JUNE 10-12, 2003


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It’s that time again! The Southwide Forest Disease Workshop for 2003 is scheduled for June 10-13, in Asheville, NC We’re working on what promises to be a very informative and enjoyable workshop that will include research abstracts, a session on Sudden Oak Death, a graduate student competition, slide contest and paper awards.

The following pages provide the basic information for the meeting.  If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Steve Oak at (828) 257- 4322, or e-mail  Steve Oak

Download Registration Documents in PDF form or as a Microsoft Word  file.

Check out the area: 

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel registrations are on your own.  We have been given special group rates of $89.00** per night for single or double occupancy at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.  Be sure to identify yourself with the 2003 Southwide Forest Disease Workshop.   DEADLINE IS MAY 10, 2003

**Please note earlier versions of this web site, the mailing and the downloadable files had incorrectly listed the rate as $85.00 per night.**

They can be reached at:  

One Thomas Wolfe Plaza
Asheville, NC USA 28801
Phone: 828.252.8211
Fax: 828.252.8211 
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Tentative Schedule of Events

TUESDAY, JUNE 10 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Registration
  1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Welcome & Opening remarks
  1:15 PM - 2:45 PM  Paper Session I
  2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Cookie and Pop Break
  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panel - Sudden Oak Death*
  5:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Dinner on your own
  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Student Paper Competition
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Paper Session II
  10:00 AM -10:15 AM Coffee & Donut Break
  10:15 AM -12:00 Noon Paper Session III
  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Field Trip**
  6:00 PM -8:00 PM Awards Banquet
THURSDAY, JUNE 12 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Business Meeting
  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Paper Session IV
  9:45 AM - 10:00 AM  Coffee & Donut Break
  10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Paper Session V

*Sudden Oak Death - A great panel of speakers has been invited to discuss this disease and its potential threat to the forests of the Eastern United States.  They include:

Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley.  SOD in California: The pathogen and epidemiology
Ellen Goheen, USFS PNW Region. SOD in Oregon: The pathogen and epidemiology
Mike Benson, NCSU. Woody ornamental nurseries as a pathway for SOD to the east.
Bill Smith, USFS, FHM.  SOD: A national risk map.

**Field Trip:

May include visits to Resistance Screening Center, the Bent Creek Demonstration Forest and stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest.




Professional = $80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Late (after  May 1, 2003) = $105
Student = $65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Late (after May 1, 2003) = $90

Registration fee covers meeting expenses including awards, field trip, breaks, field trip lunch and banquet. 

Extra Banquet Tickets are $35
Extra Field Trip Tickets are $20

Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Organization/Institution: ____________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________________________

Telephone:___________________________________ FAX: _______________________________

  1. I will not be presenting a paper.______ I will be presenting a paper ______  Total time 15 minutes.
  2. I am a student._______ My presentation will be in the student paper contest.



Mr. Bill Jones
USDA Forest Service
PO Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802


Make checks payable to:  Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

For those who need a Tax ID Number: 75-3111547.


Each participating agency or institution (e.g., University Department, Company, State Agency, USDA, Forest Service Unit) is invited to submit a brief summary of its projects, progress, personnel, etc. This summary should not be elaborate, but should provide participants with an overview of what is happening and who is doing it in each particular organization.  Project Reviews should not exceed two sides (front/back) of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper (minimum 1" margins for collating purposes).

Submit 100 clean copies of your review not later than May 15, 2003 to:

Mr. Bill Jones
USDA Forest Service
PO Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802

Please use the following heading and format:


Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Asheville, North Carolina

June 10-13, 2003




Project Title

Project Staff




Individual Papers:

Participants are invited to make 15-minute (total time) paper presentations and additional presentations will be accommodated on a time-available basis.

Student Research Papers Award:

Students (current, and those completing their studies during calendar year 2002) are encouraged to present papers on their student research.  Presentations should be limited to 10 minutes so as to allow five minutes for discussion. Student papers will be judged by not less than three practicing professionals with a plaque and $100 cash award given to the author of the best paper.

Abstracts of presentations (both professional and student) are requested for collating in the workshop proceedings and should be limited to one side of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper with 1" margins.

Submit abstracts (100 clean copies) no later than May 15, 2003 to:

Mr. Bill Jones
USDA Forest Service
PO Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802

Please use the following heading and format: 1







Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Asheville, North Carolina

June 10-13, 2003


1 Student Papers for Competition should be so noted.


Outstanding Forest Pathology Paper Awards:

As in the past, two awards for outstanding forest pathology papers will be awarded; one for RESEARCH and one for EXTENSION. Authors should provide a list of their published works (since the last paper awards; i.e., material published January 2002 through June 2003), together with six reprints (or photocopies; reprints preferred) of each, labeled for category of entry* (Research or Extension). An ad hoc committee will review submitted papers, and select five papers in each category for consideration by the SWFDW membership. Papers to be considered must be received no later than May 1, 2003. Mail papers to:

Dr. Scott Enebak
Auburn University
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
108 M. White Smith Hall
Auburn AL 36849


Forest Pathology Slide Contest:

A $20 cash prize will be offered for first place in each of 5 categories.  The categories are 1) Symptoms, 2) Signs, 3) Comedy (submit a caption with your slide unless it speaks for itself), 4) Pathologist at work and 5) Slide Series (maximum of 5 slides per series).  You may enter any or all categories but limit your submissions to 2 entries per category so that we might encourage competition.  Bring your slides with you and we will put together an ad hoc judging panel.  Participation is crucial to a good contest.


Southern Forest Pathologist’s Achievement Award:

This award is conferred on individual’s who, over a sustained period of time or through particularly noteworthy accomplishments), have made an outstanding contribution to forest pathology in the southern United States. Nominations are requested from the SWFDW membership and must be accompanied by 1) a letter of support detailing the contributions of the nominee, and 2) a list of at least ten supporting signatures from the SWFDW Membership. Individuals will be selected for this prestigious award by unanimous agreement of the Achievement Award Committee. It remains the prerogative of the Achievement Award Committee to make no award or more than one award in any given year. The Achievement Award Committee consists of all living past award recipients and one member of the SWFDW Steering Committee E. B. Cowling, D. H. Powers, G. Snow, W. J. Stambaugh, E. G. Kuhlman, C. E. Cordell, W. Kelley, R. A Schmidt and T. Miller.

Nominations and supporting documentation should be forwarded no later than May 1, 2003 to:

Dr. Ted Leininger
USDA - Forest Service
Center for Bottomland Hardwood Research
Stoneville Hardwoods Laboratory
PO Box 227
Stoneville, MS 38776

Steering Committee Members:

Steve Oak -  USDA Forest Service, Asheville, NC 28802
Scott Enebak -  Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
Don Rodgers - North Carolina Division of Forestry,
Scott Cameron -  International Paper, Savannah, GA 31402
Ted Leininger - USDA Forest Service, Stoneville, MS 38776


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