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Tree Care Symposium: Ensuring Best Practices

Look at how tree populations are changing and consider new approaches to adaptable species.  Examine how to ensure best selection,planting, pruning, and maintenance practices, and updates on the effect of changing climates on insect outbreaks.

Fee: $60 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch.

5.5 Continuing Education hours pending with: MAC-ISA and LACES.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Confirmed speakers:

Edward Gilman, Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. Edward Gilman received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1980 in forest plant pathology. He has been on the faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville since 1986 as professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department.

Dr. Gilman conducts research and educational programs in tree selection, urban design, nursery production, and urban tree management nation-wide for arborists, landscape architects, plant growers, and contractors.  He serves the landscape industry and allied professions through an applied research and education program.  His research emphasizes the effects of nursery production method on tree quality, tree establishment rate, water requirements after transplanting, and tree pruning and stability. He has published more than 200 technical articles in journals and trade magazines and annually presents research results to colleagues at professional meetings. He is the author of six books and many horticultural CD-ROMs.

Peter Del Tredici, Ph.D., Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

Peter Del Tredici retired from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 2014 after working there for 35 years as Plant Propagator, Curator of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, Editor of Arnoldia, Director of Living Collections and Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Del Tredici is an Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has been teaching in the Landscape Architecture Department since 1992. He is the winner of the Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal and Award for 1999 presented by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College and in 2013 he was awarded the Veitch Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society (England) “in recognition of services given in the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.”

Dr. Del Tredici’s interests are wide ranging and include such subjects as plant exploration in China, the root systems of woody plants, the botany and horticulture of magnolias, stewartias and hemlocks, and the natural and cultural history of the Ginkgo tree. His recent work is focused on urban ecology and has resulted in the publication of the widely acclaimed “Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide” (Cornell University Press, 2010) as well as a GPS-based mobile app, “Other Order” which interprets the Bussey Brook Meadow section of the Arnold Arboretum (with Teri Rueb). He lectures widely in North America and Europe and is the author of more than 130 scientific and popular articles.

Michael Raupp, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Mike Raupp is a professor of entomology at the University of Maryland specializing in insect pests of woody plants. His goal is to create sustainable landscape systems with minimal dependence on synthetic pesticides through the conservation and enhancement of biological diversity with special emphasis on natural enemy communities.

As an extension specialist, his focus is to develop and implement integrated pest management programs (IPM) for landscape, nursery and greenhouse systems. We emphasize the use of resistant plant materials, manipulation of cultural regimes, and utilization of biological control. We evaluate biorational pesticides and formulated microbials to determine which materials and techniques are efficacious and minimize disruption to natural enemy communities.

Maisie Hughes, Director, Design and Advocacy, Casey Trees, Washington, DC

During her eight-year tenure with Casey Trees, Maisie has worked with government officials, designers, businesses, and community groups to ensure that plans and policies protect existing trees and create spaces to sustain large, healthy trees. For her work as the Director of Design and Advocacy at Casey Trees, she received the 2016 of Frederick Gutheim Award for Distinguished Leadership by a Professional Planner from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association. Maisie has a Master of Landscape Architecture, is a member of the American Planning Association, and an ISA Certified Arborist.

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