Roanoke Workshop 2016


The Roanoke Valley Urban Forestry Council and Trees Virginia present

The Risky Business of Trees:  Care and Planning for a Health Future

ISA CEUS:  This program has been approved for a TOTAL of 6 ISA CEUs (4 for a.m.; 2 for p.m.)

SAF Credits:  This program has been approved for 4.5 Category 1-CF Hours.

  • Why Do Trees Die? - Dr. Rex Bastian, The Care of Trees and Davey

As arborists, we recognize that trees die.  Our clients commonly expect their trees to live long, trouble-free lives.  When they don't, our clients look to us for an explanation.  Knowledge of these principles will enable us to become better arborists by understanding the rigors trees face on a day to day basis. 

  •  Determining Tree Risk Thresholds - Mark Duntemann, Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants

Much of our understanding of tree risk is driven by high-profile, tree-related litigation, perpetuating the poor understanding of risk.  Risk is managed over time by implementing thoughtful risk reduction strategies. 

  •  Tree Selection and Climate Change - Dr. Richard Olsen - U. S. National Arboretum

How does one go about selecting and planting urban trees appropriate to both current and projected climate conditions?  Current models, research tools and scrutiny of the world's temperate flora provide insights on how to move forward with planting a resilient and diverse urban forest. 

  •  Urban Forestry Emergency Management Planning - Mark Duntemann, Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants

When the next significant storm event will occur in Virginia is unknown, but our collective understanding is that it will occur.  This session will provide historic insights on the three elements of storm preparedness:  planning, response and recovery.

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Event Properties

Event date 03-09-2016 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-09-2016 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 72
Cut off date 03-04-2016
Individual Price $75.00
Location Virginia Western Community College
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Did You Know:

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

  • 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...

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