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Message from the President

by Jimmy Walters

As the 2019 Southern Chapter’s annual conference in Mobile came to an end, our chapter entered a new year. (What? A new year in April?). Our officers serve from one conference to the next, with the newly elected officers taking over at the annual business meeting. I have been passed the gavel as Chapter President, with Jason Gordon rising to President-Elect, and Kasey Krause coming on board as Vice President. I’m very thankful that Beau Brodbeck will stay around on the Board for another year as Past President—I’ll be relying heavily on him as I ride the learning curve. We’ve certainly had some challenges in the last few months – hurricanes, a devastating tornado in parts of Alabama and Georgia, ice and snow, a very rainy year, and lots of flooding. All of these weather events have led to tree failures with property damage, injuries, and several deaths. We’re very grateful for the arborists who have worked long hours to clear roads, restore power, and deal with the failed trees. As if the weather didn’t present enough challenges, we’re also seeing the spread of a pest that has cost many millions of dollars in damage in the Northeast and Midwest – the Emerald Ash Borer. It’s now established in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and, most recently, in South Carolina. There’s no stopping this beetle, at least in the near future. Our challenges will be to provide education to help slow the spread where possible, and also to educate our industry about the danger

of working in EAB-infested trees. Dead ash deteriorates very quickly, posing a real danger to tree workers. If you’re not up-to-date on this pest, go online and read up! Nature was not the only source of challenges this year. Our ISA headquarters has relocated from Champaign, Illinois, to Atlanta, leaving behind many long-time employees. We welcome the international office to the Southern Chapter, and we welcome all the new staff at the headquarters. We also welcome a new Executive Director for the Southern Chapter, replacing (or trying to) the retiring Dwayne Carter. As I write this, the Executive Committee is very close to announcing our new Director. We’ve had some excellent applicants and have, as of now, greatly narrowed the field. Stand by for an announcement soon. Are you thoroughly bummed out now, after reading about all the challenges? Well, along with challenges come opportunities and we have a big one just ahead. Having the International Conference in our chapter this summer provides us a great opportunity promote ISA membership and participation. The International Tree Climbing Championship will probably be the most visible event to the public and it provides a wonderful opportunity for Southern Chapter members to take part as volunteers, if not competitors. I hope to see a good turnout of Southern Chapter folks in Knoxville in August! Find more information at www.isa-arbor.com.

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News from Mississippi

by David Fulgham, MS Director

Mississippi is a small, rural state that has maintained a core group of dedicated ISA-certified arborists. Over the years, the Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi (PAAM) has actively promoted arborist education and certification, providing educational opportunities for members, allied professionals, and the public about the need for safe and proper tree care and the benefits of trees. Although PAAM is not the official ISA chapter for Mississippi, the association has worked closely with the ISA Southern Chapter to promote education and offer CEUs at conferences and events. The association hosts an annual educational conference in January, an urban forestry workshop in the summer, and has helped sponsor Saluting Branches events. The first quarter of 2019 has been busy for arborists in our state. After a wet winter and spring, arborists across the state have been playing catchup on work and association events. The 2019 PAAM conference was held in January at Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. The conference offered nine preapproved CEUs for ISA and SAF members. Residing PAAM president Amelia Collins said, “I was pleased with our turnout! Our association is a group of dedicated arborists. I’m always happy when we can connect with each other. This year, I saw some new faces at the meeting and I’m glad to see arborists from other states attending and connecting with us. The need to maintain CEUs presents an avenue for networking with professionals in other states.” Saluting Branches is another event that PAAM has made a top priority. Under the watchful eye of Saluting Branches site leader and past PAAM president, Dr. Jason Gordon, PAAM was able to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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Following the event, Dr. Gordon reached out with appreciation to all involved, “On behalf of PAAM, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in Mississippi’s first Saluting Branches event on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Biloxi National Cemetery. For a Saluting Branches event, Mississippi had one of the highest turnouts of participants in the country. This wonderful event would not have occurred without the dedication of the volunteers. Volunteers included individuals, small tree care companies, large tree care companies, utility companies, the Mississippi Forestry Commission, and MSU-Extension. Saluting Branches is an opportunity to give back (www.salutingbranches.org) and Biloxi National Cemetery personnel were very happy with our work. In particular, I would like to thank Fulgham’s Inc., Loftus Tree Service, Bayou Tree Service, Looks Great Services, Kees Trees, City of Biloxi, Mississippi Power, the Tree Care Industry Association, and Earthscape Supply. Thanks to Loftus Tree Service, Bayer, and Coast EPA for providing financial contributions. In addition, this event would not have been possible without volunteers and equipment –including bucket trucks and chippers– provided by Mississippi Power/Asplundh and Bayou Tree Service whose significant contributions are so deeply appreciated.” PAAM is currently in the planning stage for a Saluting Branches 2019! Over the years, PAAM has relied heavily on support from extension personnel and educators within the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University. During the past six months, the Mississippi extension service and College of Forest Resources have seen professors and extension personnel either reach retirement or accept jobs in other states. PAAM is deeply appreciative of the service and support that has been given by these individuals and their presence will be missed.


