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Event Name: Carolina Canopy Workshop - Trees & Development Conflicts in Western NC
Date: 06/22/18
Time: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED.  Please contact Mindy Hidenfelter at with any questions.


8:15—8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45—9:45 a.m. Growing Trees in the Urban Jungle
                           Mark Foster, City Arborist, City of Asheville
                          Mark will explore evolving urban forest management, including a discussion of 20 years of experience with utility and infrastructure conflicts and dealing with it from a municipal perspective.
9:45—10:45 a.m. Utility Pruning—Industry Perspective of How and Why
                           Terry Smith, Vegetation Management, Duke Energy
                           Terry will discuss utility pruning techniques, the customer notification process that addresses conflict between utilities and trees, and the need for utility clearance standards.
10:45—11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Development Conflicts and Possible Resolutions
                            Scott Abla, Blue Ridge Arborist Association
Scott will discuss current development issues and trends in western NC, as well as how these issues impact conservation and tree protection efforts.


Education Credits: 

ISA: 3.0 CEUs

utility specialist: 3

municipal specialist: 2

BCMA practice: 1

BCMA management: 2


SAF: 3.0 category 1 credits


NC landscape contractors: 3L credit hours


Location: Mountain Horticulture Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Dr., Mills River, NC