2003 Seminar

TREE AND TURF SEMINAR: Empire Tree and Turf, the Augusta Housing Authority and Augusta Trees and Landscape will sponsor the 2003 CSRA Tree, Ornamental and Turf Seminar at 9 a.m. at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will continue Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Westover Cemetery, the corner of Wheeler and Berckmans roads. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call 854-0926.

Coverage by The Augusta Chronicle – Jan 14, 2003



Co-Hosted: Empire Tree & Turf, City of Augusta,
& Augusta Housing Authority

Speakers & Instructors

JAN 14th

Inside Curriculum

Bruce R. Fraedrich, Ph. D. 9:00 to 10:45am

Dr. Fraedrich has a biology degree from Newberry College,
a Masters in Forestry from Duke and Doctorate in Plant Pathology from Clemson.Having
worked for them since finishing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Fraedrich is currently
the Vice President of Research at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories.

Dr. Fraedrich will cover the research showing that
pruning young trees is one of the best cost/benefit procedures that can be performed on
trees.His presentation will take us on to mature trees and the space management
procedures that can be carried out, as well as, dealing with the root/space

Robert B. McCartney 11:00 am to

Mr. McCartney has a B. S. in Wildlife Management from
Utah State University and Masters from Louisiana State University. Mr. McCartney is a
native of Virginia and was involved with horticulture program at Colonial Williamsburg.
He came to Aiken, SC in 1980 as co-owner of Woodlanders, Inc.Woodlanders has since
become internationally known as a mail-order source for native, rare and newly
introduced plants.He has written and lectured extensively on horticultural and plant
conservation topics.

Mr. McCartney has always felt the need to develop and
introduce new plants for the lower south. He has traveled extensively in Argentina
searching for new material and planting many of the new plants in the City of Aiken
creating a city-wide arboretum.He will discuss development of the city-wide arboretum
and the trials and tribulations of introducing new plant.

SO-03-001-A(Certified Arborist)2.50 ceu

SO-03-001-T(Tree Worker) 2.50 ceu


Brian Noyes

Mark Chisholm









Outside Curriculum

Mark Chisholm 12:30 to 4:30

Mr. Chisholm is a practicing arborist that has taken over
the reins of the family arboricultural business. He has won 1st place in the New Jersey
tree climbing competition 11 consecutive times plus being crowned the World Champion
twice by the International Society of Arboriculture.

Mr. Chisholm will show new climbing and tree removal
tools.He will show, in an actual climbing demonstration, different climbing techniques
used to perform pruning and rigging for tree removals. This event will include hands on
participation with particiapants, please bring your own gear.

SO-03-003-A(Certified Arborist)4.00 ce
SO-03-003-T(Tree Worker) 4.00 ceu

Inside Curriculum

Roy Simkins 12:30 to 1:30

Mr. Simkins has a B. S. in Geology from Washington and
Lee University.He has 40 years of experience of with land, timber and urban forestry
with his own business Simkins Land Company.He is a certified arborist Chairman of the
Augusta Tree Commission and consultant for numerous golf courses and

Mr. Simkins has had a lifetime penchant for trees and
will share his knowledge of the notable trees of Augusta including their history and
cultural habits.

Ted Stephens 1:30 to 2:30

Mr. Stephens has B. S. and M. S. degrees in Ornamental
Horticulture from Clemson University. He initially taught in the Golf Course and
Landscape Operations at Lake City Community College in Lake City, Florida. In 1973, he
opened Nurseries Caroliniana, Inc., a garden center catering to new, rare and unusual
plants. Later in 1985, he opened the Wholesale Division, growing over 1500 taxa of the
newest and best ornamental for the Southeast.

Mr. Stephens has traveled to Japan in search of new and
unusual plants for the southeast nursery trade. He has just returned from his most
recent trip and will show some of the exciting new plants yet to hit the

Charles Phillips 2:45 to 3:45

Employed for twenty years with the Extension Service, Mr.
Phillips has been the UGA Extension Coordinator and Agent for Columbia County for 16
years.He has a Masters in Integrated Pest Management from Clemson University and
provides educational programs in horticulture and forestry locally for the green

Mr. Phillips will discuss insect problems associated with
trees, ornamentals and turf in the Augusta area and provide chemical and cultural
solutions to these problems.

Sid Mullis 3:45 to 4:45

With a B. S. in Agricultural Economics from Georgia and
M. S. in Public Administration from Brenau, Mr. Mullis represents Richmond County as
the Extension Coordinator and Agent. Being with the Extension Service for 20 years, Mr.
Mullis has a weekly garden column for the Augusta Chronicle, co-hosts a weekly radio
call-in show and writes a bi-monthly article for the Augusta

Mr. Mullis will discuss disease problems and solutions on
trees, ornamentals and turf in the Augusta area. All forms of control will be

SC Pesticide Recertification Credits2.00 ceu class code 6142
SO-03-002-A(Certified Arborist) 4.00 ceu

SO-03-002-T(Tree Worker) 4.00 ceu

GA Pesticide CEU’s available

5 CEU’s Category 24

5 CEU’s Category 27

JAN 15th

Westover Cemetery

Ex-Champion Post Oak

9:00 – 10:00 — Henry Frischknecht – Discussion of
recent history and treatments made that resolved the problem with champion post

SC Pesticide Recertification Credits1 ceu class code 6144

10:00 – 12:00 — Mark Chisholm:

    • brief review of previous day’s work shop;
    • perform crown cleaning to ex-champion post oak to 1/2″ diameter with hands on participation and instruction; and
    • install cables as needed.

12:00 – 12:30 — Lunch

12:30 – 4:30 — Demonstrate removal rigging techniques and remove large pine.

SO-03-005-A(Certified Arborist) 7.00 ceu

SO-03-005-T(Tree Worker)7.00 ceu

In order to aid in raising the standards in our area and arboriculture/horticulture in general, Empire Tree & Turf, the City of Augusta and the Augusta Housing Authority are providing this seminar to all that are interested at no charge to the participants.