Morris Arboretum

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Tree Canopy Conference

Friday, October 19
8:30am – 5:30pm

Stokes Hall Auditorium at Haverford College

Payment and registration required.

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Join your colleagues as we take a deeper look into the changing nature of the urban forest and discover some new options for successful canopy care. Our regional tree canopy grows and is supported by our knowledge, practice, and culture, as well as the impulse of nature itself. This conference explores how well some common tree care practices match up with the science. There are lessons on how to become more effective advocates as well as practitioners. Featured speakers include:

  • Richard Hauer, Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Wisconsin, will consider the importance of protecting trees during construction projects. He will discuss a group of trees that have been monitored for 40 years by assessing tree condition and survival following construction activities versus a group of control trees.
  • Tara L.E. Trammell, Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Delaware, will discuss environmental stressors for small urban forests and potential ways to improve ecosystem service provision.
  • Will Ryan, of the Academy of Natural Sciences, will present a summary of work commissioned by the Friends of the Wissahickon in the creation of an Ecological Landscape Management Plan for the Wissahickon Valley Park.
  • Jessica Sanders, Director of Science and Policy at Casey Trees in Washington, D.C., will focus on Casey Trees’ research, including their long-term tree survival study and thriving citizen science program. Jessica will discuss lessons learned in engagement of the public, the health and longevity of our trees, and education of the next generation.

This conference carries 6.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=2.25, P=1.25, M=3). It will be held at the Stokes Hall Auditorium at Haverford College, Haverford, PA.

Fee: $145 (includes lunch and breaks)
Student Fee: $80 (includes lunch and breaks)

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