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October 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Ecological Arboriculture

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Develop a deeper connection to trees by understanding their outsized role in our natural ecosystems. Trees provide habitat and food; they support nutrient-cycling in forest systems through leaf-drop and decomposition; they mediate temperatures, mitigate stormwater and soil erosion, and are culturally significant to the mid-Atlantic region. Examine the ecological features of trees while learning about their anatomy and care. Find out how trees contribute, in both life and death, to forest ecology. Learn why large, mature trees need to be conserved and how climate change could impact forests in the future. These classes are rain or shine. Dress for the weather.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) three Thursdays: October 13, October 20, and Thursday, October 27.

About the Instructor:
Scott Kelley is the Head Arborist at Mt. Cuba Center. He has more than 20 years of experience working with trees and is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and qualified tree risk assessor.

William Trescott is the Arboriculture Manager at Mt. Cuba Center where he has worked for 26 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and qualified tree risk assessor.

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