Tuesday, January 16

8:00am – Keynote

Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads: Risk and Response – Michelle Covi, Assistant Professor of Practice, Old Dominion University

Coastal Virginia and the Hampton Roads region have the highest rate of sea level rise on the East Coast and face a growing threat to communities due to increased flooding, heavy precipitation events, and shoreline change. This presentation will examine the risk and how local communities are responding.

9:15 Class Choices:

Redefining Right Plant/Right Place: A Gardener’s Ecology – C. Colston Burrell, Principal, Native Landscape Design & Restoration

Right Plant/Right Place is the gardener’s axiom. We all know these words by heart, but do we really put them to work for us when we design gardens and specify plants. Traditionally, we think of matching soil, water and light, and making sure the plant is the appropriate size for the space. But what about the larger ecological context in which we garden? When we plant a floodplain species in an upland, is it really right plant/right place? Using nature as a model, we explore the adaptations that allow plants to cope with the breadth of conditions Mother Nature can dish out. With nature in mind we combine site appropriate plants to fashion beautiful gardens.

Certified Urban Forestry & Local Wood Marketplace – Damon Barron, TreeCycle America

A collaborative network of certified architects, designers, developers, municipalities, arborists, sawmills, woodworkers, and makers embracing the common goal of using urban trees to their fullest potential.

Basic Financials 101 – Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions

Too many business managers and owners rely on a bookkeeper or their accountant to track the financial data. If we were to give a quiz to these same people, we would likely find them lacking in basic financial knowledge. In this informative session, participants will obtain a well-rounded understanding of how they can use the information to help them in better managing their business.

Drones in Turfgrass Management – David McCall, Plant Pathologist, Research Associate, Virginia Tech University

Insights from the latest research utilizing drones to evaluate and manage turf.

10:30 Class Choices:

Sustainability & Resilience Planning in the Urban Landscape – Chad Peevy, Manager of Landscape Services, Old Dominion University

Chad Peevy will overview concepts regarding current maintenance issues involved in sustainable landscapes, as well as the resilience of long term planning and design. Contextualized within the urban environment, this discussion will focus upon design considerations which directly contribute to how landscapes can become solutions for preserving societal investments.

Tree Pest & Disease Update – Jason Heizer, Local Manager, Bartlett Tree Service

Provides an update on tree pests and diseases, as well as current management techniques.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Key Changes & Implementations – Micah Raub, Program Coordinator, VDACS Office of Pesticide Services

In the fall of 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency published revisions to 40 CFR Part 170, which is known as the agricultural Worker Protection Standard. This presentation will review key revisions to the regulation and cover implementations which become effective in 2018.

Spring Establishment of Tall Fescue – Adam Nichols, Agricultural Specialist, VT HRAREC

Discussion on the troubles associated with trying to establish tall fescue in the spring with an overview of programs that allow spring establishments to be successful.

11:30am – 12:45pm LUNCH & LEARN:

Black Ink: Cashflow Management Secrets Your Accountant Never Shared – Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions

Sure, most all businesses get a financial sheet that is updated each month, but is it being utilized to its fullest? Do they create a cash flower chart? And have they established a set of goals, both long and short term? Seminar attendees will discuss examples of these, and create a plan for the future of their business.

1:00pm Class Choices:

Community-Based Approaches to Measuring & Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effect – Giles Harnsberger, Executive Director, Groundwork RVA; Jeremy Hoffman, PhD, Climate & Earth Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia and Groundwork RVA are working with partners in the public and nonprofit sectors to collect new data on the urban heat island effect in Richmond, VA. This partnership, which includes the City of Richmond Office of Sustainability, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Richmond, allows Groundwork RVA’s Green Team youth leaders to collect data from their own communities and innovate evidence-based mitigating strategies based on strategic use of planted materials. This presentation illustrates that through strategic partnership, communities can build resilience by engaging community partners and youth in mitigating the urban heat island effect.

