Veteran Trees in Brooklyn, 3/29-30/2017

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  1. KTSmith

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    We will have a two-day workshop on Veteran Tree Biology and Care in Brooklyn, NY on March 29-30. Hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Green-Wood Cemetery, we will look at survival strategies, response growth, and management. ISA CEUs are offered and the workshop counts as an elective course for the BBG Horticulture program. Details at: https://classes.bbg.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=17WAEHORVTC
    Should be fun!
     
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    That sounds awesome but if you're attending, bring your Hipster Repellent.
     
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    True enough. My wife's childhood in the 40's-50's was in Williamsburg, near the line with BedStuy. The ghetto from which she fled in the 60's went from the "New Bohemia" in the 90's to being stratospheric now. That be cities, I guess.
     
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    Would
    Veteran Trees in Brooklyn, 3/29-30/2017

    not be a better title?
     
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    Indeed so Mrtree, you are straightening me out yet again. And for a good cause as well! You know, I've been putting the wrong year on things this week. I dated a check for 2013 over the weekend.
    No excuse, and thanks for the correction. I did get in there and changed the thread name.
    Now we'll just need to see if anyone shows up! I think one or two of my Forest Service colleagues might take it. Within my agency, folks wonder what I do all day!
     
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    I would come but I think I am going somewhere overseas including those couple of days.
     
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    Yes, that sounds like a better offer!
     
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    I am going to try to make it to that
     
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    Veteran trees receive no special mention in many texts and standards.

    I would go if I could.
     
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    Yep, been there. Lot's of good info.

    I'll clarify, not much info here in the States so this presentation is a great idea.
     
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    Yes, the UK Ancient Tree Forum definitely has good information and is a constructive presence. Of course, much of the information on the site relates to land management policy, which is outside of my purview. Thanks for passing it along!
     
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    I will be there with a colleague from Central Park. Veteran trees in urban environments, especially in busy areas, create some interesting challenges.

    Josh
     
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    Hail D. Boon
     
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    Just signed up. Crooklyn here I come!
     
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    Just me n Mike Watt...
     
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    Those giant elms they have in Tompkins square in the les are freakin huge.
     
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    "I believe when they found George A. Custer
    An American general, patriot, and Indian-fighter
    He died with shit in his pants!"
     
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    Checking into attending now!
     
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    Im all signed up.. anyone got leads on where to sleep .. maybe hammock in a tree style!
     

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