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2020 Weed Tour – CANCELLED

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Weed Committee Chair, Steve Kafka, Sierra Pacific Industries,

Weed Committee Secretary Rob Fecko, Sierra Pacific Industries,

2019 CFPC Insect and Disease Tour – Fort Bragg

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Date: July 16th

Location: Tour begins at 9:00 am at Mendocino College Coast Center Main Parking Lot: 1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA.

Bring your lunch, water, and clothes appropriate for moderate hiking on a sometimes uneven trail with some tall grass.

We will view and discuss damage caused by animals, insects, and pathogenic agents, including bear, balsam woolly adelgid, sudden oak death, and more.

DPR & SAF credits will be available.

Please RSVP Chris if attending:, 707.726.1254

2019 CFPC Weed Tour

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

July 17th and 18th, Fort Bragg, CA


Online Registration: Online Weed Tour Registration

Mail-In Registration: Mail-In Weed Tour Registration


Tour Registration Fees:

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 & 18, 2019
Price: $175/person – includes lunches on both days and dinner on Wednesday

Tour includes transportation, lunch and beverages for both days and dinner on evening of July 17th.


This year’s tour will be hosted at the Emerald Dolphin Inn in Mendocino County, just west of Jackson State Forest along the coast. Discussion topics will cover: site prep, planting and release treatments in coastal forests. Though managers share common challenges in the region, each ownership has unique approaches. Herbicides play a key role. Specifically we will see:

  • Vegetation and rodent management in progeny test sites
  • Scenic highway right of way treatments
  • Managing hardwoods in partial retention units
  • Test sites for promising new products
  • Invasive weeds

There will not be a golf tournament this year.

Optional Events for July 16, 2019 – Fishing Trip (TBA) Contact: Beau Miller at

Note: The California Forest Pest Council Insect and Disease Field Tour will take place on Tuesday July 16.

DPR Continuing Education Credits

Wednesday 7/17/19: Other: 6.5

Thursday 7/18/19: Other: 6.5, Laws: 1.0

Tour Meeting Location:

Emerald Dolphin Inn
1211 South Main St., Fort Bragg, CA

Day 1 Tour departs at 7 am from Emerald Dolphin Inn
Day 2 Tour departs at 7 am from Emerald Dolphin Inn

Registration and breakfast will start at 6:15 am each day


Emerald Dolphin Inn
Phone – (707) 964-6699
Rate is $126 per night
Ask for FVMC Weed Tour Rates Cut off reserved date is June 16, 2019
For more information about the hotel visit

Sea Bird Lodge $95 (until June 1 only)
By phone only (707) 964-8000 (8 am 10pm)
Ask for the FPC Vegetation Management Weed Tour
For more information about the hotel visit

Harbor Lite Lodge
Phone – 800-643-2700.
Rooms start as low as $119.
Ask for the FPC Vegetation Management Weed Tour
For more information about the hotel visit

For any information or questions please contact:
Steve Kafka,

2018 CFPC Summer Insect and Disease Field Tour – Save the Date!!

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Date and Time: JULY 17th, 8:30 – 5:00
Location: Collins Pine Parking Lot, 500 Main St., Chester, CA 96020. Parking lot map where we are meeting in the morning.
Agenda: This 1-day field tour intended for private and consulting foresters as well as state and federal government employees who will benefit from an up-to-date understanding of insects and pathogens that affect CA forest health. This includes staff in forestry, wildlife, recreation, ecology, botany, fire, fuels, etc.   Possible discussion topics include: Blackstain root disease, Elytroderma Needle Blight, Heterobasidion Root Disease (pine and fir site), Dwarf mistletoe (white fir), White pine blister rust, Ips engraver, beetles , Red turpentine beetle (fresh infestations), Mountain pine beetle (active in ponderosa pine), Western pine beetle , Fir engraver, California flatheaded borer in Jeffrey pine.
Cost: There is no charge for the training.
Credits: DPR CEU:  6 – Other
Important Information:  Please bring Lunch, Water, Sunscreen, hardhat.
Contact Kim Corella, Cal Fire Forest Health Specialist, at  or (805) 550-8583.

