Urban Tree Planning and Care
Track: Maintenance

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 3:00 to 4:15pm

Ryan Fowler, Lead Arborist, City of Kirkland

Session Description:

Do you have the right tree in the right place? Sometimes it’s hard to know, but choosing the wrong species and/or planting in the wrong place could prove costly to your agency. This session will focus on tree planting strategies to minimize risk, reduce maintenance and maximize your investment in urban trees. This discussion is geared towards maintenance staff, non-arborists (of course arborists are O.K. too) and tree planters everywhere!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the "right-tree-right-place" philosophy.
  • Participants will understand the characteristics of a "dangerous tree" and risk management strategies for managing urban trees.
  • Participants will learn new maintenance strategies to ensure tree health and longevity.