Tree and Shrub Care Day
|8:00 am||Sign In|
Benefits of Tree Inventories
We live in an age of increasing pressure to maximize profits, efficiency, and the need for visualization to communicate with clients and partners. Brian and Elizabeth will introduce GIS tools available specifically designed for the urban forestry industry and demonstrate the practical use by arborists in their day to day
New and Different Specimens for the Landscape
This presentation will discuss upcoming plant species for a diversified landscape, in addition to under-utilized species for landscapes and gardens.
Can Urban Forests Take the Heat?
In this program we will discuss how the urban heat island effect and
Plant Growth Regulator Talk/Panel Discussion
|3:30 pm||Wrap-up and CEUs
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9 AM – 4 PM (EDT)
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S New Hope Road
Belmont, NC 28012
$35 per person Lunch provided
ISA CEU offered
Todd Beasley is the Director of Horticulture and Facilities for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, where he is responsible for formal displays, including more than 12 acres of perennial gardens, season displays and the Orchid Conservatory. Prior to DSBG, he was Interim Director of Programs and Vice President for the San Antonio (TX.) Botanical Garden. Previously, he served 10 years as an environmental science teacher at Heathwood Hall in Columbia, SC and 5 years as Nursery and Greenhouse Production Manager at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden also in Columbia, S.C.
He has doctorate of education from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Earth and Environmental Resource Management.
While at Heathwood Hall, he was credited with writing the proposal that brought the 2016 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium of the American Horticultural Society to Columbia, SC.
Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s of Agricultural Science in Urban Forestry from Western Illinois University and Associates of Applied Science in Arboriculture from Northeast Iowa Community College. She is an ISA Certified Arborist and past membership chair for the Wisconsin Arborist Association Board of Directors. At Plan-It Geo, Elizabeth raises awareness of our software and services by working with government, nonprofit, and private entities. She has previous experience in communications, training, education & outreach, project management, and grant administration with the WI DNR Urban Forestry Program.
Dr. Steve Frank:
Steve Frank is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. The goal of his research program is to understand how urban habitats affect tree stress and pest infestations. With this information he develops IPM tactics to reduce pest infestations and pesticide applications.
Brian is the Tree and Shrub Care Manager for Schneider Tree Care in Taylors, SC. He dabbled in Bible and Criminal Justice courses at Bob Jones University, but ultimately decided that the outdoors were for him! He is a CTSP and a TRAQ Certified Arborist and handles everything from tree appraisals, high risk tree assessments, and commercial tree inventories. In his spare time he likes to run, mountain bike, and do F3, as well as help grow tree and shrub care! He has been married for 8 years and has two daughters and a pomeranian named Melvin.