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  Indiana Arborist              Message                                        Arborists who decline work that is ultimately
                                                                               damaging show remarkable leadership. They are
                                By: Kris Medic,
    Association                 IAA President
                                                                               doing their best to educate in one of the most
                                                                               challenging ways: one client at a time. In many
                                                                               cases, the work is just being picked up by
                                      You: The Opinion Leader
                                                                               someone less ethical. What to do?
                              I was impressed recently when a fellow           Probably every day, each of us has the
                              arborist did his darnedest to talk a neighbor
                                                                               opportunity to talk with clients or others about
   195 Marsteller Street      of mine out of an unnecessary removal.
                                                                               industry best practices, safety standards, or
  W. Lafayette, Indiana       I've known him to be ethical in his practice,
                                                                               Arborist Certification. Many of us can remember
        47907-2033            but here it was: him trying to decline a
                                                                               a time when ANSI Z133.1 was very basic, and
  Phone: (765) 494-3625       piece of work that would earn him and h2is       ANSI tree care standards and Certification were
    Fax: (765) 496-2422       crew more than a day's pay. Why?                 still in the offing. It's amazing to consider how far
                              Because he believed that questioning the
                                                                               the industry has come, and I take every
www.indiana-arborist.org      decision was the right thing to do. This
                                                                               opportunity to talk with audiences – or anyone
                              client had his reasons, however, and this
                                                                               else who will listen – about these advances.
                              arborist did the removal with regret, but I
   Mission Statement          admired that he tried to convince the client     So how about you? Even when you're in the
The Indiana Arborist          differently.                                     trees all day, or running crews, there are
Association strives to        What about topping, or fertilizing
                                                                               opportunities to communicate that tree work – or
enhance the quality of life                                                    choosing an arborist - doesn't have to be as
                              unnecessarily? The ultimate damage
                                                                               mysterious to clients as it used to be. Standards,
for Indiana residents by      caused by topping is well-known in our           best practices, and the ISA Certification program
using scientifically based    business, and research has shown that too        are outstanding tools for communicating about the
tree care practices. We       much nitrogen fertilization is also harmful.     work and helping clients to find qualified services.
endeavor to serve the         Fertilizing a tree can increase growth and       If you're certified, make full appropriate use of
needs of our members by                                                        those decals and logos. They can help to speak
                              can, under certain circumstances, help           for you while you're busy.
fostering opportunities for   reverse declining health . However, if the
training, education, and      fertilizer is not needed or not applied          If you're inclined to do a little
the exchange of ideas,        correctly, it may not benefit the tree at all.   more than letting your work
while encouraging high        In fact, it may increase susceptibility to       speak for itself, the ISA website
ethical standards.                                                             has great resources for putting
                              certain pests and accelerate decline.            out information in the form of
                              Smiley, Lily, and Kelsey, Arborist News,         news releases or client newsletters. In
                              April 2002                                       researching this, I did a quick brush-up on
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working with the media. I've always done it by the seat of    consumer facts as well as IAA news, like outcomes of
my pants but there's actually an online Power Point that      our Tree Climbing Championship. Getting it out there is
tells you what to do, and what NOT to do! There's more        the first step in making sure that IAA and its members
there for me to learn, and I hope you'll check it out, too.   are the go-to folks for the best and most current tree
                                                              care information. It takes all of us, and I hope you'll
Meanwhile, your IAA Public Relations Committee is             consider what your part will be.
working on a media plan that covers the whole year with
                                                               HERE’S YOUR
                                                                Don’t want to
                                                              volunteer for life!!
                                                             Want only 1 job to do
                                      Testing Opportunity       and do it well.

                                             Saturday,       Here’s some ideas for
                                             August 28
                                                 at          Flower and Patio
                                              9:30 edt       Show Booth
                                                 in          organizer—happens 1
                                           Plymouth, IN      week during the year.

                                                             Arbor Day at the
                                      Deadline to register   Indiana State
                                          is 8/12/10         Museum—1 day

                                                             Golf Outing—happens
                                                             1 day a year.

