Urban Forestry Conference OCTOBER 5–6 UT Conference Center, KnoxvillePRESENTED BY
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
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Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, BCMA
|Tree Board Workshop||4|
|Friday Afternoon A||3|
|Friday Afternoon B||3|
Category 1: CF
|Oak Ridge Session||3|
CO2, C10, C12
UT Conference Center
600 Henley Street
Knoxville TN 37902
501 W. Church Avenue
Knoxville TN 37902
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Thursday, October 5 Workshops
• Kasey Krouse, City of Knoxville
• Tom Simpson, Division of Forestry Share ideas on how different tree boards function in different communities through short presentations and group activities. You'll learn:
- Types of tree boards and the role of a tree board member.
- How to build resources and market the urban forest
- Ideas for outreach, education, fundraising, and developing partnerships.
- How to have more productive tree board meetings and keep members engaged.
- Ideas for working with local government agencies and collaborating with other organizations on your urban forestry projects and goals
Thursday, October 5 EveningFourth-Floor Atrium
Friday, October 6 Morning SessionMain Ballroom
Addressing the Future of Urban Forestry:
Honoring the Past and Meeting the Social Values
and Physiological Needs of Urban Residents • Paul Ries, Insightful NatureWhile the term urban forestry is only about a half-century old, the practice of managing trees in cities goes back much farther. What have we learned so far? And where is urban forestry headed in the next half-century? Travel down memory lane and into the future to consider what strategies we should explore to collectively advance our urban forestry efforts in the coming years.
Friday, October 6 Afternoon Session
Above and Below-Ground InteractionsMain Ballroom
BUSINESS TRACKRoom 406
Sam Adams is an arborist at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Nick Bridgeman is a utility arborist at the Knoxville Utilities Board.
Bill Bruce is the principal-in-charge of the Knoxville office of CRJA-IBI Group.
Shane Carpani is a program development manager at GreenBlue Urban in Philadelphia.
Jim Cortese is owner of TIPCO, a plant health care distribution company.
Lori Duncan is an extension specialist in biosystems engineering and soil science at the University of Tennessee focusing on integrating technology into conservation practices in agricultural systems.
Jennifer Franklin is an associate professor in the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries studying reforestation, and the effects of the environmental stresses on trees.
Brenda Guglielmina is southern regional manager at DeepRoot Green Infrastructure.
Jamie Herold is a plant ecologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
TUFC president Kathrine Killebrew is Clarksville city forester.
Kasey Krouse is Knoxville’s urban forester.
Andrea Ludwig is an associate professor of ecological engineering in the Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Department at the University of Tennessee.
Keynote speaker Paul Ries is the principal consultant for Insightful Nature, a natural resources consulting, communications, and training company, and the director of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University. Paul holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural resources and a doctorate in educational leadership. He has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources and urban forestry fields, working at the state, local, non-profit, and academic levels.Paul is the 2017 president of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Tom Simpson is a regional urban forester for the Division of Forestry in East Tennessee.
Nathan Waters is a forest program specialist with the Division of Forestry.
Alan Windham is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture where he studies the diagnosis and management of plant diseases.
Eric Wiseman is an associate professor of urban forestry in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech focusing on arboricultural practices, urban forest ecophysiology, and urban forest assessment and management.
Tom Wolf is vice president of The Davey Tree Expert Company in Knoxville.