NWMF – Northwest Municipal Foresters

You do not have to work for a municipality to attend!  Anyone involved in the tree industry is welcome and each meeting is worth 2 CEUs for attendees who are ISA certified arborists.  Meetings are generally held on the last Thursday of each month from October through April depending on speaker availability.

The meetings are held at the City of Moline’s Municipal Services Facility located at 3635 4th Avenue – Moline, IL – 61265 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, UNLESS otherwise noted.

Registration is between $5 – $12 and covers the cost of dinner. Receipts will be given upon request. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the meal, please let us know. In an effort to help us determine set up as well as improve the process of ordering food, please RSVP. This indicates your intention to stay for food and payment is expected at the door. If you are only interested in the talk and do not intend to participate in the dinner, the registration fee will be waived, provided you state so at the time of RSVP.

Comments and/or suggestions about future talks are always welcome. Additionally, we are always looking for new communities to host the meetings and sponsors to provide food. Please e-mail Terry Bates at the City of Moline at tbates@moline.il.us  if you are interested or have any suggestions.  

Updates by Dr. Fredric Miller

Pest Updates

Upcoming NWMF Meeting Next Thursday!

Meeting: Oak Wilt Management Options
Speaker: Lee Fredricks 
Date: Thursday May 26th
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Riverside Garden Center , 3400  5th ave , Moline 61265
CEUs: 2 available

 Oak Wilt Management Options

  • This will include treatment options per industry Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for both Oak Wilt and Bur Oak Blight.
  • Discussion and hands on demonstration of the seven critical steps for successful macro infusion treatments
  • In depth disclosure of key distinctions of products and dosage rates used in these treatments by specie
  • Best application timing and other critical steps to address in the treatment protocol
  • Steps demonstrated will include:
    • Tree Preparation
    • Injection Process
    • Equipment
    • Distribution and efficacy expectation 
    • Root Graph disruption
    • Timing of retreatment 
    • How and when to perform removals-if warranted
    • Follow up and monitoring procedures for best tree protection
  • Q&A for attendees of unique circumstances that sometimes occur in their treatments

Bio: Lee Fredericks is the Western Great Lakes Territory Manager for Rainbow Ecoscience where he acts as a trusted industry advisor creating fundamental breakthroughs in the green industry pertaining to Plant Health Care by advancing the research, preservation and care of trees and shrubs throughout the Midwest. He is passionate about assisting members of the green industry sharing his business and operational knowledge of plant care. Lee has a B.S. in Business Management and Urban Forestry from University of Wisconsin. Lee is a Certified Arborist and a past Certified Landscape Professional.  Lee has over 20 years of experience in several sectors of the green industry including previously owning a tree care company, managing the 300 acre Grounds Department for a Fortune 500 Corporate Campus, serving as a Branch Manager at The Brickman Group and Business Development Executive for Asplundh and with Rainbow Ecoscience since 2017. Lee also serves on Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Arborist Association, Chairs the Membership Committee of WAA, Member of the WI Urban Forestry Council, Advisory Committee member for Gateway Technical College and serves as a Logistics Site Leader for an industry non for profit, Saluting Branches.

Please RSVP: Terry Bates at tbates@moline.il.us


Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Title: Girdling Roots

Speaker: Scott Carlson

Location: Moline Public Works – 3635 Fourth Ave, Moline ,IL 61265

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Title: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Speaker: Brian Bothast  (OSHA)

Location: Moline Public Works building 3635 4th avenue , Moline 61265

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Date: Thursday May 26, 2022

Title: Oak Wilt Management Options

Speaker: Lee Fredericks

Location: Riverside Garden Center , 3400  5th ave , Moline 61265

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Title: Identifying Common Wood Decay Fungi

Speaker: Chelsi Abbott

Location: Moline Public Works – 3635 Fourth Ave, Moline ,IL 61265

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Please RSVP: Terry Bates at tbates@moline.il.us
2 CEUs available.


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