The Future of Native Trees
When: Monday, March 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
(Snow date Friday, March 16)
Where: Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room C200
Enter Grasslands East Gate, Park in Lot #4
Earn professional credits: 4 LA-CES credits and 4 ISA credits
Description: Native trees are extremely valuable in the landscape, serving as the backbone of design while supporting wildlife, providing shade, absorbing rainwater and carbon dioxide, and releasing oxygen. Yet these ecosystem services are at risk—along with our planting choices—as many species of trees are in trouble due to diseases, pests, climate change, and other pressures. Discover the importance of native trees, the threats they face, efforts to protect them, and what you can do to strengthen their resilience.
Speakers and presentation titles:
- William Bryant Logan, The Thousand-Year Wood: Our Enduring Reliance on Trees
- Carrie Brown-Lima, Trees Under Siege: Pests, Pathogens, and Other Threats
- Gary Lovett, PhD, Protecting Our Forests from Invasive Pests
- Christopher Roddick, Planting Guide: Native Trees You Can’t Live Without
Please note: Snow date program subject to change.