WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
9:30 AM – 4:50 PM
Provided by NC Urban Forestry Council
Slow Death- The Life of a Tree in Parking Lots
Travis Black, NC State University
This presentation will discuss the results of his Master’s research assessing tree health in parking lots across North Carolina. He will share data on tree species, health, site conditions and recommendations for future plantings based on his findings.
Pay it Forward Only Works if You Plant It Correctly
Barb Fair, NC State University
Dr. Fair will share research-based tips on how to install plants for a long, healthy life. With a changing climate our future urban lives will rely more and more heavily on the life and health of our trees and green spaces. Simply put- no trees, no life.
Pruning from the Utility Perspective
Duane Dickenson, Duke Energy
From specifications to working around powerlines, understanding utility line clearance practices is critical. Proper pruning takes on a whole new definition when utilities are involved. Any successful pruning program should also include a partnership between the community and the utility company.
Kelly Oten, NC Forest Service
There are many insects that affect our urban trees in North Carolina. Luckily, for many of them, there are management options available. Kelly Oten will focus on some of the more common and some of the most damaging urban forest pests and ways we can prevent and/or manage them.
Know the why, when and what when using native species. Come hear real world perspectives on growing and planting native species from industry experts. The panel will include a grower, a landscaper and an urban forester. They will each give their advice on things to consider when using native species in your planting projects. The panel will also discuss site and tree attributes that are important when selecting trees.
Local Landscape Ordinances & Standards Panel Discussion
Moderator: Barbara Fair, NC State University; Panelists: Danny VanDevender, Landscape Design of Goldsboro, Tod Williams, Worthington Farms, NC Urban Forest Representative, Zach Manor, NC Landscape Architect Representative
Join a panel of industry colleagues to explain different landscape ordinances to promote communication and standards throughout the green industry.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Look for these icons in the education session descriptions to ensure you can earn continuing education credits toward your state or national accreditations. Some CEUs may be pending approval.
⬤ LC Landscape Contractor License (NC) - Technical CEU
■LCB Landscape Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ LA Landscape Architect License (NC)
⬤ IC Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Technical Irrigation CEU
■ ICB Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ ISA International Society of Arboriculture - Certified Arborist
⬤ PA Pesticide Applicator License (NC)
⬤ NALP National Association of Landscape Professionals – Landscape Industry Certified
▲SAF Society of American Foresters