This year's program includes very talented speakers who have graciously agreed to share their thoughts and talents with us:
- Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist from Washington State University will open our program each day and share with us a two-part discussion on "Horticultural Myths Surrounding Trees & Shrubs"
- Dr. Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist, Emeritus from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University will address the General Session on "Street Trees - The Struggle for Survival" and then join the LTE/LTCO track to address "Urban Nature/Human Nature"
- Dr. Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest will teach us "How Trees Communicate"
- Dr. Richard Hallett, Research Ecologist with the NYC Urban Field Station will address "Trees Can Do the Dirty Work of Waste Cleanup" and introduce the concept of phytoremediation and planting species of trees in phases
- Dr. Gregory Dahle, program coordinator for Forest Resources Management at West Virginia University will discuss "Co-Dominant Unions: One Reason to Prune Trees Early"
- Emelie Swackhamer from Penn State University will bring us up-to-date on the Spotted Lanternfly
- Michael Galvin from SavATree will share with us his thoughts on "Wood Waste Utilization and the Urban Wood Workbook"
- Rosa Yoo from the New Jersey Forest Service will enlighten us with "Hot Topics Surrounding Insects and Diseases in New Jersey"
- Phillip Kelley, lead instructor from Rowen Tree Training, will offer a session relative to "Safety on the Job"
- Paul Cowie, president of Paul Cowie and Associates, will assume the roll of "CSI Tree Guy" and teach us how to diagnose/read the landscape
- Carrie Sargeant, coordinator of NJ Urban and Community Forestry Program will introduce "New Management Plan Guidelines" to our municipal members and there will be a panel of municipalities ready to share their success stories made possible by grants from the NJ Urban and Community Forestry Program
Plan on joining us for both days of the conference. The Annual Conference Dinner will be held Thursday evening, October 21, 2021 and the cost is included in Complete Registration for the conference!
Join Us For:
- education credits
- a networking opportunity