November 3-4th 2014

Charlotte, North Carolina

Meeting Information

  • Partner Meeting: Partners in Community Forestry, Arbor Day Foundation
  • Draft Agenda


Orientation to the Continental Dialogue

Emerging Regional and National Issues in Tree and Forest Health

  • Rob Trickel, North Carolina Forest Service, Forest Health Branch Head
  • Dr. Philip Berger,  Executive Director for Science and Technology, USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine
  • Monica Lear, US Forest Service, Director of Forest Health Protection

Lightning Round Updates

  • Wood Packaging Industry  –  Brad Gething, Technical and Pallet Design System Manager, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
  • Arbor Day Foundation  – Dan Lambe, President, The Arbor Day Foundation
  • Chicago Regional Tree Initiative  – Lydia Scott, Community Trees Program Manager with the Morton Arboretum
  • Tree Health Tracking – Dr. Rich Hallet, USFS New York City Urban Field Station
  • Forest Health Enterprise Team Program Highlights – Dr. Frank Sapio, USDA Forest Service, Director of the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team
  • Firewood Heat Treatment and Federal Regulation  –  Paul Chaloux, National Program Manager for Emerald Ash Borer, Spongy Moth and European Larch Canker, USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine

Panel # 1: International Perspective and Opportunities

Panel #2: Overview and Update of Dialogue Initiatives and Actions

Lightning Round II

Panel #3: Firewood Policy and Research

Panel #4: Apps, Video, and Social Media as Tree Health Tools

Panel #5: Firewood Partnerships and Perspectives