American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
Tree Management: Tree Protection Standards for Construction and Animals
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 20 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Webster C
S. Kister, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; J. Dice, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; L. Post, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

Trees are one of the most important display pieces in every Garden due to their size, presence, and impact on light levels. In this session, two horticulturalists who are experts at tree care will tackle two major issues in Public Gardens—construction and animal damage. Jeff Dice at Penn State University has developed tree protection plans effective at preserving trees during construction. Linda Post at San Diego Zoo Safari will discuss the task of maintaining a healthy tree collection in and around animal exhibits in zoos. Participants will come away with concepts they can incorporate at their gardens immediately to preserve these silent sentinels.


This session has been approved for 1.5 ISA Credit Hours. 

This session has been approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.