9:30 AM – 4:50 PM

Provided by NC Urban Forestry Council

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_red 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.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_red 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.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_redPruning 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.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_pa_blackceu_nalp_redWhat’s Bugging My Trees?

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.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_red“Real World” Native Tree

Panel Discussion

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.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_redLocal 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