The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Working Group, and The Morton Arboretum are convening a symposium on the health and care of urban trees at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill., September 12, 2011.

Join researchers, urban foresters, arborists, landscape architects, planners, educators, and more to discuss what key variables as well as design and management decisions that influence tree growth, mortality, and longevity as well as and how design and management decisions influence tree performance. Through participation, help to identify the gaps in our knowledge, identify new directions for future research and outreach, and network with others interested in managing trees for the full value of the urban forest.

The program will be grouped into four topic areas with 12 total presentations and ISA Continuing Education Credits available for attendees. The keynote speakers for each of the four sections are:

Descriptive studies of tree growth, mortality, and longevity (Greg McPherson, Ph.D., USDA-FS)
Roles of tree production and sales on tree growth and longevity (Ed Gilman, Ph.D., U. Florida)
Roles of site design and tree selection on tree growth and longevity (Susan Day, Ph.D., Virginia Tech)
Roles of tree and site management on tree growth and longevity (James Clark, Ph.D., HortScience, Inc.)

ISA CEU’s will be awarded for educational sessions. For more information, email the registrar or visit the Urban Tree Growth Conference website.