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

  • 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 

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

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

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

  • TBA

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

  • TBA

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

  • Jonathon 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

Tours

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

1-4pm – Box Lunch and Tour of Opryland Hotel 

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

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Alphabetical Order:

Jason Bradley has been involved in Golf Course Agronomics for 21 years, 8 of which he has been a Golf Course Superintendent.  Jason is currently in his 3rd year as The Golf Course Superintendent at Memphis Country Club where he just completed his 3rd golf course restoration project within 9 years.

Jim Cortese is a Consulting Arborist with TIPCO, Inc. TIPCO is a distributor of plant health care products since 1977. In addition he writes reports for attorneys and insurance companies. From 1977 – 2013 Cortese was also president of Cortese Tree Specialists, Inc., in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dr. Mark Follis has a PhD in agroforestry from the University of Florida and has worked in arboriculture for the past 25 years throughout the Eastern United States. I have owned and operated Follis Tree Preservation in Memphis since 2000 and am the current urban forester for City of Memphis.

Ralph Graham has been a long time member of the Tullahoma Tree Board.

Dr. Frank Hale is an Entomology Professor for the University of Tennessee Extension with statewide educational programs for the management of insect and mite pests of turfgrass (sports turf, sod, golf course, and landscape), ornamental plants (nursery, landscape, greenhouse, interiorscape), fruits (small fruit and tree fruit), vegetables (greenhouse and field grown)] and tobacco.

Gene Hyde became the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s first President in 1991.  He has been the Urban Forester for the city of Chattanooga for over 30 years.

Wes Hopper is an ISA Certified Arborist and the owner of Urban Forestry in Memphis.  Wes has been working in the industry for 34 years and has served the TUFC, neighboring communities and states to promote healthy urban forests.

Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe is an Associate Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. She teaches courses in the field of urban forestry, tree law, urban soils and arboriculture.

Kathrine Killebrew is on her fifth year as Urban Forester employed by City of Clarksville. Her responsibilities include managing Clarksville’s urban forest, educating citizens and co-workers about trees and keeping Liberty Park wetlands in compliance with the State along with managing thirty scenic adopt a plots throughout the city.

Josiah Lockard is the owner of Josiah Lockard & Associates.  Josiah is an award winning Landscape Designer, member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Past-President of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, and serves as both Consulting Arborist, and member of the Garden Development Committee at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

Mark Mann, owner of Plant Growth Management Systems and the American BioChar Company, has presented and consulted with green maintenance programs to over 400 companies and utilities.  Mark has been involved in urban tree protocols, research, soil enhancements, and equipment innovation for over 30 years since graduating from Purdue University. During the last seven years, Mark has been working with soil amendments, specifically with carbon blending for remediation of agricultural and urban soils.

Jonathon Nessle is “The Ornamentor” in Chattanooga, TN.  He is an ISA certified arborist, has a landscape design degree, has served on several boards and professional organizations, including the TUFC, and has over 30 years experience in plant health care.

Rick Pudwell

Brian Rucker is the Urban Forest Management Program Specialist for the TN Department of Agriculture

Marty Shaw is a Registered Consulting Arborist,  Board-Certified Master Arborist and the author of the recently published Professional Amenity Plant Appraisal Handbook.

Jennifer Smith is the Metro Nashville Horticulturist and oversees the city’s Landscape Coordination Program.  Also, she is the staff liaison of the Metro Tree Advisory Committee.

Tom Stebbins is an UT Extension Agent for Hamilton County

Scott Woods is the owner and CEO of Timberline Tree & Lawn Care, Inc located in Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga.  He became the first ISA certified arborist in the State of TN in 1987. Scott is the Vice President and the 2018 Conference Chair for the TUFC!

Bruce Webster is the former Senior Urban Forester for the TN Department of Agriculture.  Bruce now volunteers on the TUFC board of directors in addition to enjoying retirement.

Dr. De’Etra Young is an assistant professor and extension specialist in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department at Tennessee State University where she has been teaching since the Spring 2013 semester.

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