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Event Name: Carolina Canopy Workshop- Raleigh
Date: 05/18/17
Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Hard Knocks: Trees & Hardscape Interactions


It’s a hard-knock life for trees surrounded by concrete and brick…and it’s not always easy for the sidewalks and people who use them when tree roots crack and push up pavement. Learn what trees need to survive…and thrive…in an environment surrounded by hardscape, and how design techniques and proper tree selection can add years of life to both the tree and hardscape.




8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Registration


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Trees Got Ta’ Have It

Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University

Dr. Fair will present information on what trees need to be established, grow and thrive in our urban environment. She will explore soil chemistry, physical qualities, and space issues.


9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Raleigh’s Tree Specifications: Tree planting in the City of Oaks

Zach Manor, City of Raleigh

This presentation will provide information and background on Raleigh’s street tree requirements (including specifications, ordinances). We will describe successes and challenges that our program is having and our direction moving forward.


10:45—11:00 a.m. BREAK


11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Street Tree Planting Methods, Costs, and Impacts to Streetscape: Case studies in Downtown Raleigh, NC

Julietta Sherk, NC State University

Street trees suffer from the challenges of urban environments including; small root zones, compacted soils, and poor air quality to name a few. A variety of construction methods have been used in the City of Raleigh streetscapes and the success of these trees has not been compared.  


12:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Q & A


Landscape Contractor: 2.75 credits

ISA: 2.75 CEUs


**SAF and NCBOLA education credits have been applied for**

Location: JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC
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