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Veteran Tree Care with Morris Arboretum

  • Date: April 21, 2016
  • Time: 5:00am - 12:00pm

Join Dr. Kevin Smith, a plant physiologist with the USDA Forest Service, and our very own Tom Reber, the director of landscapes and facilities at Bartram’s Garden, to explore some of the current practices in caring for mature trees. Dr. Smith has been studying the management of older trees for over 30 years.

Discussion will cover current that research and some of the preservation practices that have been popular in England such as retrenchment, propping, and reduction. We will examine some of the work of Stephen Sillet in the California redwoods and how his work has influenced our thinking about tree growth. Tom Reber will also lead a tour of the Garden’s mature trees that are examples of veteran trees in public spaces.

This workshop carries 5.75 CEUs for ISA certified arborists (S=3, P=1, M=1.75) and will be held at Bartram’s Garden, but is offered through Morris Arboretum. Registration is required through the Morris Arboretum School of Arboriculture site (link below).

Morris Arboretum’s School of Arboriculture courses offer CEUs for arborists and landscape architects are open to professionals and novices and are taught by national leaders in their field of expertise. Professional training courses carry International Society of Arboriculture Continuing Education Units (CEUs).