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News from Louisiana

by Hallie Dozier, LA Director

Louisiana arborists are getting ready for a long, hot summer consider lending your skills to this noble cause. Saluting Branches of work! As hurricane season approaches (just a short time away), is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and honoring homeowners really start looking at their trees. And once June 1st veterans. Their mission is clear: to honor American service men arrives, it’s all hands on deck (or rope & saw) and women through volunteer tree and for tree-care professionals. The Louisiana landscape care for the various properties Arborist CEU program takes a break from across the country that are dedicated to offering educational events during the our veterans. To volunteer for this service summer, but just because we aren’t offering day at a Louisiana site or elsewhere, visit classes doesn’t mean we aren’t busy. While www.salutingbranches.org. the tree companies are working on making Finally, did you notice that Southern our landscapes safer and more beautiful, we Chapter did not send out hard-copy ballots are cooking up plans for next year’s events for the 2019 election? This year’s balloting and getting ready for the fall educational was done electronically. Last year, the programs. Do you have a topic you want Board of Directors opted to test online/ us to cover in 2020? Email hdozier@agcenter. email balloting using qualtricsXM™ lsu.edu. Check out our educational events at software courtesy of Dr. Hallie Dozier www.lsuagcenter.com/arborist. at Louisiana State University. Southern Louisiana has also elected to host another Scott Courtright of Trinity Tree Care instructs Chapter benefitted from this effort in Saluting Branches service day. In addition two major ways: we realized a savings Louisiana arborists about changes in the Guide for Plant Appraisal 10th Ed. At South Toledo Bend to the two national cemeteries we served of approximately $2000 in printing and State Park in Anacoco. Photo by Hallie Dozier, LSU in 2018, we are looking for other sites and mailing costs and, even more important AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources. volunteers. Are you a Louisiana arborist who than cash savings, we doubled response would like to give back? Saluting Branches rate. This means better representation of 2019 will take place on September 18, so mark your calendars what Chapter members want in leadership. If you would like now. Firm sites for 2019 are Alexandria National Cemetery in to offer feedback, contact the Chapter headquarters at (888) 339Pineville and Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary. Please TREE (8733), or email hdozier@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Arborists: True Champions of our Garden by Jeannie McIntire, Peel-Compton Foundation

Spring has arrived at Compton Gardens in Bentonville, Arkansas! The predominately native trees and plants in our privately funded (and free to visit) greenspace are bursting with vibrant colors and fragrances. One tree in particular, the Yellowwood which happens to be a Champion Tree, welcomes us with an intoxicating scent as we walk past the bi-annual blooming oddity. Yellowwood is one of the rarest native trees in the eastern United States. Its white, fragrant, pea-like flowers hang in 15-inch clusters in spring. Yellowwood also has a beautiful framework of branches that provides winter interest, but the tree’s multiple trunk habit makes it prone to limb breakage at the crotch. Care and maintenance is vital, as it needs high-quality pruning to ensure good branch angles. Without local arborist David Raines to tend this tree, it might never have grown to Champion status. David is a familiar face in our garden and his crew is often seen suspended by the ropes of the trade throughout our garden, ensuring the health of our treasured trees. We are fortunate to have additional Champion trees in our garden. These long-time residents of the garden and new additions to our trees of notoriety are Arkansas Co-Champion Bitternut; Arkansas Champion Pagoda Dogwood; and Arkansas Champion American Beech. We will celebrate with signs and social media posts to alert locals and tourists alike that they are passing by trees that are the best example of their species in the state of Arkansas. Why all the fanfare, you ask? We want to educate our visitors while they are here and alert them to what is extra special about this space. We will be forever grateful to the arborists who keep our garden beautifully growing and safe for all who pass under these fragrant giants.

Volunteers Needed at Knoxville Workday In preparation for the ISA International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), the ISA Southern Chapter will be hosting a work day May 11th at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, TN. We would greatly appreciate your help. We’ll begin that morning at 9am and focus our effort on the area scheduled to be used for the tree climb. Feel free to arrive at whatever time best suits your schedule as we plan on working throughout the day. Lunch will be provided. Contact Kasey Krouse at (865) 215-6113 or kkrouse@knoxvilletn.gov. The 2019 ITCC and ISA International Conference will take place August 9-11. Register to volunteer at www.itcc-isa.com.

