DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
LOCATION: Rhode Island College I Gaige Hall
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
TIME: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Lunch Included)
TeeJay Boudreau- Deputy Director, RIDEM-Division of Forest Environment
"Greening Rhode Island: The America the Beau ful (ATB) and Energy Saving Tree (EST) Plan ng Programs"
The ATB is a matching grant program while the EST is free. TeeJay will explain the merits of both programs, their eligibility requirements and how to simplify the ATB repor ng process.
Paul Ricard- Forest Health Program Coordinator, RIDEM-Division of Forest Environment
"Spring Caterpillar Defoliation Update"
Craig Hotchkiss- Project Coordinator, RI Tree Council
"Simple Approaches for Implementing Local Tree Planting Projects"
There are many places in need of trees. Yet, they go wanting. The problem in a nut-shell is that many public and private sector decision-makers lack either the time, money, or labor to implement routine tree planting projects. But what if there was a better way? One that could off-set these chronic difficulties. That’s what Mr. Hotchkiss has been busy perfecting. The good news is he’s having success. His clients include the City of Cranston, the Warwick Ponds Coalition and the Blackstone Valley Development Corporation. In his talk, Mr. Hotchkiss will show how he’s helped them to overcome traditional burdens to plant more trees.
Chris Rooney- Systems Arborist, The NationalGrid Companies
“Trees and Energy”
There are also simple things the public can do to help reduce the conflicts between trees and utilities. Mr. Rooney will let us know what they are.
John T Campanini, Jr-Technical Advisor, RI Tree Council
“Maximizing Tree-Derived Benefits”
Tree- derived benefits represent great magnitude and wealth. As a result, trees provide a simple means for improving environmental and human health. A noble goal, then, will be to use trees to make the biggest impact as possible. What are these benefits and how are they created? Also, are some trees more productive than others? In his talk, Mr. Campanini will probe the answers to these questions as they are central to maximizing the potential of tree-derived benefits.
Call 401-764-5885 for more information or if you prefer to register by phone.