SMA Liaison David S. Bienemann Wisconsin Liaison

Matt Koepnick

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State Coordinators:
Jeff Roe: DNR Urban Forestry Team Leader: [email protected]
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/urbanforests/

Headline News
The WAA and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development are pleased to announce the Arborist Registered Apprenticeship program. Additional information can be found here: http://www.waa-isa.org/certification/apprenticeship-program/ and here: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/trades/arborist.htm

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Urban Forestry program recently unveiled an interactive map that provides a new way of learning about urban forests in the state. The Wisconsin Community Tree Map plots individual trees according to species, diameter, health condition and other attributes for participating communities statewide.https://pg-cloud.com/Wisconsin/

Coming Events in State

  • April 23-25, 2018, Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), Madison, WI
  • July 19, 2018, WAA Summer Conference, Ashwaubenon, WI
  • November 1, 2018, WAA Fall Conference, West Bend, WI

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Links of Interest
Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/UrbanForests/members.html
Wisconsin Arborist Association: http://www.waa-isa.org/
Wisconsin Urban Wood: http://wisconsinurbanwood.org/
Wisconsin Community Tree Map: https://pg-cloud.com/Wisconsin/

Biography
I earned a B.S. in Urban Forestry from UW-Stevens Point, am an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist, and have been working in the tree care industry for close to 20 years. My work experience includes private, state and municipal positions in Nevada and Wisconsin. In late-2010 I returned to my hometown of Racine, Wisconsin where I hold the position of City Forester. I am also serving my second term as Secretary on the Wisconsin Arborist Association Board of Directors.