2020 Urban Forestry Workshop – Free Online!
September 25th, October 2nd, October 9th, & October 16th (9 to 11 A.M.)
CEUs for ISA & NALP will be available
This year’s urban forestry workshop will be hosted online for free on September 25th, October 2nd, October 9th & October 16th from 9 to 11 A.M. This four week online workshop series will provide training for urban forestry clientele on current trends and research based information regarding – tree selection, quality trees, community tree management and using gravel beds for nursery stock.
Week 1: September 25th, Friday 9.00 A.M. – 11.00 A.M.: Selecting the Right Trees: Money does not grow on trees, or does it? – Dr. Laura Jull, UW Madison, Division of Extension, Woody Ornamental Specialist.
Description: Laura will discuss the importance of species diversity, trees for specific locations and urban tolerant street trees that have environmental, economic, health and aesthetic benefits.
- PDF Handouts for download: 1) Choosing the right landscape plants A3864 factors 2) Alternative to Ash Trees Ext. Pub
- Evaluation Form Link
- ISA/NALP CEU’s Sign up link
Week 2: October 2nd, Friday 9.00 A.M. – 11.00 A.M.: Selecting the Quality Trees: Don’t get caught with your plants down! – Dr. Laura Jull, UW Madison, Division of Extension, Woody Ornamental Specialist.
Description: Laura will guide you through assessing quality nursery stock, proper care of bareroot, container and B&B trees. Proper tree planting and maintenance during the tree establishment period will be included.
Week 3: October 9th, Friday 9.00 A.M. – 11.00 A.M: Managing Mature Community Trees – Dr.Richard Harper, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Extension Associate Professor, Community Forestry Specialist.
Description: Richard will discuss strategies and techniques related to caring for trees in the municipality that have reached maturity. Topics will include the use of iTree, inventories, Tree Protection Zones, and volunteers.
Week 4: October 16th, Friday 9.00 A.M. – 11.00 A.M.: Utilizing Gravel Bed in Tree Production – Adam Alves, Forestry Specialist, Dane County Parks Division.
Description: Maintaining a gravel bed for tree planting stock is inexpensive and allows an organizations to put more trees in the ground compared to B&B or containerized trees. Adam will discuss the emerging best management practices for utilizing gravelbeds.
Who Should Attend:
Community Public Works and parks employees, tree board members, managers, and others who have responsibility for or are involved in community tree planting. Audience may also include grounds keepers, landscape contractors, tree & lawn care firms, and nursery retailers.
For registration inquires and about the workshop, please contact Vijai Pandian at 262-857-1933 and leave a voicemail message or click here to drop an email.