                                                             Tree Climbing
                                                             involves 1 or 2 days a
                                                             year—you decide.
             Indiana Arborist
Certified Arborist Training and Exam                           Contact Lindsey
                                                              Purcell to volunteer
                                                                   for IAA.

              CA Training and Exam
                  Indiana Arborist Association
                       DATE: 12/ 6-8/2010
                           TIME: TBA
               LOCATION: Fort Harrison, Indianapolis
                       MORE: Details TBA
                              Cycle Illinois with the
                            2010 STIHL Tour des Trees
                              America’s Largest Fundraiser for Tree
                          Research Rides a “Chicago Loop” this July

                July 18 - 24, 2010    “Chicago Loop Tour”
                          through northern Illinois
Join America’s largest fundraiser for tree research and education
More information/register at:www.stihltourdestrees.org
JULY 24, 2010
Ride for Research to
benefit the TREE Fund
            Naperville • Fermilab • The Morton Arboretum
 8 am – 2pm Saturday, July 24 // Rider check-in begins 6:30 am at Holiday Inn Select -
              1801 N. Naper Blvd. (at Diehl Rd.), Naperville, IL 60563
                                   Ride for Research
                               registration fee includes:
              Lunch • T-shirt • Rider support •Admission to The Morton
            Arboretum and the International Tree Climbing Competition on

                                         Money does not grow on trees
                                       Make your donation today to support
                                                  Team Indiana

                                            Doreen Crenshaw (captain)
                                                  Scott Bennett
                                                 Andy Callahan
                                                  Tom Ordway
                                                  Chuck Dykes

 Join us in Chicago on Monday, July 26 at the elegant Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers for a fun, fast-paced
 evening of auction excitement to benefit the TREE Fund. . Doors open at 5:30 for hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and
 Silent Auction bidding. Live auction bidding opens at 7:30, and this year’s offerings will include a wide array
 of travel and excursion packages, professional equipment, artwork, fine handcrafted items and one-of-a-kind

 Online bidding jump-starts the excitement in late June. Watch this space for a link to the online auction, and
 get your bids in! Weekly updates via email will keep the energy level high and ensure maximum exposure for
 TREE Fund Partners, Auction donors and auction sponsors.

                                                     You're Invited!
                                 12th Annual “Raise Your Hand for Research” Gala Auction
                                       Monday, July 26, 2009 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
                                            Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
                                                        Chicago, IL
                                      Hosted by International Society of Arboriculture

 $20 per person before June 26th (with ISA conference registration), $25 per person thereafter. To donate an
 auction item, sign up for a sponsorship or obtain more information contact our Fund Development Specialist.

             Our Online Auction runs from noon July 5 to midnight July 24

   Tour des Trees continued...

The TREE Fund has supported research that has led to important developments in:
• Understanding air pollution reduction and carbon sequestration by trees
• Quantifying the costs and benefits of urban trees
• Improving conditions for tree growth in difficult sites
• Implementation of strategies to manage diseases and pests that affect urban trees

For more information, visit www.treefund.org.
WHERE: Crestview Golf Course 765-289-6952
              3325 South Walnut Street - Muncie, Indiana
TIME: Registration until 12:30 pm- Instructions at 12:45 pm with Shotgun start at 1:00 pm from your
       assigned tee station.
FORMAT: Florida Best Ball
TEAMS: A B C D Team pairing will be used if possible.
       A= 10 Handicap or less        B= 10-17 Handicap        C= 18-27 Handicap D= 28+ Handicap
             Special pairing requests must be made upon pre-registration and will be filled if
                                         fair to the rest of the teams.

PRIZES: There will be drawings for door prizes.
       1st / 2nd Place Prize
               Closest to pin #9
                      Longest putt #18
                              Longest drive in fairway #16
                                    (Optional by team) $5.00 per man team skins -100% payoff
                                            Ties will be backed up from 18.

