Urban Tree Conference: Healthy Soils for Resilient Urban Trees

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. 

The perfect tree – one that is stately and strong–does not grow overnight. These ideal trees are remnants of the past, leftovers from simpler times. In the current era, builders prefer fast and efficient, using massive earthmovers to prepare the land. This creates inhospitable landscapes for trees, that are still demanded to live out the rest of their lives in this manipulated, biologically void landscape. The climate of the future is expected to be different than todays. This talk by Michelle Catania with the Morton Arboretumdesigned to teach professionals how to assess soil conditions, promote tree-based practices to enhance the planting environment, and highlight online resources to keep you learning and digging in the soil to promote healthy, long-lived urban trees.

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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