November 5, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mad. Sq. Hort Symposium – Planting the Future: Urban Trees

Mad. Sq. Hort Symposium 2018:
Planting the Future: Urban Trees
Monday, November 5, 2018
9am-12pm
Eataly Rooftop
200 5th Ave

Free Entry, Please RSVP to symposium@madisonsquarepark.org

Join us for our first Mad. Sq. Hort symposium, Planting the Future: Urban Trees. In celebration of our recent Tree Conservation Plan we are inviting scholars, horticulturalists, scientists, and tree enthusiasts to a forum that seeks to drive sustainable solutions to global issues. Experts from Harvard University, Cornell University, and the Natural Areas Conservancy will explore the history and development of urban planning in relation to trees. National Geographic photographers will share images and stories of trees around the world. There will also be an opportunity to be part of the conversation as experts from NYC Parks, Green-Wood and the American Society of Landscape Architects discuss what can be done to provide a bright future for urban trees. A tour of Madison Square Park will follow, led by a Mad. Sq. Park gardener, and will shed light on the conservancy’s efforts to plan for the future of the canopy.

Trees serve a myriad of functions in an urban environment: They clean our air, they cool our streets, and they create a beautiful cityscape in which to live. Population growth presents challenges not only for the people living in cities – but for the trees as well. Few trees are adapted to tolerate urban conditions, and space to plant new trees is limited. As the need for trees grows, so do the challenges. Parks, public gardens and development projects are grappling with these issues. What can we do to share our cities with more trees? How is climate change impacting trees now and in the future?

This event is free and open to the public.

3.0 LA CES Credits
ISA CEU Credits
(Certified Arborist: 3 , Municipal Specialist: 3, BCMA – Science: 1.5, BCMA – Practice: 1.5)

 

SPEAKERS

Sonja Dümpelmann, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, Photographers, Cook and Jenshel Photography

Nina Bassuk, Professor and Program Leader, Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University

 

KEYNOTE

Sarah Charlop-Powers, Executive Director and Co-founder, Natural Areas Conservancy

 

PANEL

Moderated by Stephanie Lucas, Deputy Director of Horticulture and Operations, Madison Square Park Conservancy

Jennifer Greenfeld, Assistant Comissioner of Forestry, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Joseph Charap, Director of Horticulture, The Green-Wood

William Hart,(RLA, ASLA, LEED AP), Associate, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

Bill Logan
, Founder, President and Lead Arborist, Urban Arborists

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