Healthy Trees, Healthy People
When: Wed., May 23, 2018 (12:00 PM - 5:15 PM)Thu., May 24, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:15 PM)
Where: Frick Environmental Center
2005 Beechwood Blvd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
registration deadline: May 13, 2018
Community health and livability is codependent on the health and care of its forest canopy. Research provides a wealth of information on the social, health, and ecological benefits that trees provide. Healthy Trees, Healthy People is a two-day program featuring presentations on the link between human health and community forest health, as well as information essential to the care of community trees. It is a great opportunity to share ideas with foresters, arborists, shade tree commissioners, and others.
To Be Covered
The first day will take us outside to explore examples of the role of community forests in contributing to healthy communities. During this afternoon field trip, we will see an urban tree nursery's efforts to develop healthy and genetically diverse trees, the impacts of oak wilt on tree canopy in a city park, and how active neighborhood volunteers organized to care for their street trees. The field trip will wrap up with a visit to a furniture workshop to see how reclaimed urban wood is being transformed into fine furniture.
The second day will feature a variety of presentations on tree health, its impacts on communities, and ways to plan and manage the community forest to ensure success.
The following Pennsylvania pesticide applicator credits are pending approval.
- Cat. 05 (3 credits)
- Cat. 06 (3 credits)
- Cat. 23 (3 credits)
- Cat. 18 (3 credits)
Continuing education credits will be offered for the following:
- ISA Certified Arborists
- Landscape Architects
- SAF Certified Foresters
Thanks to the generous support of our event sponsors, we have a limited number of scholarships available. Each scholarship will cover the full registration cost for program. Priority consideration for scholarships will be given to municipal shade tree commission members, as well as those traveling from greater distances. Those interested in being considered for a registration scholarship should contact Brian Wolyniak (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ellen Roane (email@example.com) as soon as possible to complete a short application form.
12:00 pm Registration
12:30 pm How Pittsburgh is Improving Tree Health & Human Health for its Citizens
01:00 pm Board Bus
01:10 pm Depart for Oak Wilt at Schenley Park
01:15 pm Oak Wilt at Schenley Park
02:00 pm Travel to Tree Pittsburgh Heritage Nursery
02:15 pm Tree Pittsburgh Heritage Nursery
03:00 pm Travel to Lawrenceville Tree Tenders
03:15 pm Lawrenceville Tree Tenders
04:00 pm Travel to Urban Tree
04:15 pm Urban Tree - Tree Reclamation and Fine Woodworking The field trip will wrap up with a visit to a furniture workshop to see how reclaimed urban wood is being transformed into fine furniture
05:00 pm Return to Frick Environmental Center / Adjourn
08:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
08:30 am Welcome
08:40 am Why We Need Trees at Every Doorstep
09:40 am Understanding Stressors to Manage Tree Health
10:25 am Refreshment Break
10:40 am The “Vibrant Cities Lab” & Urban Forestry Toolkit
11:25 am Pennsylvania Tree Map for Tree Inventories & Urban Forest Management
12:05 pm Lunch (provided)
12:50 pm i-Tree: Maps, Projections & Benefit Values to Advance Your Shade Tree Program
01:35 pm Urban Forest Pest & Disease Update
02:30 pm Tracking Post-Planting Tree Survival
03:15 pm Selecting Tough Trees for Changing Urban Environments
04:00 pm Evaluation / Adjourn
William Elmendorf, Ph.D.
William Elmendorf, Ph.D.