UFI Seminar Archives

The series launched with Dr. Tallamy's talk on Creating Living Landscapes and continued with Kathleen Wolf on the correlation between trees/nature and health and wellness.  The series will conclude with a film viewing of "Trees in Trouble" which will be shown as part of the Bluegrass Earth free film series.  The 30 minute film will be followed by a panel discussion that will help bring the message home to the problems and challenges we face in our community and how we can be part of a successful transformation and proliferation of the urban canopy.   

Thanks to the 2015-2016 Seminar Sponsors!
Central Kentucky Ornamental & Turf Association * Dave Leonard Tree Specialists * Kelly Nursery * Living Gardens, LLC * Town Branch Tree Experts * UK Student Sustainability Council * UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment - Entomology and Forestry Departments * Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment


Trees in Trouble

Wednesday, April 20th
Downtown Public Library, Farish Theater
6:30 PM (Free and Open to the Public) 

30 minute film followed by 30 minute panel discussion
Panelists: Dave Leonard, Consulting Arborist; John Saylor, Senior Arborist LFUCG; Dan Potter, Entomologist UK; Peter Stutts, Urban & Community Forester Kentucky Department of Forestry 
Moderator: Judy Humble, Bluegrass/Cumberland Sierra Club
Link to the flyer                        Link to this event on Facebook


Spring 2016

 Part III: February 17, 2016

"Return of the Natives: Can we create more habitat for native species in cities?"

Dr. Margaret Carreiro

Department of Biology
University of Louisville

Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
(displays, light refreshments, conversation)
Main Talk: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Fayette County Extension Office 



Part IV: March 2, 2016

"Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees"

Dr. David Nowak

College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York

Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
(displays, light refreshments, conversation)
Main Talk: 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Fayette County Extension Office



Fall 2015

 Part I: September 30, 2015

"Creating Living Landscapes"

Dr. Doug Tallamy

Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
University of Delaware

7:00 PM
September 30, 2015
Fayette County Extension Office



Part II: November 11, 2015

"To Your Good Health! Trees & Nature for Wellness"

Dr. Kathleen Wolf

School of Environmental and Forest Science
University of Washington

Downtown Arts Center (2nd Floor) 
141 E Main St Lexington, KY  40507
Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 followed by the Tree Canopy Report Card
Talk will begin at 7:00 PM


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