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Event Name: Carolina Canopy Workshop - Fundamentals of Tree Establishment
Date: 04/27/18
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12 noon


The NC Urban Forest Council is excited to announce its next workshop in the 2018 Carolina Canopy workshop series "Fundamentals in Tree Establishment" taking place in Fayetteville, NC. Attendees will hear from industry experts about how to select and prepare a tree planting site and proper planting technique. Proper planting and good young tree maintenance practices will determine the success or failure of newly planted trees. We will also cover techniques critical to maintaining tree health, including mulching, watering and young tree pruning. 



8:15 – 8:45 a.m.      Registration

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.      Right Plant, Right Place - aka Why Do We Plant Trees
Under Powerlines?
Danny VanDevender, Jericho Farms
Aaron Reese, City of Wilmington
Understanding how to select the right tree for the right place is the first
step in any successful tree planting program/project. Danny and Aaron
will go over: how to select the tree from the nursery to meet planting
specifications; selecting the right site for your trees; and understanding
planting specifications in the urban landscape.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.      Pruning and Evaluation at Planting
Gene Stano, East Carolina University
Gene will discuss new pruning standards for young tree pruning, as well
as proper pruning of trees at planting and during the first two years
after installation.

10:30—10:45 a.m.      BREAK

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.     Planting and Staking Demonstration
Dr. Barb Fair, Horticulture Extension Specialist, NCSU
Barb will showcase the most up to date tree planting standards and
procedure, including proper staking techniques. This presentation will
include an outdoor demonstration of planting techniques.



ISA, SAF, and landscape contractor credits have been applied for.


Location: Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Office, 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville, NC, 28306
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