Diverse, Unique, United: Urban Trees & The People Of TN

Conference Location:

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, Tennessee

Conference Dates:

Sunday & Monday

October 14-15, 2018

2018 Conference

2017 Leading Green

2017

Leading Green: Urban Forestry in a Changing Environment, UT Conference Center, Knoxville
2016 Hands-On

2016

Hands-On Urban Forestry, Rutherford County Extension Office, Murfreesboro
2015 Walking in Memphis

2015

Walking in Memphis: The Future of Urban Forestry, Memphis Botanic Garden
2014 Planting a Sustainable Future

2014

Planting a Sustainable Future, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville
Past Conferences 1992 - 2013
2013 Urban Forestry: A Southern Story, University of Memphis Lambuth, Jackson
2012
Urban Forestry for Healthy Living, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville
2011
Urban Forestry from the Roots Up, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville
2010 Sustainable Sites and Natural Resources: The Urban Forestry Approach, Chattanooga Choo-Choo
2009 Greening Your Community: The Urban Forestry Approach, Lipscomb University, Nashville
2008 Nature of Design: Educating for the Future (with American Society of Landscape Architects), Hilton Hotel, Knoxville
2007 Building Great Communities (with American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Land Institute, Memphis Chapter, and U.S. Green Building Council/LEED, Memphis Chapter), Hilton Hotel, Memphis
2006 We're All Connected, (with American Planning Association and American Society of Landscape Architects), DoubleTree Hotel, Nashville
2005 Grassroots to Tree Roots: Creating Community Partnerships, Germantown Center, Germantown
2004 Planning Livable Communities: Trees and Urban Growth, Williamson Co. Ag Expo Park, Franklin
2003 Storm Water Problems: Urban Forestry Solutions, Choo-Choo Holiday Inn, Chattanooga
2002 Quality in the Urban Forest, Cheekwood Botanic Garden, Nashville
2001 Sustaining our Urban Forest, UT Conference Center, Knoxville
2000 Urban Forestry: 2000 and Beyond, Cheekwood Botanic Garden, Nashville
1999 Wind, Fire & Ice: Planning and Preparing for Natural Disasters, Maxwell House, Nashville
1997 The Landscape Underground, Ellington Ag Center, Nashville
1996 Greenscapes for Communities, Ellington Ag Center, Nashville
1995 Making Tracks for Greener Cities (with Society of Municipal Arborists), Choo-Choo Holiday Inn, Chattanooga
1994 3rd Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Nashville
1993 2nd Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Nashville
1992 1st Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Nashville
Conference Poster

Sunday, October 14, Morning Session

8am – Registration

9-11am — Tree Board Breakfast

  • Scott Woods, Bruce Webster, Brian Rucker

11:30-12:30 – Panel: Engaging Your Tree Board Members

  • Joshua Balentine, Kathrine Killebrew, Ralph Graham

Sunday, October 14, Afternoon Session

Tours

1-3pm – Box Lunch and Tour of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

1-4pm – Box Lunch and Tour of Opryland Hotel (additional fee of $20)

5-8pm – President’s Reception

  • TUFC president Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe
  • Dinner
  • Award Ceremony: Historic Trees, Awards of Excellence and Private Arboreta

8-9pm — Meet and Greet, Happy Hour

  • Live Music with Tim May & Steve Smith

Monday, October 15, Overview

7-8:30am — Registration/Breakfast

8:30am — Welcome and Special Presentation

  • TUFC vice president Scott Woods

8:45-9:45am — KEYNOTE: “Increasing Urban Tree Survivability”

  • Mark Mann

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

9:45-10am — Break: Visit Vendors and Silent Auction

10am-3:45pm  – 3 Concurring Sessions (West, Middle and East TN)

15 minute Scheduled Breaks (Vendors and Silent Auction):

10:45, 11:45, 1:45, 2:45

12-1pm – Lunch and Panel Discussion

  • Wes Hopper, Josiah Lockard, Jim Cortese

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

3:45-4:30pm – Evaluations

4:30-5pm – Closing Announcements and Adjournment

 

