The 57th Annual Shade Tree Symposium

February 14-15, 2022  

Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center

A 10% discount is offered for any company registering more than 5 employees
Please call 484-523-9444 for information

 

Registration is now open for the upcoming Shade Tree Symposium.
We will be in person at the Lancaster Marriott.

 

Registration Page

 

For hotel reservations, please use this link by January 27th to take advantage of
the discounted room rate.

 

Lancaster Marriott - $135/night

 

Covid-19 precautions

While we are very much looking forward to having an in-person conference,
we realize that we are still in a global pandemic and have made some
changes to our normal conference.
 
Masks are being strongly encouraged for those that are not vaccinated,
there will be changes to our typical breakfast and lunch buffets,
there will be increased seat spacing in the educational sessions,
and the trade show floor will be more spread out to encourage social distancing.
 
Attendees will also be able to indicate their contact comfort level on their name tags.
For more information on our COVID-19 plan, please CLICK HERE.

 

Certification Testing

Testing will be taking place on Sunday, February 13th.

To register for the testing, please go to the ISA's website

Cost:

Early Registration (before January 31, 2022):

  • Full Conference (Mon. & Tues.)
    • Member - $305.00
    • Non-Member - $355.00
  • Monday Only
    • Member - $180.00
    • Non-Member - $200.00
  • Tuesday Only
    • Member - $150.00
    • Non-Member - $170.00
  • Trade Show Only (Good for one day and only allows access to the trade show floor)
    • Member - $25.00
    • Non-Member - $35.00

Regular Registration (after January 31, 2022):

  • Full Conference (Mon. & Tues.)
    • Member - $345.00
    • Non-Member - $395.00
  • Monday Only
    • Member - $200.00
    • Non-Member - $225.00
  • Tuesday Only
    • Member - $170.00
    • Non-Member - $195.00
  • Trade Show Only (Good for one day and only allows access to the trade show floor)
    • Member - $35.00
    • Non-Member - $45.00

Agenda:

The agenda is not yet finalized as we are waiting on final details for some of the topics. However, we are very excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be John Ball.

Please find the agenda below:

  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 - Pre-Conference
    • 9:00 AM Certification Testing Click here for ISA Test Registration
    • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Winter Pest & Disease Scouting ($35 Additional Fee)
  • Monday, February 14, 2022
    • Registration 7:30 AM Registration Opens
    • Breakfast 7:30 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
    • General Sessions
      • 9:30 AM John Ball - The 5% Solution: Plant diversity beyond species
      • 11:00 AM John Ball - Let There Be Light: Trees and turf living together
    • Lunch with Exhibitors
    • Tree Worker Break Out
      • 1:00 PM James Earhart - Tools & Techniques for Stationary Rope Systems and Moving Rope Systems
      • 2:45 PM James Earhart and Panel Discussion - Q&A SRS versus MRS
    • PHC Break Out
      • 1:00 PM Dave Jackson - Invasive Species (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)
      • 2:15 PM Sandy Feather & Tim Abbey - Insect and Disease Update (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)
      • 3:30 PM Dave Jackson - Calibrating Backpack Sprayers for Applications (Pesticide Core Credits will be available for this session)
    • Utility / Municipal Break Out
      • 1:00 PM Stephen Hilbert (Asplundh) Trees and Utilities, Who's Winning (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)
      • 2:15 PM John Rizzo (PECO) - Intricacies of Integrated Vegetation Management (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)
      • 3:30 PM Stephen Hilbert - Utilities & Utility Contractor Relations
    • Evening Activities
      • 4:30 PM Trade Show Opens
      • 4:30 PM Penn-Del ISA Annual Business Meeting
      • 5:00 PM Vendor presentation session #1 PHC
      • 5:00 PM Vendor presentation session #2 Equipment
      • 5:00 PM Vendor presentation session #3 Finance/insurance
      • 6:00 PM Beef & Beer Banquet
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    • Registration 8:00 AM Registration Opens
    • Breakfast 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
    • Tree Worker Break Out
      • 9:00 AM Steve Connally - Knuckle Boom/Grapple Saw Cranes: Understanding Another Resource for the Appropriate Job
      • 10:15 AM Peter Nieves-Sosa - The Cranes Use in Tree Removal
      • 11:30 AM Panel discussion - Q&A Regarding Cranes vs. Knuckle Booms vs. Grapple Saw Cranes
    • Business / Commercial Break Out
      • 9:00 AM Kelby Fite - Biochar & Soil Health (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)
      • 10:15 AM Eric Petersen - Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of Work Comp
      • 11:30 AM Judd Michael - Occupational Tree Felling Fatalities: 2010-2020
    • Utility / Municipal Break Out
      • 9:00 AM Alan Sam & Bill Elmendorf - Ideas for Managing Municipal Forests
      • 11:30 AM David Ruyak - Finding Qualified Professionals
    • Lunch with Exhibitors
    • General Sessions
      • 1:30 PM Mike Raupp - What Climate Change Means for Indigenous & Newly Emerging Pests in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)
      • 2:45 PM Genevieve Christ Pesticide Safety Trivia Game (Pesticide Credits will be available for this session)

 

Penn-Del ISA
PO Box 306
Emmaus, PA
 
or email the form to
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