Save the Date!
Taking Root Workshop 2017
Saturday, October 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cohn Adult Learning Center
4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Presenting our second annual Taking Root Workshop on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Programs will focus on what neighbors can do to promote a healthy tree canopy.   

  • How changes to the tree code ordinance will impact our canopy - Councilperson Angie Henderson
  • Selecting trees for your landscape - David Bates, Bates Nursery
  • How to organize a neighborhood tree planting - Tony Viglietti, Friends of Riverside Drive
  • Diseases and pests - Emerald Ash Borer's threat to the urban canopy - Neil Letson, Village Trees

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Information from the 2016 Taking Root Workshop

information from the 2016 Taking root workshop

Trees 101:  What, Where, When, and How to Plant

Trees 101:  What, Where, When, and How to Plant

Construction and the Canopy

Construction and the Canopy

1:00 - 1:20 pm - Trees 101 - presented by carol ashworth, asla, ashworth environmental

Carol Ashworth, owner of Ashworth Landscape Architects, will present an overview of what trees grow best in Nashville, when to plant and other tips for maximizing the most of your garden landscape.  Also learn how to protect historic and specimen trees on your property.  Carol was co-author of the newly published Urban Tree Canopy Master Plan for Nashville.

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Construction and the canopy - presented by Will worrall, PE, and Jim Gregory, District 6 beautification commissioner

Listen to a case study by Will and Jim as they help you navigate through the maze of Metro Codes for tree replacements.  They have developed a model for citizen-reporting of violations, so you can make sure your neighborhood stays green and filled with trees.

Trees, Neighbors and the Law

Trees, Neighbors and the Law

Pests and Diseases - featuring the Emerald Ash Borer threat

Pests and Diseases - featuring the Emerald Ash Borer threat

2:00 - 2:20 pm - Trees, neighbors and the law - presented by laura mulloy, attorney

Laura Mulloy will explain property boundary issues affecting trees, when to call for legal assistance, and what to do about trees that are not on your property but affect it.  Laura is an attorney with the law firm, King & Ballow.  

2:30 - 3:00 PM - pests and diseases - PRESENTED BY scott johnson of davey trees and neil letson with village trees

What are pests and diseases that affect the health of our trees?  The Emerald Ash Borer, already present in Nashville, has the potential to devastate 10% of Davidson County's tree canopy.  Learn more about this and many pests that could threaten our urban canopy and how to treat them.

3:00 - 3:30pm - educational exhibits

Learn more about how to sustain your trees and get engaged with community tree plantings.  Sign up to volunteer at ReLeafing Day, register your trees under Metro's new Historic and Specimen tree program, Ask the Experts, and more!  

Underwriting Sponsors

Davey Tree
HG Hill Realty
Hawkins Partners
Hodgson Douglas
Nashville Electric Service
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Southeast Venture LLC
Street Dixon Rick
Tennessee Fund for Sustainability