To protect our urban forests, which are threatened by pests and pathogens, a greater variety of tree species is necessary. The fifth annual Tree Diversity Conference continues to explore the relationships between landscape design, horticultural practices and the use of a greater variety of tree species.
The speakers' experience range from worldwide plant exploration to landscape and garden design, promotion of new plant materials, administration of some of our country's most noted horticultural conferences and institutions and hands-on experience with plant testing and data collection.
«Small Ornamental Trees: Versatile Plants for Difficult Locations» with Andrew Bunting, Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden
«24 Years of Tree Growth in Westminster, Colorado» with Keith Wood, Community Forestry Program Manager in the Communications and Communities Division at Colorado State Forest Service and the Executive Administrator of the Colorado Tree Coalition.
«Observations of Trees, Climate trends, and Industry Support through the Lens of an Eastern Arboretum» with Kristopher Stone, Director of Kentucky's Boone County Arboretum
«Ten Trees that should be Used More in the Rocky Mountain Region» with David Temple, owner of Trees of Trail Canyon nursery near Cortez, Colorado
$75, $60 Colorado Tree Coalition member, $40 student, includes all programming and lunch