Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


The Texas A&M Forest Service

in conjunction with

Northeast Texas

Nursery Growers Association

present the

2018 North Central Texas

Urban Forestry Conference



February 1, 2018


8:00 am – 3:45 pm


1200 Ballpark Way


Arlington, TX 76011


Registration fee $100


EarlyBird $85 before Jan 19th


No tickets at the door


This event has SOLD OUT



2018 Conference: Diversity

Join the Cross Timber Urban Forestry Council and the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council for the 2018 North Central Texas Urban Forestry Conference. Last year’s conference, The Evolution of Urban Forestry, told the story of the development of Urban Forestry in North Texas and charted the things we’ve learned about pruning and disease management. This year we are looking forward at the many ways that urban foresters can prepare for a future that involves more people, climate change, and new ways of thinking about the role of trees in urban areas. Also new for 2018 is our partnership with the Northeast Texas Nursery Growers Association Growing Trade Show, held for the first time this year in Arlington. Make plans now for a great day of learning more about the future of urban forestry.



8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.                Registration

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.                There Are Many Ways to Walk by Trees – Dr. Kelby Fite, Bartlett Tree Experts

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.              Trees and Green Infrastructure for Storm Water Management – Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.            Break & Cross Timbers Awards

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.            Diversifying Tree Choices for Shadier Future – Dr. David Creech, Stephen F. Austin State University and SFA Gardens

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.              Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m                 Rethinking the Root Ball – Dr. Kelby Fite, Bartlett Tree Experts

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                Two Emerging Pests: Crape Myrtle Bark Scale and Emerald Ash Borer – Dr. Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.                Break & Trinity Blacklands Awards

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.pm.              Don’t like Texas Tree Disease Problems? Just Wait, They’ll Change – Dr. Kevin Ong, Texas A&M AgriLife

3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                Reception with Northeast Texas Nursery Growers


Courtney Blevins cblevins@tfs.tamu.edu
Laura Miller lmmiller@ag.tamu.edu


Continuing Education Units

International Society of Arboriculture

Cert. Arborist: 5.5 | BCMA-Pract. 3.5 | BCMA-Sci. 2 | Municipal Sp: 5.5

Society of American Foresters

Category 1-CF TBA

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association


Texas Department of Agriculture

CEU course #8439  – Total Credits: 1 | Subjects:  IPM (1)