January 12, 2012
Non Members: $300.00
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|| Don't Let The Emerald Ash Borer Devour Your Agency's Budget
The Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic Asian beetle that was discovered killing ash trees in southeastern Michigan and Windsor Ontario in 2002. Since that time has killed tens of millions of ash trees in North America.
This program focuses on 2 municipalities that are actively fighting the EAB and have refused to concede to the complete loss of their ash tree canopy.
They will discuss the three main approaches to the problem: chemical agents, bio-controls and tree replacement. Focus will be on what tools are available to identify the problem and inventory the potential impact while suggesting solutions and approaches to saving a portion of the tree canopy.
There’s still hope. Join us to see what you can do to save your street trees and protect your budgets.
Ash trees are prevalent both in native forests and as street trees across much of Northeastern and Middle North America. It is anticipated that some communities could lose 60-70 percent of their street trees and potentially 100% of their ash trees.
The loss of these trees will have a significant impact on our environment and our agencies—increasing urban storm runoff, overheating streets and affecting the urban infrastructure.
Municipalities are experiencing increasing costs for removal, replacement and preventative maintenance of the trees, not to mention the impending threat of tort liability for damages caused by the dying trees.
After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:
• Identify the tools available to address the EAB threat to their agency & community
• Communicate the need for early detection and preventative maintenance
• Promote an active preventive maintenance program
This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. The form to request these credits is available upon completion of the class evaluation. Please note there is a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.
Manager of Forestry Operations
Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
Fort Wayne, IN
Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Purdue University. He is an ISA certified Arborist and has worked as a commercial arborist for 10 years and as a municipal arborist for 9 years.
Chad serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Urban Forest Council and is currently a member of the BMP committee with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources which is charged with developing best management practices with regard to urban forestry in the state of Indiana.
He is also the president of the Fort Wayne Arborists.
||John McNeil, RPF
Manager, Forestry Services
Parks and Open Space
Town of Oakville, Ontario, Canada
B Sc. Forestry, 1982, University of Toronto; MBA, 1992, McMaster University.
Ontario Professional Foresters Association, Registered Professional Forester #1286; International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist/Municipal Specialist #ON-0424
Manager of Forestry, Parks and Open Space Department, Corporation of the Town of Oakville, 1992- present;
Supervisor of Urban Forestry, Parks and Recreation Department, Corporation of the Town of Oakville, 1987- 1992;
Management Forester, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Simcoe District, 1985-1987 and FIT Forester, Huronia District, 1983-1985;
SMA/Municipal Forestry Institute (2006); SMA Exchange Program to Santa Monica, CA (2005)
Committee Work and UF Board Work:
President, Society of Municipal Arborists(SMA), 2011-2012;
Member of Ontario Professional Forester Association’s (OPFA) Urban Forestry Committee, 2009-2011. Recipient of the 2009 OPFA “Forester of the Year” Award.
Participant in the 2007 and 2009 “Tour des Trees”- North America’s largest urban forest fund raising event.
Inclusion in the 2010 Edition of The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who.
||Moderator: Kevin LaPointe
Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department
Kansas City, Missouri
Education: BS, Forest Resources Management, University of New Hampshire, 1983.
Kevin Lapointe is the City Forester for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Parks & Recreation Department, and has worked for the City in Forestry Operations for fifteen years.
Kevin has the oversight of the more than 385,000 city trees which line the streets and boulevards in the 320 square mile incorporated city limits of Kansas City, Missouri, and in the 12,000 acres of land comprising 219 developed and undeveloped parks.