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North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium - Tree Day (Day 2 of 3)

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024


9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


County College of Morris
Randolph, NJ


9:00 am Key Steps for Long-Term Management of Beech Leaf Disease (BLD) & Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)
Jean Epiphan, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County Agent

10:00 am Foundations in Tree Risk Assessment - Fundamentals You Should Know
Wayne Cahilly, owner/operator of Cahilly’s Horticultural Services

11:00 am 2023 Dead Tree Update: The View from The Plant Diagnostic Lab
Richard J. Buckley, Director of the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15 pm Pesticide Storage and Spills: Best Management Practices for Minimizing Risk
Patricia D. Hastings, PSEP Coordinator, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension Pest Management Office

2:15 pm Protection of Tree Root Zones and Construction Damage: How many roots would be too much?
Jason Grabosky, Rutgers Professor of Urban Forestry

3:15 pm Evaluations and Pesticide Credits

You must be present for the entire program to be eligible for NJDEP Pesticide Credits.
NJDEP Credits Awarded: CORE-2 units, Cat 2-4 units, 3A-6 units, 6B-4 units, 8C-4 units, 9-2 units, 10-4 units, PP2-4 units.
LTE/LTCO-5 units, NJUCF-5 units,
ISA- Certified Arborist-5 units, Municipal Specialist-5 units
BCMA - Science: 2 units, BCMA - Practice: 2 units, BCMA - Management: 1 unit.




NJAES Rutgers Cooperative Extension


Cynthia Triolo, 973-285-8306