KEYNOTE ADDRESS Plan for Sustainable Management

A successful sustainable landscape begins with design and implementation. Hear about the importance of landscape diversity, selecting pest-resistant plants, matching species to the design, and preparing the site. The presentation will focus on recent research on pests and plant diversity, organic soil amendments including biochar, and the latest in planting procedures.
Bruce Fraedich
Keynote speaker Bruce Fraedrich is a plant pathologist and arboricultural researcher at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories in Charlotte, N.C., where his research includes diseases of landscape plants, tree risk management, and planting and establishment of landscape plants. MORE

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EABGot EAB? You will. Emerald ash borer is coming to your community—find out what you need to do to get your city—and your business—ready to react. Insect invasion. You’ll also get an update on other insect and disease infestations in Tennessee trees and go hands-on with the latest injections, drenches, and sprays for treatment. MORE
iTreeMeasure, then manage. Discuss the multiple uses of i-Tree software to inventory your urban forest and measure your tree canopy. Plant more shade. Learn to coordinate volunteer tree plantings and get tips from a grant administrator on developing grant-friendly projects and preparing successful applications. MORE
Trees and the lawshade. A panel discussion takes a look at the legal issues involving trees and the arborist's role in knowing the rules. Proper pruning. Review pruning systems and the recent changes in A-300 standards. And find out how tree topping started and what you can do about it. MORE
TOUR A: Managing an Urban Wetland Park

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City engineer Sam Huddleston leads a tour of Murfree Springs Wetland Area to discuss the challenges in managing this open-water, forested wetland park facility in an urban setting. MORE
Timberline's Scott Woods leads a tour of historic Oaklands Mansion and Park showcasing tree character flaws and leading a discussion potential solutions, pruning, and risk assessment. MORE
TOUR B: Little-Practiced Arts of the Trade

Earn CEUs and Pesticide Points

CEUs Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, BCMA
Keynote: Sustainable Management 1
Thursday Session A 3
Thursday Session B 3
Tours 3
Friday Session A 1.75-3.75
Friday Session B 3.75
C02 C03 C10 C12
Pesticide Points
Keynote 1
Urban Soils 1
Tree Insects and Diseases 1
EAB Response 1
Competency Test 1
Injections, Drenches, Sprays 1
Trees in Trouble 1

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Municipal, Utility and Arborist ISA Certification


Conference Cost

Includes all meals and FREE TUFC membership!
Individual $180
Business $275
Student   $50
Thursday Only $100
Deadline: September 30, 5pm
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Rutherford County Agriculture Extension
315 John Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro 37129


Room rate: $119
DoubleTree by Hilton Murfreesboro Directions
1850 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro 37129
Call Andrew Gingras, 615-396-1013, to register

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