Up By Roots Workshop Comes to Knoxville and Asheboro

Mt. Airy, NC – James Urban, FASLA, will present principles from his award-winning book, Up by Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment, in a one-day, hands-on workshop to be held September 20, at the Ijams Nature Center located in Knoxville, TN, and September 22, at the North Carolina Zoo – Stedman Education Building located in Asheboro, NC.

These all-day workshops, hosted by the Southern Chapter- International Society of Arboriculture (SouthernChapter ISA), are designed to introduce key concepts used in site assessment and give attendees experience performing basic soil analyses. Content will focus on site assessment and plant selection and has applications in site development, landscape design, tree protection and plant health care.

With more than 30 years of experience as a landscape architect in the field of urban development, Urban has routinely dealt with the challenge of planting trees in difficult urban sites. He has developed applications for practicing arborists and landscape architects that include the testing of new urban tree systems and planting concepts, developing new approaches to landscape architectural design, and detailing and specifications in the area of trees and urban soils.

These Up By Roots workshops are fundamental for all those working with trees in the urban landscape. The principles presented by Urban will help maximize the environmental and aesthetic benefits associated with large, functional trees, while minimizing future plant maintenance requirements.

For more information or to register for an Up by Roots Workshop, contact Kristen Aberle at conferencereg@isa-arbor.com or visit http://www.isa-arbor.com/UpByRoots

About Southern Chapter ISA
The Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is a non-profit organization comprised of members in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Our mission is to advance tree care knowledge and practices through research, education, and professional development. For additional information on the Southern Chapter ISA, contact Dwayne Carter at 888.339.8733 or visit http://isasouthern.org.

Knoxville Media Contact:
Southern Chapter ISA: David Vandergriff
Phone: 865.215.2340

Asheboro Media Contact:
Southern Chapter ISA: Tim Womick
Phone: 336.653.1051