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, and scientists to lead a public conversation 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, Greenwood Cemetery 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.

The role of trees in urban environments has shifted to the forefront of many people’s thinking in the horticulture world. As populations in cities grow, the amount of trees required to clean city air also increases. Growing trees in cities presents a myriad of issues. Only a select number of trees are adapted to tolerate the conditions and space to plant new trees is limited. Through tree succession plans, and a commitment to planting trees as well as maintaining them, parks, gardens and public projects are grappling with these issues. What can we do to share our cities with more trees? What can be done in cities to combat climate change that affects us all on local and global level?

This event is free and open to the public.

 

OPENING REMARKS

Keats Myer, Executive Director, Madison Square Park Conservancy

 

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 Cemetery

William Hart, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

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