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Carolina Canopy Workshop: Managing an Urban Landscape

Apr 13, 2022

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration is now closed. Please contact Leslie Moorman (ncufc1@gmail.com) with any questions. 

9:00 –9:10 a.m.       Welcome

9:10 - 10:05 a.m.     Stormwater Pollution Prevention in the Landscape, Shauna Haslem, City of Fayetteville

When it rains, rainwater runs off of hard or impervious surfaces such as roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots, washing pollutants to the nearest river, lake or stream. During the presentation, we will discuss how landscape professionals can help to prevent stormwater pollution, and protect water quality.

10:05 - 11:00 a.m.    Invasive Plants in NC: Ecology and Control, Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension  

Invasive plants are a problem in much of NC and the problem is growing worse each year. We will discuss how invasives get started, why they become an issue, where to find information on them, and the top 10 list of invasives in NC.

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.   Break  

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.   How to Pick the Right Plant at the Nursery,  Charles Allen, Greenbiz Nursery and Landscape Co.                        

A quick breakdown of how and why to choose certain plants for your landscaping situation, from all the choices available at your favorite plant hotspot.

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.   Lunch (provided)  

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.   How Soils Impact the Sustainability of the Landscape, Dr. Robin Pusztay, Fayetteville Technical Community College          

Sustainable landscaping is the practice of using multiple strategies to create an environmentally friendly and climate appropriate landscape. Shifting towards sustainable landscaping practices helps preserve our local ecosystems and prevent air, water, and soil pollution.

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.   Innovative Stormwater Greenscape, Billy Prutzman, City of Fayetteville                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stormwater greenscapes can be a useful and visually appealing way to reduce stormwater runoff. In this presentation, we will discuss the different innovative stormwater greenscapes and how some of these greenscapes have been used on Person St. here in Fayetteville.



Smith Recreation Center—Fayetteville  

1520 Slater Ave.

Fayetteville, NC 28301  


Education credits applied for:

ISA - 5 CEUs

SAF - 5 credits

NCLC - 5 credits

NC BOLA - 5 credits  

1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville, NC

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