REGISTRATION: Dinner will be served immediately following golf in the Crestview Pavilion. Golf
       registration includes dinner and two drink tickets.
  Early Bird Deadline: July 31, 2010, $50 per person (Payment must be sent with registration for discount.)
                                        After July 31, 2010, $70 per person
Cancellation with refunds available until August 14, 2010
                                                               C/O BETH HENRY
                                                               TOWNSEND TREE SERVICE COMPANY
                                                               P.O. BOX 128
                                                               PARKER CITY, IN 47368

ERIC MELTON, E-MAIL: emelton@townsendtree.com -812-989-2703
JASON SWOVELAND; E-MAIL: jswoveland@townsendtree.com 765-215-8079

                             Sponsorship Opportunities Available
              Had a incident here with 2 horses that I want to get out to ISA and members. Had a crew cut
               down a red maple 3 ft outside a string fence in West Virginia. Homeowner was OK with
                leaving wood and debris. 3 days later the local vet had to put down the horses because they
                   were in bad shape from the poison in the wilting red maple.

                Apparently there is a list of trees that when in the wilting stage can be fatal to horses.

Here is a link I found that helps explain.

        This should be included in any new contracts. I have not found anyone that knew this from some
                        friends at more than 10 different companys.

                   Also, try Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets
                                 Indiana Arborist Association
                                 Tree Climbing Championship
                                        Forest Park, Shelter 5, Noblesville, IN
                                           Saturday, September 25, 2010
                                             (Rain date is September 26)

Registration ends Sept 10, 2010 and includes one t-shirt.

Send Tree Climbing Registration Info To:

Rick Patrick                                                                 Competition Fee: $50.00
PO Box 402                                                                   (for a current IAA member)
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812-988-8755                                                          IAA Membership: $40.00
E-Mail: rickpatricktreecare@yahoo.com                                        (required to compete)

Indiana Arborist Association


Address: ____________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:______________________________________________________________

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________

Employed By: _______________________________________________________________

E-Mail Address: _____________________________________________________________

Please circle your shirt size: Small      Med         Large    X Large      XX Large

If competing, how many years have you climbed? _____________________________

Have you ever competed in a Tree Climbing Championship?        ___Yes     ___No

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: If you would like to make your payment thru a credit card, please
provide the following information. This information will be provided to Julie Rubsam, Rubsam
Consulting LLC. Julie is the bookkeeper for the IAA and will process all credit card payments.

______ Visa ______ MasterCard ______ American Express ______ Discover
Account number_______________________________________ Expiration date _____
Billing Address and zip code ________________________________________________
Authorized signature _______________________________________________________
                                         On May 10th, 2010, IAA members came together at Forest
                                         Park in Noblesville to donate their time, equipment and
                                         expertise to prune trees in preparation for the September 24-26
                                         2010 IAA TCC Event. In exchange for the tree work, Noblesville Parks & Rec
                                         has graciously agreed to allow us free use of the park for both the TCC event
                                         and a “Safe Climb” being held in August. The “Safe Climb” is being
                                         organized by the IAA Commercial Rep. Brian Mann to familiarize climbers
                                         with the nuances of participating in a Tree Climbing Championship. Many
thanks to Erin Hinshaw, Susie Davis and Kelly Funk of Noblesville Parks & Rec for all
their help in coordinating use of this excellent site! And many thanks to the following
volunteers who helped with the day of pruning...Hugo Torres, Charlie Baker, Victor
Villasenor and Andy Callahan of Wright Tree Service, Inc. Indianapolis. Matt Baldwin
and Levi Mainord of Baldwin Tree Preservation, Nashville. The “A Team” Grant Davis
and Brad Engle along with Lindsey Purcell from Purdue in West Lafayette. Many thanks
to Mark Poliak of Brickman Group for providing financial support. Last and in no way
least, more thanks than I could ever adequately express to Dena Patrick, the better half of
                                                          Rick Patrick Tree Care for
                                                          cooking and feeding the troops,
                                                          taking photos and “herding
                                                          cats” (i.e. keeping me focused)

                                                                  - Rick Patrick, ITCC volunteer
                          Indiana Arborist Association
                          Tree Climbing Championship

     Event to be held: Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Forest Park, Noblesville, IN, Shelter #5
              Volunteers are also needed for set up day on Friday, September 24, 2010

  There is no fee involved in being a volunteer for the Indiana Arborist Association’s Tree Climbing
                               Championship. The rewards are many!!!