ANSI Pruning Standard Update – Peter Deahl, The Pruning School

The ANSI A300 (Part 1) Pruning Standard received a major revision in 2017, removing specific language related to the 25% Rule, excluding pruning types and adopting a more objective-based “pruning systems” approach. This presentation explores the revisions in the Standard and discusses how these changes should inform pruning practices for the arborist.

H-2B and the Landscape Industry – Hugo Valverde, Valverde & Rowell, PC

Seasonal workers qualified for employment by the H-2B Visa Program are a mainstay in the landscape industry. Learn what responsibilities lie with the business owner when it comes to determining eligibility, petitioning for worker visas, and paying expenses.

Weed Control Research – What We Learned in 2017 – Dr. Jeffrey Derr, Professor of Weed Science, VT HRAREC

Explore the most recent findings in weed control research conducted by Virginia Tech’s weed scientists.

1:00 – 3:30pm: WORKSHOP

PLANT ID – Luke Puglia, Landscape Director, JW Townsend Landscapes Inc.

This class will explore the most common landscape plants in Virginia and discuss deciduous trees and shrubs, evergreen trees and shrubs, and vines. Recommended for those seeking Virginia Certified Horticulturist.

2:15pm Class Choices:

Finishing Touches: The Power of Details in Garden Design – C. Colston Burrell, Principal, Native Landscape Design & Restoration

Ever wonder why some gardens make your heart sing? Chances are you are responding to details. All gardens have well defined spaces and good planting – great gardens stand out because of details. From paving patterns to stonework, fencing, containers, and sculpture, the details in both functional and artistic elements make a garden personal and magical. This lecture celebrates spaces of various sizes that combine form, color and texture in hardscape and plants to fashion memorable places.

Building Programs With Impact – Pete Smith, Urban Forestry Program Manager, Arbor Day Foundation (Part 1)

The Arbor Day Foundation is known for its signature recognition programs: Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA. Each program is built around core standards for proper tree planting and care that communities and campuses must meet annually to retain recognition. Tree Campus USA recognizes 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and Tree City USA recognition is awarded to incorporated municipalities. This presentation will cover the benefits of becoming a recognized community or campus and how you – as an educator, arborist, or student, can play a role in the process.

Numbers Gibberish and the Profit Secrets They Hide – Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions

As the saying goes, “the job is much easier when you have the right tools”. So, what are the right tools for the management of a successful business? Tom Shay has created a website that is full of free tools that will show attendees how the numbers on their financial statement contain the most important tools for any small business. Finding and using the right tools means finding more profits.

Organic Turf Management – Mikel Conway, Virginia Zoo

There are various reasons for choosing organic methods for turf management – customer preference, proximity to ecologically-sensitive land or waterways, long-term plans for soil restoration, or concerns about sustainability, to name just a few. This session focuses on organic management methods that can be implemented in a variety of scenarios.

3:30pm Class Choices:

Reconciling Ornamental Plant Choices for the Ornamental Landscape – Dr. Robert E. Lyons, University of Delaware

This talk focuses on the diverse and vast array of plant material choices at the disposal of skilled plantsmen, professional designers and novice gardeners, alike. Woven throughout the presentation will be references to the characteristics and importance of many considerations when making appropriate species choices, particularly the mantra “right plant, right place”. The audience will be reminded to consider new introductions carefully and not ignore or devalue historically good performers just because they are not the latest introductions. Both woody and herbaceous plants will be addressed, with emphasis on annuals and perennials.

Building Programs With Impact – Pete Smith, Urban Forestry Program Manager, Arbor Day Foundation (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this session, you’ll learn how to expand your Tree City USA program and receive additional honors through the Growth Award program. The Foundation is a leader in many ways in expanding the reach of urban and community forestry across the country. Find out what other programs are in place and the “impact filters” the Arbor Day Foundation uses to add or expand their programs.

What Your Accountant Is Not Telling You – Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions

You may get all the proper forms and taxes completed on time. You probably have never had your business audited regarding any of the forms or tax returns you have submitted. Yet, there are many things that you should know about the accounting aspect of your business. Your accountant may know most of them, but to make sure, both of you have to be “on the same page”. This session will share key aspects of financial management that you should be aware of.

