When: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Where: Online, via Zoom, from 8:45 am to 2:15 pm
CEUs available: 4.00 for Connecticut Arborists (Category 3D), CT Forest Practitioners are eligible to receive 2.0 credits, while TWAC members will receive 4.00, and ISA Arborist CEUs – 4.5 CEU’s.
The TCIA CTSP program is not offering credits. Details on the process to followed to receive CEUs are listed at the end of this announcement.
How to Register: Online, via the CTPA web site
Registration Fee: $45 members, $60 non-members. Members may register non-members at the member rate.
Recordings: This meeting will be recorded. Only people who have registered may access the recording. People will only need to register once. People who attend the meeting as it occurred may also access the recorded version after the meeting based on their pre-meeting registration. People who did not register before the meeting and did not attend it live may register after the meeting and view the recording. The registration process post-meeting is the same as it is pre-meeting, as are the registration fees.
8:45 to 9:00 – Annual Business Meeting
During the Business Meeting, Officers and Board Members for 20221 will be elected. The Slate of Candidates has been announced. Also during the Business Meeting, the 2021 finances will be reviewed.
9:00 – “The CTPA – 100 Years Old and Just Beginning”. This talk will look back at how CTPA was founded and what has guided it for the past 100 years, as well as encourage a look forward towards the future. Dr. Kirby Stafford III, CAES, Chris Donnelly and Emmett Shutts, Davey Tree Experts.
10:15 – Updates from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, DEEP and UCONN
Dr. Jason White, Director of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, will present highlights from the Station’s activities during 2020. This is also CTPA’s opportunity to welcome Dr. White as Station Director. Diane Jorsey from DEEP will give updates from the Pesticide Program and Dr. Jason Vokoun from UCONN will give updates on the program sponsored by CTPA.
10:50 – Scholarship Award
11:00 – BREAK
11:30– “Nature’s Best Hope” Dr. Tallamy will show us how current landscape designs have not been fully effective at sustaining the plants and animals in the landscape. He will talk about how to create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them and the positive impact it will have to the natural world. Dr. Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware
12:30 – BREAK
12:45 – “The Nature of Oaks” Oak trees are superior landscape trees throughout most of the US because of their many ecological and aesthetic attributes. In this talk Dr. Tallamy will compare oak species to other popular shade trees in terms of their ability to support animal diversity, protect watersheds, and sequester carbon dioxide. Dr. Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware
2:15 – Conclusion
A Note on CEUs
DEEP Supervisory Licenses ( 3D)
Only individuals who have registered either for the meeting or to view its recordings may receive CEUs. Registration may be before the meeting or, for those who just want to view the recordings, after the meeting. Those who register to attend the meeting will not need to re-register. The registration fee will be the same, whether registration occurs before or after the meeting. If you wish to receive CEUs, be sure to register under your own name and have provided your DEEP license number.
In order to receive CEUs, attendees and recording viewers must pass a quiz for each section of the meeting. There will be 3 quizzes total. Quizzes will be made available through a link that will provided on the last slide of each of the three educational sessions. Each quiz will consist of 10 questions. The passing score for each quiz is 80%. Individual may re-take quizzes that they did not pass. Quizzes may be taken at any time and must be submitted to CTPA for scoring. Attendees will only receive CEUs for the quizzes they take and pass. Attendees do not need to take all 3 quizzes.
For CT Forest Practitioner and ISA Arborist, be sure to include your certification in the form when you register. The registration list will be sent to the appropriate organization. Proof of attendance slips for CT Forest Practitioner will be sent out following the meeting.
If there are any questions, please contact the CTPA office.