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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
  • composting process and benefits

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, NCSU Cooperative Extension
10:00 – 11:00 a.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, NCSU Cooperative Extension
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break
11:15 – 12:15 p.m.  Newest developments in soil technology
Presenter to be determined
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch (provided)
1:15­ – 2:15 p.m.  Composting dos, don'ts and how-to's
Learn how to be a better composter in your own yard/business and how to make waste into black gold for soil improvement and to benefit plant health.
Cyndi Lauderdale, NCSU / Wilson County Extension Agent for Agricultureulture-Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture
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.
Mark Livingston, Senior Consulting Arborist at Arborguard

CEUs pending approval
International Society of Arboriculture: ~5 credits
Society of American Foresters: ~5 credits
NC Landscape Contractors Licensing Board: ~5 credits
NC Board of Landscape Architects: ~5 credits

Train Station (Program Room), 201 South Main Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081


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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