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Carolina Canopy Soil Management Workshop, Western Region (November 2023)

Nov 09, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Agenda
The goal of this workshop is to inform arborists and landscape contractors and planners about soil science and soil management techniques. During this event, presenters will discuss and demonstrate...
  • soil texture and water holding capabilities
  • soil health (e.g., micro-organisms, aeration needs)
  • soil remediation techniques & technology
  • soil management during construction
  • demonstration of flexi-pave installation 

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  Registration and Welcome
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  The basics of soil: From science to real world applications
In this session you will be introduced or reintroduced to what makes soil soil and how this science stuff applies to what you do with soil in the field.
Dr. Barb Fair, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at NCSU
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Flexi-pave / Case studies and local examples
Roman will discuss how pavement material research, cost comparisons, and maintenance considerations led to the selection of Flexi-Pave in two case studies involving trails, parking spaces, and a learning exhibit.  Aguilar will explaing the the design and installation processes for an updated sidewalk and right-of-way tree replacement project at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.  She also will discuss flexi-pave's use along a path at the Tuckaseegee Arboretum and Gardens.
Victoria Aguilar, Assistant City Arborist for the City of Charlotte
Jeff Roman, Director of Engineering for ProgressiveAE
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Flexi-pave installation
  Andy Curbow, Sales Manager for KB Industries
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (provided)
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.  Soil remediation techniques: What to do with what you've got
You will get some tips in this session to take those problem sites and make the soils work for you to encourage the growth of trees for the long term.
Dr. Barb Fair, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at NCSU
1:45 to 2:15 p.m.  Newest developments in soil technology
Learn what researchers recommend for soil management and which of these new prescriptive treatments will likely yield the best outcomes for your clients.
Dr. Barb Fair, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at NCSU
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Soil management during construction: A municipal perspective
We will explore practices that help preserve the soil profile of urban forests and improve the chances of tree longevity.
Dr. Barb Fair, Associate Professor and Extension Specialst at NCSU

Approved CEUs:
  • International Society of Arboriculture, 4.75 credits
  • Society of American Foresters, 5 credits
  • NC Landscape Contractors Licensing Board, 4.5 credits
  • NC Board of Landscape Architects, 4.5 credits

Special thanks to our annual partners for funding the Carolina Canopy Workshops!

City of Charlotte's Landscape Management Office, 701 Tuckaseegee Rd Charlotte, NC 28208-4432



Non-Member Early Fee Amount: $65.00
Non-Member Late Fee Amount: $65.00
Member Early Fee Amount: $45.00
Member Late Fee Amount: $45.00



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