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    Rural and urban forests and trees are under greater pressure and weather extremes as compared to 20 years ago. Because of this, the risk of insect and disease has increased causing adaptations to silvicultural and tree management techniques and regimes. This two day conference hopes to provide education on a variety of threats to our forests and trees as well as adaptive management techniques that can be used to maintain the health of our forests and trees in the Western Gulf region. Landowners of all sizes, homeowners, arborist and forestry professionals from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas are invited to attend this informative conference.



     + Conference Agenda
     + CEUs Available

    Society of American Foresters - 10 Category 1 have been requested

    Texas Accredited Forester Program - 10 CEUs

    International Society of Arboriculture - Up to 10 CEUs for Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist

    Texas Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator - 8 Credits (6 General/2 IPM)

    Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry Pesticide Applicator - Up to 8 Credits

    Others May be Applied For.

     + Registration Information

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    There is a $90 registration fee per person to attend the conference. The fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch both days and conference materials. For more information about the conference or to register via email please email 2017 Western Gulf Forest Health Conference.


     + Meeting Location

    Louisiana Tech University – Shreveport Center

    8028 Shreve Park Drive

    Shreveport, LA 71129


    Driving Directions

     + Lodging Information

    There is not a host hotel for the conference but below are some local hotels that are close to the Louisiana Tech University - Shreveport Center.

    Holiday Inn Express

    5420 Interstate Drive

    Shreveport, LA 71109

    Phone: (318) 686-8328


    Hilton Garden Inn

    5971 Financial Plaza

    Shreveport, LA 71129

    Phone: (318) 686-0148


    Courtyard by Marriott

    6001 Financial Plaza

    Shreveport, LA 71129

    Phone: (318) 686-0880


    Homewood Suites by Hilton

    5485 Financial Plaza

    Shreveport, LA 71129

    Phone: (318) 549-2000