Last August I went to one of Jim Urban’s Up By Roots seminars in Davis, CA, and it was one of the best days I’ve spent learning more about trees, soil biology, and urban forestry. Jim is back on the road again this year, and on March 21st he’ll be presenting the Up By Roots seminar in Ft. Lauderdale.
The seminar is a full day and includes both lecture and hands-on instruction that addresses the principles of soil science and their use in facilitating the growth of healthy trees and developing water-efficient landscapes. Topics include:
- Soil Science and Tree Biology
- Ubran Soil Analysis
- Field Walk and Soil Assessment
- Practical Soil Applications
James Urban, Landscape Architect Fellow, FASLA and ISA member, is a landscape architect with more than 30 years of experience in the field of urban development. He is also a consulting advisor of ours. (And by the way, have you bought his book? It is fantastic).
Over the past three decades, Jim has routinely dealt with the challenge of planting trees in difficult urban sites. Since 1982, he has researched and tested various methods of tree installation in the urban environment. Jim has developed applications for practicing arborists and landscape architects that include the testing of new urban tree systems and planting concepts, developing new approaches to landscape architectural design, and detailing and specifications in the area of trees and urban soils.
Up By Roots Seminar
Wednesday March 21, 2012
Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
1801 NE 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
I recommend signing up early, as spots do fill up (plus, it will save you money). Register at www.floridaisa.org!
Image: Jim Urban
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