Urban Tree Conference: How do trees withstand drought?

Trees are a valuable asset to nature, but their value is often overlooked in urban settings. The six-day, 18 session virtual Urban Tree Conference for industry professionals and avid gardeners will cover all aspects of urban tree planning, implementation and management. 

With changing climates in Illinois, mycorrhizal fungi, root fungi, is important to the state’s temperate forests. The main concern with Illinois’ forests is to prevent sugar maples from establishing and displacing oak-hickory forest types. With ever increasing changes in precipitation, Cassandra Allsup from University of Wisconsin will cover how mycorrhizae may be beneficial when establishing trees in current and future climates.

Registration opens November 13, 2020. 

Cost: $10 per day, $50 for the entire program. Fee waivers are available. Email Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu.

CEUs Available: The Illinois Arborist Association has approved this workshop to fulfill mandatory Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. 

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