The Care and Management of Mature Trees in an Urban Setting
This presentation will explore some of the unique characteristics of older trees and the considerations involved with caring for them in an urban setting. Just as older people have distinct characteristics and health management needs, so do older trees. This talk will highlight some of the techniques and technologies that can be employed to maximize the health & benefits of older trees and minimize their costs & liabilities. Numerous case studies and local examples of older trees in Eugene will be discussed and showcased.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Provide audience with an understanding of how older trees differ from younger trees in terms of their form, function, value, benefits, liabilities and management needs.
2) Provide audience with an appreciation of why older trees are often worth preserving/ investing resources in rather than removing and replacing them
3) Provide audience with an understanding of some of the specific techniques/technologies that can be utilized to preserve and manage older trees
Scott Altenhoff, Urban Forestry Management Analyst, City of Eugene – Parks and Open Space
ASLA Oregon Chapter
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