2017 Weed Committee Annual Golf Tournament and Tour Combined with the Insect and Disease Committee – July 19-20th

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Please Click Here to see the Registration flyer

Location of the tour is  in Tuolumne County at the Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Rd.

Tour is Limited to first 120 attendees!

To Register for this years combined tour please click here


CFPC 2016 Insect & Disease Field Tour – Klamath National Forest, Happy Camp, June 29, 2016

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Admission is FREE and the public is welcome and RSVPs are Highly Encouraged!!

To download the flyer for the meeting with all the information, Insect and Disease Tour Agenda.

Where and when to meet:

We will depart from the US Forest Service Happy Camp District Office at 8:00am. From there we will travel up the Grayback (Indian Creek) Road. Be prepared for short hikes and inclement weather. Bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen and hardhat. We will return through Happy Camp around 2:00pm, at which point we will travel east on highway 96 and go up to Lake Mountain Lookout. The tour will end at Lake Mountain Lookout at 4:30pm.


Take I5 north from Redding to Yreka (100 miles; ~1.5 hours). Then left on US 96 to Happy Camp (70 miles: ~1.5 hours).

DPR Credits:   4.5 Other
SAF Credits: 4.5

Topics and stops on the tour:

Join us in the land of Bigfoot!

The tour will feature:

Progeny test site where we will discuss the White Pine Blister Rust Program from the onset in the late 50s through the present

Blackstain Root Disease Permanent Plots to discuss blackstain root disease in Douglas-fir;

Clear Creek Trailhead to look at Port-Orford cedar root disease treatments.

Lodging in Happy Camp:

  • The Forest Lodge Motel: (15 rooms) 63712 Highway 96, phone: (530) 493-5296.
  • The Klamath River Resort Inn: (7 rooms) 61700 Highway 96, phone: (530) 493-2735.
  • Bigfoot RV & Cabins: 63709 Crumpton Street, phone: (530) 493-2884.
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Yreka: 148 Moonlit Oaks Ave.; (530) 841-1300.

For those who choose to stay in Yreka, the distance is ~70 miles, about 1½ hour drive. We will be beginning at 8:00am sharp in Happy Camp so adjust your schedule as needed.


For more information:

Contact: Patricia Maloney, 530-574-2540,

Urban Forest Insect and Disease Workshop for Santa Cruz and Monterey Area Arborists: What’s wrong with that tree? – October 27th from 10AM-3:30PM

Friday, September 18th, 2015


To register online please click the link: Online Registration, the number of attendees is limited to 50 people

Registration will end on 10/23 at 5:00PM after which registration must be paid in person at the meeting by cash or check.

Registration does NOT include parking or lunch. There will be time to get lunch during the morning break. Coffee and snacks will be provided.


Meeting Location:

Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018


Agenda and Objectives:

Agenda Overview

10:00 am to 12:30 pm – Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018

(Check-in available at 9:30 am)

12:30 to 3:30 pm Lunch and field stops: Henry Cowell SP, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd, Felton, CA 95018




  • Improve diagnosis and management of urban forest pests
  • Update arborists on recognitions and treatment recommendations for sudden oak death
  • Review diagnosis and management of pitch canker, other common pests




Pest infestation is often used as a justification for tree removal, so accurate pest diagnostic skills are needed to assure that removals are done appropriately. We will review ways to identify insects, pathogens and abiotic damage, how to take samples for lab evaluation and available resources to assist arborists in figuring out what’s wrong with a tree.

This training combines indoor and outdoor field stops.


We will focus on recognition and management of hardwood and conifer invasive tree pests, such as pitch canker, sudden oak death, and other urban forest health problems. Attendees will receive up-to-date information on current issues threatening local urban areas and have an opportunity to fine-tune field skills.


Preliminary Agenda

Indoors at Felton Community Hall

  9:30 am Registration – check in


10:00 am Welcome. Objectives. Workshop overview.

Susan Frankel, Plant Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station – Albany;


10:10 am Managing Pitch Canker

– Thomas Gordon, Professor, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department,


10:35 am Construction concerns

James Allen, owner, consulting arborist, James P. Allen & Associates, Consulting Arborists, Santa Cruz


11:00 am Look –a-likes – Can you tell what’s bothering this tree?

