On Tuesday, May 12, at Noon CDT, Dr. Tom Smiley will present “Sidewalks, Urban Plazas and Tree Roots.” Smiley is arboricultural researcher at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, N.C., and an adjunct professor of urban forestry at Clemson University.
Tree growth in urban areas is most limited by the lack of soil volume available for root development. This talk will discuss these limitations and share the results of research that compares different below-grade treatments. The research studies are a 10-year comparison of four different treatments and a three-year comparison of six different treatments. The treatment can make a significant difference in root development and above ground tree characteristics as will be shown in photographs and with growth data.
Also, mark your calendar/register for the TREE Fund/ISA Southern Chapter webinar, “The Calm Before: Tree Adjustments to Wind & Ice Storm Loads” with Dr. Kim D. Coder, scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at Noon CDT. Register Now!