October 5-6 conference highlights

Urban Forestry Conference October 5-6 in Knoxville

WORKSHOP/ CONFERENCE $160

FRIDAY CONFERENCE $110
THURSDAY WORKSHOP $40


DEADLINE: SEPT 21
FULL SCHEDULE Paul Ries

• KEYNOTE on the future of urban forestry from Paul Ries of Insightful Nature

TREE BOARD WORKSHOP
  • Types of tree boards and the role of members
  • How to build resources and market the urban forest
  • Ideas for outreach, education, fundraising, and partnerships
  • Have more productive meetings and keep members engaged
TREE SELECTION/POLLINATORS WORKSHOP
  • Urban ecosystems as pollinator habitats
  • Beneficial tree species and management practices for pollinators
ABOVE and BELOW-GROUND INTERACTIONS
  • Tree Biology
  • Urban Soils
  • Trees and Impervious Surface
  • Using Health Data to Influence Planning
BUSINESS TRACK
  • Careers in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
  • Technology "Drones" and Natural Resource Management
  • Knoxville's Proactive Vegetation Management Program
  • Landscaping and Plant Health Care Techniques from Jim Cortese

SESSION SPOTLIGHT

Wildland Urban Interface and East Tennessee Fire History Nathan Waters, Division of Forestry • Get a review of fire history studies, ground observations (i.e., primary spread component of wildland fire), and basic techniques to help mitigate risk of ignition. In addition, learn how to manage native and exotic vegetation to create defensible space and protect both structures and developments from wildland fires. FULL SCHEDULE
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Resources

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What Tree Is That

What Tree Is That?

164-page pocket field guide uses a step-by-step approach with color illustrations to identify 250 trees in the eastern U.S. ORDER
EAB

Emerald ash borer

  • 59 counties under quarantine. Map
  • All ash species are at risk of dying.
  • Significant trees can sometimes be saved with annual chemical treatments, if diagnosed early.
  • Dont Move Firewood
  • Slow the spread: Stop moving firewood.
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Trees of Tennessee

Price includes $15 Gatlinburg donation

  • 128-page hardcover book
  • Over 150 images including 68 significant state trees
  • Facts about notable species, landmark and historic trees MORE