A free t-shirt to each volunteer who signs up by Friday, September 10, 2010
Please select a t-shirt size: Small     Medium        Large    X-Large      XX-Large
(all shirts provided are adult sizes)

Judges who stay until the end of the day are eligible to sign up for 3 CEU’s!!!




Email address________________________________________________________

Is there a specific assignment or event that you would be most interested in helping with:

We especially need assistance from those who want to help with judging, in tree techs, belayers, time
keepers, etc for each event.
There are five preliminary events: Throwline, Work Climb, Belayed Speed Climb, Footlock and
Aerial Rescue. The Masters’ Challenge (at the end of the day) will be the top 3 climbers from the
preliminary events.
As the City Forester for Terre Haute , I am currently preparing a Street Tree Storm Response Plan for our community. As part of
the process, I decided it would be a good idea to attend a training workshop hosted by the Indiana Department of Homeland
Security focusing on FEMA’s and IDHS’s requirements for damage assessment and documentation in the wake of a major
disaster. Some of the key concepts that I learned were:

    Understanding eligibility is key to getting reimbursement. Municipalities are usually understood by everyone to be eligible, but
    even quasi-governmental agencies and some non-profits may be eligible for FEMA or State assistance, if they are providing
    some form of government service.
    There is a specific chain of events that needs to be followed from the Local to State to Federal level in order for an area to be
    considered for disaster assistance. Knowing that process before a disaster hits will eliminate many delays and headaches
    after the event.
    Any damage that is desired to be claimed on an assistance request must be assessed with documentation sent to the State
    IDHS within 72 hours of the event. This seemingly short time frame is necessary to allow the State to turn around their
    paperwork for any possible Federal assistance.
    Any road that has ever received Federal funding for maintenance or improvement may be considered part of the Federal
    Highway System, and this may increase the chance of getting assistance.
    Financial assistance from either the State or Federal governments is meant to restore facilities and infrastructure to “pre-
    event” condition, not necessarily to “like new” condition.
    Local officials should expect to repeat the damage assessment process multiple times as additional agencies are added to
    the process. In other words, you will have to do a joint assessment with the State to be eligible for State assistance, and
    possibly another assessment with FEMA officials to be eligible for Federal assistance.
    Financial assistance is rarely, if ever, 100% funding, and thus local governments should expect to provide up to 25% match
    of the total assistance. Volunteer hours and donated time and manpower may count toward the local match.
    Typically, forestry work after a disaster will fall into the “emergency work” category, either Category A – Debris Removal, or
    Category B – Emergency Protective Measures (removing dangerous damaged trees). It should be noted that currently only
    overtime work hours are eligible for reimbursement at either State or Federal levels. Other items such as fuel, equipment
    use, and contract work are generally fully eligible with proper documentation.
    Don’t spend time worrying about items that may be borderline eligible for reimbursement. The best approach for requesting
    assistance is to FULLY DOCUMENT all costs and include everything that is reasonable on your application, and let the
    reviewing agencies subtract the items that they feel do not qualify.
    Having “storm response” contracts in place with private businesses such as tree service companies or debris hauling
    companies will increase the likelihood of reimbursement. It is highly recommended to submit these contracts to IDHS for
    review annually so that they can work out any problems prior to any event. Apparently FEMA is notorious for demanding
    contract re-negotiation during post-event clean up, so working out the kinks ahead of time will save time and headaches in
    the days following a disaster.
    The wording of the narrative portion of your disaster relief application may make the difference in borderline situations where
    reimbursement is in question. Applicants should speak in terms of the impact to the community and the resultant hardships
    that may be faced. Speak in terms of dollar amounts, hours of work lost, lost productivity, and lost resources. Interestingly
    enough, FEMA does not provide assistance for trees lost in disasters because they are seen as “site amenities”, not as
    critical infrastructure. I think this means that our profession needs to advocate more with this Federal agency to explain that
    a loss of canopy does represent a measurable, tangible loss of infrastructure and resources for communities. It is ironic that
    another Federal agency, the USFS, acknowledges and in fact studies and supports the notion that trees, especially in urban
    areas, have a definite financial impact on infrastructure in terms of reducing and slowing storm water, increasing longevity of
    pavement, and cooling our built structures and therefore reducing energy needs.

