Wednesday, January 29, 2014

19th Annual Urban Forestry & Horticulture Conference

19tn ANNUAL
Urban Forestry & Horticulture Conference
Friday, February 21, 2014
"Cultivate the Future"
Location: Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, Alabama 35633
 

KEYNOTE
Leon Bates
"Landscaping Inspired by Nature"--
During his professional career with the US Forest Service, TVA and the City of
Florence, AL, he served as a forester, biologist, botanist and urban forester/horticulturist.
Topics dealing with plant/animal interactions, site disturbances, invasive species, recommended
plants and converting "lawns" into mixed plantings will be presented.
 

URBAN FORESTRY:
Dr. Jim Lacefield, Retired Adjunct Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences at University of North
Alabama
Living Fossils: Relics of Ancient Forests and Their Place in the Modern World
Insights into some of the major dynamics and forces that have shaped the larger history of life.
 

Lee McBride, Founder of Landscape Management Consultants with over 32 years experience in
horticulture.
Basic Tree Inspection
How to identify potential problems with your tree.
 

Neil Letson, Retired from Alabama Forestry Commission after a 32-year career; spent many of those
years in urban forestry
Starting Your New Tree on the Right Foot
The first three to five years may be the most important time in a newly planted tree's life.
 

Dr. Stephen Dicke, George L. Switzer Extension Professor of Forestry for Mississippi State University
Located at Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center.
Tree Valuation
Four factors that influence tree value: tree size, species, condition, and location.
 

Neil Letson, Retired from Alabama Forestry Commission after 32-year career; spent many of those years in urban forestry
New Research in Urban Tree Care
 

HORTICULTURE:
Dr. Jim Lacefield, Retired Adjunct Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences at University of North
Alabama
Living Fossils: Relics of Ancient Forests and Their Place in the Modern World
Insights into some of the major dynamics and forces that have shaped the larger history of life.
 

Dr. Daniel D. Jones, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Shade-tolerant Garden Gems: Adaptations, Strategies and Winners
How plants utilize specialized adaptations to survive under stressful conditions.
 

Bethany O'Rear, Jefferson County Extension Agent for: Commercial, Horticulture and Home Grounds
Crape Myrtle Trees: Requirements for Proper Care.
 

Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist at the University of Tennessee Extension in Jackson
Appeal of the Aberrant
"W'ows" in your Landscape: plants that deviate from the norm.
 

Allen Tomlinson, Editor-in-Chief of No'Ala
A Stroll through North Alabama Gardens with No'Ala Magazine
A photographic stroll through some of the most beautifully designed gardens in North Alabama.
 

Pesticide aftendees who want the full 10 points must attend all pesticides sessions.
Individual sessions are open to all attendees.
 

PESTICIDE;
 

John Neighbors, Executive Director, Alabama Green Industry Training Center, Inc.
Chemical Equipment Calculations and Calibration
Basic types of calculations for areas, volumes, top dressing amounts, fertilizer applications and pesticides.


Dr. David Han, Mike Reeves,
Fire Ants

John Neighbors, Executive Director, Alabama Green Industry Training Center, Inc.
Record Keeping for Professional Services
Pesticide application record keeping and the state law on operating legally in the Green Industry.
Dr. David Han.
 

ENDNOTE:
Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist at the University of Tennessee Extension in
Jackson
Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Stories
You walk past them every day. Mute, they cannot tell us of their fascinating roles in our nation's
history, or further back, their contributions to the Native American way of life.
 


REGISTRATION FORM Fee $45
Mail completed form and fee to:
Mayor's Office, P .O. Box 98, Florence AL 35630
Registration limited to 200 persons
Check Primary Session of Interest
[ ] Trees [ ] Horticulture [ ] Pesticide
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Registration Fee (Includes materials, breaks and lunch)
On Site Registration- $50
Please make check payable to: City of Florence - 2014 Conference

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