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Presentation by James Urban, FASLA Urban Trees & Soils

The City of Ashland Tree Commission
Introduces a Presentation by James Urban, FASLA Urban Trees & Soils
Wednesday April 6th 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Southern Oregon University
Hannon Library Meese Room
James Urban, FASLA (Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects) is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the United States on urban trees. He has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of soil & urban tree planting, and has been responsible for the introduction of many innovations and current standards relating to urban tree plantings and soil specifications. He has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and many other universities, as well as presenting at conferences in the United States, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, and South East Asia. Projects which Mr. Urban completed include the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirschhorn Museum, the Martin Luther King Memorial, Dumbarton Oaks, and the National Mall Reconstruction Project.
The Ashland Tree Commission has been working to bring Mr. Urban here from Annapolis, Maryland and endorses this workshop to provide guidance and recommendations on the Ashland urban forest. After reviewing the current condition and quality of the existing trees, using soil probes, and evaluating what is and what is not working, Mr. Urban will present his findings in a public presentation.
This is a unique opportunity for Ashland to recreate its urban forest, enhancing Ashland’s beauty, increasing its sustainability, and insuring healthy viable trees for future generations. We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to learn from one of the world’s top urban tree experts. Seating is limited to 100 seats; please RSVP to Tree Commissioner Mike Oxendine via e-mail to: ASAP to register and reserve a seat. 

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