3D – 4.0 CEU’s, Tree Wardens’ – 4.0 CEU’s, ISA – 4.0 CEU’s and Forest Practitioners – 1.5 CEU’s.
The Connecticut Tree Protective Association presents:
Connecticut Tree Conditions in 2023
8:00 – 8:30 – Check in, coffee etc.
8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome and Housekeeping
8:45 – 10:00 –Weather, Climate and Environmental Outlook for CT Trees in 2023.
Dr. Keriö will talk about how weather, climate and the environment in Connecticut will be affecting trees this year. Topics to be talked about are climate change, variable precipitation, increase in storm intensity, the importance of GDD and how the weather last year will impact this year’s disease and insect pressures with questions and answers at the end.
Dr. Susanna Keriö, Department of Environmental Science and Forestry, CAES
10:00-10:20 – Break
10:20 – 11:00 – Plant Pathology and Projections for CT Trees in 2023. Ms. Millett is a licensed arborist and plant diagnostician. She will give a talk about Botryosphaeria, Verticillium, Phytophthora, needle disease in conifers, fire blight, beech leaf disease, boxwood diseases and oak wilt. Ms. Millett’s talk will also touch upon the state of science, what is being done, alternate species with resistance and developing resistant cultivars.
Ms. Felicia Millett, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, CAES
11:00 -12:00 Entomology and Trees in 2023. Dr. Rutledge’s talk will give updates on invasive pests, including spongy moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer and southern pine beetle. She will also talk about new kids on the block: spotted lanternfly and boxwood moth and what natives to watch out for. Questions and answers at the end.
Dr. Claire Rutledge, Department of Entomology, CAES
12:00 -1:00 Lunch provided.
1:00 – 2:00 – 3 Panel Question and Answer Session with Dr. Rutledge, Dr. Keriö and Ms. Felicia Millett
2:00 – CEU’s and Adjourn