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Carolina Canopy Workshop- Planning for Landscape Success with Trees

Oct 09, 2019

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

ONLINE REGISTRATIONN FOR THIS WORSHOP IS NOW CLOSED.  Please contact Leslie Moorman at ncufc1@gmail.com or 252.653.6277 with any questions.

The NC Urban Forest Council is very excited to invite you to our last Carolina Canopy workshop for 2019. This workshop will offer expert tips and guidance on how to better plan for the success of your trees and urban canopy. Everything from how to design better planting space, to creating better and more flexible approved species lists, to how to ensure your ordinance is working for you and not against you. This workshop will offer the opportunity to hear from experts in their field, offering real world examples of what works and what doesn't when it comes to planning your urban forest. Whether you are an arborist, forester, landscape contractor, planner or landscape architect, this workshop will help you be more succesful in managing your urban trees.

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.       Registration


8:30 - 8:45 a.m.      Welcome and Introduction

8:45 -9:30 a.m.      Best Practices: Tree Design Overview

                           Katie Rose Levin, Executive Director, Trees Durham

What do trees in the city need? New research has figure out what trees need to succeed. In this program, we'll look at the basic size, space, soil and water needed to grow our trees into healthy, beautiful and functional infrastructure. This information will help you design and manage for tree success.


9:30 - 10:15 a.m.    From Paper to Trees: Landscaping Ordinances and the Planning Process

                               Andy Piper, Senior Planner, City of High Point

When trees are incorporated into development plans or municipal improvement projects there is usually an ordinance establishing requirements for how that landscaping should take place. This presentation will highlight the role of ordinances, along with other non-regulatory documents, in guiding the planning process, and explore how it impacts our urban forests using real-world examples.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.   BREAK


10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Making a List, Checking it Twice

                            Jennifer Rall, Project Manager & Certified Arborist, Landscape Design of Goldsboro

Many municipalities have an approved plant list to guide designers and developers’ selection of appropriate plant species for residential and commercial developments. But when was the last time you updated your list? Does it contain invasive species? Can you find those plants at local wholesale nurseries? This presentation will discuss what to look for and resources to use in updating, or creating, an approved planting list.


11:15 a.m. - 12:00  Trees and Utilities: Working Together to Create Beautiful and Functional Communities

                              Jason Combs, Division Vegetation Management Specialist, Duke Energy

Jason will provide a comprehensive overview of planting and maintaining trees near utility lines, and introduce the newly revised Trees & Utilities homeowners guide. 



Education credits (applied for): 

ISA - 3 CEUs

SAF - 3.0 cat.1

NC Landsc. Contractor

NC Landsc. Architect



Contact Leslie Moorman

252-653-6277 or  ncufc1@gmail.com

Barber Park Sports Pavilion, 1500 Barber Park Dr, Greensboro, NC

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