This time next week, the center of tree care will be in Plantsville, as CTPA hosts its 2019 Annual Meeting next Thursday, January 17th, at the Aqua Turf. Always a great event, CTPA’s meeting this year will hold special significance, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Connecticut’s Arborist Law. Farsighted legislators, with the prodding of good citizens including the owners of several nurseries and tree businesses at the time, along with the support of the scientists at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, passed the nation’s first professional arborist licensing law. That was the beginning of many great accomplishments in tree care – a tradition that CTPA seeks to continue on into a new century for the state’s licensed arborists.
The Annual Meeting itself will be excellent, with great speakers, an excellent trade show and, perhaps most important, the opportunity to catch up with 700 or 800 of the people most committed to trees and tree care in the region.
Attendees are cautioned that the agenda may need to be changed as our keynote speaker, Dr. Kevin Smith, is a Forest Service employee and so his availability for the day of our meeting will be dependent on events in Washington DC. But, if we have to make a last minute adjustment, the organization has a solid back-up plan. Our commitment is, as always, to make this the best meeting that we possibly can.
Preregistration closes today, January 10th – so if you would like to preregister, please do so on-line.
And, as an added inducement, all attendees will be given a special memento in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Arborist Law.
To learn more about the meeting details, please see the Attendee Flyer.
We look forward to seeing you next week!