Chris Lee, Forest Health Specialist, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Fortuna, CA,


11:20 am – Effects of drought on pests and diseases of trees

Steven Tjosvold, University of California Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz and Monterey Cos. Watsonville,


11:40 am – Sudden oak death/Phytophthora ramorum treatment update

Doug Schmidt, UCB


12:05 pm – Forest pests traveling on native plants: Phytophthora tentaculata in native plant nurseries and restoration sites

– Timothy Miles, CA State Monterey Bay


12:30 pm – Depart for Henry Cowell State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd, Felton 95018, Picnic Area 1

Lunch at picnic area 1


1:30 – 3:30 pm Field stops at Henry Cowell State Park

Decay fungi and hazard trees. David Chambers, arborist and biologist, UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz and Monterey Cos., and Steve Tjosvold, UC Coop. Ext..

Sudden oak death – Kerri Frangioso, biologist, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department; and Doug Schmidt, UC Berkeley

Insect pests – TBA


Workshop organizers and sponsors:

California Forest Pest Council, Pitch Canker Task Force, California Oak Mortality Task Force

USDA Forest Service – Pacific Southwest Research Station

UC Cooperative Extension – Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties

Hazardous Fuels Treatment Demo Project – Multiple Demonstration Dates

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Demonstrations in Central and Southern California



The USDA Forest Service, in conjunction with the University of California Center for Forestry, TSS Consultants and other partners, is sponsoring a series of hazardous fuels reduction demonstrations (demos) at strategic locations in central and southern California. Demos are one week in duration at each location (three locations total) and will include a demo day (Friday of each week) for guests to view operations first hand. The primary purpose of the demos is to raise awareness about different hazardous fuels treatment alternatives and provide key stakeholders with up-to-date information regarding resource impacts, efficiencies and cost of fuels treatment equipment and techniques. Both conventional and innovative equipment and techniques will be deployed and resource professionals will be on site to answer questions. Vendors that will be showcasing their equipment include Caterpillar, FAE – Prime Tech, Fecon, John Deere, Kaiser, Morbark, and Takeuchi. For a complete list of equipment go to the HFRD webpage: Once completed, results of the demos will be summarized and disseminated.


Demo Day – Where & When

  • Shaver Lake, CA (high elevation Sierra Nevada mixed conifer) – October 9, 2015
  • Big Bear Lake, CA (high elevation San Bernardino mixed conifer) – October 16, 2015
  • Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, Mountain Center, CA (mid elevation chaparral) – November 20, 2015


Who Should Attend

Target audiences include fire agencies, natural resource managers, fuels treatment contractors, electric utilities, water conservation districts, homeowner associations, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, tribal staff, county and city planning departments, elected officials, and any others interested in fire safe practices.


How to Register

Additional information, including demo locations and an online registration form, can be accessed using this link:  Alternatively, the attached registration form can be used and returned via USPS. However, online registration is preferred.   Please register early (no later than October 1) as space will be limited.
Mail in registration – click here.



There is no cost to attend the demos.


What to Bring

  • Field clothes including long-sleeved shirt, pants, hiking boots
  • Sunscreen, water, lunch
  • Safety gear such as hard hats and goggles (these will be provided if you do not have them)



Tad Mason, TSS Consultants, 916.600.4174

Peter Tittmann, UC Center for Forestry, 510.665.3518

Larry Swan, Region 5, USDA Forest Service, 707.562.8917

Ted Luckham, Southern California Edison, 626.302.1752


Project Partners

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Southern California Edison
  • University of California Center for Forestry
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • The Watershed Research and Training Center
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • California Forestry Association

CFPC 2015 Golf Tournament (July 14th) and Weed Tour (July 15 & 16th), Weed, CA

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015


To register for the Golf Tournament and Weed Tour click here:

Online Registration:  Online Weed Tour Registration

Mail-In Registration: Mail In Weed Tour Registration.

Tour Registration Fees:

Date: Weed Tour – Wednesday & Thursday, July 15 & 16, 2015

Price: $145/person – includes lunches and dinner on Wednesday

Tour includes transportation, lunch and beverages for both days and dinner on the evening of July 16.