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TREE Fund Grant Recipients, 2018 John Z. Duling Grant Jeanne Romero-Severson, PhD (University of Notre Dame) is investigating why a tiny percentage of ash trees have survived the emerald ash borer (EAB) invasion. In her study, “A three-pronged approach to understanding the defensive mechanisms in green ash (Fraxinus, pennsylvanica) resistant to EAB (Agrilus planipennis),” Dr. RomeroSeverson will work to identify (1) groups of chemical compounds that fight off EAB in individual green ash trees, (2) the genes that produce these compounds and (3) the best group of offspring from parent trees having the highest defensive responses. The hope is that this work will someday lead to reducing EAB from a deadly plague to a minor pest. n 2018 Jack Kimmel International Grants Benoit St-Onge, PhD (University of Quebec at Montreal) is using LIDAR data for characterizing individual trees and features of the urban forest at the neighborhood level in his study, “Automated mapping and spatial analysis of the urban forest using LIDAR to improve management.” This information will help guide municipalities in creating an urban n

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forest that has a positive impact on human health and is more resilient to climate change and invasive insect species. Brandon Kyle Winfrey, PhD (Monash University, Australia) seeks to evaluate the importance of mycorrhizae, a type of fungus, on improving an immature tree’s ability to reach otherwise inaccessible water in the soil. In his study, “Enhancing tree health in water sensitive urban design: role of mycorrhizae,” Dr . Winfrey will evaluate mycorrhizae’s ability to improve plant health in stormwater biofilters during extended dry periods. n 2018 Sponsored Grant (Utility Arborist Association) Gregory A. Dahle, PhD (ECI) will review what is known about tree failures from roots, stems, or branches, concentrating on why seemingly healthy trees fail in the project, “Development of a regional research approach to modeling tree failure risk probability affecting distribution overhead lines.” This study will lay the groundwork for a future one that will collect tree failure data and develop failure models to help utilities improve vegetation management and thus, enhance power reliability and public safety while reducing costs.

Southern Chapter Memorial Scholarship The Southern Chapter’s student scholarship assists students pursuing a higher education in fields related to professional tree care and maintenance within the area of the Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The scholarship program is funded through the Southern Chapter as a memorial to Thomas G. Dedrick, Dustin L. Heitschmidt, Michael Zarichnak, and Rae Ann Ham. Make a note that applications must be received by the Chapter office on or before May 1 of the year of the award. Applicants must be full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors currently enrolled in a college within the Southern Chapter geographic area. Please spread the word to worthy applicants who could take advantage of this opportunity. More information can be found on our website, www.isasouthern.org.

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Upcoming Events

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May 22, 2019 “The Urban Forest of Utility Corridors.” Zoo Atlanta. Visit www.gufc.org or contact marylynne@gufc.org, (470) 210-5900 n NORTH CAROLINA

August 11-14, 2019 “ISA International Conference and Trade Show.” Knoxville. www.isa-arbor.com

Southern Chapter to host Tour des Trees Join us this September for five days and 450 miles of cycling through the rolling terrain of northern Tennessee and western Kentucky, starting and ending in Nashville. Not a cyclist or unable to join us this year? Do a Virtual Tour instead. Be sure to follow the discussion and stay involved by joining our Facebook event and Strava Club. Complete details on the 2019 Tour des Trees can be found at www.treefund.org/tourdestrees.

Tree Fund Webinars, www.treefund.org/webinars • M  ay 29, 2019, at 12pm Central Impact of TREE Fund research since 2003. • J une 11, 2019, at 12pm Mountain Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised by Urban Construction • A  ugust 29, 2019, at 12pm Central Can We Vaccinate Trees to Protect Against Diseases? • N  ovember 19, 2019, at 12pm Mountain Health Benefits of City Trees: Research Evidence & Economic Values

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Treasurer: Michella Huff City of Mount Airy (336) 786-8313 mhuff@mountairy.com Chapter Representative: David Vandergriff University of Tennessee Extension (865) 705-4983 dgriff@tennessee.edu

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TREE Fund Liaison: John Morris Alabama Power Company (205) 257-6870 jsmorris@southernco.com

President: Jimmy Walters Urban Forest Advisors LLC (864) 992-0252, jimmy.3t@gmail.com