Monday, October 15, Mid-Morning/Afternoon Session

West Tennessee

10-10:45am – Next-Gen & Filling Today’s Needs in Arboriculture

  • Dr. De’Etra Young, TSU

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

11-11:45am – The Role & Value Trees Provide the Golf Course Industry

  • Jason Bradley

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

1-1:45pm – Selecting the Right Tree for the Right Place

  • Michael McClain

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

2-2:45 – CMBS: Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Update

  • Mark Follis

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

3-3:45pm – Trees from a Botanic Point of View

  • Rick Pudwell

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

Middle Tennessee

10-10:45am – Trees as they Pertain to the Golf Industry

  • Whit Davis

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

11-11:45am – The IPM Approach to a Healthier Tree

  • Josiah Lockard

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

1-1:45pm – Urban Tree Development Plans

  • Jennifer Smith

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

2-2:45 – Threats to the Urban Forest and Landscapes

  • Dr. Frank Hale

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

3-3:45pm – Tree Appraisal & TPAC Update

  • Marty Shaw

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

East Tennessee

10-10:45am – Urban Forestry Workforce Development

  • Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

11-11:45am – Establishing Tree Ordinances

  • Jon Nessle

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

1-1:45pm – The Importance of Healthy Trees in our Environments

  • Tom Stebbins

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

2-2:45 – Timing and Effectiveness of Tree Systemics

  • Jim Cortese

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

3-3:45pm – Creative Choices for the Urban Forest

  • Gene Hyde

Description of Talk
Coming Soon

Information coming soon.

Recommended Nearby Hotels.

We do NOT have a block reserved at these hotels

 

Holiday Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt

2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 327-4707

Website

Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Green Hills

3800 Bedford Ave, Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 298-7700

Website

Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Green Hills

2324 Crestmoor Rd, Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 777-0001

Website

Best Western Plus Belle Meade Inn & Suites

5600 Obrien Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

(615) 354-1711

Website

Coming soon.

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Alphabetical Order:

Joshua Balentine

Jason Bradley

Jim Cortese is owner of TIPCO, a plant health care distribution company.

Whit Davis

Mark Follis is the Memphis Urban Forester

Ralph Graham serves on the Tullahoma Tree Board

Dr. Frank Hale is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology – UT Extension

Gene Hyde is the City Forester in Chattanooga.

Wes Hopper owns Urban Forestry in Memphis 

Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe professor at University of Tennessee

Kathrine Killebrew is the Clarksville City Forester.

Josiah Lockard owns Josiah Lockard and Associates

Mark Mann

Michael McClain

Rick Pudwell

Brian Rucker is the Urban Forestry Program Coordinator for the State of TN

Marty Shaw is a registered Consulting Arborist and Board-Certified Master Arborist

Jennifer Smith works at Nashville Metro Public Works 

Tom Stebbins is an UT Extension Agent for Hamilton County

Scott Woods owns Timberline Tree & Lawncare

Bruce Webster retired senior Urban Forester for the State of TN

Dr. De’Etra Young professor at Tennessee State University

 

2017 Leading Green

2017

Leading Green: Urban Forestry in a Changing Environment, UT Conference Center, Knoxville

2016 Hands-On

2016

Hands-On Urban Forestry, Rutherford County Extension Office, Murfreesboro

2015 Walking in Memphis

2015

Walking in Memphis: The Future of Urban Forestry, Memphis Botanic Garden

2014 Planting a Sustainable Future

2014

Planting a Sustainable Future, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville

Past Conferences 1992 – 2013
2013 Urban Forestry: A Southern Story, University of Memphis Lambuth, Jackson
2012
Urban Forestry for Healthy Living, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville
2011
Urban Forestry from the Roots Up, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville
2010 Sustainable Sites and Natural Resources: The Urban Forestry Approach, Chattanooga Choo-Choo
2009 Greening Your Community: The Urban Forestry Approach, Lipscomb University, Nashville
2008 Nature of Design: Educating for the Future (with American Society of Landscape Architects), Hilton Hotel, Knoxville
2007 Building Great Communities (with American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Land Institute, Memphis Chapter, and U.S. Green Building Council/LEED, Memphis Chapter), Hilton Hotel, Memphis
2006 We’re All Connected, (with American Planning Association and American Society of Landscape Architects), DoubleTree Hotel, Nashville
2005 Grassroots to Tree Roots: Creating Community Partnerships, Germantown Center, Germantown
2004 Planning Livable Communities: Trees and Urban Growth, Williamson Co. Ag Expo Park, Franklin
2003 Storm Water Problems: Urban Forestry Solutions, Choo-Choo Holiday Inn, Chattanooga
2002 Quality in the Urban Forest, Cheekwood Botanic Garden, Nashville
2001 Sustaining our Urban Forest, UT Conference Center, Knoxville
2000 Urban Forestry: 2000 and Beyond, Cheekwood Botanic Garden, Nashville
1999 Wind, Fire & Ice: Planning and Preparing for Natural Disasters, Maxwell House, Nashville
1997 The Landscape Underground, Ellington Ag Center, Nashville
1996 Greenscapes for Communities, Ellington Ag Center, Nashville
1995 Making Tracks for Greener Cities (with Society of Municipal Arborists), Choo-Choo Holiday Inn, Chattanooga
1994 3rd Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Nashville
1993 2nd Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Nashville
1992 1st Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Nashville

