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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.

11/20/2013
When: November 20, 2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, Maryland  20910

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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.

Featured Speakers:

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 process.

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

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