Speaker: Ed Gilman, Ph.D, UF
Overview: Our cities are growing rapidly; is urban forestry, landscape architecture, arboriculture and nursery production keep-ing up? Take a close look at what we think we know about trees and cities to see how we measure up.
Speaker: Joe Samnik, Expert Tree Consultant, LLC.
Overview: More Landscape Architects and Landscape Contractors are getting sued or not payed for work at increasingly higher rates than ever before. The costs of your reputation, down time associated with the legal process and time from your business are more onerous than the settlement payouts. This presentation explains the simple avoidance techniques which you can implement now before it’s too late.
Speaker: John Conroy, Fish Branch Tree Farm, Inc.
Overview: Part 1 - This session will look at the processes and concepts used for grading palms. A few minutes will be dedicated to the distinctions between grading and specifying. The importance of understanding how and why grading and specifying are separate, discrete processes will be empha-sized. Handouts will be made available and we will use an example to grade and write specifications. Part 2 - Learn and apply the latest information provided in the revised 7-step process for Florida’s Grades and Standards for trees. This hands-on approach will help you to understand the proper grading of trees.
Speakers: Ed Gilman, Ph.D, UF; Lloyd Morgan, Fish Branch Tree Farm; Russell Adams, Target Engineering Group; Mike Marshall, Marshall Tree Farm
Overview: This session includes four rotating stations, with 40 minutes at each. Mini sessions include:
Speaker: Mike Marshall, Marshall's Tree Farm
Overview: Mr. Marshall will present the various factors and economic trends that influence the supply and demand for trees as well as strategies for navigating tree shortages.
Overview: Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with session speakers and shed light on their tree-related questions.