests in Maine and recommendations for handling regulated wood waste materials.

3:00-3:15 Questions with Michael Parsio

3:15-4:15 Thomas Schmeek, Forest Entomologist

Brown Tail Moth

A complete overview of everything Brown Tail Moth (BTM). Topics will cover the history of BTM in the state, biology, current situation in Maine and mitigation strategies. 

4:15-4:30 BTM Questions

4:30-4:45 Evaluations

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