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FW: REGISTER NOW: Tree Farming Con. Fri. July 13th

  • Subject: [cg] FW: REGISTER NOW: Tree Farming Con. Fri. July 13th
  • From: "Sally McCabe" <smccabe@pennhort.org>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:47:37 -0400
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mindy Maslin [mailto:mmaslin@pennhort.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:37 PM
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Julianne; Joan Reilly; Jim Kates; Hal; Carl Haefner; Bill LeFevre; Andy
Jickling; Steve McCoubrey; Peter Vereccia; Pat Urevick; Outreach; Mike
Hardy; Michelle Robinson; Johannah Fine; Joe Revlock; Joanne Fabian;
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Subject: REGISTER NOW: Tree Farming Con. Fri. July 13th

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Regional Urban Greening Forum

Friday, July 13, 2001
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Walter Biddle Saul High School
7100 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pre-Conference Reception
Including tours and  book signing
Thursday, July 12, 2001
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 Northwestern Ave
(Between Stenton and Germantown Aves.)
Philadelphia, PA

To RSVP for the pre-conference reception on Thursday evening, July 12 at the
Morris Arboretum, please call Julianne Schieffer at 610-489-4315 by July 9.

Forum Overview
This regional urban greening forum focuses on community tree farming. Our
goal is to enhance, expand and explore community tree farming in the Greater
Philadelphia region as a way to promote urban forest restoration, encourage
urban green space, and promote citizen stewardship.

The Forum Steering Committee
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Penn State School of Forest Resources
Temple University
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
USDA Forest Service
The Village of Arts and Humanities
Fairmount Park Commission's Natural Lands Restoration and Environmental
Education Program

Special Thanks
Special thanks to The Pew Charitable Trusts, USDA Forest Service,
Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council, Penn State School of
Forest Resources and Penn State Extension for providing funding, and to
Walter Biddle Saul High School for our meeting space.

For more forum information or to inquire about scholarships, call Mindy
Maslin at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society at 215-988-8844 or email at

8:00 -  8:30		Hospitality and Registration
8:30 -  8:40		Welcome
8:40 -  9:30	Keynote     Dr. Bonnie Lee Appleton, Extension Specialist and
Professor of Horticulture, Virginia Tech
	Community Tree Farming: A Nursery Prototype
	Dr. Appleton will introduce us to the regional growing out station (RGOS)
model developed for community groups by the National Tree Trust.

9:40 - 10:45		Concurrent Session A

A1 Getting Started Part I - Project Planning (beginner)
Thinking of starting a community tree farm? This session will provide
participants guidance to taking their first steps. Goal setting, maintenance
planning, site assessment and design are all key to any successful tree
farming venture.

A2 Sustainable Production (advanced)
This session focuses on intermediate and advanced production and maintenance
issues.  Speakers will highlight the best practices to maximize the
longevity of tree stock by discussing root pruning, treating pots with
Spin-out, air spading, irrigation systems, liners and more. Attendees will
also learn to avoid some recent practices popular in commercial nurseries
that discourage sustainable production.

A3 Growing Trees for Different needs in the Philadelphia Region (general
Before choosing which trees you will grow, you must consider their eventual
home. Learn about species needed in our natural areas, appropriate species
for our urban parks and streets, and fruit and nut trees that require little

10:45 - 11:00 		Snack

11:05 - 12:15		Concurrent Session  B

B1 Getting Started Part II -- Horticulture (beginner)
So you're ready to start a community tree farm. Basic horticultural
techniques such as seed selection, choosing supplies (soil, containers,
etc.), soil improvement, pest protection, over-wintering, and irrigation
will give young trees a healthy start.

B2 Advanced Propagation Techniques (advanced)
Experienced propagators will share their techniques and tips to enhance your
success in the propagation of trees. Intended for those with some
horticultural experience.

B3 Options in Community Tree Farming: Successful Case Studies (general
Many community-based organizations and schools have successfully developed
tree farms, reflecting a variety of growing techniques and scale. In this
session, panelists will discuss the successes and challenges encountered in
their tree farming operations. Types include in-ground nurseries,
pot-in-pot, and above ground containers.

12:20 -2:00 	Networking Lunch and Speaker
First, join special interest tables to network and discuss various topics.
Followed by Root Matters with Dr. Bonnie Appleton presenting the most
up-to-date research on root modification in containers, different container
types, mycorrhizal fungi, and more.

2:15 - 3:00	Tour of Saul School's Facility and Tree Propagation

Registration Information

Name ____________________________________

Name for name tag __________________________

Organization _______________________________



City__________________ State ________Zip_______

Phone (day)__________________(evening)__________

Type of lunch preferred:    ___Vegetarian	  ____Non-Vegetarian

Please indicate which concurrent sessions you plan to attend.

Choose one presentation from each session.

Session A
* Getting Started Part I - Project Planning (beginner)
* Sustainable Production  (advanced)
* Growing Trees for Different Uses (general interest)

Session B
* Getting Started Part II - Horticulture (beginner)
* Advanced Propagation Techniques (advanced)
*Options in Community Tree Farming: Successful Case Studies (general

To RSVP for the pre-conference reception on Thursday evening, July 12 at the
Morris Arboretum, please call Julianne Schieffer at 610-489-4315 by July 9.

Payment Information
Earlybird registration by June 30 is $15.00.
After June 30, registration is $25.00
Registration includes lunch and breaks
A limited number of scholarships are available
Payment method:     Check enclosed	    Visa	      MasterCard
Exp. Date________Credit card #_____________________

Signature of cardholder _____________________________

Print name of cardholder ___________________________
Make checks payable to The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
(PHS) and write "for RUG Forum" on them. Mail
Registration form and payment to PHS, P.O. Box 82-1839,
Philadelphia PA 19182-1839

Registration deadline is July 5, 2001.

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