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Carolina Canopy Workshop- Urban Soils: Supporting Trees from the Start

Nov 08, 2021

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are excited to present our first workshop in the 2021 Carolina Canopy workshop series. Join us for this workshop on urban soils, the building block of any successful urban landscape.



9:00 - 9:15 a.m.       Registration and Welcome

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.      The Life of Soil                          

Ron Danise, Southern Organics and Supply

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.    BREAK

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   An Arborists Review of Soil Science                         

Patrick Anderson, Rainbow Tree Care Scientific                         

Soil is arguably the most important component for long-term tree health and survival.  The field of soil science is vast, and encompasses microbiology, hydrology, chemistry, etc.  During this discussion we will review the composition of a typically healthy soil and breakdown the key components of how urban/suburban trees interact.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   LUNCH (provided by Arborguard Tree Specialists)

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.  Tree Plating Challenges  

Kevin Heifferon, City of Greenville

Using downtown Greenville as the backdrop, Kevin will present the different challenges and issues of his tree planting program. Discussion will include tree pits, vandalism, tree grates, positives and negatives.

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.  Soil Management During Construction  

Mark Livingston, Arborguard Tree Specialists

This presentation will discuss the management strategies, process, and tools that we have to manage tree preservation in the built environment. Mark will showcase projects from Georgia and South Carolina to highlight options available for soil management. 

Credits Applied for:

ISA: 3.5 CEUs

SAF: 3 cat.1 credits

NC Landscape Cont: 3.5L credits


Contact Leslie Moorman

252-653-6277 or ncufc1@gmail.com

Reedy Creek Park - 2900 Rocky River Rd., Charlotte, NC 28213


Non-Member Early Fee Amount: $45.00
Non-Member Late Fee Amount: $45.00
Member Early Fee Amount: $25.00
Member Late Fee Amount: $25.00

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