Golf Tournament Registration Fees:

Date: Golf Tournament – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Price: $40/person – includes lunch

Location: Lake Shastina Golf Resort, 5925 Country Club Dr., Weed, CA 96094

Phone: Contact Danielle, 530-938-3785


The tour will highlight local forestry operations including industrial and small landowners response to wildfire, USFS fuel treatments, Cal Fire fuel management, County management of timberlands around recreational facilities, herbicide trials, seed orchards and most notably a tour of the devastating wildfire that burned thru the town of Weed in September 2014 that made national headlines. We will also visit a glacial mud flow and view meadow restoration.

Dinner on the 15th catered by Raymond Zanni at the Weed Brewery. Lunches will be provided.

Tour Meeting Location: Comfort Inn, Registration from 7-8am with departure at 8am sharp!

DPR Credits:

CDPR, ODA, IDA, SAF, and ISA Arborist/Tree worker have been applied for and will be available.



The newly remodeled Comfort Inn:  1844 Shastina Dr, Weed, CA 96094

Phone:(530) 938-1982

$94.99 /night king + tax

$104.99/night double queen deluxe+ tax

$113.99/night king suite + tax

We have a block of rooms held at discounted rates from July 14-16th under “Ca Forest Pest Council-Weed Tour”


For more information or questions please contact Danielle Lindler,, 530-938-3785

Urban Forest Insect and Disease Workshop for South Bay Arborists

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Target Audience – Arborists in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties

Date: September 30, 2014

Location: Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve; Stanford University, 4001 Sand Hill Road; Woodside, CA 94062.

  • Indoor field session located at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Leslie Shao-ming Sun Field Station, Woodside, CA
  • Afternoon field session located at Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd., Woodside, CA

Registration: Click to register online
Registration for this event is now closed! We have reached the maximum number of registrants for this event.

Continuing Education Credits –
DPR Other: 2.5
ISA: 4.5


  • Improve diagnosis and management of urban forest pests
  • Alert arborists to be on the lookout for polyphagous shot hole borer
  • Review diagnosis and management of goldspotted oak borer, sudden oak death, pitch canker, other pests of concern


This training combines indoor and outdoor activities to sharpen insect and disease diagnostic and management skills for arborists working in urban areas of the South Bay.  Arborists are the first line of defense against urban forest invasive species such as the polyphagous shot hole borer, which was recently trapped near Los Gatos and is causing dramatic damage on a broad range of trees in southern California.

This workshop focuses on recognition and management of hardwood and conifer invasive tree pests, such as pitch canker, sudden oak death, and other urban forest health problems.  Attendees will receive up-to-date information on current issues threatening local urban areas and have an opportunity to fine-tune field skills.  Ted Swiecki’s 2013 sudden oak death management guide will also be provided.

Continuing Education Units

ISA and DPR credits will be available.

Workshop Organizers:  California Forest Pest Council; Western Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Urban Forestry; and USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station and Forest Health Protection.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Registration –   Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve; Stanford University, 4001 Sand Hill Road; Woodside, CA 94062

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Indoor Session

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Leslie Shao-ming Sun Field Station

9:45 – 9:50      Welcome – Susan Frankel, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

9:50 – 10:10    Looking for the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer – Steve Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research

10:15 – 10:35  Practical Realities to Tree Health Care  – Ralph Mize, City of San Jose

10:40 – 10:55 Emerging Invasive Species – Igor Lacan, UCCE, San Francisco Bay Area

11:00 – 11:20  Pitch Canker Diagnosis and Management – Tom Gordon, UC Davis

11:25 – 11:50  Sudden Oak Death Diagnosis and Management – Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley

12:00     Depart for Lunch and Field Session

12:30 – 1:00    Lunch – picnic (provided)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Field Detection Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd, Woodside

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Trapping Demonstration – Tom Coleman, USFS FS, Forest Health Protection, San Bernardino

Pitch Canker – Tom Gordon, UC Davis

Sudden Oak Death Sampling and Symptoms – Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley

Other Local Pests and Concerns – Andrew Sutherland, UCCE Alameda County

Insect and Disease Considerations for Evaluating Hazard Trees – David Chambers, UCCE Santa Cruz County

2:45 – 3:00      Recap, Questions, and Answers – Susan Frankel, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station

3:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Agenda is subject to change.

For any questions or concerns please contact Katie Palmieri at