Meeting Information

Wood Decay in Urban Trees featuring Francis Schwarze - LECTURE- Davis

 
Date and Time:

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 ~ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Conference Description:

In partnership with the California Center for Urban Horticulture, U.C. Davis. During the one full-day seminar we will explore the colonization strategies and range of variation in wood degradation patterns that each of these decay types encompasses. We’ll dive into detail on the advantages and disadvantages of biological control with Trichoderma species

Francis will give background and reveal secrets of making excellent violins. Participants will be able to listen to audio files of violins made from fungal treated wood and compare the sound of a non-treated violin and a 2 million dollar Stradivarius.

We’ll round out our day with lectures on wood decay in our native oaks from Dr. Ted Swiecki and how decay could be an arborists’ best friend from Dr. Jim Downer. Dr. Igor Lacan will be updating us on the Wood Decay Diagnostic Research Project.

Agenda:

7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
8:15 am Wood Anatomy Refresher
Dr. Jim Downer, University of California Cooperative Extension – Ventura County, Ventura, CA
8:45 am Wood Decay Process and its Impact on Mechanical & Structural Properties of Wood
Dr. Francis Schwarze, Head Bio-engineered Wood Applied Wood Materials, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing Research, St. Gallen, CH
9:45 am Wood Decays in Native Oaks, Dr. Ted Swiecki, Phytosphere Research, Vacaville, CA
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Biological Control of Wood Decay Fungi with Trichoderma Species
Dr. Francis Schwarze, Head Bio-engineered Wood Applied Wood Materials, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing Research, St. Gallen, CH
11:45 am Lunch (Provided)
12:30 pm How and Why Wood Decayers are Arborists’ Friends 
Dr. Jim Downer, University of California Cooperative Extension – Ventura County, Ventura, CA

1:30 pm The Stradivarius Story: Using wood decay fungi to modify acoustical properties of wood
Dr. Francis Schwarze, Head Bio-engineered Wood Applied Wood Materials, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing Research, St. Gallen, CH
2:30 pm Wood Decay Diagnostic Research Project – Factoring Wood Decay Into Risk Assessment
Dr. Igor Lacan, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Half Moon Bay, CA
3:30 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs
Registration:

Early Registration (through July 10th):

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

Regular Registration (on or after July 11th):

$145.00 - WCISA Member
$170.00 - Non-WCISA Member

AS A SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT - THERE ARE NO STUDENT OR SENIOR DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

CEUs:

5.75 - CA / CTW / MS
5.75 - BCMA-S

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Location:

Memorial Union Hall
Howard Way
Davis, CA 95616


Biological Control of Wood Decay Fungi with Trichoderma Species 
Dr. Francis Schwarze, Head Bio-engineered Wood Applied Wood Materials, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing Research, St. Gallen, CH