The Forest and the Trees Workshop

We are excited to bring a diverse group of speakers to our Northwestern membership to present on tree selection, botany, young tree care, challenges to growth, and the collaborative efforts that are being made locally to green our communities. While the consideration of our urban trees can often be overshadowed by larger forests, the role of sound arboricultural practices has its place on the North Coast.Agenda: 8:30 am Registration 9:00 am Welcome: Planting the Seeds of Arboriculture on the North Coast Jimi Scheid, CAL FIRE, Santa Rosa, CA 9:15 am Botany for Arborists Dr. Jim Downer, UCCE Ventura County, Ventura, CA 10:15 am More Than Meets the Eye: Nursery Stock Inspection and Correction Ellyn Shea, RCA, San Francisco, CA 11:00 am Break 11:30 am Diagnostic Basics Dr. Jim Downer, UCCE Ventura County, Ventura, CA 12:15 pm Pest and Diseases Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor, UCCE Humboldt County, Eureka, CA 1:00 pm Lunch (provided) 2:00 pm Trees and Drought Helen M. Stone, Stone Peak Services, Hayfork, CA 2:45 pm Greening the North Coast: Collaborative Efforts in Urban Forestry Jimi Scheid, CAL FIRE, Santa Rosa, CA Michele McKeegan, Keep Eureka Beautiful, Eureka, CA Natalie Arroyo, Senior Planner, Redwood Community Action Agency, Eureka, CA 3:45 pm Panel – Future of Urban Forestry: What Can the WCISA do For You? All Speakers 4:15 pm CEU Sign Out *Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs