2016 Urban Forestry Workshop

APA Florida, San Felasco Section


Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5 p.m. EDT

Gainesville, FL, United States

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The 2016 Urban forestry workshop

The event is to inform citizens and professionals about the urban forest in our community.  When to remove trees that have issues, how to plant and prune trees, Florida Friendly landscaping and provide history of champion trees in the state of Florida.


Earline Luhrman

Invited Speaker

Earline Luhrman, Urban Forestry Inspector, City of Gainesville. Ms. Luhrman has been the liaison to the City Beautification Board since 2000. She has been employed by the City of Gainesville for 19 years and has been a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture since 2001. She served as ... Read More

Tricia Peddicord

Invited Speaker

Tricia Peddicord, FCLC, FCHP. Project manager at Gainesville Landscape Contractors holding FNGLA Certification as a Contractor & Horticulture Professional. She has created environments along highways, campuses, parks and commercial sites for over 20 years. She serves as chair of the Gainesville CBB helping coordinate Arbor Day, the Urban Forestry Workshop, and ... Read More

David Conser

Invited Speaker

David Conser, Senior Forester, Florida Forest Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Mr. Conser has been with the Florida Forest Service, assigned to Alachua County, since 1986. Read More

Jason Smith

Invited Speaker

Jason A. Smith is the Co-Director of the Emerging Threats to Forests Research Team, Associate Professor of Forest Pathology and State Forest Health Extension Specialist at the University of Florida. The focus of his research program is to provide a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and biology of interactions ... Read More

Gail Hansen

Invited Speaker

Dr. Gail Hansen, MS, MLA, PhD, is an associate professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida. She is also a faculty member in the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (CLCE), a faculty advisor for the Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Program, and the Extension Specialist in Landscape Design ... Read More

Mark Siburt

Invited Speaker

Mark Siburt is the City of Gainesville Arborist, and is responsible for protecting and enhancing the urban forest. During his nine years with the City of Gainesville, Mark has secured the planting of over 9,000 trees. Mark is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and ... Read More