Underutilized Native Trees for the Southern Coastal Plain

Instructor Exhibit Space
Enjoy seeing underused native trees and learning how to increase the number and variety of native trees in the urban landscape.
There are a great many native tree species to choose from, but only a small number are routinely used. For both aesthetic and ecological reasons, more native tree species should be used in landscaping. This hands-on demonstration course presents the benefits of tree diversity in the urban landscape and provides detailed selection information for a dozen or more native trees suitable for use in developed landscapes in the Southern Coastal Plain, a region that extends into much of the SE U.S. The instructor will emphasize the best available underused species for both coastal and inland areas. Aesthetic, selection and maintenance characteristics will be covered for each species. Attendees will become familiar with the unique attributes and landscape requirements of these trees, and gain a comfort level needed to incorporate them into landscapes.
This course is appropriate for landscape architects, designers and other professionals involved in landscape installation and maintenance.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture: Course# 0011794
Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers: Course #: 9629711
ISA Certified Arborists: 1, BCMA-Science: 1, TW Climber Specialist: 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 1, Municipal Specialist: 1

TOPICS COVERED
  • Landscaping with a broader purpose
  • How can we increase native tree diversity by planting more species
  • Advantages of using these trees more often
  • Right tree for the right location: attributes to consider in selecting trees
  • Best underused native trees and their characteristics
  • Conclusions

    Fee: $28

This session is sponsored by the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation


Community Associations Design Garden/Landscape ISA Cert Arborist LA CE credits Plants