The Britton Fund Research Observations & Findings - Benefiting the Britton Fund

@ Tresidder Memorial Union
on Friday, October 5, 2018
in Palo Alto, CA

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Conference Description:

Come join us for a review of projects your support has helped to fund! These Britton Fund projects dating back to 2014 include the following: A multi-year research grant designed to provide planners information on which trees to plant as our climate changes. A fungal decay assay providing new insights into which decay fungi are actually present in urban wood. An investigation into disease of Palo Verde, a species included in the Selecting Trees Fit for the Future: project. An effort to improve and raise awareness for Tree Care for Birds and other Wildlife. Other topics include the Urban Pathways wood preservation grant, and the work being done by Dr. John Kabashima in control of GSOB and ISHB as part of a CalFire Grant. The only project not included here that has been funded for the last five years is the study of Stem Gall Wasp and Lobate Lac Scale treatment done by Zhiquiang Cheng at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


7:30am Registration
8:00am Welcome and Introductions
Doug Anderson, Britton Fund President, Anderson's Tree Care, San Jose, CA
8:15am Tree Botany and The Britton Fund Research Committee
Dr. Jim Downer, UCCE, Ventura
9:15am Climate Ready Tree Study Update
Ms. Janet Hartin, UCCE, San Bernardino, CA, Dr. Natalie van Doorn, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA
10:00am Break
10:15am Witches Broom on Blue Palo Verde - Implications for Landscape Management
Dr. Ursula Schuch, Tucson, AZ
11:00am Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB), Biological and IPM Strategies
Dr. John Kabashima, UCCE, Irvine, CA
11:45am Lunch (Provided)
1:00pm Tree Fungi Interactions
Dr. Igor Lacan, UCCE, Half Moon Bay, CA
2:00pm Urban Wood Pathways and Tree Care for Wildlife Update
Andy Trotter, West Coast Arborists Inc., Anaheim, CA
2:45pm Invasive Shot Hole Borers (ISHB), Biological Control and IPM Strategies
Dr. John Kabashima, UCCE, Irvine, CA
3:45pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Early Registration (through 9/26/18):

  • $105 - WCISA Member
  • $130 - Non-WCISA Member
  • $55 - Student/Senior

Regular Registration (on or after 9/27/18):

  • $145 - WCISA Member
  • $175 - Non-WCISA Member
  • $55 - Student/Senior


  • 5.5 - CA/CTW/MS
  • 2.75 - BCMA-P
  • 2.0 - BCMA-S
  • 0.75 - BCMA-M

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Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305