Shade Tree Program: March 23

Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course

Tuesday, March 23

Being a True Professional

8:30–9:20 a.m. (Introductory)


Building Equitable Urban Forestry Pathways

9:30–10:20 a.m. (Introductory)


How Can Urban Forestry Help Cities and Communities Be Sustainable and Resilient in the Anthropocene?

10:30–11:20 a.m. (Technical)


11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

Pests/Pathogens

12:30–1:00 – A 2021 Plant Disease Clinic Update (Introductory)

1:10–1:40 – Great Landscape Grasses (Introductory, Technical)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Emerging and Invasive Tree Diseases (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – The Top Invasive Insects Threatening MN: Become an Identification Expert! (Technical)

Urban Forestry

12:30–1:00 – Adapting Urban Forests to a Changing Climate (Technical)

1:10–1:40 – Are All Trees Created Equal? Linking Variability in Canopy Structure to Stormwater Mitigation Capacity (Introductory)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Growing the Tree Care Workforce (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – Street Tree Longevity and Construction: 40-Year Case Study of Trees, Construction, and Practice (Introductory)

Arboriculture

12:30–1:00 – Tree Removal Strategies For the Most Difficult Scenarios (Technical)

1:10–1:40 – How Landscape Trees Are Propagated (Introductory)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Applied Tree Biology (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – Tree Ascension through Time and Space (Technical)

Tree Selection/Production

12:30–1:00 – Variability of Soil Health Indicators in Urban Environments (Introductory)

1:10–1:40 – Minnesota Bur Oak Dendrochronology (Advanced Technical)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – A Legacy of Tree Development at Morton Arboretum: The Past, Present and Future (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – Reconnecting Trees to Soils in Our Landscape (Technical)