Many speakers' presentations and handouts are hyperlinked in the agenda below.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

9:00 am4:00 pm Pre-conference workshop
Part 1: Marketing Trees: Leveraging a Positive Perception in a Competitive Marketplace
Part 2: Cause Marketing for Trees: Where Business Strategy Meetings Corporate Citizenship. Workshop instructor will be Kristian Darigan Merenda.

5:00 pm 6:00 pm NC Urban Forest Council Business Meeting:
Meet the Executive Committee of the NC Urban Forest Council, hear about this year’s accomplishments and next year’s goals, and learn about opportunities to get involved. All NCUFC members and non-members are encouraged to attend.

6:00 pm 8:00 pm Opening Reception & Awards Banquet

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

7:30 – 10:00 Registration Desk Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am Welcome Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 – 10:00 General Session (GS1)

8:30 am Opening Remarks and Welcome Address by Mary-Ann Baldwin, Raleigh City Council

9:00 to 10:00am Keynote Address - Modern Challenges in Growing a Sustainable Urban Forest, Richard Roti, Charlotte Public Tree Fund

10:00 – 10:30 Break with Exhibitors
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 noon (CS1A and CS1B)
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Tree Planting: Common Urban Site Challenges
- Tom Glasgow, NC Cooperative Extension Service
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Designing Planting Sites: Look at Both the Hard and Soft Scapes - Dr. Julie Sherk, North Carolina State University
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Plant Selection Opportunities - Tom Glasgow, NC Cooperative Extension Service
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Tree Development for Urban Environments - Dan Whitehead, Moon's Tree Farm

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch (provided)

Concurrent Sessions 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm (CS2A and CS2B)
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Back to Soil Basics - Dr. Barbara Fair, North Carolina State University

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Growers and City Specification: Finding Common Ground - Dr. Anthony LeBude, North Carolina State University
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Urban Tree Planting Basics - Alex Johnson, City of Durham
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Tree Planting Programs: Show Me the Money, Pitfalls, and Plusses - Sally Thigpen, City of Raleigh
2:45 – 3:15 Break with Exhibitors
Concurrent Sessions 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm (CS3A and CS3B)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Making Sure Your Trees Meet Nursery Standards - Dr. Anthony LeBude, North Carolina State University

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Inventory Methods to Advance Urban Forest Management - Dudley Hartel, US Forest Service

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Street Tree Inventories: Opportunities and Guidelines - Leslie Moorman, NC Division of Forest Resources

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Risk Management and Storm Preparedness - Dudley Hartel, US Forest Services

Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, September 16, 2010

7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions 8:30 am to 10:00 am (CS4A & CS4B)
8:30 am – 9:15 am
What is a Healthy Urban Forest and Why is it Important?Dr. Melissa McHale, North Carolina State University
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Urban Wood Utilization: Building Community through Waste Reduction - Meg Lawler, North Carolina State University
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Training Young Trees – Dr. A.D. Ali, Davey Tree Experts
9:15 am – 10:00 am
As Trees Age: Providing Health Care for Large Trees - Dr. Kim Coder, University of Georgia
10:00 – 10:30 Exhibitors Break
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (CS5A & CS5B)
10:30 am - 11:15 am
How Volunteers Can Improve Your Urban ForestSusan Pierce, Trees Atlanta
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Training Young Trees – Dr. A.D. Ali, Davey Tree Experts
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Urban Forest Council’s Tree Legacy FundKaren Neill, NC Cooperative Extension Service
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Soil AlternativesKelby Fite, Bartlett Research Laboratory

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch (provided)

1:15 – 3:30 General Closing Session (GS2)

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Dr. Kim Coder, University of Georgia
Trees & Storms: The mechanics of surviving big wind!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm – Eric Muecke, NC Division of Forest Resources
When to Pull the Plug? (slideshow)       Tree Removal Checklist (handout)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – John Karakash, Resource Professionals Group
Making the Most of Green Space, Urban Trees and Woody Debris
       Slideshow        White Paper

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Dr. Kim Coder, University of Georgia
A Time for Trees: Change Concepts in the Community Forest!

4:00 - End of Conference