Thanks to Everyone for a Great 2014 Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course We had over 1000 attendees!
52nd Annual Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course March 18-19, 2014 Bethel University, Arden Hills
The 2014 Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course: It’s About Preservation.
"It takes a century to grow a 100-year-old tree." Beloved bumper sticker.
"Preservation," incites thoughts of protecting trees from the wrath of construction and development projects. The 2014 Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course will expand on preservation to include not only saving those at-risk trees, but also municipal budgets and support for tree care and urban forest programs, preserving and building private tree care companies, keeping good personnel and nurturing even better ones, preserving and improving the health of humans, bees, and trees.
"The greatest oaks have been little acorns." Thomas Fuller, 1732
Whether we’re nurturing young trees in the nursery or mature elms in the boulevards, new employees or the faithful current, new companies or storied urban forestry programs, they all had a beginning and it is in our best interest to preserve them. With six diverse general sessions, over 35 concurrent sessions, and a head-spinning educational exhibit area, the annual Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course is your chance to grow, nurture, and preserve. Join us again in 2014…you won’t be disappointed.
Gary Johnson Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course, chairperson