Sunday, October 14, Morning Session

8am - Registration

9-11am — Tree Board Breakfast

  • Scott Woods, Bruce Webster, Brian Rucker

11:30-12:30 - Panel: Engaging Your Tree Board Members

  • Joshua Balentine, Kathrine Killebrew, Ralph Graham

Sunday, October 14, Afternoon Session

Tours

1-3pm - Box Lunch and Tour of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

1-4pm - Box Lunch and Tour of Opryland Hotel (additional fee of $20)

5-8pm - President's Reception

  • TUFC president Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe
  • Dinner
  • Award Ceremony: Historic Trees, Awards of Excellence and Private Arboreta

8-9pm — Meet and Greet, Happy Hour

  • Live Music with Tim May & Steve Smith

Monday, October 15, Overview

7-8:30am — Registration/Breakfast

8:30am — Welcome and Special Presentation

  • TUFC vice president Scott Woods

8:45-9:45am — KEYNOTE: "Increasing Urban Tree Survivability"

  • Mark Mann
Description of Talk Coming Soon

9:45-10am — Break: Visit Vendors and Silent Auction

10am-3:45pm  - 3 Concurring Sessions (West, Middle and East TN)

15 minute Scheduled Breaks (Vendors and Silent Auction):

10:45, 11:45, 1:45, 2:45

12-1pm - Lunch and Panel Discussion

  • Wes Hopper, Josiah Lockard, Jim Cortese
Description of Talk Coming Soon

3:45-4:30pm - Evaluations

4:30-5pm - Closing Announcements and Adjournment

 

Monday, October 15, Mid-Morning/Afternoon Session

West Tennessee

10-10:45am - Next-gen & filling today's needs in arboriculture

  • Dr. De'Etra Young, TSU
Description of Talk Coming Soon

11-11:45am - The Role & Value Trees Provide the Golf Course Industry

  • Jason Bradley
Description of Talk Coming Soon

1-1:45pm - Selecting the right tree for the right place

  • Michael McClain
Description of Talk Coming Soon

2-2:45 - CMBS: Crapemyrtle Bark Scale update

  • Mark Follis
Description of Talk Coming Soon

3-3:45pm - Trees from a Botanic Point of View

  • Rick Pudwell
Description of Talk Coming Soon

Middle Tennessee

10-10:45am - Trees as they pertain to the Golf Industry

  • Whit Davis
Description of Talk Coming Soon

11-11:45am - The IPM Approach to a Healthier Tree

  • Josiah Lockard
Description of Talk Coming Soon

1-1:45pm - Urban Tree Development Plans

  • Jennifer Smith
Description of Talk Coming Soon

2-2:45 - Threats to Urban Forest and Landscapes

  • Dr. Frank Hale
Description of Talk Coming Soon

3-3:45pm - Tree Appraisal & TPAC update

  • Marty Shaw
Description of Talk Coming Soon

East Tennessee

10-10:45am - Urban Forestry Workforce Development

  • Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe
Description of Talk Coming Soon

11-11:45am - Establishing Tree Ordinances

  • Jon Nessle
Description of Talk Coming Soon

1-1:45pm - The Importance of Healthy Trees in our Environments

  • Tom Stebbins
Description of Talk Coming Soon

2-2:45 - Timing and Effectiveness of Tree Systemics

  • Jim Cortese
Description of Talk Coming Soon

3-3:45pm - Creative Choices for the Urban Forest

  • Gene Hyde
Description of Talk Coming Soon