Roundtables

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November 20, 2014 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable

LOCATION:  Camp Cabin #5

Prince William Forest National Park

18100 Park Headquarters Road

Triangle VA  22172

AGENDA:  "Combating Climate Change Effects on Urban Forests with Landscape Diversity"

Climate change will stress our existing urban forests through new weather patterns, changes in pest and disease distributions and other unforeseen issues. Landscape diversity can combat these unknown changes in several ways. 

By increasing the diversity of the urban forest we increase the odds that some of the trees and other plants will survive in the future climate.  Plant diversity also leads to pest predator diversity, creating allies to deal with possible future pest outbreaks.

 

Event date 11-20-2014 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-20-2014 3:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 42
Cut off date 11-19-2014

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

The February 26th NOVa Roundtable

”Preserving Mature Trees”

has been moved to 765 Lynn Street,

Herndon Virginia.

 

This is the Town Council Chambers,

large windowed canopy.

 

Parking:

 

Herndon Municipal Center garage and surface lot: 

entrance is from Center Street adjacent to the Herndon Library, 768 Center Street.

 

Station Street parking lot: 

entrance is from Station Street across from Herndon Town Hall, 730 Elden Street

There is parking along Lynn Street in front of the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn Street

 

 

Event date 02-26-2015 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-26-2015 3:00 am
Capacity 81
Available place 0
Cut off date 02-23-2015
Individual Price $5.00
$5.00

 Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable

Specifying, Selecting and Planting QualityTrees

April 16, 2015 - 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Hampton Roads Agricultural and Research Extension Center

1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach VA

3 ISA CEUs offered for attending the entire session in the following categories:

(Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist and Board Certified Master Arborist)

Meeting in class room 125 at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  After a brief introduction, we will walk outside to the demonstration areas.  The majority of the meeting will be held outside, so please dress appropriately.  Lunch will be provided by Trees Virginia. 

Please contact Jack Erwin @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.664.4751 or Susan French at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.385.4076 to register and for more information.

Trees Virginia organizes one-day quarterly “roundtables for professional arborists, planners, engineers, landscape architects, tree stewards and all interested citizens throughout Virginia at various times during the year. These Urban Forestry Roundtables bring together our community to exchange ideas, present news, discuss issues, listen to presentations and further educate our community about trees and the important roll they fulfill in our society.

All Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtables are held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (with exception of April 16, 2015 which will be held at the Hampton Roads Agricultural and Research Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach-click DETAILS below for map) at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320.

The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is included and sponsored by Trees Virginia.

 

Event date 04-16-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2015 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

The next NOVa Roundtable is scheduled

for May 27, 2015 at Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax VA.

AGENDA:  Obtaining Quality Trees:  What We Need to Know 

This Roundtable looks at the steps necessary to ensure tree sustainability before the shovel breaks ground at a planting project.

First, understanding current practices of the nursery industry is necessary as that 2” caliper oak to be planted most likely started as a small acorn on the other side of the continent with several transplantings.  

Second, procuring quality trees is greatly dependent on knowing what to require in writing beyond the size and costs of the trees.

Third, examining the trees to ensure they meet the written specifications for quality needs to happen before planting.

What are the time and money barriers that prevent us from doing all of these steps and what strategies are effective to overcome them?  

Registration fee for everyone is $5.00.

You may bring your own lunch or we can provide a lunch for you for a total payment of $15.00 ($5.00 registration fee + $10.00 for lunch).

REGISTER BELOW and see "DETAILS" below for directions to Merrifield Garden Center.  You may also visit their website at:  http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event date 05-27-2015 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-27-2015 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-23-2015
Individual Price $5.00
$5.00

The Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable scheduled for August 13 has been rescheduled to September 10 - see info below!

The next Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable will be held September 10

at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach VA

Click here for UPDATED agenda and online registration (NEW!)

NOTE:  There is no "$10 extra fee" as indicated after you register to "Pay By Check"

There will be a field tour of the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point Natural Area

Information on Brock Environmental Center Green Practices 

Please contact Jack Erwin at 757.664.4751 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information


Trees Virginia organizes one-day quarterly “roundtables for professional arborists, planners, engineers, landscape architects, tree stewards and all interested citizens throughout Virginia at various times during the year. These Urban Forestry Roundtables bring together our community to exchange ideas, present news, discuss issues, listen to presentations and further educate our community about trees and the important roll they fulfill in our society.

The Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtables are normally held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320. The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is $10.00 or you may bring you own lunch. 

Please contact Jack Erwin @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.664.4751 or Susan French @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.385.4076 for more information. 

Event date 09-10-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-10-2015 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 20

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Did You Know:

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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