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Utah Arborist Field Day and Plant Health Care Workshop

CO- Hosted with A Cut Above Tree Preservation

9:00 am Sign In and Registration- Visit with Vendors/Sponsors
9:30 am Best Practices on Preventing Honey Bee Poisoning
Joe Caputo, Utah Department of Agriculture
In this presentation, Joe will discuss the popular topic of protecting our pollinators. It is becoming increasingly important to protect our honey bees, as populations continue to decline. The main topics of this presentation will include:

  • Current Pollinator Population Trends
  • Best Practices to Prevent Honey Bee Poisoning
  • Other Environmental Benefits of Being Bee Safe
10:30 am ISA’s BMPs on Direct Trunk Injection
Korey Lofy, Rocky Mountain Territory Manager, Rainbow
In this presentation, Korey will provide an overview of the best management practices for tree injection using the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Tree Injection Best Management Practices booklet as a reference.  He will present the key elements for performing an effective tree injection application and discuss various topics including:

  • Tree wounding
  • Location for injections
  • Equipment options
  • Techniques for effective treatments
11:30 am Lunch – Visit with Vendors/Sponsors
12:30 pm The Plant Health Care Toolbox Approach – Outdoor Equipment Demonstrations
Korey Lofy, Rocky Mountain Territory Manager, Rainbow

  • Macro –Injection for Chlorosis, DED, & Sycamore Anthracnose
  • Micro Injection for Fire Blight, EAB, & Other Tree Pests
  • Basil Bark Spray & Soil Injection to Control Tree Pests
2:00 pm Tree Climbers Corner – Equipment and Safety Demonstrations
JR Bleazard, Professional Climbing Arborist, Murray City Forestry Department

  • Rigging Redirects – for pruning and removal
  • Advanced Climbers Safety – aerial and ground considerations
3:30 pm Adjourn

Speaker Bios:

Korey Lofy
Rocky Mountain Territory Manager
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

Korey helps tree care companies and municipalities in the Rocky Mountain region grow their plant healthcare programs. He’s worked in the green industry for over 15 years. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Steven Point with a B.S. Urban Forestry, Forest Recreation, and Interpersonal Communication. He is an ISA Certified Arborist with a pesticide applicator’s license in 4 states. His hobbies include: back country skiing, mountain biking, and long walks on short beaches. His favorite tree is the Canadian Hemlock that grows in northern Wisconsin. Korey aspires to further his knowledge about tree pests and to become one of the most approachable and professional resources to help Rainbow clients grow their businesses and save trees in the process!

JR Bleazard
Professional Climbing Arborist
Murray City Forestry Department

JR has been a professional ISA certified arborist for over 10 years. His passion is helping young arborists learn the ins-and-outs of tree care. JR has been involved in the Arborist Apprenticeship Program and currently works in the Murray City Forestry Department.

Joe Caputo
Utah Department of Agriculture

Joe has been working for years with the Utah Department of Agriculture. He has been focused on educating the public on pollinator information. Joe has been involved with research on current pollinator trends, new best management practices on pollinator protection, and informing tree companies and homeowners on how to safely approach pollinators in the landscape.