Inland Tree & Landscape Conference

Registration is now OPEN for the first annual Inland Tree and Landscape Conference which will be held at Spokane Community College on February 1, 2019! Arborists, landscape architects and other green industry professionals will experience a full day of intermediate and advanced workshops. Our featured speakers this year are Dr. John Ball and Dr. Kathy Wolfe. Discussions will include the newly revised ANSI pruning standards, urban stressors on trees and social benefits of trees. We hope to see you there!

Arborist CEUs and Landscape Architect CESs will be granted for this event. Check out the Course Guide!

General Admission: $85

Veteran/Student Admission: $50

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Kathy Wolf.jpg2Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Social Scientist at the College of the Environment, University of Washington, and a key collaborator with the US Forest Service Pacific Kathy WolfNW Research Station on urban forestry studies. She consults as a research advisor with the the TKF Foundation’s NatureSacred program. Dr. Wolf’s research explores the human dimensions of urban ecosystems. She has also worked professionally as a landscape architect and as an environmental planner. Kathy’s professional mission is to discover, understand and communicate human behavior and benefits, as people experience nature in cities and towns. Moreover, Kathy is interested in how scientific information can be integrated into local government policy and planning. She has served with national organizations that promote nature in cities, such as the Transportation Research Board national committee on Landscape and Environment and Sustainable Sites Initiative.

John Ball 2John Ball is currently a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD with a split appointment in teaching, extension and research. He also serves as a campus arborist for the University and as the Forest Health Specialist for the South Dakota Department of agriculture. Dr. Ball previously served as manager for Arrowhead Tree, a tree care company in Duluth, Minnesota and the director of technical service at Carpenter-Costin, a large tree care and landscape planning company operating along the North Shore area of Boston. Dr. Ball has a Ph.D. and M.S in forestry from Michigan State University and a B.S. in forestry from Michigan Technological University. He currently serves as the Education Chair for the South Dakota Arborist Association and as a representative for the International Society of Arboriculture on the Z133 committee. Dr. Ball is also on the Safety Committee for the Tree care Industry Association.