Nutrient Management for Turfgrass – Dave Lawson, Branch Manager, Landscape Supply of Virginia

Among the many practices that determine the quality and resiliency of turf, fertilization tops the list. With recent emphasis being on reducing excess applications and runoff that pollutes waterways, how do you balance keeping the grass green and lush with keeping the water blue and clean? This presentation will focus on correctly calculating inputs, optimizing nutrient uptake and availability, and application techniques that keep the nutrients where you want them.



Wednesday, January 17

8am Class Choices:

Life in the Rhizosphere: A New Perspective on Soil Health – Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist & Educator, Tree Literacy LLC

As above, so below. Experienced arborists are often familiar with many organisms that interact with tree shoot systems but may be hard-pressed to describe those that interact with tree root systems other than pathogens and mycorrhizae. Trees recognize the importance of diverse and dynamic communities of organisms in their rhizosphere and invest a substantial amount of photosynthates to initiate and fuel microbial activity. This presentation will explore the dynamic ecosystem of the rhizosphere, the sphere of soil within a couple millimeters around tree roots.

 Garden Flair – Bryan Ramsey, President/CEO, Bryan Ramsey Design

Bryan will share a learned eye for adding drama and flair to one’s garden desires. In an era of instant access to information, it’s time to correct the design horrors! Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it should be done!

Abiotic Stress – David Orcutt, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

This extended session provides an in-depth look at the impacts of chemical and physical stresses on plants. Chemical stress investigates how air pollution, nutrients, salinity, and pesticides can damage or stunt plant growth, while physical stressors include water, temperature, light, and mechanical forces and how they play a role in successful plantings.

Botany I – Andrea Davis, VCE City of Virginia Beach

Learn plant physiology (how plant parts function) with a focus on understanding the link between function and plant health and vigor.

9:15 Class Choices:

Understanding How Trees Withstand Nature’s Assault: A Biomechanical Approach – Gregory Dahle, West Virginia University

Trees must deal with gravity, wind, snow and ice throughout their lifespan. We will explore how growth patterns and wood strength change over time to contend with these environmental loads. We will then discuss current biomechanics research that is utilizing digital image correlation to explore how loads move from the branches into the stem and then into the roots.

BioRetention Basins and Rain Gardens: A Lesson Learned – Peggy Singlemann, Director of Park Operations & Horticulture, Maymont Foundation

The tests were completed, the design approved, the basin was dug, but the water pooled! Instead of percolating on down, the ducks swam around and the “new lake” made the 6 o’ clock news! So – what went wrong and when did it happen? Was it repaired or are the ducks still quacking?

Botany II/Plant Propagation – Andrea Davis, VCE City of Virginia Beach

Plant anatomy and physiology play an important role in propagating plants. Learn the anatomical structures most relevant to propagation and how these structures function to promote vegetative reproduction. Botany Basics (8am) recommended as a precursor to this session.

WORKSHOP: Landscape Industry Safety Training – Virginia Department of Labor

On-the-job injuries and fatalities are on the rise in Virginia and workers in the landscape industry face a variety of occupational health and safety concerns. This 2-hour session presents the risks and associated safety procedures so that workers, managers, and business owners can take steps to ensure safety in the workplace and on job sites.

10:30am Class Choices:

Managing Trees During Construction: Conservation vs. Retaining – Kelby Fite, V.P. & Director of Research, Bartlett Tree Research Lab

Population growth and development have applied pressure to the urban forest. Oftentimes, trees are retained on sites as opposed to truly being conserved. This talk will focus on preservation techniques outlined in the ISA BMP to ensure the long-term success of a tree conservation plan.

Pervious Concrete – Phil Kresge, Vice President, Local Paving, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Explores applications of pervious concrete in the landscape as an effective component of stormwater management.

Soils & Fertilizers – Megan Tierney, VCE York County/City of Poquoson

This class teaches the foundation of soil science to help you discover the world beneath your feet. Soils are the foundation on which we stand & the foothold for plant roots. Learn three soil textures & the difference between soil and media. Fertilizers are explained with attention to the specific nutrients needed by plants.

