Join the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA for the Oak Wilt Identification and Management Qualification Course and Assessment. This two-day workshop is for ISA Certified Arborists and will show you how to identify and manage oak wilt in Texas.
Each participant that successfully completes the course and passes the assessment will receive the status of Oak Wilt Qualified. Their qualification will be noted on the ISA Texas Oak Wilt website as well as on any handout and other materials referencing qualified individuals. Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M and Texas A&M Forest Service Oak Wilt Suppression Project personnel will be conducting the training.
Class size is limited to 25
Thursday May 25, 2023
8:20-8:30 Welcome/Introductions/Oak Wilt Qualification Objectives-ISAT Representative
8:30-10:00 Tree Biology & CODIT-Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15-12:30 Oak Wilt Biology, Control Techniques & Extent in Texas-Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch ( provided)
1:00-2:15 Oak Wilt in Relation to Other Tree Diseases -Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University
2:30-3:30 Texas A&M Forest Service Oak Wilt Suppression Project and Management-Dr. Demian Gomez, Texas A&M Forest Service
3:30-4:00 Five Step Diagnosis for Oak Wilt, Texas A&M Forest Service
Friday May 26, 2023
8:30-9:30 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning-Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service
9:30-12:30 Sampling and Fungicide Injection Demonstration-Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University
12:30 –1:00 Lunch ( provided)
1:00-1:30 Oak Wilt Qualification Protocols/Partnership Website & Contacts-ISAT Representative
1:30-2:30 Qualification Exam
2:30 Adjourn when finished with the exam
Member pricing is an exclusive benefit to ISAT members only. You must be a current ISAT member at the time of registration. (Click Here to renew)
A processing fee of $50 USD will be charged for all cancellations received on or before May 10, 2023. Cancellations after May 10, 2023, will be charged the full amount of the registration fee. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected]
Dr. Appel is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology (PLPM) at Texas A&M University. Since coming to Texas A&M in 1981, his research program has focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and control of forest and shade trees, with an emphasis on the devastating oak wilt epidemic in central Texas.
Demian works as the Regional Forest Health Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service with focus in Central and West Texas. Dr. Gomez obtained his Bachelor and MSc in Forest Entomology studying invasive forest pests in commercial pine and eucalyptus plantations, and a PhD from the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida in 2020. His doctorate research focused on identification resources, emerging forest threats and pathways of introduction.
Robert Edmonson is a Biologist with the Texas A&M Forest Service. He has been assisting central Texas landowners in managing oak wilt and with general land stewardship since 1993.
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Questions contact - Gene Gehring| Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture |office: 817.395.9055| email: [email protected]