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Event Name: Carolina Canopy: Southern Piedmont Tree Professionals Workshop
Date: 10/12/17
Time: 8:30am - 2:00 pm

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please contact Leslie Moorman at with any questions or concerns.


The NC Urban Forest Council and the NC Cooperative Extension Service are excited to partner together on the Salisbury Carolina Canopy - "Southern Piedmont Tree Professionals Workshop"


Please join us for a day of education on proper tree care and how to manage urban tree pests. The day will conclude with a walking tour of downtown Salisbury, highlighting a recent streetscape project and how they integrated trees into the landscape. ISA, pesticide, landscape contractor, and SAF education credits have been applied for.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Protecting Our Ash from the Emerald Ash Borer
                             Laurie Reid, City of Charlotte
The Emerald Ash Borer was detected in Charlotte in May 2017. As this pest has the potential to destroy ash trees in the Queen City, a man-agement plan has been drafted. This presentation will cover the life history, biology, and management/chemical control options for the Emerald Ash Borer.


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tree Planting Options in Urban Landscapes
                               Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University
Trees are important to any landscape, especially the urban landscape. This presentation will showcase the most up to date tree planting standard and procedure, including proper staking techniques.


11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Trees and Fungi: Getting to the Root of the Problem
                               Laurie Reid, City of Charlotte
There are many fungi that can be found near or on trees in the urban landscape: some are decomposers and do not pose a threat to trees, while others are pathogens and can affect tree health. This presenta-tion will cover the identification, biology, and management options for several root rot pathogens and non-pathogenic fungi commonly found in North Carolina.


12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tree Walking Tour of Downtown Salisbury
Dr. Fair will take you on a tour of downtown Salisbury streetscape to look at newly planted and older established trees and discuss the problems and advantages to some of the choices Salisbury has made.

Location: Salisbury, NC - 301 S. Main St., Suite 200, Salisbury, NC 28144


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