Urban Forestry Conference OCTOBER 5–6 UT Conference Center, KnoxvillePRESENTED BY
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
|Deadline: September 21
*Register by May 31 and save $30!
UT Conference Center
600 Henley Street
Knoxville TN 37902
501 W. Church Avenue
Knoxville TN 37902
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Thursday, October 5 Workshops
• Kasey Krouse, City of Knoxville
• Tom Simpson, Division of Forestry
Thursday, October 5 Evening
Friday, October 6 Morning Session
Addressing the Future of Urban Forestry:
Honoring the Past and Meeting the Social Values
and Physiological Needs of Urban Residents • Paul Ries, Insightful Nature
Friday, October 6 Afternoon Session
Above and Below Ground Interactions
Trees and Impervious Surfaces • Andrea Ludwig, UT Institute of Agriculture
Sam Adams is an arborist at Cortese Tree Specialists in Knoxville.
Nick Bridgeman is a utility arborist at the Knoxville Utilities Board.
Bill Bruce is the principal-in-charge of the Knoxville office of CRJA-IBI Group.
Mike Buschermohle is a University of Tennessee professor of biosystems engineering and soil science focusing on precision agriculture technologies.
Curtis Casciano is a certified arborist and owner of Consultree in Knoxville.
Jim Cortese is owner of TIPCO, a plant health care distribution company.
Jennifer Franklin is an associate professor in the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries studying reforestation, and the effects of the environmental stresses on trees.
Brenda Guglielmina is southern regional manager at DeepRoot Green Infrastructure.
Jamie Herold is a plant ecologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
TUFC president Kathrine Killebrew is Clarksville city forester.
Kasey Krouse is Knoxville’s urban forester.
Andrea Ludwig is an associate professor of ecological engineering in the Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Department at the University of Tennessee.
Keynote speaker Paul Ries is the principal consultant for Insightful Nature, a natural resources consulting, communications, and training company, and the director of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University. Paul holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural resources and a doctorate in educational leadership. He has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources and urban forestry fields, working at the state, local, non-profit, and academic levels.Paul is the 2017 president of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Tom Simpson is a regional urban forester for the Division of Forestry in East Tennessee.
Heather Slayton is a forest health and sustainability unit leader for the Division of Forestry.
Dr. Alan Windham is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture where he studies the diagnosis and management of plant diseases.
Eric Wiseman is an associate professor of urban forestry in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech focusing on arboricultural practices, urban forest ecophysiology, and urban forest assessment and management.
Tom Wolf is vice president of The Davey Tree Expert Company in Knoxville.