Meeting Information


Date and Time:

Thursday, March 23, 2017 ~ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Description:

Join us as we welcome Dr. Kevin Smith back to the west coast to talk about strategies of wood decay fungi! We'll be looking into how PG&E uses its tree failure data, how trees respond to ice storm injuries, what it's like to manage a failing forest, and how to manage ancient trees. Consider making a short case study presentation at the meeting! Email Larry Costello at with details of your case study.


8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
Larry Costello, Oracle Oak LLC, San Francisco, CA
8:45 am Tree Failure Case Studies (2)
9:15 am Cascades of Tree Response to Ice Storm Injury
Dr. Kevin Smith, Plant Physiologist, US Forest Service, Durham, NH
10:15 am Managing a Failing Forest in Seattle
Chris Rippey, Municipal Arborist, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle, WA
11:00 am How PG&E Uses Its Tree Failure Data
Niel Fischer, Supervisor, Vegetation Management Dept., PG&E, Chico, CA
12:00 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:00 pm Strategies of Wood Decay Fungi
Dr. Kevin Smith, Plant Physiologist, US Forest Service, Durham, NH
2:00 pm Managing Ancient Trees: Loving our trees to death
Torrey Young, Consulting Arborist, Dryad LLC, Castro Valley, CA
3:15 pm Training for New Cooperators
Katherine Jones, CTFRP Database Manager (
4:00 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


Early Registration (through 3/13/17):

$95.00 - WCISA Member
$120.00 - Non-WCISA Member

Regular Registration (on or after 3/14/17):

$120.00 - WCISA Member
$145.00 - Non-WCISA Member


$70.00 - must be a WCISA Member


5.0 - CA / CTW / MS
1.0 - US
3.25 -  BCMA-M
1.75 - BCMA-S


0.75 - CA / CTW / MS / BCMA-M


Fullerton Community Center
340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832