Register now for the 2019 Tree Steward Symposium ~ June 13, 2019

AGENDA

 This will be a one-day event and all Tree Steward members are invited to attend.  

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,  Richmond VA 

 

 

 

 

Event date 06-13-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-13-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity 70
Registered 54
Available place 16
Individual Price $25.00

ATTENTION BIG TREE ENTHUSIASTS!

 

Registration is now open for the Virginia Big Tree Workshop

Click here for workshop details!

Friday, June 21st, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Virginia Department  of Forestry Headquarters

900 Natural Resources Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

 Trees Virginia

Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment

Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

Cost $25 (includes lunch)

Space is limited to 45 people, so register early!

 

Overview:

 -  LEARN about the Virginia and National Big Tree Programs 

-  PRACTICE field techniques for measuring and scoring Big Trees 

-  MEET fellow tree lovers

 

Who should attend:

 - Tree Stewards, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners 

-  Citizen Scientists 

-  Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturists, Ecologists 

-  Big Tree Enthusiasts

  

Schedule:

 Morning (inside)

 - Overview of the Virginia Big Tree Program, Dr. Eric Wiseman, Virginia Big Tree Program Coordinator

 - Overview of the National Big Tree Program, Rose Tileston, American Forests

 - Overview of measuring and scoring Big Trees, Bob Leverett, National Cadre of Tree Measurers

 

Catered lunch break and socializing

  

Afternoon (outside)

 - Tree height measurement techniques

 - Crown spread measurement techniques

 - Trunk circumference measurement techniques

 

 

Event date 06-21-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 06-21-2019 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-08-2019 9:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 20
Available place 25
Cut off date 06-14-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00

Did You Know:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Our Partners

American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture