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    MIAMI SECTION | TAKING ROOT EVENT - 7TH ANNUAL GREAT TREE SUMMIT

    February 29, 2020
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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    Camp Friedlander
    581 Ibold Road
    Loveland, OH 45140
    https://takingroot.info/
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    Join us for the 2020 Great Tree Summit at Camp Friedlander near Loveland, Ohio. Learn about local tree and forest initiatives and opportunities that may inspire you and gather new insights for keeping more of the trees we have. There will be great discussion, a silent auction, exhibits, awards, networking and light refreshments!

    PROGRAM: 9AM to 12:30PM

    Keynote Presentation:
    PRESERVATION OF EXISTING TREES
     
    by Dr. William M. Fountain, Ph.D.
     
      
     
    Dr. William (Bill) M. Fountain is an Extension Professor in the Department of Horticulture at The University of Kentucky.  Dr. William (Bill) M. Fountain is an Extension Professor in the Department of Horticulture at The University of Kentucky.

    Bill joined the faculty in the Department of Horticulture in July 1979 and is currently professor of Arboriculture with an Extension appointment. He's involved in working with the Kentucky Chapter of ISA (a.k.a. Kentucky Arborists' Association) to provide educational programs on identification & selection, installation and maintenance, tree risk assessment and mitigation of problems and working with county Extension agents in training Master Gardeners, identification of plants, and identification of cultural and pest problems in their counties..

    He's served on ISA boards, traveled extensively overseas to provide training and to learn new practices, and been heavily involved in youth horticulture programming.

    Bill is a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and a soil worshiper who acknowledges that we are here on earth as guests of the plant kingdom. "Ahhhh, so many plants, so little time!".

    AGENDA
      9:00     Welcome and Taking Root Updates
      9:15     Tree Stewardship at Camp Friedlander
      9:30     Keynote: Preservation of Existing Trees
    10:15     Tree Management under Utility Wires
    10:45     Break / Exhibits, Networking, Auction Bids
    11:00     Awards Presentation
    11:10     Local Tree and Forest Initiatives 
                  Friends of Little Miami State Park
                  Good Natured Tree Project
                  Make a Difference Day 
                  Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship
                  Ohio Native Plant Month
                  Open Discussion
    12:15    Closing and Silent Auction Award Winners
    12:30    Options: Camp Tour & Demo of Tree Planting
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    Contact - Dean Niemeyer, Taking Root President

    (513) 946-4487 / [email protected]

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