Return of the American Elm to the Community Forest

September 24, 2010
Woodstock, VT

This daylong conference on the Return of the American Elm will take place at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock Vermont. Running from 9:00am to 3:30pm with lunch provided, the conference will feature seven fascinating sessions with presentations from leaders of the forestry community.

Tom Zetterstrom, founding director of Elm Watch, will issue an introductory lecture and offer technical training during two Pruning sessions in the afternoon, including a hands-on demonstration.  He will also participate in the late-morning Q&A Panel along with Greenrange Farm owner Jim Ozanne, elm grower Mike Shade, and Dr. Jim Slavicek. Dr. Slavicek, a plant geneticist and research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service whose current work involves the elm research initiated by the National Arboretum, will also discuss “The Next Generation of American Elms.” Mike Shade, an American elm propagator and grower, is owner of the Botany Shop Garden Center.  He will present on Managing Elms in the Nursery.

Sponsors for this event include Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, and Green Works- VT Nursery & Landscape Association.  Continuing Education Units will be available for Vermont Certified Horticulturists, ISA Certified Arborists, and Society of American Foresters.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.  Registration fee is $35 (includes lunch).  To register, go online to or call (802) 425-5117.  You may also mail in your registration form.  Registration deadline is September 15, 2010.

For more information, contact Kate Forrer at (802) 223-2389 ext. 210 or

Related Resources:
Return of the American Elm to the Community Forest
GreenWorks Vermont
Elm Watch