Region 4/Plantcny Virtual Education Day - February 24, 2021

Series Session 4 – Hosted by Region 4/Plantcny
Wednesday, February 24, 2021                       
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.   

Credits Available: 1.5 CNLP Credits | 1.0 DEC Credit: 2, 10, 25, 3a | ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1.5, Utility Specialist 1.5, Municipal Specialist 1.5, BCMA-Science 1.5, TW Climber Specialist 1.5, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1.5 

The Top 10 Tree Insects and Diseases of New York State
with Dr. Beth Brantley, Bartlett Tree Research Lab 

Course Description
This session will define the Top 10 tree insects and diseases found in New York State, look to the environmental and cultural conditions impacting trees, offer insights into the “tops” of each category, and provide attendees with proactive management and mitigation in plant health care.    

About Our Presenter

Beth Brantley, Ph.D. is the Northeastern Technical Support Specialist with Bartlett Tree Experts. Beth is based out of Chambersburg, PA and assists Bartlett offices across the northeast. Her key areas of responsibility include diagnostic support, public education and research in arboriculture, with emphasis in tree risk assessment, veteran trees, soil and root health, and wood decay. Beth is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and is Tree Risk Assessment qualified.  

She taught forestry and related courses for more than 20 years at Penn State Mont Alto prior to joining Bartlett Tree Experts in June of 2019. In a different century, she also worked as a Forest Pathologist with the USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry, in Region 8. 

Beth enjoys growing unique plants from seeds, learning new plants (especially trees), meeting new people, eating exciting foods, traveling, hiking and camping. She is involved with local, non-profit environmental education organizations and The American Chestnut Foundation. Beth is passionate about trees, especially lesser-known and threatened species. 


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