Canopy Con

Canopy Con

Canopy Con - April 25, 2024

Canopy Con

Date and Time
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Longship Club, Kroger Field, University of Kentucky campus, Lexington KY. Enter at the Commonwealth Tower entrance, between gate 10 and 11. Parking will be in the Blue Lot Parking Lot, in front of the building.

Registration Cost
$40 - Spaces limited
First 30 students free registration

Registration Includes
Morning talks, afternoon field demonstrations, parking pass, morning drinks and cookies, lunch, afternoon drinks/cookies. View the full program below.

CFUs available
ISA (International Society of Arboriculture): 5.5 CFUs; Kentucky Pesticide Applicator: 1.0 CFU.

Student Registration

The first 30 students can register here for free.

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Registration is $40 and includes all demonstrations and lunch.

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Morning Talks: 8:30am – 12:00pm

  • Building urban and community forests in Kentucky. Chris Wiedamann, Kentucky Division of Forestry
  • Connecting people with trees. Casey Clapp, master arborist and co-host of the ‘Completely Arbortrary’ podcast
  • Studying tree rings. Maegen Rochner, University of Louisville
  • Tree phenology and citizen science. Liang Liang, University of Kentucky
  • Urban canopy and citizen engagement in Lexington KY. Michael Potapov, Trees Lexington
  • 50 years of urban and community forestry in the Bluegrass. Dave Leonard, master arborist and arbor advocate

Lunch: 12:00 – 2:00pm

Field demonstrations: 2:00 – 4:00pm

  • UK campus tree care, with Nic Williamson
  • Trees as green infrastructure, with Lynn Roche Phillips
  • Tree inventory with Ignazio Graziosi
  • Bioswales explained, with Leandro “Nachie” Braga
  • Understanding urban soils, with Dave Leonard

Contact Information

125 T.P. Cooper Building Lexington, KY 40546-0073