11:30am – 12:45pm Lunch & Learn

Making the Case for Sustainable Landscape Solutions – Barbara Deutsch, Chief Executive Officer, Landscape Architecture Foundation

Understanding the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers. The Landscape Architecture Foundation will present an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Learn how the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, Fast Facts, and more can be used to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of projects and how you can be part of this growing online resource.

1:00pm Class Choices:

Ambrosia Beetles/Crape Myrtle Bark Scale – Dr. Peter Schultz, Professor of Entomology, VT HRAREC

Dr. Schultz will give an updated status report on research surrounding ambrosia beetle and crape myrtle bark scale.

Designing the Smart City – Rachel Stark, Principal Planner & Urban Designer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department

Emerging technologies, as well as new applications for existing technologies, provide an ever-expanding array of tools that designers can utilize to better inform plans for managed areas. This lecture will focus on those tools that the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, is implementing in the development of a smart city.

Improving Your IPM Toolbox for Japanese Beetle Control – Stanton Gill, Extension Specialist in IPM & Entomology, University of Maryland

Using low risk and new classes of systemic insecticides for major insect pests in the nursery and landscape, University of Maryland and University of Delaware conducted two years of field trials to evaluate new materials that fit in an IPM approach to beetle control. This lecture discusses the results of the trials.

Bug Basics – Sherry Kern, ISA Certified Arborist

This introduction to practical entomology provides an overview of insect mouthparts and the resulting damage on landscape plants. Learn to distinguish telltale signs of insect damage and identify the possible culprits.

2:15pm Class Choices:

Sustainable Management of Utility Rights-of-Way – Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist & Educator, Tree Literacy, LLC

The public, as well as many arborists, consider the singular purpose of utility arboriculture to be pruning and removing incompatible vegetation in utility rights-of-way. Few are aware that the Integrated Vegetation Management ANSI Standards also encourage the creation, promotion, and conservation of sustainable plant communities compatible with the intended use of rights-of-way. The diverse environments traversed by utility rights-of-way are matched only by the diverse expectations of external stakeholders, especially property owners. In forests, vegetation management in utility rights-of-way results in an extensive edge environment (two structurally different communities meet and integrate). These edge environments are more than resultant vegetation pushed back to an earlier successional stage. Edge environments, especially with abrupt boundaries (common to utility rights-of-way), face unique environmental factors with respect to moisture, temperature, wind flow and solar radiation, contributing to increased biodiversity (“edge effect”), greater than that found in adjoining plant communities. Over two years of time-elapsed images of a distribution right-of-way will be used to illustrate the importance of site evaluation, within the context of ecological principles of edge environments, as part of an overall integrated vegetation management strategy.

Digital Graphics Rendering – Kim Edwards, Landscape Architect, Studio G2; Cristina Fletcher, Landscape Designer, Visionscapes Land Design; and Trista Imrich, Principal, Wild Works of Whimsy

Numerous graphic design software packages are available to landscape designers and architects. Before you invest, hear how three industry professionals utilize these tools, why they like them, and what factors they considered when choosing a digital toolbox.

Differentiating Disease from Other Damage – David Clement, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Maryland

Visual evidence of disease damage often mimics damage from weather or insects, and vice-versa. This presentation discusses how to differentiate between the different causes of damage.

Pruning Primer – Jim Orband, Retired Senior Extension Agent

This is an excellent time of year to prune ornamental trees and shrubs – both deciduous and evergreen. Learn how, when, where and what to prune with your landscape plants. Using proper pruning techniques and terminologies will be taught and demonstrated.

3:30pm Class Choices:

Climate Change & Trees – Stephen Nash, author, Virginia Climate Fever

This session looks at what climate science can tell us about Virginia’s local and regional climate future: heat, precipitation, sea level rise and impacts on natural systems.

D3 – Designing for Drainage and Deer – Jim Orband, Retired Senior Extension Agent, and Tony Orband, Landscape Designer, Williams Landscape & Design, Inc.

