GUFC Second Quarterly Program
"Urban Soils: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Pre- and Post- Tree Planting Soil Management
May 7, 2015 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
Dr. Larry Morris, Professor, Forest Soils, Warnell School of Forestry and
Natural Resource, The University of Georgia, will discuss making site corrections before planting trees and ameliorating problems through techniques like PH adjustments and using tools such as augers and back hoes for different situations. Then he will review post-planting soil correction techniques and such tools as tree spades and hydrolic injections for problems like compaction.
Dan Bauer, Board Certified Master Arborist and President of Arbor Equity, Inc. will discuss landscape trees and how they may be growing in soils that do not contain sufficient elements and factors for satisfactory growth and development. From topsoil removal on construction sites to the magestic trees in historic landscapes.