Past President: Beau Brodbeck Gulf Coast Research and Extension Office (251) 259-6507 brodbam@auburn.edu

Executive Director: Dwayne Carter Carter Utility Tree Service, 213 Apollo Drive, Mount Airy, NC 27030 (336) 789-4747 dcarter@isasouthern.org

Editor: Sarah Mitchell (336) 409-7805 sarahmitchell@live.com

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The Mental Demands of Arboriculture May Be Greater than the Physical by Amanda Carpenter, PT, DPT, CProT, CEAS,

reprinted from the January 2019 issue of Tree Care Industry Magazine

One might assume that the physical aspect of being an arborist is the most stressful part of the occupation, however, the human body is designed to tolerate regular physical activity and stress. The routine physical tasks of a production arborist are not unlike the primal movements of our ancestors. Humans are designed to move, and the importance of human movement has become widely accepted as a key to health and vitality. So, why might the physical activity of the modern arborist be a greater stress than that of our hunter-and-gatherer ancestors? I believe it’s because the health of the body is being compromised by consistent mental, emotional, and biological stresses associated with modern-day living.

by a saber tooth tiger. Additionally, modern day conveniences causing increased EMF (Electromagnetic Field) and light pollution are adding to the stresses on our bodies. Stress has been referred to as the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization, costing businesses $300 billion annually. The effects of modern-day stress have penetrated every home and business across the nation. We turn on the television to hear the media reporting on the latest scandal or tragedy, while we live in a 24/7, 365-day active world. The body cannot differentiate between the physical stress of being chased by a predator and the mental stress of modern-day life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that 60 to 80 perThe physical activity required cent of all doctor visits are related to stress. Stress, for production tree work can be whether physical or mental/emotional, is the root of a benefit to health nearly all chronic disease, according to the CDC. When the body is in stress response or sympaAccording to the research of Dr. James Levine, thetic overdrive, it uses glucose, a quick-burning director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State Univerfuel, diverts energy away from healing and immunesity, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The human body system protection and elevates heart rate and blood is designed to move every 60 to 90 minutes, so any pressure to quickly pump blood to the extremities to sedentary position for greater than 60 minutes can allow for fight or flight. (See box below). be problematic due to the reduction in blood flow. All three arborists I interviewed agreed that the The importance of human movement has become business of tree care is the primary cause of mental accepted as a key to health and survival. stress in the tree care industry. Business requires The physical activity of the production arborist balancing productivity with safety, which creates can be beneficial to health when combined with a mental/emotional stress on top of the high physical whole-foods diet, adequate sleep, a good mindset, demands of the job. The pressure of productivity and proper hydration. I recently asked three arborto maintain financial sustainability paired with ists, T.C. Mazar, Marcy Carpenter, and Daryl Stanely, the dangers of the job requiring the need for who are actively involved in production tree work safety measures causes time pressure to become about the physical and mental effects of their jobs. the major stressor. They all agreed that the physical aspect of the occuMental and emotional stress can contribute to pation is a challenge, but also is the greatest benefit. difficulties focusing on work tasks, increased risk They each feel the “physical release” they get by of errors and injuries, and difficulty interacting with working in the field is key to their health and wellbeothers in the workforce. I believe, ing. Each agreed that even though however, that production arborists there are great physical demands, years have an advantage over the general of experience have allowed them to population due to physical aspects The Effects of Stress work smarter, reducing the physical of the job coupled with routine stresses of the job. on the Human Body engagement in nature and working under natural vs. artificial light, n Elevated heart rate The mental stress of tree work which all are beneficial to health n Elevated blook pressure may be a bigger threat than and vitality. Additionally, the dann E  levated blood sugar (glucose) the physical demand gerous nature of the job requires with suppressed ability to burn fat the arborist to remain present and Humans are designed to respond mindful of each task, thus reducing n Suppressed healing to occasional life-threatening physithe mental stress associated with n Reduced immune activity cal stress, such as getting chased by replaying the past or anticipating n Slowed digestion a predator. However, the evolution the future. of the human brain combined with modern lifestyle practices have caused Amanda Carpenter is director of health and wellness and a lead instructor for North American more consistent stress than the human body is designed to tolerTraining Solutions (NATS). NATS is a TCIA Partners Advancing Commercial Tree Care (PACT) ate. It is the evolution of the human brain that has allowed our Crown partner. PACT partners provide financial support for a variety of TCIA safety and training species to think about the past and anticipate the future, which can programs. For more information on the PACT program, visit www.tcia.org, or contact Amy Tetreault create the same physical and biochemical response as being chased at atetreault@tcia.org or 800-733-2622. SOUTHERN CHAPTER ISA • SPRING 2019

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Save the Date

Join us in Knoxville,Tennessee, Aug 11 -14, for the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show — the premier arboricultural professional development event of the year. Conference registration opens 5 April 2019. Aboriculture Celebration and Reception, Sunday Evening – 11 August ISA kicks off this year’s conference with the Arboriculture Celebration. Join us as we recognize the best of the best in Aboriculture, the 2019 ISA Award of Distinction recipients and ITCC champions. The popular Tennessee-based blue grass band Grassically Trained rounds out the evening’s entertainment with ethereal harmonies and impressive musicianship.

