July 23-27, 2011 ~ Sydney, Australia

Educational Opportunities for Utility Arborists

Sydney, Australia will be host to tree experts as they converge July 23-July 27 for the annual conference and trade show of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The conference is being hosted by Arboriculture Australia.

ISA has announced the speaker lineup and session overview for the conference, which features a look at the best in new research, trends and best practices for the arboricultural profession and can earn ISA certified professionals up to 20 ISA certification continuing education units.

The three-day educational programming includes two full days of utility program with Tuesday and Wednesday tracks for utility arboriculture education. The ISA and its professional affiliate the Utility Arborist Association annually work together to provide educational opportunities for arborists working in utility services arboriculture. The track for 2011 includes presentations on utilities and wildfire and integrated vegetation management as well as a discussion panel on global challenges in utility arboriculture. The discussion panel consists of global experts:

  • John Ho, China Light and Power, Hong Kong
  • Pedro Mendes Castro, CEMIG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Nelsen Money, San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Trevor Gardiner, New Zealand
  • Brendan Murphy, Australia

Other featured presenters include: Neil Thiessen, Dr. Ken James, Mark Amos, Michael Neal, Jim Neeser, Matt Palmer and William Conn, Paul Fearon, David Wood, Carla Perkins and Rich Hendler.

For more information and a schedule of activities for the ISA annual conference, visit www.isa-arbor.com/events/conference.