communication among the nation’s stakeholders
who have a vested interest in
a venue for sharing information about prevention, early detection,
management, restoration, and research on oak wilt; and
awareness of the problems posed by oak wilt in the nation.
Multiple sessions with
15 or more speakers
A full day of tours with the option
to focus on either rural or urban aspects of the fungus
Land management specialists from local,
state, and federal agencies, including municipal,
regional, state and federal parks...
organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Native Plant Society,
Audubon, Land Conservancies, Land Trusts, etc...
and consulting firms both large and small...
and students from state university systems and private colleges...
servicing research and control projects including equipment manufacturers,
fungicide producers and other private vendors...
Highlights - Professional researchers,
foresters, and arborists knowledgeable about oak wilt and drawn from
nation will discuss the latest information
and technology on numerous relevant topics, including:
The genus Quercus and the
Oak wilt biology and host-pathogen
Oak wilt impacts in different regions
of the U.S.
Oak wilt vector relationships
oak wilt on a landscape scale
Impact on endangered species
as infection courts for oak wilt
Hypovirulence as a potential
including trench inserts
Injection of fungicides
and movement in trees
control from a neighborhood perspective
Forest Service perspectives on oak
diseases of oaks, including sudden
oak death and bacterial leaf