Conference celebrates Vermont’s Arbor Day

MONTPELIER — The annual Vermont Arbor Day Conference, May 4 in Montpelier, will feature talks on tree health, pruning basics, soil restoration, “green” streets and other topics of interest to arborists, foresters, tree wardens and other stewards of Vermont’s forests.

The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program will hold the event at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Lunch is included in the $40 registration fee. Students may attend for $15. The deadline for registration is May 2.

Joe Murray, a consulting arborist and educator from Williamsville, Virginia, will give the keynote talk, comparing tree and human biology in a nontraditional approach to enable people to make more informed decisions on proper tree care.

Four concurrent workshop sessions will be offered throughout the day. Although participants may attend any sessions they wish, each track is designed for a different audience.

Registration details are available at

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