I recommend that each municipality, non-profit agency, or institution in the State that is charged with the care and stewardship of
forestry assets contact their local Emergency Management Agency, and then work with the IDHS to better prepare themselves for
the possibility of having to respond to a disaster some time in the future. There may also be opportunities to attend training
workshops such as the one I’ve described here. In this time of tightening budgets and dwindling revenues, a little prior
coordination with IDHS may prove to be one of the most important steps in helping your
municipality or institution deal with a major disaster and move on
 toward recovery.”
    Bill Kincius
    City Forester, Terre Haute
Invasive Watch

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a perennial wetland plant that grows in wetlands, ditches, around farm
ponds and in other disturbed habitat. Native to Europe, it was introduced into the northeastern United States and
Canada in the mid-1800s for ornamental and medicinal purposes.

Today, it can be found in every state, except Alaska and Hawaii, and across many parts of Canada. Readily
adapting to natural and disturbed wetlands, the plant’s highly invasive nature allows it to form dense, homogeneous stands that restrict native wetland
plant species and reduce habitat for waterfowl. As it establishes and expands, it outcompetes and replaces native grasses, sedges and other flowering
plants that provide a higher quality source of nutrition for wildlife.

Purple loosestrife reproduces prolifically by cuttings and offshoots as well as by seeds. A single plant may produce up to 300,000 seeds, which are
carried by wind, water and animals. Seed survival ranges from 60 percent to 70 percent, resulting in an extensive seed bank.

Mature plants can have 30 to 50 stems of magenta-colored flower spikes arising from a single rootstock. Purple loosestrife has almost no wildlife food
and shelter value, so where it invades, valuable wildlife habitat is effectively destroyed.

Because the weed typically grows in and around water areas, Garlon® 3A, Rodeo®, and Accord® Concentrate herbicides — all of which are labeled for
wetland and/or aquatic use — are excellent solutions to eliminate purple loosestrife. To control this invasive, use foliar applications of Garlon 3A at 6 to 8
quarts per acre. Treatments should be made at the bud to midflowering stage of growth.

                    For spot treatments, use a 1 percent to 1.5 percent solution of Garlon 3A. When using Rodeo to control purple loosestrife, best
                    results are achieved when application is made during the summer or fall months. Fall treatments must be applied before leaves
                    change color or a killing frost occurs. Applying Rodeo as a broadcast spray at 4 pints per acre is effective in controlling this invasive.
                    Spot treatments should be made at 1 percent to 1.5 percent solution.

                    With Accord Concentrate, apply 4 pints per acre as a broadcast spray or as a 1 percent to 1.5 percent solution using hand-held
                    equipment. Treatments work best when plants are at or beyond the bloom stage of growth. Best results are achieved when
                    applications are made during the summer or fall months.

                    In a non-aquatic setting, Garlon® 4 Ultra herbicide can be used to help eradicate purple loosestrife. While the weed is actively
                    growing, use a broadcast application of 1 to 4 quarts Garlon 4 Ultra in a total volume of 5 gallons or more per acre as a water spray

To effectively control purple loosestrife, annual follow-up spray treatments may be required until all missed plants and those originating from the seed
bank are eliminated. Timing is critical because seed set can occur if plants are in the mid to late flower stage when sprayed.

