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Arborbolts backordered; could not get them there in time. New date Oct 25, be there or...

Why go to Andersonville this year?
1. At 8 a.m. on Saturday April 26, 2008 you can build your skills and get CEU's while actively preserving landmark trees at the Andersonville National Cemetery in southwest Georgia. This outdoor workshop will have no power points or chairs. Instead, it will have work!
2. Copies of the ISA Best Management Practices on Support and Lightning Protection Systems (LPS) will be furnished for reference. We will first review cabling and LPS outdoors as they are installed in a demonstration tree.
3. Steve Tillitski, inventor of the wirestop, will demonstrate the installation of a cable with this simple fastener, and bond a cable to the LPS. Participants will then specify and install cables in their own trees, with help from Steve and others.
4. You can try out any or all of 13 different telescoping polesaws, from 7 different manufacturers, as the veteran trees scheduled for support and LPS are pruned and prepared in advance.
5. After lunch, participants will design their own LPS, from the air terminal
in the crown, to the conductor down the trunk, to adequate grounding in the earth. Ohm meters will verify LPS grounding effectiveness and Arborbolts tm will minimize both tree wounding and vandalism. Experienced LPS installers will review the designs
and supervise the installations. You will learn to tame lightning, and support defective forks, with your bare (or gloved) hands!
6. Free Stuff! The $95. fee includes your own copies of the Support and Lightning BMP's, two Arborbolts and two wirestops to try out on your trees back home, a complementary midday meal and a barbecue dinner, and free camping.
6 CEU's will be awarded to ISA Certified Arborists, Municipal and Utility Specialists, Tree Workers, and Board-Certified Master Arborists.
7. More fun and learning! You are invited to arrive on Friday, April 25th to take
part in the free Arbor Day celebration and Arbor Night cookout, jam session and other festivities. Andersonville National Historic Site commemorates the sacrifices of brave Americans through exhibits in the National Prisoner of War Museum; preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and manages the beautiful treescape at the Andersonville National Cemetery. Join arborists from around the country as we work to extend the lives of these veteran trees.
Background: At the 2007 workday at Andersonville, a magnificent post oak was scheduled to be
pruned. After a close inspection determined that its lightning injuries were fatal, that tree had to be felled. The story on the impetus for this workshop is on page 8 here http://www.tcia.org/PDFs/TCI_Mag_June_07.pdf
Participants in the 2008 work day can ensure that the trees they cared for will not suffer that fate.
Due to its interactive nature, this workshop will be limited to the first forty who register.
 
M

Mr. Sir

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Do you have a link to sign up? I have another commitment that evening, but I may be able to come up for a few hours in the morning. How many CEU's?
 
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Blinky

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It would be a great way to honor the POWs from all wars.
...and all Veterans. That's pretty much the best thing about it. When you're standing there, amidst all those white markers... it's powerful. I've never felt anything like it before or after. No other way to describe it.
 

treelooker

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BUMP--NEW DATE

Sorry to all who missed this and started traveling--we need to check in with the GAA next time--they pushed it back due to low response

Arborbolts backordered; could not get them there in time. New date Oct 25, be there or...

Why go to Andersonville this year?
1. At 8 a.m. on Saturday April 26, 2008 you can build your skills and get CEU's while actively preserving landmark trees at the Andersonville National Cemetery in southwest Georgia. This outdoor workshop will have no power points or chairs. Instead, it will have work!
2. Copies of the ISA Best Management Practices on Support and Lightning Protection Systems (LPS) will be furnished for reference. We will first review cabling and LPS outdoors as they are installed in a demonstration tree.
3. Steve Tillitski, inventor of the wirestop, will demonstrate the installation of a cable with this simple fastener, and bond a cable to the LPS. Participants will then specify and install cables in their own trees, with help from Steve and others.
4. You can try out any or all of 13 different telescoping polesaws, from 7 different manufacturers, as the veteran trees scheduled for support and LPS are pruned and prepared in advance.
5. After lunch, participants will design their own LPS, from the air terminal
in the crown, to the conductor down the trunk, to adequate grounding in the earth. Ohm meters will verify LPS grounding effectiveness and Arborbolts tm will minimize both tree wounding and vandalism. Experienced LPS installers will review the designs
and supervise the installations. You will learn to tame lightning, and support defective forks, with your bare (or gloved) hands!
6. Free Stuff! The $95. fee includes your own copies of the Support and Lightning BMP's, two Arborbolts and two wirestops to try out on your trees back home, a complementary midday meal and a barbecue dinner, and free camping.
6 CEU's will be awarded to ISA Certified Arborists, Municipal and Utility Specialists, Tree Workers, and Board-Certified Master Arborists.
7. More fun and learning! You are invited to arrive on Friday, April 25th to take
part in the free Arbor Day celebration and Arbor Night cookout, jam session and other festivities. Andersonville National Historic Site commemorates the sacrifices of brave Americans through exhibits in the National Prisoner of War Museum; preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and manages the beautiful treescape at the Andersonville National Cemetery. Join arborists from around the country as we work to extend the lives of these veteran trees.
Background: At the 2007 workday at Andersonville, a magnificent post oak was scheduled to be
pruned. After a close inspection determined that its lightning injuries were fatal, that tree had to be felled. The story on the impetus for this workshop is on page 8 here http://www.tcia.org/PDFs/TCI_Mag_June_07.pdf
Participants in the 2008 work day can ensure that the trees they cared for will not suffer that fate.
Due to its interactive nature, this workshop will be limited to the first forty who register.
 

Old Monkey

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What!? I am Texas waiting for my connecting flight. I can't believe this!
 
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