Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Caring for Trees, Informative Workshop

Google Earth image of tree canopy on Shadow Lane Road

Trees play an important role in Apalachicola’s appeal. Whether it is a 200 year-old moss draped oak tree, or a huge magnolia our urban forest contributes aesthetically to the city’s overall appeal and our historic landscape. Trees also provide shade, add value to our homes, and they have many ecological benefits. Come hear two tree experts, Stan Rosenthal and Sam Hand discuss tree biology, tree care above and below the ground.

Rosenthal is retired from the University of Florida-IFAS/Leon County Extension Program where he worked as a Forestry Extension Agent since 1995. Prior, he worked for the Florida Division of Forestry in Leon County beginning in 1988. He also worked for the Florida Division of Forestry in other areas of Florida. He has a BS degree in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.  Rosenthal certifications include being TRAQ certified by ISA (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) (International Society of Arboriculture) Mr. Rosenthal has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Forester of the Year.

Hand is an Associate Professor of Extension Florida A&M University. A Registered Landscape Architect, a Registered Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

Together Rosenthal and Hand will discuss common problems and how to solve them, plus modern dangers trees face. So come out and join us for this informative workshop on October 27th, 5:30-7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Benedict Hall on 6th Street and Avenue D.

This workshop is sponsored by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Board, and the City of Apalachicola. 

For more information, call Anita Grove, Coastal Training Program Coordinator & Communications at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.