ROOT CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS OF LOW TREE DIVERSITY IN OUR URBAN FORESTS
Purpose: Identify strategies for addressing the problems associated with low urban tree diversity.
Workshop: Monday, September 28, 2015, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
University of Florida IFAS-Hillsborough County Extension
5339 County Road 579, Seffner, Florida 33584
10 – 10:20 a.m. Introduction to Urban Forest Diversity Project
and Risk to Ecosystem Services from Low Tree Diversity
Rob Northrop, Urban and Community Forester, UF IFAS Extension
10:20 - 11 a.m. Low Tree Species Diversity Leads to Greater Risk and Lower Resilience for Cities
Dr. Jason Smith, Forest Pathologist, UF IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation
11 – 11:40 a.m. Low Tree Species Diversity Leads to Greater Risk for Growers
Dr. Andrew Koeser, Arboriculture, UF IFAS Center of Landscape Ecology
11:40 – 12:45 p.m. Group Exercise (on-site only) -
Identification of General Strategies for Increasing Tree Diversity
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch - On Your Own
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion regarding Identified General Strategies
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Next Steps in the Urban Forest Diversity Project
Cold drinks and small snacks will be provided for onsite workshop participants.