Monday, August 5, 2019

Haverford College Hosts Tree Canopy Conference Oct. 18 In Delaware County

Haverford College in Delaware County will host a Tree Canopy Conference on October 18  on how urban forests can make an impact on reducing atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change effects.
See what Philadelphia is doing to encourage people to plant and care for trees and how tree-friendly land uses, such as parks, gardens, and cemeteries contribute to community canopy cover benefits. 
The Conference also highlights select tree species for the future canopy, how plant exploration is adding pest and stress resistant species to our planting options, and what can be done to preserve our valuable veteran trees.
Featured speakers include:
-- Christine Knapp, Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia will discuss Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, how this plan addresses climate change, and how encouraging citizens to plant and maintain trees is a critical part of the plan. 
-- Wayne Cahilly, Owner, Cahilly’s Horticultural Services will share some of the techniques used to manage mature trees that do not always look beautiful or respond predictably, and discuss how and why their preservation is important to wildlife and the genetic diversity in natural and constructed landscapes. 
-- Chloe Cerwinka, Landscape Planner, Office of the University of Pennsylvania Architect will discuss how gaining official arboretum status can elevate the profile of existing tree collections.
-- Anthony Aiello, The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator, Morris Arboretum will consider how plant exploration for non-invasive species can be used to introduce insect-resistant species that can tolerate urban stress.
This conference carries 6.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists. (S=2, P=1.5, M=3). This course also receives LA-CES credits landscape architects.
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