Jarraff’s All-Terrain Tree Trimmer strikes a patriotic pose.

It’s been a couple weeks since the annual ISA Conference concluded, and by all accounts the annual event was hugely successful. Thousands of tree care pros from around the world converged on Milwaukee, which was evident in the packed educational sessions and large crowds cruising the trade show floor. Speaking of the trade show, attendees got the first look at a variety of awesome new equipment and products making their debut in Milwaukee.

Tree Services Associate Publisher Amie Wright perfects her treeinjection technique with Arborjet’s new QUIK-jet Air.

Stihl Tour des Trees, a 585-mile bike trek across Wisconsin, raised over $500,000 for the TREE Fund, and the annual Tree Fund live auction brought in additional funds to support the organization.

The highly anticipated redesigned trimmer trucks from Terex were unveiled at ISA Milwaukee.

Also at the conference, the ISA presented its 2014 Awards of Distinction. This year’s winners were:

Award of Merit: Dr. Kim Coder

Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education: Dr. Brian Kane and Dr. Cathie Lavis

Climbing demos were held throughout the show.

Honorary Life Membership: Jerri Moorman

L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research: Dr. C.Y. Jim

R.W. Harris Author’s Citation: Michael Dirr

Early-Career Scientist Award: Dr. Alessio Fini

An attendee stops to scope out one of Southco’s trucks.

Award of Achievement: Scott Prophett

M. F. Blair Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture: Bruce Smith

In case you didn’t make it to Milwaukee, here’s a look at what you missed!

Katie Meyers