Torrential rains expose weaknesses in home drainage patterns and the designer’s challenge is to mitigate with low impact, low maintenance, and low-cost solutions. But during the dry spells, plentiful deer families feast on the fresh growth from those rains. In planning the garden, the designer has to learn and practice the techniques needed to minimize damage from deer and drainage. Join this father/son team as they share their expertise gathered over a combined 70 years in the green industry.

Dealing with Major Armored & Soft Scale in the Nursery and Landscape – Stanton Gill, Extension Specialist in IPM & Entomology, University of Maryland

This presentation explains the results of three years of field trials to evaluate new low-risk pesticides for armored and soft scales.

Turf Types & Establishments – Adam Nichols, Agricultural Specialist, VT HRAREC

This is a beginner session for landscapers that covers the basic species of lawn grasses, how they differ in growth and habit, and which ones may be better suited to a specific landscape environment. Selecting the best turf, then getting the grass to grow (establishment) are the key lessons of this hour.


Thursday, January 18

(Additional class choices for Tree Technology Thursday listed separately)

8:00am Class Choices:

Emerald Ash Borer in Virginia – Lori Chamberlin, Forest Health Manager, Virginia Department of Forestry

The emerald ash borer is rapidly becoming one of the most destructive forest insects to invade our country. Learn the status of this invasive insect, how to identify the signs of an infestation, and different treatment methods available for ash trees.

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Program – Beth Ginter, Coordinator, CBLP Program

An overview of Level 1 and Level 2 certification programs, with results from the pilot program and an update on Level 2 program revisions.

When Invasives Attack: Introduced Landscape Diseases – David Clement, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Maryland

Many of the diseases making headlines have been introduced to the Mid-Atlantic as hitchhikers on plant materials. This presentation discusses emerging threats including rose rosette, boxwood blight, oak wilt, thousand cankers and sudden oak death.

9:15am Class Choices:

Drones in Forestry – Ben Deyke, Drone Pilot, Go Unmanned

Drone technology offers a range of tools and applications for forestry management, including mapping and scouting large tracts of forested land, determining overall plant health, and pinpointing areas of increased fire risk and hot spots.

Using Hardy Ferns in the Landscape – Jim Orband, Retired Senior Extension Agent

A very comprehensive discussion of ferns that are hardy to the climate of the Tidewater area. Slides will be used to illustrate landscape applications, identification, and seasonal interest of ferns in the landscape, as well as resources to learn more about ferns.

Using IPM & Biological Controls with Major Pests of Herbaceous Perennial Plants – Stanton Gill, Extension Specialist in IPM & Entomology, University of Maryland

Learn about the major pests of herbaceous perennials, find the weak point in these pests, and explore control methods using low-risk pesticides and biologicals.

10:00am Workshop:

Designing Ecological Plant Communities (5-hour workshop) – Claudia West, MLA, Co-Founder, Phyto Studios, LLC

Functional and ecological plantings, such as rain gardens and meadows, are gaining in popularity but also face severe challenges. They often fail to wow the public, offer a low level of ecological functions, and simply don’t survive in low budget maintenance environments. Examples of failed projects are plentiful and hurt the image of the native plant movement. We won’t solve these issues if we continue to compare planting design to painting on canvas and perceive plants as individual objects in space. It is time for a new approach — a plant community-based method which has evolved in the world of ecological science. Join us as we translate ecological principles of wild plant communities into planting design tools that will help you create better planting. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the science behind stable and lasting plant combination. You will learn the skill of creating plant communities in four hands-on design exercises and practice this technique in a hypothetical planting project at the end of the workshop. (Advanced workshop, prior experience in planting design required.)

10:30am Class Choices:

Phytoremediation: Processes & Practices – Laurie Fox, Horticultural Agent, VT HRAREC

Phytoremediation, using plants to clean up the environment. Something that is critical now more than ever. We’ll look at processes, practices, and the plants that make it all happen.

How Disease Spreads – T. Mike Likins, Director and County Agent, Chesterfield County

Explores the role of wind, water, soil, plants, and people in the transmission of several disease pathogens and the steps that can be taken by landscape crews and clients to minimize the spread.

