Western Tree Failure Database Annual Meeting

@ Filoli Gardens
on Thursday, January 10, 2019
in Woodside, CA

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We are sold out at capacity to the building. We are not accepting walk ins.

Join us for our Annual Meeting of the Western Tree Failure Database at beautiful Filoli. Topics include: Bioacoustics Technology in Predicting Tree Failure; Assessment of Tree Condition; An International View of Tree Risk Assessment and Failure Analysis; Considerations Regarding Hazard Tree Management; and an Update on the Tree Decay Study.



8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and Introductions
Larry Costello, Oracle Oak LLC, San Francisco, CA (larryoracleoak@me.com)
8:45am Tree Failure Case Studies (2)
9:15am The Role of Bioacoustic Technology in Tree Failure Predictions
Bruce Allison, Consulting Arborist, Allison Tree, Verona, WI
10:15am Break
10:30am Tree Failure and Risk Assessment: A Worldly View
Kevin Eckert, Consulting Arborist, Arbor Global USA, Kailua, HI
11:30am Lunch Provided
12:30pm Tree Failure Case Study (1)
12:45pm Conditional Assessment of Tree Condition
Jim Clark, Consulting Arborist, HortScience/Barlett Consulting, Pleasanton, CA
1:30pm Hazard Tree Considerations: From Individual Trees to Forest Stands
Pete Angwin, Plant Pathologist, US Forest Service, Redding, CA
2:10pm The Tree Decay Study: Results and Assessment
Igor Lacan, Environmental Horticulture Adviser, University of California Cooperative Extension, Half Moon Bay, CA
3:00pm Training for New Cooperators
Katherine Jones, WTFD Database Manager (treefail@mac.com
4:00pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Early Registration (through 12/31/18):

  • $120.00 - WCISA Member
  • $160.00 - Non-WCISA Member
  • $70.00 - Student/Senior

Regular Registration (on or after 1/1/19):

  • $145.00 - WCISA Member
  • $190.00 - Non-WCISA Member
  • $70.00 - Student/Senior


  • 5.0 - CA/CTW
  • 4.0 - BCMA-M
  • 4.0 - BCMA-S

1.0 - Optional for New Cooperator Training

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Filoli Gardens
86 Canada Road
Woodside, CA 94062