2016 Trees Matter Symposium

Trees Matter Symposium is October 19th in Silver Spring MD

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30am-4:00pm
Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, MD

Take advantage of our early bird registration from July 18th until September 17th only $75 (regular rate $90).

The fifth annual Trees Matter Symposium focuses on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.

Trees provide many benefits: they cleanse and cool our air, stabilize our soils, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our urban and suburban areas. We encourage all arborists, landscape industry and environmental/green industry professionals, engineers, designers, housing developers and interested citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to learn new techniques and concepts on what can be done to ensure the survival of trees in our built environment.

2016 Trees Matter Speakers

Dr. Gilman photo

Dr. Edward Gilman

Professor of Environmental Horticulture at http://forestvalleytree.com/the University of Florida
Author of the Illustrated Guide to Pruning
Part 1: “Tree Crown Reduction Strategies”
Part 2: “Recent Advances in Nursery Production: Improving Roots and Tops.”
Dr. Coder Photo
Dr. Kim Coder
Professor of Community Forestry at the University of Georgia
Part 1: “Trees Surviving Ice Storms: Prioritize
Damage Forms and Mitigation”
Part 2: “Trees, Heat, and Drought: Changing Water Understandings”
James Urban Photo
James Urban, FASLA
Specializes in the design of trees and soils in urban spaces and author of Up by Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment.
“6 Critical Elements in Street Tree Design”Mr. Urban will review the six concepts that need to be included in the design of any tree and provide direction to how each can be incorporated into the design and construction of tree planting spaces.
Dr. Svendsen
Dr. Erika Svendsen
Research Social Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Northern Resarch Station.
“Cultivating Civic Stewardship in the Urban Forest” Dr. Svendsen will discuss the social and spatial interactions among people and groups that conserve, manage, monitor, advocate for, and educate the public about their local environments.

Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for the International Society of Arboriculture (5.25), Society of American Foresters (5.5), American Society of Horticultural Sciences, American Society of Landscape Architects (6), and Maryland Licensed Tree Experts (6).

Thank you to our 2016 Trees Matter Presenting Sponsors



Forest Valley Tree and Turf Logo
Montgomery Parks Foundation Logo

 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities:

For more information on how you can become a sponsor or an exhibitor at the Trees Matter Symposium, see our sponsor forms or contact:

Thomas Berry
Urban Forester

Last Updated: September 19, 2016