The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (MAC-ISA) is a nonprofit organization of arborists, urban foresters and others dedicated to the care and protection of trees. Their mission is to promote the culture of safety while fostering education and research that supports the care and benefits of trees.
Every year MAC-ISA hosts an annual meeting to further their mission and despite the ongoing global pandemic, the 2020 Annual Meeting is a go! The MAC-ISA Virtual Annual Meeting is October 5-6 and registration has begun!
Participants can select from 12 one-hour programs and register for as many sessions as they’d like to attend. There are even tried and true favorites of the annual meeting that have been creatively updated to match the virtual format – visit the Exhibit Hall, meet and catch up with other area specialists in the Chat Room and celebrate accomplishments during the Awards Ceremony. Best of all? Participants earn CEUs, learn from the latest research and network with fellow professionals and vendors.
Here is a sample of some of the presentations; for the full schedule visit their webpage.
- Honing Your Diagnostic Skills, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury
- Creating a Culture of Safety, Paul Hurysz and Annie Fletcher Duke Electric
- Introducing the New ISA BMP – Utility Tree Risk Assessment – John Goodfellow, Bio Compliance
- Scanning the Horizon for the Future of Arboriculture, David Bengston, US Forest Service
- Tree Inventories – from Simple to Complex, Urban and Community to Utility Applications, Shirley Vaughn and Will Ayersmann, Davey Resource Group
- Effects of Higher Temperatures/Climate Change on Trees, Bruce Fraedrich, Bartlett Research Lab
For those interested, sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are still available.
(Photo from the 2017 MAC-ISA conference.)