11:30 – 12:45 Lunch & Learn:

Retirement Planning for the Small Business Owner – Jewell Willis, Federal Employee Benefit Advisors, LLC

Business owners invest time in planning for the long-term financial health of the company. This presentation focuses on the long-term financial health of the business owner, providing insight into key aspects of financial planning that may mean the difference between being able to retire successfully or continuing to work beyond individual expectations.

1:00pm Class Choices:

Street Tree Selection – Susan French, City Arborist, City of Virginia Beach

Choosing the right tree species and optimizing site conditions are key to the long-term success of street tree plantings. Explore what qualities make a tree a good candidate for street planting and what can be done to maximize their longevity.

Combatting Invasive Plants & Noxious Weeds – Tina MacIntyre, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Coordinator, VDACS

Learn to identify the most pervasive invasive plants and weeds and explore how the noxious weed laws should inform land management choices. Currently recommended control methods – mechanical, cultural, and/or chemical – will be discussed.

2:15pm Class Choices:

Communicating with Your Contractor – Kim Edwards, Landscape Architect, Studio G2, and Rusty Pulley, Bay & Beach Landscape

Landscape designers and architects know what they intend when a site plan is complete, but miscommunications may occur when those plans are handed over to the landscape contractor. Material specifications and plant selections must comply with client expectations. This discussion explores how conflicts can be minimized from the perspective of both the designer and the contractor.

Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs: When, Why & How Much – Dave Lawson, Branch Manager, Landscape Supply of VA

Learn the ins and outs of tree & shrub nutrient care, how to determine which nitrogen source is best, and correct timing of applications.

3:30pm – Capstone

Decision Making Factors – An Economic Outlook for Virginia Businesses – Brian Kroll, Senior Economist, Research, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

“Markets Are Up!”, “Home Sales Soar!” – The financial pages of the newspaper offer headlines and economic news, but how do businesses put that news in context for their own planning purposes? Learn about major economic indicators and how they can influence your business decisions. This in-depth presentation explores those indicators, looks at where Virginia’s regions currently stand, and where growth is forecast. By understanding the economic factors at play, business owners are poised to make sound decisions for the future.


Tree Technology Thursday

9:15 am

Drones in Forestry – Ben Deyke, Drone Pilot, Go Unmanned

Drone technology offers a range of tools and applications for forestry management, including mapping and scouting large tracts of forested land, determining overall plant health, and pinpointing areas of increased fire risk and hot spots.


An Overview of the New Arboriculture Industry’s Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Program – Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist and Educator, Tree Literacy, LLC

The International Society of Arboriculture recently launched a program that uses a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk so tree owners can make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. This presentation will explain the program and briefly explore components that go into the process for assessing tree risk (tree biology and mechanics, tree inspection and assessment, data analysis and risk categorization, and risk reporting).


Sonic Tomography – Alex Satel, Urban Forestry & Arboriculture Consultant, Urban Forest Innovations, Inc

Sonic tomography is a minimally-invasive and advanced tree assessment method that measures the velocity of acoustic waves as they travel through the tree. Unlike traditional and invasive methods, tomography provides the arborist with a complete picture of the tree’s internal condition, resulting in more informed and accurate tree risk assessments.


Resistograph – Jason Heizer, Local Manager, Bartlett Tree Service

The Resistograph uses electronically controlled resistance measurements to determine the extent of decay present in a tree and provides information about the interior condition of the tree.


Tree Pulling Tests – Elasto-Inclino or Static Integrated Method – Philip van Wassenaer, Principal Consulting Arborist, Urban Forest Innovations, Inc

This advanced tree assessment method uses high-precision inclinometers and elastomers to measure a tree’s reactions as a static load is applied. The resultant data are computer-modeled to predict the tree’s behavior under extreme wind conditions. This method allows the arborist to make informed tree risk assessments and mitigation decisions.

3:00 – 5:00pm – Outdoor Demonstrations


Drone Demo


Resistograph Demo


Sonic Tomography & Pull Test Demos