Annual Urban Forestry Conference

Tue, October 25, 20168:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Plan to attend this annual conference, being held at the OKC Zoo Auditorium this year!  Click here to register or for more information email okurbanforestrycouncil@gmail.com or call (405) 673-3778. Program agenda:


"Growing, Planting, and Caring for Trees in Oklahoma" 

8:30-9:00: Check-In 

9:00-9:15: Conference Welcome & Opening Remarks 

Ryan Ochsner, Oklahoma Urban & Community Forestry Council  & George Geissler, State Forester, Oklahoma Forestry Services 

9:15-10:45: "Growing, Specifying and Establishing Shade Trees - Details You Can Implement Tomorrow" 

Dr. Ed Gilman, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida –Gainesville Florida 

10:45-11:15: Break - Exhibitors & Networking 

11:15-12:15: Continued…"Growing, Specifying and Establishing Shade Trees - Details You Can Implement Tomorrow" 

Dr. Ed Gilman, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida – Gainesville Florida 

12:15-1:15: Lunch - Exhibitors & Networking 

1:15-2:15: "GREAT Trees and What It Takes To Grow GREAT Trees for Oklahoma" 

Steve Bieberich, Sunshine Nursery 

2:15-3:15: "Improving Tree Longevity by Pruning at Planting - Structural Pruning and Crown Reduction" 

Dr. Ed Gilman, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida –Gainesville Florida 

3:15-3:45: Break - Exhibitors & Networking 

3:45-4:45: "Designing a Drip Irrigation System for the Establishment of Trees in Oklahoma" 

Dr. Lou Anella, Professor and Director, The Botanic Garden at OSU 

4:45- 5:00: Final Thoughts, Wrap-Up & CEU’s 

Ryan Ochsner Chair, Oklahoma Urban & Community Forestry Council 

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Dr. Edward Gilman received his PhD from Rutgers and has been on the faculty since 1984 as professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Ed wrote "Illustrated Guide to Pruning" which in 2012 was printed in its third edition. He received the Authors Citation Award in 1999, the Educators Award in 2003, and the research award in 2007 from the ISA. He has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots and pruning trees in his 30 years in academia and industry, and most recently served on the Grades & Standards 2015 Updates Committee on Woody Plants. 

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