Meridian Greening Urban Forestry Workshop

May 21, 2009
Meridian, MS
You are invited to attend a one-day workshop featuring five speakers from the MSU Department of Landscape Architecture. This Urban Forestry Workshop is designed to benefit Arborists, Nurserymen, Tree Surgeons, Architects, Engineers, Realtors, Educators, Homeowners, Municipal Officials, Builders, Developers, Planners, Landscape Architects, Landscape Gardeners, Urban & Community Foresters, Utility Company Representatives, Tree Board Members, Garden Club Members, and Concerned Citizens who are interested in energy efficiency, increased property values, and improved neighborhood appeal.

Please submit your registration early; this workshop is limited to 100 participants. In order to reserve lunch, registration deadline is May 13, 2009. Registration per person is $40.00. This fee includes all workshop materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Post-Conference Entertainment is not included in this fee; however, two tickets will be given as door prizes.
7:30 a.m. Check-in Begins / Coffee
8:30 a.m. Welcome / Introduction (Studio Theatre) by John Robert Smith, Mayor
9:00 a.m. A Sustainable Mississippi- Sadik Artunc, Professor and Department Head
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. Green Roofs to Green Walls- Jason Walker, Assistant Professor
11:15 a.m. Leeds for Neighborhoods- Taze Fulford, Assistant Professor
12:00 noon Lunch provided (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 p.m. Energy Conservation Site Design- Pete Melby, Professor
2:30p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. Low Maintenance Landscape Management- Bob Brzuszek, Assistant Professor
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
8:00 p.m. Post-Conference Entertainment- Trumpeter Chris Botti
For more information, contact Kevin Locke, City of Meridian, Planning Division at 601-485-1892.