Monday Opening General Session – 12 August ISA acknowledges the 2019 ISA True Professionals, deserving arborists being honored for their best practices and successes in educating their colleagues and communities.

Monday Featured Presenter Steve Curwood, Living on Earth Steve Curwood is the executive producer and host of National Public Radio’s Living on Earth — broadcast on more than 300 NPR affiliates in the US — president of World Media Foundation, Inc. and a lecturer in environmental science and public policy at Harvard University. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist having worked for NPR, CBS News, and the Boston Globe, and began his career as the weekend host for another familiar NPR program All Things Considered. Steve is the recipient of numerous accolades including a shared Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe’s education team. Avoiding partisan lines, he advocates the fact that our relationship to our environment, and what we do to it, is as important as any other part of our lives.

Tuesday Featured Presenter Lynda V. Mapes, Witness Tree Lynda V. Mapes is an award winning journalist and Seattle Times reporter where she specializes in coverage of native cultures, natural history, and the environment. In addition to her staff position at the Seattle Times, Lynda is an associate of the Harvard Forest of Harvard University, in Petersham, Massachusetts. As a 2014-15 Bullard Fellow at the forest, she explored the human and natural history of a single, 100-year old oak to write Witness Tree. Recent honors include an award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award bestowed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries. Lynda is the author of five books. Her first children’s book will be out this spring.

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Conference, Pre-conference and International Tree Climbing Championship Tentative Schedule Friday, 9 August • Pre-conference Workshops and Tours • ITCC Preliminary Events Saturday, 10 August • Pre-conference Workshops and Tours • ITCC Preliminary Events Sunday, 11 August • Pre-conference Workshops and Tours • ITCC Master’s Challenge • Arboriculture Celebration

Monday, 12 August • Educational Sessions • Trade Show Tuesday, 13 August • Educational Sessions • Trade Show • Toast With the Host (Hosted by ISA Southern Chapter) Wednesday, 14 August • Education Workshops • Professional Affiliate Tours and Workshop

• Welcome Reception With Blue Grass Band

Our Host City, Knoxville,Tennessee, Has it All! Knoxville boasts a vibrant and very walkable downtown with a variety of fun things to experience, including the East Tennessee History Center, Mast General Store, and Pretentious Glass, plus shopping and more than 80 dining options in and around Market Square. Just minutes from downtown you’ll find Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. This thousand-acre stretch features more than 50 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails, connecting parks, trails, civil war sites and recreational amenities.

Come early! Deep dive into hot topics during our pre-conference sessions and experience the excitement of the International Tree Climbing Championship and Arbor Fair, 9-11 August.

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2019-2020 State Directors Alabama: Jack Rowe AL Cooperative Extension System (251) 589-5572 wjr0001@auburn.edu

Mississippi: David Fulgham (662) 255-5127 david@fulghamsinc.com

Tennessee: Kasey Krouse City of Knoxville (865) 215-6113 kkrouse@knoxvilletn.gov

Arkansas: David Raines Raines Tree Care (479) 244-5228 david@rainestreecare.com

North Carolina: Laurie Reid Dukes City of Charlotte (980) 259-2771 Ldukes@charlottenc.gov

At-Large: Perry Odom City of Tallahassee, FL (850) 891-5181 Perry.Odom@talgov.com

Georgia: Nancy Beckemeyer Georgia Power Company (404) 590-9376 nsbeckem@southernco.com

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands: (open)

Louisiana: Hallie Dozier LSU AgCenter (225) 281-3264 hdozier@agcenter.lsu.edu

South Carolina: Sara Hollar City of Columbia (803) 545-3862 sehollar@columbiasc.net

Southern Chapter ISA Website: www.isasouthern.org Phone: (336) 789-4747 Fax: (336) 789-0202 E-mail: dcarter@isasouthern.org

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Southern Chapter ISA - Spring 2019 newsletter proof  

Southern Chapter ISA - Spring 2019 newsletter proof  

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