Landscape Below Ground IV Workshops

 

 

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Morning Workshops

 

Planting Trees: Specifications, Installation, and Early Maintenance

Learn the latest research-based recommendations for specification, installation, and early maintenance of urban trees. The workshop will cover root manipulation in the root ball, planting hole preparation, backfill soil selection, irrigation, mulch, wire basket management, staking systems, pruning at planting, and more.

Instructors: Ed Gilman, University of Florida Emeritus, United States, and Gary Watson, The Morton Arboretum, United States
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking. Limit 30.
Supplies: All materials included. Materials for writing may be useful
Prerequisites: None
Course number: S419-A

Schedule and Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois

Fees and Admission:
$85.00 early-bird (closes Aug 15)
$100.00 regular
$30.00 student (available by phone only; please call 630-719-2468 for student pricing)

 

What Root Pathogens and Roots Need

Learn how to identify and understand the root diseases that can compromise tree health. Roots matter. People don’t see them, so the impacts of root diseases are often overlooked. In this engaging workshop, you’ll learn what tree roots need, what root pathogens infect them and why, how infection in one season can lead to tree health decline in another, and how pathogens interact with roots to kill trees. Explore the world of root rots by examining case studies, samples, and hearing the stories and experience of the presenters and attendees.

Instructors: Jim Chatfield, The Ohio State University, United States, and Chrissy Balk, The Davey Tree Expert Company, United States
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking and getting your hands dirty. Limit 30.
Supplies: All materials included. Materials for writing may be useful
Prerequisites: None
Course number: S419B

Schedule and Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois

Fees and admission:
$85.00 early-bird (closes Aug 15)
$100.00 regular
$30.00 student (available by phone only; please call 630-719-2468 for student pricing)

 

Tram and Walking Tour of the Gateway to Tree Science: A Living Exhibit

Experience the Arboretum’s new living exhibit, the Gateway to Tree Science, before it officially opens. Hear how the exhibit is being developed and explore the one mile loop to see how the scientific research and evidence that is behind best tree care and management practices and tree species conservation activities will be shared with the Arboretum’s visitors.

Instructors: Chuck Cannon and Center for Tree Science, and Center for Tree Science Staff, The Morton Arboretum, United States
Notes: Held entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking on bark chips and grass. Limit 30.
Supplies: None.
Prerequisites: None
Course number: S421-AM

Schedule and Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois

Fees and Admission:
$20.00 early-bird (closes Aug 15)
$25.00 regular
$10.00 student (available by phone only; please call 630-719-2468 for student pricing)

 

Afternoon Workshops

 

Natural, Disturbed Urban, and Manufactured Soils:  Learning from soils at The Morton Arboretum

This workshop will be a hands on exploration of the many soils at the Arboretum with discussions on the wide range of soils encountered on urban projects as well as how best to asses and utilize each. The typical Midwest soils teach lessons that transfer to basic understanding of many other soil types in cities located regions as diverse as temperate to arid or tropical to subarctic.   

Instructors: Peter MacDonagh, Kestral Design Group, USA, and Michelle Catania and Meghan Midgley, The Morton Arboretum, USA

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking and getting your hands dirty. Limit 30.
Supplies: All materials included. Materials for writing may be useful
Prerequisites: None
Course number: S420-A

Schedule and Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois

Fees and Admission:
$85.00 early-bird (closes Aug 15)
$100.00 regular
$30.00 student (available by phone only; please call 630-719-2468 for student pricing)

 

Assessing the Stability of Urban Trees

This workshop will offer a look into the theory and practice of tree root stability and assessment. It will start with a discussion of how external forces like wind act on trees and cause them to uproot. We will also discuss factors that make trees more likely to uproot during storms. Instruments that researchers and practitioners alike utilize to measure stability non-destructively will be demonstrated outdoors.  

Instructors: Jake Miesbauer, The Morton Arboretum, United States, Philip J.E. van Wassenaer, Urban Forest Innovations, Inc. Canada, Ken R. James, University of Melbourne, Australia
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking and getting your hands dirty. Limit 30.
Supplies: All materials included. Materials for writing may be useful
Prerequisites: None
Course number: S420B

Schedule and Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois

Fees and Admission:
$85.00 early-bird (closes Aug 15)
$100.00 regular
$30.00 student (available by phone only; please call 630-719-2468 for student pricing)

 

Tram and Walking Tour of the Gateway to Tree Science: A Living Exhibit

Experience the Arboretum’s new living exhibit, the Gateway to Tree Science, before it officially opens. Hear how the exhibit is being developed and explore the one mile loop to see how the scientific research and evidence that is behind best tree care and management practices and tree species conservation activities will be shared with the Arboretum’s visitors.

Instructors: Chuck Cannon, Director of the Center for Tree Science, and Center for Tree Science Staff, The Morton Arboretum, USA
Notes: Held entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking on bark chips and grass. Limit 30.
Supplies: None.
Prerequisites: None
Course number: S421-PM

Schedule and Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois

Fees and Admission:
$20.00 early-bird (closes Aug 15)
$25.00 regular
$10.00 student (available by phone only; please call 630-719-2468 for student pricing)

 

Registration Information

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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

 

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time October 8, 2018.
Fee includes all conference materials, break refreshments, and lunch.
Please provide a credit card for international registrations; no international checks or wire transfers.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy specific to Landscape below Ground IV Workshops: Refund requests must be received by the registrar by email or postal mail by October 8, 2018. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable after October 8, 2018.

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Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.