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N. C. Urban Forestry Conference

10th Annual Great NC Tree Conference

Wednesday, September 13th - Friday, September 15th 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh - Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh NC
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Wednesday, September 13


9:30 am - 5:00 pm                Pre-conference i-Tree Workshop



Thursday, September 14


7:30 Registration                


 8:30 - 10:00 am            General Session

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gene Stano, NCUFC Chair 


Trees for Better Hearts & Minds: Nature for Human Health & Wellness

                                       Dr. Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington

10:00 – 10:30 am          Break with Exhibitors


 10:30 – 11:15 pm         Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Trees as Green Infrastructure: Changing the ways we value the urban forest

                                       Karen Firehock, Green Infrastructure Center

Track 2: Assessment and predictions of tree risk to urban conditions and scale insect infestations

                                       Michael Just, NC State University

11:20 – 12:15 pm         Concurrent Sessions

Track 1: Co-Design of Green Infrastructure for Human Health Co-Benefits

Dr. Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington

Track 2: Municipal Urban Forestry Programs: identifying needs and opportunities

Nancy Stairs, NC Forest Service and Zach Manor, City of Raleigh

12:15 –1:15                   Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon

 1:30 – 2:15 pm            Concurrent Sessions


Track 1:Mapping & Managing North Carolina′s Forests – in the Cloud

Ian Hanou, Plan-it Geo and Jennifer Rall, Town of Wake Forest


Track 2: Tree Rehabilitation- It Can Change a Tree’s Life

Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University

2:20 – 3:05 pm             Concurrent Sessions


Track 1: A Guide to Establishing Tree Policy for HOAs

Ed Macie, USFS Retired

Track 2: Quick Concepts in NC Panel Discussion

City of Asheville, Town of Apex, City of Fayetteville

3:05 – 3:35 pm              Break with Exhibitors

3:45 – 4:45 pm              General Session

The History and Future of Urban Forestry

Ed Macie, USFS Retired



Friday, September 15

9:00 – 3:00                     Field Day at Dorthea Dix Park with demonstrations and hands-on stations

• Crown Restoration

• Climbing and Rigging

• Root Excavation

• Health Assessment and Hazard Analysis


Pre-approved credits available to attendees:
i-Tree workshop
SAF: 5 cat. 1
full 2-day conference
SAF: 8.5 cat. 1
ISA: 11.25 CEUs
NCBOLA: 10 credits
NC landscape contractor: 6 credits
NC pesticide: .5 credit




Conference group rate ($119 per night) available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Brownstone - University

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