Roots to Shoots Webinars

Arborjet offers online learning opportunities with webinars ranging from new product sessions to important regional pest and disease updates. We look forward to connecting with you.

If you’ve missed one of our live sessions, check out our recorded webinars on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Webinars

Winter Webinar Series 2021

2021 Date TBD

Each year Arborjet offers a ten week Winter Webinar series, which provides a foundational understanding of Arborjet equipment and products, as well as other important issues that surround the tree care industry.

Students will learn about tree physiology relative to trunk injection, common tree problems treatable with Arborjet, and will be given guidance on how to position and market trunk injection to grow their business. The Winter Webinar is a series of interactive, web-based “live” sessions, which will be completed by the students in order to graduate. Upon graduation, students will receive ISA CEU credits, pending availability.

Past Webinars

Using Plant Growth Regulators to Grow Your Business

Presenter: Korey Lofy, High Plains Regional Technical Manager

This webinar will go over the science and uses for modern plant growth regulators and how it can help grow your business.

A Modern Day Approach to Plant Health Care

Presenter: JB Toorish, Southeast Regional Technical Manager

The Importance Of Water Management In Plant Health Care

Presenters by: Hayden Davis, Horticulture Sales Representative & Sarah Spatola, Ecologel Marketing Director

Discuss how using Hydretain and NutriRoot can reduce the effects of wilt damage on plants and increase transplant success.

Palm Tree Care & Maintenance

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Westcoast Regional Technical Manager

Overview on Palm Tree Pest and Nutrient Management

Using NutriRoot For Successful Planting

Presenters: Hayden Davis, Horticulture Sales Representative & Joe Doccola – Director of Research and Development

An overview of the how’s and why of NutriRoot from Hayden Davis, Horticulture Sales, and it’s creator, Joe Doccola, Director of Research & Development.

Improve Seed Germination & Establishment with Less Water

Presenter: Jim Spindler, CPAg, CCA, CPSS, Director of Agronomy Ecologel Solutions, LLC

Good seed germination is the beginning to great turf and landscapes. Get your seed started off right. Learn how hygroscopic humectant technologies help increase hydration to optimize seed germination, improve seedling survival and speed turf and plant establishment.

Fall Treatment Opportunities

Presenter: Emmett Muennink, South Central Regional Technical Manager

Certain applications for tree pests/pathogens/disorders are best applied in the fall. Late season applications also extend the revenue earnings into “slower” months. Join us to learn about and discuss fall treatment opportunities.

Emmett holds a B.S. in Agronomy and a M.S. in Crop Science, both from Texas Tech University. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and has spent his entire arboriculture career focused on plant health care.

Beech Leaf Disease, An Emerging Disease In The Eastern United States

Presenters: Dr. Loyd, Plant Pathologist At Bartlett Tree Experts & Kevin Lewis, Midwest Regional Technical Manager

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is an emerging disease caused by a foliar-feeding nematode. All cultivars of American and European beech are susceptible. This presentation will cover the science behind beech leaf disease as we know up until this point. The presentation will attempt to tie the biology to the potential management solutions.

Tree A.D.D. (Abiotics, Diseases, and Disorders)

Presenter: Korey Lofy, High Plains Regional Technical Manager

Living in the Western States can be a challenging environment for our urban forests. With non-native trees, invasive pests, and extreme weather conditions, it is difficult to stay focused. Modern tree healthcare requires a number of different tools and considerations to manage our existing canopy. During this presentation, you will learn about some of these non-living stress factors, pests that will follow, and the most effective treatments to manage these problems in our urban forests. We will cover proper chemical treatment options, timing, and plant growth regulators.

Incorporating An Insect Growth Regulator To Your Pest Management Strategy

Presenter: Hayden Davis, Horticulture Sales Representative

This webinar discusses the importance of Insect Growth Regulators and how AzaSol® differs from the competition.

CA 2020 Fall Disease and Pests

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

This webinar reviews the insects & diseases showing up this fall or next spring and how to treat for them now.

Arbor Rx Q&A

Panel: Korey Lofy, High Plains Regional Technical Manager & Kevin Brewer, Northeast Regional Technical Manager

Enhance your fall fertility program with Arbor Rx. Hear from the professionals and learn from your peers in the industry!

Plant Healthcare

Presenter: Kevin Brewer, Northeast Regional Technical Manager

Preventative PHC, techniques to avoid decline in tree health.

Beetlemania

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

This webinar will focus on identification of different types of beetles and some of the diseases they carry. We will review treatment options following the integrated pest management process with a trunk injection update. Intro to IPM defined by DPR. Review pest ID and life cycles and IPM for PBB, GSOB, ISHB, Elm leaf beetle, tortoise beetle, Bronze Birch Borer, Western oak bark beetle, etc.

Being Invaded by Invasives

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

This webinar will focus on identification of various invasive tree pests and diseases. We will review the severity of the threat and possible treatment options following the integrated pest management process with a trunk injection focus. Intro to IPM defined by DPR. Identification of invasive pests and their life cycles and potential spread and damage. Review of possible IPM for SAPW, GSOB, ISHB, SOD, BOB, SLF, EAB, ALB and Gypsy moth, etc.

Diagnosing and Managing Abiotic Disorders

Presenter: Emmett Muennink, BCMA, South Central Regional Technical Manager

We’ll discuss the tree diagnostic process, show examples of common abiotic disorders and present practical management strategies to implement in your PHC program

Bur Oak Blight & Two-lined Chestnut Borer

Presenter: Jay Goughnour, Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager

We’ll talk about Bur Oak Blight identification, symptoms and treatment protocols. We’ll also discuss the secondary pest, Two-Lined Chestnut borer, and how using a combination of treatment protocols can help save these trees from both of these issues.

