Arboriculture in Our Changing Landscape

As a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Long Islanders have become keenly aware of the impact of storms and the changing environment on our trees and surrounding landscape. “Arboriculture in our Changing Landscape” is the title of a timely and relevant symposium to be held at Hofstra University, Student Center Theater, Hempstead, NY on Wednesday, January 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Seven Long Island Garden Clubs, all members of The Garden Club of America -- a nationwide organization concerned with environmental and horticultural issues -- will hold the Symposium. Speakers will include Bruce Fraedrich, Ph.D., Vice President, Bartlett Tree Research, Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell Department of Plant Pathology, Long Island, Christopher Roddick, ISA certified Staff Arborist at Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Richard Weir, Horticultural Solutions, Oyster Bay. Fred Soviero, Director of Grounds & Landscaping at Hofstra University will lead off with the history of the development of the Hofstra Arboretum.

The objective of the symposium is to provide education on the subject of arboriculture -- the cultivation, management and study of individual trees, shrubs and woody vines. Arboriculture is both a practice and a science. The science of arboriculture focuses on how trees grow and how trees respond to the environment and to human intervention. The practice of arboriculture includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping and removal.

The Symposium will offer 6.5 ASLA credits and 6 ISA credits for professionals who participate. Lunch and refreshments are included.

For information contact Lydia Wallis at

Wednesday, January 23, 2013



Student Center Theater
Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Lydia Wallis, Three Harbors Garden Club

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