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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.

Directions:

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.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!

For more information:

Contact: Patricia Maloney, 530-574-2540, pemaloney@ucdavis.edu

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

Registration:

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

 

Objectives

 

  • 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

 

Summary

 

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; sfrankel@fs.fed.us

 

10:10 am Managing Pitch Canker

– Thomas Gordon, Professor, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department, trgordon@ucdavis.edu

 

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, christopher.lee@fire.ca.gov

 

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, satjosvold@ucanr.edu

 

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., dlchambers@ucanr.edu and Steve Tjosvold, UC Coop. Ext..

Sudden oak death – Kerri Frangioso, biologist, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department; kfrangioso@ucdavis.edu 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

 

Background

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: http://ucanr.edu/HFRD 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:

http://ucanr.edu/register_hfrd  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.

 

Cost

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)

 

Contacts

Tad Mason, TSS Consultants, 916.600.4174 tmason@tssconsultants.com

Peter Tittmann, UC Center for Forestry, 510.665.3518 pwt@berkeley.edu

Larry Swan, Region 5, USDA Forest Service, 707.562.8917 lswan01@fs.fed.us

Ted Luckham, Southern California Edison, 626.302.1752 theodore.luckham@sce.com

 

Project Partners

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Southern California Edison
  • University of California Center for Forestry
  • CAL FIRE
  • 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

Registration:

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

Agenda:

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.

 

Lodging:

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, fvmc1979@gmail.com, 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

Objectives

  • 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

Summary

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
Station

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 kpalmieri@berkeley.edu

CFPC 2014 Golf Tournament (July 15th) and Weed Tour (July 16 & 17th), Redding, CA

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!! July 15 – 17

 

Date: Golf Tournament – Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Date: Weed Tour – Wednesday & Thursday, July 16 & 17, 2014

Topics: Tree Genetics; spray technique demonstration with spot gun; fountain fire thinning; herbicide alternatives; operational test of milestone/hexazinone; fuel break establishment and maintenance;  soil tilling effect; ponderosa fire reforestation; and brush control following fire.

Registration:


Weed Tour Registration Fees:

$138 per person for July 16 & 17 field tour

$86 per student for field tour

To register online click link:  Online Registration

 

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

Transportation will be provided. Buses will depart for tour at 8:00 A.M sharp.

 

Golf Tournament Registration Fees:

$67 per person – includes 18 holes, golf cart, range balls and dinner following golf tournament.

Tournament starts at 11:30am at Gold Hills Golf Club, 1950 Gold Hills Dr., Redding, CA.

Registration for the Golf Tournament is due by July 12th.

To register online click link:  Online Registration

To mail in registration click link: Mail in Registration

 

Agenda:

Click on the links for each days agenda.

2014 Weed Tour Stops – Day 1

2014 Weed Tour Stops – Day 2

 

DPR Credits:  Other:  and Laws:

 

Lodging:

Holiday Inn
1900 Hilltop Dr.
Redding, CA 96002
530-221-7500
Other area lodging:

Best Western, 2300 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA, 530-221-6100

La Quinta, 2180 Hilltop Dr., Redding , CA, 530-221-8200

Oxford Suites, 1967 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA, 530-221-0100

CFPC 2013 Summer Weed Tour – Fort Bragg, CA, July 17th and 18th

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

 

Save the Date!!  July 17 & 18, 2013

 

Date: Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18, 2013

Topics: Organic herbicides/Vegetation management on State Parks and State Forest/Caspar thinning plots/JDSF herbicide treatment and thinning plots/Noxious weed control: broom, iceplant, gorse, pampas grass, tansy ragwort/Ragwort flea beetle IPM/Microtus control & study/PCT/hardwood control/Balsam woolly adelgid/Hack and squirt hardwood & blueblossom/Hack stump trials/Foliar applications for herbaceous competition/Tanoak competition studies/Bear damage/Eucalyptus control

 

Registration:

Weed Tour Registration Fees:

$120 per person for July 17 & 18 field tour

$75 per student for field tour

FIll out and mail form to register for this event: Weed Tour Registration Form

Online Registrationa by credit card: Online Registration

 

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

Cal Forest Nursery will provide morning refreshments at 7:00 A.M, during the registration. Transportation will be provided. No vehicles allowed on tour. Buses will depart for tour at 8:00 A.M sharp.

 

Golf Tournament Registration Fees:

$60 per person – includes 18 holes, golf cart, range balls and BBQ following golf tournament.

FIll out and mail form to register for this event: Golf Tournament Registration Form

DPR Credits:  Other: 12.5 and Laws: 1.0

 

Lodging:

Emerald Dolphin Inn (Host hotel)                                               Surf Motel
1211 South Main Street (Hwy 1)                                                1220 S. Main Street (Hwy 1)
Fort Bragg CA  95437                                                                Fort Bragg, CA  95437
707-964-6699                                                                          800-339-5361
http://emeralddolphin.com/                                                       http://www.surfmotelfortbragg.com/
Reserve by JUNE 16th to get group rate.                                      Reserve by JUNE 16th to get group rate
Mention you are with :  CFPC                                                       Mention you are with: CFPC
$82.50/night or 25% discount)                                                    ($74-Q, $84-K or $94 double occup)

 

Other area lodging:

Harbor Lite Lodge, 120 North Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg 800-643-2700 http://harborlitelodge.com/

Holiday Inn Express, 250 West Hwy 20, Fort Bragg, 707-964-1100

 

For more information:

Contact Heather Morrison (clfa@volcano.net; (707) 964-4815) or Mark Gray (MGray@spi-ind.com, (530) 378-8187

CFPC 2013 Summer Insect/Disease/Animal Damage Field Tour – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

 

Admission is FREE and the public is welcome!

 

Where and when to meet:

The event starts at 8am at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located on Visitor Center Rd off of Emerald Bay Rd.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located approximately 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on the lake side of Highway 89.  The Visitor Center entrance is just past the entrance to the Tallac Historic Site and Fallen Leaf Lake Road.

Click here to view information on the Taylor Creek Visitors Center and where it is located.

DPR Credits:  Other: 6.0

 

Topics and stops on the tour:

We will be making stops to post-Angora Fire and new pest activity at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, local Tahoe neighborhood, and Spooner State Park.

For more information:

Contact Beverly Bulaon (bbulaon@fs.fed.us; 209) 532-3671 ext. 323) or Martin MacKenzie (mmackenzie@fs.fed.us, (209) 532-3671 ext. 242)

Webinar: Firewood and Forest Pests: The Risk of Spread by Recreationists?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A great informational webinar on firewood and forest pests will be

available August 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

The potential for accidental, long-distance transport of invasive insects and pathogens in untreated firewood has become a topic of considerable concern in North America. The issue has been the subject of national-scale public awareness campaigns in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as similar campaigns by individual states and provinces. Currently, a majority of U.S. states have imposed restrictions on firewood movement, in some cases enforced with fines or other penalties for violations. Nevertheless, despite this attention, there has been little quantitative analysis of the risks posed by recreational movement of firewood.  This may be partially explained by a lack of data on firewood transport and utilization by campers. In this webinar, the presenter will provide some context regarding firewood and forest pests, and will also discuss what has been learned about this issue through indirect analysis of camper travel patterns rather than their actual use of firewood.

 

For information on this webinar put on by the southern regional extension foresty please go to this website:

http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/firewood-and-forest-pest-the-risk-of-spread-by-recreationist