Preparing For Spring (CA)

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Westcoast Regional Technical Manager

This webinar will talk about watering and fertilizing trees. Spring pests and diseases such as firelight, anthracnose, powdery mildew, aphids, mites, pbb, bbb, and a few invasive to watch out for.

Turf Health

Presenter: Emmett Muennink, BCMA, South Central Regional Technical Manager

We will discuss nutrient availability and the soil relationship and maintaining proper levels of nutrients and soil moisture can lead to a successful stand of turf grass.

Fungishield

Presenter: Carin Prechtl, Hawaiian Islands Sales Manager

Away with Algae & Fungus! Join us in learning about the best product to prevent the adhesion of mold, mildew, fungus, & algae to your frequently power-washed surfaces. Our Hawaiian Islands Sales Manager will dive into the details of our product, FungiShield, and share some relevant examples from the Aloha state!

Marketing Tools & Support

Presenter: Kristin Nikodemski, Arborjet Marketing Manager

Review of the marketing assets available and how to use them to retain and grow your business this spring..

Conifer Bark Beetles

Presenter: Don Grosman, Technology Advancement Manager at Arborjet and Chris Fettig, Entomologist with USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis, CA

This webinar will focus on identification of different conifer bark beetles. We will review the severity of the pest threats and possible treatment options following the integrated pest management process with a trunk injection focus. Review pest ID, life cycles and IPM for southern pine beetle, Ips engraver beetle, black turpentine beetle, western pine beetle, mountain pine beetle, spruce beetle, etc.This webinar will focus on identification of different conifer bark beetles. We will review the severity of the pest threats and possible treatment options following the integrated pest management process with a trunk injection focus. Review pest ID, life cycles and IPM for southern pine beetle, Ips engraver beetle, black turpentine beetle, western pine beetle, mountain pine beetle, spruce beetle, etc.

Increasing The Profitability Of Your Service Company

Presenter: Eric Steffensen, Eastern Division Sales Manger Golf, Sports Turf, Nursery

Running a successful, profitable business is much more than just providing your services to an end-user. In this webinar, we’ll discuss strategies to maximize your profits, pitfalls, and the interrelated nature of many of the decisions you make

Reducing The Cost Of Landscape Maintenance

Presenter: Kevin Brewer, Northeast Regional Technical Manager

Discuss how to handle reductions in landscape maintenance costs in times of financial insecurity.

Spotted Lanternfly

Presenters: Trent Dicks & Brian Walsh of Penn State Ext.

Learn what’s new, what we are looking at long term, results of past season and what’s coming.

Update on ISHB & GSOB

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

Review of pests & diseases showing up this spring and how to treat for them.

Arborjet Application Techniques and Tips

Presenter: Emmett Muennink, South Central Regional Technical Manager

Discuss proper Arborjet tree injection application technique. Tips on making injections more efficient.

California Spring Disease and Pests

Presenters: Trent Dicks & Brian Walsh of Penn State Ext.

Learn what’s new, what we are looking at long term, results of past season and what’s coming.

Drought or Not: How to manage our Urban Trees

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

Review of pests & diseases showing up this spring and how to treat for them.

Fertilizing for Foliage Webinar on FB Live

Presenter: Joe Aiken Hosted by TreeStuff.com

Joe Aiken, certified arborist and Technical Manager for plant health care science specialist Arborjet, is hosting a webinar focusing on fertilization! Now that much of the US is creeping into spring (some of us faster than others) it’s a great time to offer fertilizing services to your customers. Learn the ins-and-outs FREE on this webinar.

Oak Wilt

Presenter: Emmett Muennink & Joe Aiken

History, ID, Management of Oak Wilt.

Arborjet Plant Health Care for CA Palms

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

Background on CA palms, nutrient issues and how to identify and treat for pests & diseases.

Palm Tree Care & Maintenance

Presenter: JB Toorish, Southeast Regional Technical Manager

Overview on Palm Tree Pest and Nutrient Management

EAB: Lessons Learned since 2002

Presenter: Emmett Muennink & Joe Aiken

History, ID, Management of Oak Wilt.

Hydretain in Hawaii

Presenter: Carin Prechtl, Hawaiian Islands Sales Manager

We will discuss the use and benefits of our products Hydretain and SeaXtra in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Tree Pests

Presenter: Carin Prechtl, Hawaiian Islands Sales Manager

We will discuss the top pests seen in the Hawaii market and ways to treat them.

Preparing for Drought: How to Protect Turf & Landscapes

Presenter: James J. Spindler, Director of Agronomy Ecologel Solutions, LLC

This webinar is designed to discuss cultural practices and products to help you get ahead of drought and minimize its impacts on your business.

Use Plant Growth Regulators to Grow Your Business

Presenter: Korey Lofy, High Plains Regional Technical Manager

This webinar goes over the science and uses for modern plant growth regulators.

Arborjet Seminar Update

Presenter: Dawn Fluharty, Northwest Regional Technical Manager

This is a training course on plant health from roots to shoots and all the factors that contribute to pest and disease issues. This course will focus on identification of pests and diseases with treatment options following the integrated pest management process with an invasive pest update.

Intro to IPM defined by DPR.
Review canopy/Bark Spray, Soil Injection/Drench, Trunk Injection, Removal plus pros & cons. Review IPM plans for Scale, Aphids, Whitefly, Thrips, Anthracnose, Fireblight, Leps, Cankers, PBB, ISHB.
Label review of Emamectin Benzoate, Acephate, Azadirachtin and Propiconazol.
PPE review and reporting requirements.