October 5-6 conference highlights

Urban Forestry Conference October 5-6 in Knoxville

WORKSHOP/ CONFERENCE $160

FRIDAY CONFERENCE $110
THURSDAY WORKSHOP $40


DEADLINE: SEPT 21
FULL SCHEDULE Paul Ries

• KEYNOTE on the future of urban forestry from Paul Ries of Insightful Nature

TREE BOARD WORKSHOP
  • Types of tree boards and the role of members
  • How to build resources and market the urban forest
  • Ideas for outreach, education, fundraising, and partnerships
  • Have more productive meetings and keep members engaged
TREE SELECTION/POLLINATORS WORKSHOP
  • Urban ecosystems as pollinator habitats
  • Beneficial tree species and management practices for pollinators
ABOVE and BELOW-GROUND INTERACTIONS
  • Tree Biology
  • Urban Soils
  • Trees and Impervious Surface
  • Using Health Data to Influence Planning
BUSINESS TRACK
  • Careers in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
  • Technology "Drones" and Natural Resource Management
  • Knoxville's Proactive Vegetation Management Program
  • Landscaping and Plant Health Care Techniques from Jim Cortese

KEYNOTE SPOTLIGHT

THE FUTURE OF URBAN FORESTRY: Honoring the Past
and Meeting the Values and Needs of Urban Residents
Paul Ries, Insightful Nature • While the term urban forestry is only about a half-century old, the practice of managing trees in cities goes back much farther. What have we learned so far? And where is urban forestry headed in the next half-century? Travel down memory lane and into the future to consider what strategies we should explore to collectively advance our urban forestry efforts in the coming years. FULL SCHEDULE
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Resources

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What Tree Is That

What Tree Is That?

164-page pocket field guide uses a step-by-step approach with color illustrations to identify 250 trees in the eastern U.S. ORDER
EAB

Emerald ash borer

  • 59 counties under quarantine. Map
  • All ash species are at risk of dying.
  • Significant trees can sometimes be saved with annual chemical treatments, if diagnosed early.
  • Dont Move Firewood
  • Slow the spread: Stop moving firewood.
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Trees of Tennessee

Price includes $15 Gatlinburg donation

  • 128-page hardcover book
  • Over 150 images including 68 significant state trees
  • Facts about notable species, landmark and historic trees MORE