Friday, April 25, 2008

NC Urban Forest Council hosts "Conservation Arboriculture."

Philip van Wassenaer and Neville Fay are the guest speakers. The seminar will be held at the Biltmore Estate, Asheville on June 16, 2008. More information coming soon. Contact the NC Urban Forest Council for more information, (336) 774-0215, In this first seminar we intend to explore the principles of Conservation Arboriculture. We will review heritage trees in North America, veteran tree habitat, biodiversity, co-evolution, conservation management techniques etc. Additionally, in the context of operating within a risk-averse society, we intend to explore the principles of non-defensive arboriculture, the role of device-based tree assessment in modern arboriculture (e.g. Picus tomography and wind-load simulation, tree pulling tests) and how reasonable risk decision-analysis can take account non-safety values of trees.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.