As much that is written about the value, beauty and positive environmental impact trees have in our landscapes or community, there's more that can be said and learned. Okay, that's my opinion but if you're reading this I'd wager you share my beliefs. So we love trees and we know that many have had a tough go these past several years. The usual suspects are to blame...our climate (high, dry, sunny and roller coaster storms), insects, diseases (many enabled by a myriad of stress issues). Too many of the same trees planted, wrong tree, wrong location, incorrect planting, neglectful after care!! Yikes, it's a wonder they do as well as they do! But they're our trees and we care.
So where's the bright side? It's happening THIS Friday, March 6th at the second annual Tree Diversity Conference.
The one day conference is being held at Denver Botanic Gardens in Mitchell Hall from 9:00 to 3:30, lunch included. The fee is only $75.00, well worth the price to hear from the line up of tree experts. Register on the link below. I will see you there my fellow tree friend!
Here's the line up:
Kathleen Alexander, Boulder, CO City Forester
Kris Bachtell, Collections Director, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
Tim Buchanan, Ft. Collins, CO City Forester
Greg Morgenson, Woody Plant Research Specialist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Keith Warren, Plant Propagator, J. Frank Schmidt Nurseries, Boring, OR.
Tree Diversity Conference