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Event Name: Carolina Canopy Workshop - Charlotte
Date: 02/15/18
Time: 8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

THE WORKSHOP IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please contact Leslie Moorman at or 919-614-6388 with any questions or concerns.

The Carolina Canopy Workshop Series is an opportunity to learn about new and up to date tree care practices, so you can stay ahead of the game and make your efforts and/or your company a success.  The NC Urban Forest Council is excited to announce its first in a series of Carolina Canopy Workshops in 2018: Green Infrastructure and Trees.


8:30– 9:00 a.m.      Registration


9:00 —9:30 a.m.    Intro to Green Infrastructure and Strategic Role of Trees

Tim Porter, City Arborist, City of Charlotte

A brief introduction to the concept of green infrastructure and the dynamic/diverse roles urban trees and forests can play in managing water systems while simultaneously providing community benefits.



9:45  – 11:00 a.m. Engineering Urban Forests for Stormwater Management

Jenny Gulick, Davey Resource Group

Installing trees in locations that are engineered to retain stormwater is a great way to augment existing stormwater management systems, increasing their capacity and improving water quality while greatly improving urban forest canopy. This guide is an introduction to those engineered systems available, and in use today, that utilize trees to manage a volume of stormwater.


11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.   Stormwater Credit Framework for Urban Tree Planting

 Dr. Neely Law, Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD

Neely Law, PhD works with applied research and development of stormwater and watershed management strategies. She focuses on development of monitoring plans and QAPPs, crediting protocols for urban BMPs at the state and federal levels, and advancing education and training programs in local communities.


12:15—1:15 p.m. Lunch (provided): Skips Famous Barbeque

Generously sponsored by Arborguard Tree Specialists



1:15—2:00  p.m. Charlotte’s Green Industry Initiatives

Marc Recktenwald, Water Quality & Environmental Permitting Mgr., and Tim Porter, City Arborist

An overview of Charlotte's stormwater and urban forestry iniatives that incoporate green infrastructure management theory and best practices. 



2:00—4:00 p.m. Tour of Gum Branch Tree Canopy Conservation Area/

Wilson Pond Site

Will walk trails on-site discussing the combination of tree canopy conservation/water quality interests on conservation area and the ecosystem services and benefits the site provides to the community. Will discuss the results of an i-tree Eco analysis of the site. 

Credits Available:


ISA - 4.5 CEUs

SAF - 6 cat. 1

NC landscape cont. - 4L CEUs




Location: Freedom Park, Mahlon Adams Pavilion, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28203


Click here to download a workshop flyer.