Trees are invaluable; they cleanse and cool our air,
stabilize our soils, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our urban and
suburban streets. Given what we know
about the importance of trees, we must do all that we can to ensure their
survival in our built environment.
Attend the second annual Trees Matter Conference to learn from some of
the country's leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and
preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.
Trees Matter 2013 is ideal for arborists, municipal
employees, landscape industry professionals, designers, engineers, green
industry employees and anyone interested in the latest research on trees. Approved for International Society of
Arboriculture & Certified Professional Horticulturist CEU'S. To register or
for more information, please visit www.BrooksideGardens.org
Advanced registration is $79.
David Milarch, Co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree
Archive, Champion Tree Project International, and pioneer in the cloning of
ancient trees, has dedicated his career to replanting earth with the genetics
of the world's ancient forests. David's presentation Pay it Forward explores
the relationship between our planet, the climate and the forests.
Kim Steiner, Professor of Forest Biology at the
Pennsylvania State University will discuss What I Learned about Creating a
Successful Botanic Garden. In 1995, The Pennsylvania State University was
almost the only Land Grant University without an arboretum or botanic garden to
support its programs in Horticulture, botany and forestry. This presentation
will describe how a small group of interested faculty and staff "made it
happen" against seemingly impossible odds and the lessons learned in the
Doug Tallamy, Professor in the Department of Entomology
and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and author of "Bringing
Nature Home; How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens" will
discuss Trees are for the Birds: What birds need from our landscapes to breed
successfully, the important roles native plants play in maintaining food webs
vital to birds, emphasize the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles
in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so.
Susan Day, Assistant Professor in Urban Forestry and
Director of the Urban Horticulture Center at Virginia Tech will discuss Trees
and Soils: Part of the Storm Water Solution. This presentation will include the
role of existing green infrastructure, specifically trees in soil restoration
to improve hydraulic conductivity.
Guy Meillieur, Practicing Arborist, Aerial Consultant and
Owner of Better Tree Care established to conserve historic trees by root
invigoration, support and lightning systems, pruning, and community education
will discuss Veteran Tree Care:
Retrenching Hollow Trees for Life
Register for course #252399 at www.parkpass.org