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Soil biology is a critical component of tree health and longevity, but sometimes it is not given adequate consideration in site design. Join James Urban on January 19th at the Indiana Arborist Association Annual Conference for his lecture, "Soils & Tree Biology."

James Urban to present “Soils & Tree Biology” lecture Jan. 19

Soil biology is a critical component of tree health and longevity, but sometimes it is not given adequate consideration in site design. Join James Urban on January 19th at the Indiana Arborist Association Annual Conference for his lecture, “Soils & Tree Biology.”


This lecture will cover:


• Basic introduction to natural and urban soils.


• Basic introduction to tree biology.


• Practical applications to bring the science of trees and soils into design projects from ideas to work with and improve existing soil to options to enlarge tree soil volumes in urban areas.


James Urban, FASLA specializes in the design of trees and soils in urban spaces. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of urban tree planting and has been responsible for the introduction of many innovations including most of the current standards relating to urban tree plantings. He was instrumental in the development of structural cells and structural planting soils for use under sidewalk pavements, micro root paths, and macro soil trench techniques. He is credited with helping to re-awaken the profession of landscape architecture to the skills required to successfully plant trees in difficult urban soils, and was awarded the 2008 ASLA National Medal of Excellence for his contributions to the profession.


Visit www.indiana-arborist.org or call 317-352-1231 to register.

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