Urban Tree Conference: Best Practices for Growing Roadside 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. 

Roadside trees can provide many benefits to a community - creating a sense of place and beauty, reducing particulate air pollution, and cooling people, buildings, and vehicles. Yet the roadside can be one of the most difficult places to grow trees. In this presentation, Allyson Salisbury of the Morton Arboretum will discuss practices for growing roadside trees, starting from the planning process, then to species selection and site preparation, and ending with post-planting care and management.

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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