Register now for the 2016 Annual Meeting
October 3-4, Erickson Alumni Center, Morgantown, WV
Early registration ends September 6
Registration is open on-line. Or download the brochure here and send in your registration form
Please note: All classes approved for ISA credit have also been approved for VNLA CEUs. If you need the VNLA CEU report form, please click here.
There are some great speakers lined up: Both for field day on October 3, as well as for the inside sessions on October 4. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Practical Application of the Z133, Tree Walks, Urban Wood Utilization, Forest Health, Tree Insects and diseases in Morgantown, Tree selection in climate change, History of Oaks and many many more. Mark your calendars to attend this meeting!
We have reserved blocks of rooms in two hotels:
Hampton Inn, 1053 Van Voorhis Rd. Morgantown, WV 26505 (across the street from Alumni Center) - $121 plus tax - call 304-599-1200 and mention MAC-ISA. Deadline - Sept. 2nd.
Euro- Suites 501 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Morgantown, WV 26505, $109 plus tax 304-598-1000 deadline Sept. 2nd.
More information about the meeting can be found after our Sponsors.
A big Thank You to our Event Sponsors (as of August 19, 2016)
USDA Forest Service (Morgantown office)
2016 EXHIBITORS (as of 8/19/2016)
ACRT, Aerial Solutions, All Access Equipment, Altec Inc, American Arborist Supplies, Arborjet, Asplundh, Bandit Industries, Davey Resource Group, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Wolf Tree, ECI, MAC-ISA Books, Mauget, Nelson Tree, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, Teupen, Tracked Lifts, UtilityOneSource
Additional Meeting Information:
Exhibit Show: Save $ on shipping and buy directly from the suppliers. Two day show at the same location, indoors and out.
MAC-ISA Welcome Reception – Monday, October 3rd, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Erickson Alumni Center. Mingle with old friends and meet new ones. Light refreshments and cash bar, plus one free drink. There will be a group jam session, bring your acoustic instruments.
Silent Auction – One auction will be held this year starting on Monday and ending Tuesday early afternoon. Sales revenue from silent auction items is used to fund scholarships to our Annual Meeting for college students. There will also be some items to support the BAMF. Please donate new, quality items for the auction and e-mail the office at
to tell us what you will be donating. Plan on bidding on the great items we will have this year. We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards.
Full and Partial Student Scholarships Available: Visit www.mac-isa.org for an application or call 703-753-0499 for more information. You must be a MAC-ISA member to apply, deadline Sept. 2nd.
TREE Fund Events to Benefit the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund (BAMF)
Golf Tournament at the Lakeview Golf Course– Sunday October 2nd. Registration and lunch at noon - As one of the best all around West Virginia golf courses, the Lakeview Course is rated four stars by Golf Digest and has been rated among the top 100 public courses in America. This par 72 course offers an intricate tree-lined design, featuring large undulating greens, tight fairways and scenic views. Registration and lunch begin at noon. http://www.lakeviewwvgolf.com/. $90. Net proceeds will benefit BAMF.
Please Sponsor the MAC-ISA TREE Fund Golf Tournament! $50 Hole Sponsorship $250 Lunch Sponsorship, Prize Donations. Click here for a form. Golf lunch sponsored by Pogo Tree Experts.
Ride (Motorcycle) for Research– Sunday, October 2nd, begins at 11am at the hotel. The ride will be about a 100 miles with a stop half way for lunch (not covered by fee). The ride will leave Morgantown and go into PA past General Braddock's Grave and Fort Necessity then travel into MD past Deep Creek Lake and then travel back to WV where you will pick up route 50, one of the best motorcyle roads in the state and head back to Morgantown. There is a $50 fee and all proceeds will benefit the BAMF.
NEW THIS YEAR: Adventure WV Zipline Canopy Tour - The tour is comprised of 4 ziplines, an aerial bridge, and aerial ladder and a rappel station to exit the course. Throughout the canopy tour experience, participants will learn about the WVU University Research Forest, Forest Management and Wildlife. $50 per person, eight people per group, very limited space. 1:30 pm. Net proceeds will benefit BAMF.