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  • Birmingham Botanical GardensJanuary 11th, 2011

    This multi-agency supported workshop is responding to a growing need to address the importance and techniques for preserving trees during development and construction. Trees and development are often a point of contention between cities, the construction industry, landscape architects, planners, arborists, and homeowners. Experience from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System suggests a lack of knowledge in the design and construction industry and the general public on what is required to successfully protect trees from construction damage.

    Trees make cities more livable, can attract tourism, foster economic development, and improve air quality. Traditionally, trees have received limited consideration on building sites causing extensive tree damage and mortality. It is important to educate the design and development communities on techniques for tree preservation.

    H e a l t h y Tr e e s in your


    Register at

    Trees and DevelopmentWorkshop

  • Registration

    Registration fee is $75.00 which includes the workshop

    and lunch. Please register online at: https://ssl.acesag.

    or by mail.

    Checks can be mailed to: Alabama Cooperative

    Extension System Attention: Beau Brodbeck

    302A Byrne Street Bay Minette, AL 36507

    Checks should be made out to Alabama Cooperative

    Extension System

    Workshop Program

    8:30 8:45 Registration 8:45 9:00 Welcome Fred Spicer; Executive Director, Birmingham Botanical Gardens 9:00 9:45 Tree Preservation - The Big Picture Jim Urban; FASLA, ISA, Landscape Architect, Urban and Associates

    9:45 10:30 Low Impact Development: The Mt. Laurel Case Study Rip Weaver; ASLA, Executive Director, Aldridge Botanical Gardens

    10:30 10:45 Break 10:45 11:30 Tree Preservation; Have a Flexible Plan Jack Rowe; ISA, Regional Extension Agent & ALA-TOM RC&D Commission

    11:30 1:00 Lunch (Exhibitors/Panel Discussion) 1:00 4:30 Trees, Roots, Soil and Water - The Details of Tree Preservation Jim Urban; FASLA, ISA, Landscape Architect, Urban and Associates

    Educate the audience on the importance of green infrastructure in Alabama cities.

    Provide techniques for preserving trees during construction.

    Present specific case studies on local and regional projects that have successfully preserved trees during construction.

    Networking opportunities for a multidisciplinary audience of architects, landscape architects, builders, planners, city officials and arborists.

    Workshop Goals

    Workshop Details

    The Trees and Development Workshop will be at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information about the workshop location, please refer to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens website at

    Workshop Location: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, Alabama 35223 Phone: 205.414.3900

    Workshop Date and Time Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Workshop Fee: $75.00

    This workshop will feature several local experts as well as James Urban, a leading landscape architect and arborist from Annapolis, Maryland who is considered the leading specialist in tree preservation during development.

    For Additional Information Contact:

    Beau BrodbeckAlabama Cooperative Extension System

    302A Byrne StreetBay Minette, AL 36507

    Tele: 251.937.7176 Cell: 251.259.6507


  • Jack Rowe, ISA

    Jack Rowe serves as a Regional Extension Agent and Community Forester to 17 rural communities for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the ALA-TOM RC&D commission.

    A native of Kentucky, Jack was educated at the University of Kentucky earning a Bachelors degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and a minor in Pest Management. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Entomology focusing on Horticultural Entomology.

    His past work experience includes work for MTA Horticultural Consultants as a researcher and associate consultant in Horticulture, Entomology (regulatory pest control) and Urban Forestry with an emphasis on Tree Preservation. Other experience includes, Horticulturist for the Louisville Metro Parks System, Landscape Administration with Dent Enterprises. Most recently, Jack worked in sales and consulting with The Care Of Trees, Tree Preservation and Landscape Restoration Division in the Washington, DC, Baltimore region.

    Jack is also a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, a Certified Arborist, and a member of the Entomological Society of America.

    Rip Weaver, ASLA

    Rip Weaver, ASLA serves as the Executive Director of the Aldridge Botanical Gardens in Hoover, Alabama. Rip was the former Town Landscape Architect for the Town of Mt. Laurel, a development of EBSCO Development Company. Prior to Mt. Laurel, Rip opened the Birmingham office for Sherlock, Smith and Adams, Inc. of Montgomery, one of the largest and oldest architecture/engineering firms in Alabama.

    Rip received his Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Design from Auburn University, and his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects national Certificate of Honor for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture.

    Rip has been involved with projects around the southeast ranging from small retail to streetscape redesign to large military planning to the creation of a new town (Mt. Laurel). He maintains a strong interest in New Urbanism and its opportunities for guiding both new and old development.

    James Urban, FASLA, ISA

    James Urban, FASLA specializes in the design of trees and soils in urban spaces. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of urban tree planting and has been responsible for the introduction of many innovations including most of the current standards relating to urban tree plantings. He was instrumental in the development of structural cells and structural planting soils for use under sidewalk pavements, micro root paths and macro soil trench techniques.

    James Urban is credited with helping to re-awaken the profession of landscape architecture to the skills required to successfully plant trees in difficult urban soils. In 2007, he was awarded the ASLA Medal of Excellence for his work with urban trees and soils. His 2008 book Up By Roots: Healthy Trees and Soils in the Built Environment, is becoming one of the principle tree and soil references.

    His research into urban trees has informed an area of practice in the preservation of large trees as part of the construction process. Based on a thorough understanding of the construction process, the sites soils and drainage, root and branch structure and the specific requirements of particular species, Mr. Urban has undertaken many successful tree preservation efforts. These have included preserving individual trees in the commercial core of Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, the Hill School in Pennsylvania, the National Japanese American Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. He is the author of the pages on urban tree installation and tree preservation in Architectural Graphic Standards.

  • REGISTRATION FORMOne registrant per form

    Register online at:

    Mailing address for registration and checks: Baldwin County Extension Office

    302A Byrne StreetBay Minette, AL 36507

    Checks should be made out to Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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