Tree Care & Maintenance
Planting trees is easy, but making sure they are sustainable and will grow and be around for many years takes a lot more work. Without watering and maintenance in the first few years after a tree is newly planted, that new tree will most likely need to be replaced.
Learn more about what's necessary to sustain a tree, and help it grow to provide shade, clean our air, and reduce the urban heat-island effect.
In partnership with Kentucky Division of Forestry, Metro Parks, and Brightside, the Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Commission hosted the 2013 Kentucky Tree Board Symposium on February 22, 2013.
Below are links to the information presented at this year’s event:
- Gene Hyde, City Forester, Chattanooga, Tenn. – How to write a Good, Basic Urban Forestry Management Plan
- Alan Siewert, Urban Forester, Ohio DNR - Factors that Influence the Decision of Long Term Treatment of Municipal Ash Trees for Emerald Ash Borer
- Lorri Grueber, Urban Forester, Lake Saint Louis, Mo. – Community Relations 101: Dealing with Public Response to a Tree Removal and Replacement Program
- Joe Boggs, Assistant Professor of Entomology, Ohio State University – Asian Longhorned Beetle: The Threat in Black and White
- Ed Macie, Regional Urban Forester, U.S. Forest Service, Atlanta – Municipal Tree Ordinances: Keys to Success