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What’s Underground? The Key to Long Term Urban Tree Survival
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What’s Underground? The Key to Long Term Urban Tree Survival

5/18/2016 to 5/19/2016

When: 2 day conference, May 18 & 19
May 18 8 am - 5 pm May 19 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Lehigh Valley Historical Museum (May 18) Allentown Tree Waste Recycling Facility (May 19)
Allentown, PA  
United States
Julianne Schieffer

Phone: 610-489-4315

May 18, 2016 Agenda

8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome Matthew Erb, President, Pennsylvania Urban & Community Forestry Council

8:40 AM What’s Underground? Research Findings from the Urban Horticulture Institute
Speakers: Nina Bassuk

9:55 AM A Community’s Experience Planting Bare Root Trees
Speakers: Vincent Cotrone

10:25 AM Biochar as a Soil Amendment
Speakers: Neil Hendrickson

10:25 AM Refreshment Break

11:45 AM Root Disease Identification & Management
Speakers: Christopher Luley

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Pruning Young Trees to Promote Sound Structure
Speakers: Christopher Luley

2:15 PM Two Cities, Two Boroughs & a Township: Solutions to Common Tree Program Challenges
Speakers: Peter Herres, Rick Howells, E. Jean Krack, Cindy Smith

3:30 PM Refreshment Break

3:45 PM Growing Containerized Stock
Speakers: Don Eaton, Hasan Malik

4:40 PM Utility Pruning Update
Speakers: Adam Morse

5:00 PM Evaluation & Adjourn

5:15 PM Optional Social at Museum
Included in the registration fee.

May 19th Agenda

8:00 AM Registration & refreshments

8:30 AM Root Excavation & Discussion of Root Systems

9:15 AM Assessing Soil & Sit Conditions, Tree Planting & Use of Biochar as a Soil Amendment

10:00 AM Charcoal Making Demonstration

10:45 AM Allentown Yard Waste Recycling

11:30 AM Portable Sawmill Demonstration

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This conference is eligible for PCH CEUs.

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