After the Storm:
A Symposium co-hosted by PNW-ISA
and UW Botanic Gardens

Wednesday, December 5, 2018After the Storm
Reception to follow: 4:00-6:00pm
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture – NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105


After the Storm, a symposium co-hosted by PNW-ISA and University of Washington Botanic Gardens, featured six case studies presented by experienced arborists and allied professionals who work with trees and storms. Case studies of best practices and lessons learned related to storm preparation, management, and post-storm prioritization were presented. Presenters represented a variety of perspectives including; municipalities, field arborists, consulting arborists, utilities, and allied professionals. Professional credits available: APLD-6, CPH-6, ecoPRO-6, ISA-6, LA CES-6.25, NALP/WALP-6.25


4:00-6:00 Reception

Final Mentimeter Report

FULL AGENDA – After the Storm


Evan Sussman is the owner and lead arborist of Sonshine Tree Care in Stanwood, WA. Evan is actively involved in the furthering of the arboriculture profession in our Chapter through community engagement, as a professional tree worker instructor, and in the development of apprenticeship programs. Evan is currently serving on the PNW-ISA board as the Liaison to the TREE Fund (Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund).

Larry Maginnis is the Operations Supervisor for the City of Portland’s Urban Forestry Division. His responsibilities include the planning and supervision of all field arborists to ensure the City’s urban forest is maintained and in full compliance of the City codes and ordinances. Prior to his position in Portland, Mr. Maginnis was the Urban Forestry Program Manager for the University of Texas and the City Forester of Missoula, Montana.

After growing up in New Hampshire and attending the University of Vermont School of Forestry, Allen Taylor moved to Washington in search of big trees and tall mountains. His passion for climbing made Arboriculture a natural fit. He has been working in commercial operations arboriculture for his entire career and has recently transitioned to spending part of his time working as a consultant and business manager.

Rob Landucci has more than 10 years of experience overseeing the management of parks and urban forests in Surrey and Port Coquitlam. A Natural Resource Professional with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, his work experience includes tree risk assessments, habitat restoration, forest health management and wildlife research. Rob has a Bachelor of Science (Natural Resource Conservation) from the University of British Columbia, is an ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. He is on the Urban Forestry Committee with the Association of BC Forest Professionals.

Chris Rippey is a third-generation arborist from Palo Alto, CA. He has pruned, removed or inspected thousands of trees during his 20+ years in the arboriculture industry. He loves to share the knowledge that he has gained from his years of touching trees.

Micki McNaughton is an ISA Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist, and owns Arborea, LLC, an urban forestry consulting business that focuses on helping communities realize the maximum potential from their urban trees through planning and program development. Micki is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ISA (PNW-ISA), the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW). She serves on the Board of Directors of PNW-ISA and PAW.

Registration available through PNW-ISA:


UW Botanic Gardens

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