Conferences & Events

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly

Mar 25, 2019
- WCISA Annual Conference -- Apr 29 - May 2, 2019

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- WCISA Annual Pest & Disease Conference -- Dec 13, 2018

Apr 29 - May 2, 2019

WCISA Annual Conference - Sponsored by: WCISA
Location: Honolulu, HI

The Western Chapter presents: We're in this Boat Together

We’re in this Boat Together‘, reminds us that, no matter where we live on planet Earth, we face similar issues. For this conference we will focus on the influx of devastating pests and diseases attacking our urban forests. With far more arborists working in our urban forests than government entomologists and plant pathologists, we should embrace this great opportunity to train our ranks to recognize and detect potential new pests and diseases that could become a problem in their areas. Trained arborists can participate in an early detection network, reporting new infestations to our local authorities while eradication is still possible. Additional important discussions will include invasive pests transported via infested nursery stock and the long-term damage caused to people, pets, and native coastal and riparian habitats, as these pests compete, establish, and disrupt the balance of our ecosystems.

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