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What Lies Beneath: Soils, Roots, and Urban Trees

Thursday, May 20, 2021
10:00 am1:00 pm
What Lies Beneath: Soils, Roots, and Urban Trees

When it comes to trees, what we don't see is just as important as what we do see. Let's go beneath the surface a take a look at what it takes to grow healthy urban trees. Thomas Smiley, Ph.D., Plant Physiologist & Soil Scientist at Bartlett Tree Research Lab, will start our program with a talk on integral factors in having healthy urban tree roots. Then we'll hear from Paul Josey, LA, ASLA, ISA, Principal, Wolf Josey Landscape Architects will report on "The Next 60 years: Planting Soils and Trees in Urban Design." Finally, Kay Evanovich, Arborist for the City of Decatur, Georgia, and Brenda Guglielmina of DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, LLC will update us on their downtown tree planting project that incorporated structural cells and will talk about lessons learned. Your questions are welcomed! ISA certified arborist CEUs and SAF Forester CFEs will be available. A certificate of attendance will be available for landscape architects and others.