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Vermont Arbor Day Conference 2017

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Vermont College of Fine Arts

36 College Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

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Thursday, May 4th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vermont Arbor Day Conference

Plant. Live. Grow.

The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is hosting our second annual one-day conference in honor of Arbor Day and all of the hardworking professionals and stewards that care for our community trees.

The conference will celebrate Vermont's Arbor Day with a proclamation, keynote speaker- Joe Murray, and recognition of Vermont Tree Stewards Awards and Tree City, Tree Line, and Tree Campus designations.

Lunch is included in the cost of the conference.

Click here for session descriptions.


8:30am: Refreshments and check-in

9:00am: Opening Remarks

9:15am: Keynote Speaker- Shared Biology: Discovering your Inner Tree with Joe Murray

10:00am: Networking

10:15am: Session 1 Workshops (choose 1):

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • "Green" Your Streets!
  • Tree Warden Statutes
  • Tree Biology through the Seasons

11:00am: Networking

11:15am: Session 2 Workshops (choose 1):

  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Growing Resilient Right of Ways
  • Tree Warden and Tree Board Question & Answer Session
  • Working with Nature to Restore Soil Health

12:00pm: Lunch (provided)

12:45pm: Awards Ceremony

2:30pm: Networking

1:45pm: Session 3 Workshops (choose 1):

  • Forest Health Update
  • 15,001+ Trees and Counting
  • VT Open Meeting Law
  • Cabling and Alternatives

2:30pm: Networking

2:45pm: Session 4 Workshops (choose 1):

  • What's Wrong With My Tree?
  • Growing Tomorrow's Tree Stewards
  • Basics of Tree Pruning
  • Cabling and Alternatives Walk

3:30pm: End of Day

ISA & pesticide applicator credits will be available.

The $40 registration fee can be paid online with a credit card or offline with a check.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Gwen Kozlowski at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-651-8343 by April 17, 2017.

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