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Workshop: Seeing the Urban Forest through the Trees
February 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$18
Rob Davis, City Forester for the City and County of Denver will lead a discussion of proper tree selection, planting and pruning. This workshop will explore the big picture value of urban tree canopy from a City Forester’s perspective and help you understand what role you play in creating an urban forest.
Rob Davis is a Colorado native who has lived his entire life along the Front Range, and is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Forestry Management. Mr. Davis is a certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, a certified Nursery Professional through the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, and a certified pesticide operator through the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Rob’s past work experience includes managing the woody plant department atFort Collins Nursery, code enforcement for the City of Greeley’s Forestry Division, forester for the Town of Windsor, instructor of arboriculture at Front Range Community College, Westminster’s City Forester, and currently Rob is the City Forester for the City and County of Denver. This position places 75 thousand park trees under his direct maintenance responsibility and 2.2 million trees citywide under his regulation.
Rob is the current Past President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture representing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. He is an active participant in the Emerging Pests in Colorado task force, and has served as an elected representative of the Front Range Urban Forestry Council to the Colorado Tree Coalition. Most recently Rob has been active with the Urban Tree Growth Symposium, Casey Trees Citizen Forester work group, and is in process of completing a metro-wide heat island tree canopy assessment with the United States Forest Service and UC Davis.
Originally published on December 30th, 2015.