Northern Rockies Tree School

    October 11, 2018 1:00 PM to October 12, 2018 12:00 PM
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    Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village
    1701 Sheridan Ave.
    Cody, WY 82414

    The 9th Annual

    “Trees Full Circle”

    Pre-Conference - October 10, 2018
    Conference - October 11-12, 2018

    Cody Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village
    Cody, WY

    This Year’s Topics Include:

    • Soils and Tree Nutrition
    • Historic USDA Horticulture Station
    • Emerald Ash Borer Planning
    • Woody Plant Propagation
    • Establishing Trees
    • Working in Trees
    • Northern Rockies Species Diversity
    • Biochar in the Landscape
    • Urban Wood Utilization
    • Developing Local Tree Programs
    • And more…

    Conference Speakers:

    Les Werner, PhD. ……….............Featured Speaker, Professor of Forestry University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

    Scott Skogerboe …………………….……Plant Propagator and Historian Fort Collins, CO

    Micaela Truslove………………….PhD. Student, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO

    Rowdy Yeatts ….….………......……..Co-Owner, High Plains Biochar LLC. Laramie, WY

    Mark Ellison …….………......City Forester, City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Cheyenne, WY

    Nicholas Patterson …….………...…Owner and Arborist, Inner Tree LLC. Sheridan, WY

    And More…

     *Featured Speaker* Les Werner, PhD.:

    Dr. Werner is a Professor of Forestry at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He is a member of the Wisconsin Arborist Association, Urban Forestry Advisory Council, and ISA. His research interests include tree biology, nutrient demand by trees, tree fertilization, and nutrient cycling. He has numerous publications including ISA Best Management Practices: Tree and Shrub Fertilization and Urban Forestry: Planning and Managing Urban Greenspaces.

    Tree School Details:      

    Registration:  Early Bird (Before Sept. 15) $125
                                Standard (After Sept. 15) $150

    Main Event Dates: Thursday, October 11, 8am - 5pm
                                            Friday, October 12, 8am - 12pm

    NRTS Check In:  Thursday morning 7am - 8am      

    Where:  Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village – 1701 Sheridan Ave. Cody, WY 82414    

    Meals Included: Thursday AM break, lunch, and Social Reception and Dinner at the Historic Irma, Friday AM break.

    *OPTIONAL Pre-Conference Workshop Details:

    Date & Time: Wednesday, October 10 from 1:00 – 5:00pm

    Topic: Functional Tree Biology

    Instructor: Les Werner, PhD.

    Register: $75 (in addition to Tree School registration)

    Limit: 75 total participants NO Walk-ins Available

    Check In:  Wednesday 12:30pm

    Where: Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village - 1701 Sheridan Ave. Cody, WY 82414

    Presentation: This hands-on, 4 hour workshop will focus on tree growth. Participants will dissect and stain branches and stems to gain a better understanding of the biology surrounding primary (elongation) and secondary (thickening) growth in trees. Additionally, we will examine how branches are attached to the stems of trees. The content of this workshop is intended to build upon a basic understanding of tree biology.

    ISA Certified Arborist Exams

    Available for: Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Utility Specialist

    Wednesday Oct. 10 8am – 12pm Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village

    Register online at at least 12 business days before the exam date.

    Continuing Education Units

    Available for: ISA, SAF, and WY & MT Pesticide Applicators

    SILENT AUCTION!! *Please consider bringing an item to include*

    All proceeds will be donated to the WY Project Learning Tree and MT Urban and Community Forestry Association. Bid High & Bid Often!

    Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships will be available

    MT – Contact Jamie Kirby – [email protected]

    WY – Contact Mark Hughes – [email protected]

    Host Hotels:

    Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village
    Phone: (307) 587-5555
    Address 1701 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414

    Comfort Inn at Buffalo Bill Village
    Phone: (307) 587-5556
    Address: 1601 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414

    Room blocks have been set aside until Sept. 9th
    Mention Northern Rockies Tree School for the conference rate of $123/night + tax.

    For more information on the Cody area and other lodging options, go to:

    Event Information: Please contact

    Tara Costanzo        (307) 777-3626      [email protected]

    Mark Hughes         (307) 777-5478      [email protected]

    Partnering Organizations


    $125.00 2018 NRTS Registration
    $150.00 after 07:00 pm September 15

    $75.00 *Optional Pre-Conference Workshop (NO Walk-ins)