Diamond Lake

Because weather conditions may vary, you'll need to be prepared for sun, rain, heat or cold. Bring appropriate field clothing and footwear, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent. Due to the hazardous condition of many of the trees we will be looking at, you will be REQUIRED to have an OSHA-approved hard hat to board the bus and participate in the field trips. Contact Mary Lou Fairweather (mfairweather@fs.fed.us) if you will need one provided for you - a limited number will be available.

5:30 PM Registration and Ice Breaker Social/Snacks. Sedona Real Inn; Breakfast Room and Poolside.
AM Indoor Session. Registration and Conference Held at Relics Restaurant and Conference Center (next door to hotel). 3235 West Highway 89A.  Lawson Room.   Be ready to leave for the field trip promptly after the morning session (with your hard hat and appropriate field gear!).
7:00-8:00 Am Registration. Relics Restaurant and Lounge, Lawson Room.
8:00-8:10 AM Welcome
8:10-9:30 AM New ISA Best Management Practices, and Tips on Conducting/Documenting Hazard Tree Investigations. (Moderators - Jim Clark and Pete Angwin).
8:10-8:50 AM An Introduction To The ISA's Tree Risk Assessment BMP and Tips For Using It In Your Investigations. Jim Clark.
8:50-9:30 AM Hazard Tree Guidelines For The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. Pete Angwin.
9:30-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-NOON Visiting Guest Presentation: Accuracy and Limitations Of Tree Inspection Devices and Assessment Methodologies Frank Rinn
12:00-5:00 PM Lunch and Field Trip to Local Riparian Zones***
Developed sites in riparian areas along Oak Creek. Hazard Tree Case Studies. Mary Lou Fairweather and Ed Eckley, with technical tool demonstrations by Frank Rinn.
ALL-DAY Indoor Session. Held at Relics Restaurant and Conference Center. 3235 West Highway 89A: Lawson Room.
8:00-9:45 AM Dead Tree Dynamics and Failure Potential. (Moderator - Alan Kanaskie)
8:00-8:35 AM Temporal Dynamics and Decay Of Coarse Wood Following High-Severity Fire In Dry-Mixed Conifer Forests Of Oregon ‘s Eastern Cascades. Christopher Dunn.
8:35-9:10 AM Snag Dynamics In Northern Arizona Mixed-Conifer and Ponderosa Pine Forests. Joe Ganey.
9:10-9:45 AM Dead Wood Dynamics In Oregon and Washington. Kim Mellen-McClean.
9:45-10:15 AM BREAK
10:15-NOON Case Studies and Lessons Learned. (Moderators-Tom Warner and Kristen Chadwick)
10:15-10:40 AM Snow-Loading of Conifers and Associated Tree Failures and High Sierra Wind Event--11/30-12/1/11. Brian Mattos.
10:40-11:05 AM 30 Years of Indian Henry Campground: And It's Still Open? And Lessons Learned from a Roadside Fatality in R-6. Kristen Chadwick.
11:05-11:30 AM "Fatalities and Injuries to the General Public Resulting from Tree Failures". Julian Dunster.
11:30 AM-NOON "Risk Mitigation of an Historic Honey Locust in Hood River, Oregon”. Dave Braun.
NOON-1 PM LUNCH. At Relics Restaurant (provided).
1:00-3:00 PM Biology and Ecology of Wood Decay Fungi Associated with Hazard Trees. (Moderators - Dave Shaw and Jessie Glaeser)
1:00-1:25 PM Wood Decays 101. Jessie Glaeser.
1:25-1:50 PM Modern Genera Of Decay Fungi Related To Phellinus. Jim Worrall.
1:50-2:15 PM Fomitopsis pinicola: Harmless Saprophyte or Aggressive Stem Decay? Robin Mulvey and others from Alaska.
2:15-2:35 PM Wood Decays In SW Riparian Woodlands. Danny Norlander (With Jessie Glaeser and Mary Lou Fairweather).
2:35-3:00 PM Managing Hazard Tree Projects for Improved Biodiversity. Tim Brown.
3:00-3:30 PM BREAK
3:30-5:00 PM Wood Decay Identification Workshop. Jessie Glaeser.
6:00 PM No-host bar. Relics Lounge.
7:00 PM Banquet, poster session and photo contest. Relics Restaurant and Lounge: Lawson Room.
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Field trip to higher elevation areas toward Flagstaff*** Bring your hard hat and appropriate field gear!
Tentative Agenda:1) Deicing salt-caused mortality = hazard tree development along highways/roadways, 2) Travel management rule and hazard tree liability, 3)Why you don't want to live in an aspen grove, and 4) Ski areas and hazard tree issues– Mary Lou Fairweather, & tbd.
5:00 PM Workshop Adjourn