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Planting with Purpose: Making the Best Decisions in Choosing, Placing, and Planting Trees for your Design or Project

Program Agenda

9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome from GTC Executive Director, Mary Lynne Beckley, and President, David Shostak

9:05 - 9:10 a.m. Update on Newnan's replanting efforts following the 2021 tornado: Scott Berta, Plant Newnan

9:10 - 10:10 a.m. The Best Tree Species for Your Plans or Projects
Tim Thoms, Thoms Trees & Plants, Fayetteville
Mike Furbush, City Arborist, Newnan
Andrea Greco, Landscape Architect, Arborist, Root Design Studio, Tucker

Panelists will discuss their suggested best trees for the following needs, and explain their choices for:
• Shade
• Screening
• Noise barrier
• Wildlife
• Aesthetics
• Food
• Storm water

Five minute break

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Location, Location, Location: What are your Constraints?
Micah Lipscomb, Landscape Architect and Arborist
Perkins +Will, Atlanta

Micah will talk about considerations when planting trees. What size will your tree be in the future regarding trunk size, root flair, height, and canopy cover? Are you planting for example, near buildings or in grass strips? Are you in a retail setting with signage?

Five minute break

11:05 - 11:45 a.m. Planting with Purpose on Private Property: What is the current research on how community residents decide to plant trees in their yards through free tree distributions? Invited: Meg Morgan of Root Nashville and Paul D. Ries of Oregon State University have collaborated on research and a paper, “Planting free trees on private property: understanding urban residents’ motivations and hesitations.” Meg will report their findings to us. (Remote Presentation)

11:45 - noon Q & A with speakers

Adjourn
Optional caravan drive to see post-tornado Newnan tree plantings.

ISA Arborist CEUs have been applied for. Forester CFEs: 2.5, category 1. Landscape Architects and other professional will receive a certificate of attendance for their CEU records.

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