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Urban Forestry Tree: Southern Magnolia Term: Arborist

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Urban Forestry

Tree: Southern Magnolia

Term: Arborist

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• Large Evergreen Tree• USDA zones 7-9• Has large white flowers in summer• Sun or part shade• Grows 40-50’• Has a pyramid shape• Leaves are valued for holiday decor

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Saucer Magnolia

• Deciduous Flowering tree• USDA Zones 4-9• Full sun to part shade• Grows to 20-25’ tall• Flowers before leaves set in spring• Pollution and compaction sensitive

– Not good for urban areas

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• An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees.

• Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care.

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Arborist Video

• The Right Way Video

• The Wrong Way Video

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Becoming an Arborist

• International Society of Arborists: Education & Certification

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• The Arborist Training Programs include:• Classroom sessions that cover the scientific

principles of arboriculture:– tree biology, soil management, diagnostics, integrated

pest management, tree nutrition, and fertilization • Field training projects that teach participants:

– climbing techniques, pruning, tree identification, equipment operation and safety, cabling, lightning protection systems, and pest identification