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Specifying and Selecting Quality Nursery Stock
James Urban Webinar

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Earlier this month we hosted a webinar where James Urban, FASLA was the guest speaker. This webinar complemented Jim’s article in the April 2013 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, “The Root of the Problem.” During the webinar, Jim spoke about one of the most important points in the process of designing and planting a tree: that moment when the specific tree is approved in the nursery for purchase. This decision can have a far-reaching on the long-term success of a project. Yet the specification and selection process is fraught with miscommunication, inaccuracies, and often poor-quality trees.

Jim took listeners through the process and challenges of specifying and selecting quality trees. He animated the problem with many images and provided guidance on how to assure better quality trees for clients, creating truly sustainable and long-living landscapes. Webinar participants were offered access to a new planting specification, developed by Jim, that addresses these issues.

This webinar did not offer any CEUs, but if you are interested in accessing Jim’s presentation and resources, you can do so here:

To download Jim’s presentation: click here
To download Jim’s proposed specification: click here
To view the recorded webinar: click here

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