For more information on purple loosestrife or other invasive species, visit the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library or
visit invasive.org. More product information and labels can be found at vegetationmgmt.com.

®Trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC State restrictions on the sale and use of Garlon 4 Ultra apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full
details. Always read and follow label directions.
                                   IAA 2010 Board of Directors
IAA Officers

Kris Medic, President                Area Representatives (E=Elected)
                                                                             Standing Committees
Groundsmith Consulting               David Jay, Supplier (E-09)
                                     Dow AgroSciences                        Awards—John Elsesser
1025 Tipton Lane                                                             4201 North Oakwood Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201                   7520 East Hendricks Co. Rd.
                                     Mooresville, IN 46158                   Muncie, IN 47304-1416
812/71-1031 Fax: 812-376-6379                                                765/286-5566; Fax: 765/744-0706
kris@groundsmith.com                 317/834-3806
Mark Poliak, Vice-President                                                  Conference Exhibitors—Greg Ressler (see above)
Brickman Group                       Andy Callahan, Contractor (E-08)
8086 Wind Drift Circle               Wright Tree Service
                                     1230 N. Farrier St.                     Antrim Golf Classic
Brownsburg, IN 46112                                                         Eric Melton
317/945-3640                         Terre Haute, IN 47803
                                     317/373-1826                            2310 Kingsfield Street
mpoliak@netdirect.net                                                        Jefferson, IN 47130
Pam Louks, Secretary                                                         emelton@townsendtree.com
IDNR-Community & Urban Forestry      Marc Labrie, Utility (E-07)
5785 Glenn Road                      AEP
                                     800 AEP Drive                           Newsletter Editor—Caryl Schwaller
Indianapolis, IN 46216                                                       Arbormetrics Solutions
Phone: 317/591-1170                  Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
                                     812/532-7015 Fax: 765/482-5183          724 Hoham Dr
plouks@dnr.in.gov                                                            Plymouth, IN 46563
Greg Ressler, Past-president                                                 madtreelady@yahoo.com
Townsend Chemical Division           Brian Mann, Commercial (E-10)
4325 W. 200 N.                       The Tree Mann, Inc
                                     2367 N US Hwy 35                        Indiana Tree Climbing Competition
Tipton, IN 46702                                                             Rick Patrick
317/753-7740 Fax: 815/371-4134       LaPorte IN 46350
                                     219/362-3988                            Rick Patrick Tree Care
greg@tcdvm.com                                                               PO Box 402
                                                                             Nashville, IN 47448
Lindsey Purcell, Chapter Admin                                               812/988-8755 Cell: 812/320-0722
Purdue, For. & Nat. Res.             Bill Kincius, Municipal (E-08/App 10)
195 Marsteller St.                   City of Terre Haute
West Lafayette IN, 47907-2033        17 Harding Ave., Rm 200
                                     Mooresville, IN 46158                   Business Manager—Julie Rubsam
765/494-3625 Fax: 765/496-2422;                                              PO Box 5304
lapurcel@purdue.edu                  812/232-4028 Fax: 812/234-3973
                                                                             Lafayette, IN 47903
ISA Chapter Representatives                                                  Julie@Rubsam.com
Lee Huss, ISA Chapter Rep.
City of Bloomington                  PSSA—Student Representative
P.O. Box 848                         Brad Engle—Purdue University
Bloomington, IN 47402                bengle@purdue.edu
hussl@bloomington.in.gov             +++++++++++++++++++++
                                     TREE Fund Liaison—Tom Ordway
Rick Carter, ISA Certification       Duke Energy
                         Liaison     451 N. Boehning St.
PO Box 423                           Indianapolis, IN 46219
Lebanon, In                          317/899-8971
rcarter@bartlett.com                 thomas.ordway@duke-energy.com
Indiana Arborist Association
     195 Marsteller Street
  W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2033


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