Louisville Urban Tree Symposium

When Apr 15, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Ernst Hall Room 103
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With the growing discussion of concerns related to the urban tree canopy of Louisville, it's not always easy to see that most of us love trees!

On April 15th, we are bringing people together to learn about the many aspects of trees during a community oriented tree symposium that will educate us about trees in Kentuckiana and inform us of the actions we can take to secure their success for years to come. Whatever your interest in trees, we encourage you to join us in what will be an inspiring and motivational forum of experts from both near and far.

The Partnership for a Green City is collaborating with TreesLouisville, Louisville Grows and the Louisville Metro Division of Forestry for this special event. Please bring your tree questions and creative energy to this extremely important topic.

Registration Required ($0-$25) Tickets cover lunch and some expenses of the event. Scholarships are available by contacting Brent at 852-8854.

The agenda is listed below:

8:30—Welcome & Keynote Address: Jill Jonnes—Author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape (Baltimore, MD)
9:50—Arbor Day Presentation to Louisville Metro Government - a Kentucky Division of Forestry will present the City with the Tree City USA Award for the 17th year!
10:00—10:15 Break and Book Signing
10:15—Pathological Threats to the Urban Forest—Nicole Ward Gauthier (University of Kentucky)
10:45—Pest Threats to the Urban Forest—Joe Boggs (The Ohio State University)
11:15—The Public’s Myths & Fears of Trees in the Built Environment—Bill Fountain (University of Kentucky)
12:00 Lunch—Farm to Fork Catering
1:00—Venerable Trees—Tom Kimmerer - Author of Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass (Lexington, KY)
2:00—Green Careers and Tree Pruning Presentation - Limbwalker owners, Chris O’Bryan and Cory Petry (Louisville, KY). The discussion will focus on how Chris and Cory became passionate about arboriculture, their business ethics, and how they are making a positive impact in protecting the Louisville tree canopy. The presentation will conclude with Chris and Cory providing attendees with hand on pruning basics and demonstrating their daily work with tree climbing and arboriculture best management practices.
4:00—Tree Give Away sponsored by Louisville Metro's Division of Community Forestry (Jefferson County residents that are non-attendees are welcome to be present at this time to receive up to 3 free trees).

We are hosting the event at the University of Louisville, which for the seventh consecutive year has won the designation of “Tree Campus USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation, similar to the Tree CIty USA designation mentioned previously. The designation recognizes UofL’s dedication to and investment in outstanding management of campus trees. At a later date, The Partnership will plant a tree on the UofL campus in honor of our speakers as an enduring gesture of thanks!

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