Soil Quality Assessment for Trees
Information on this page is from our 2018 workshop offering.
Understanding soil and being able to assess its health is vitally important to the growth and vitality of trees. In this workshop, participants will learn how to assess soil quality in relation to tree health.
As part of this workshop, participants will learn the basics of soil science through soil pit and/or soil core explorations, see the direct impact of soil health on trees via demonstration sites, and learn how to rapidly assess soil quality in relation to tree health through field exercises. Specifically, the workshop will include:
- hands-on introduction to soil science (field exercise in soil pits and/or with intact cores)
- discussion and demonstration on soil quality and effects on tree health
- discussion and demonstration on how to assess soil quality
- hands-on assessment of soil quality
The registration fee includes a copy of ISA’s BMP: Soil Management for Urban Trees, lunch, and a bus tour of local, urban soil pits.
Bryant Scharenbroch, PhD, is an assistant professor of soil and waste resources at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and a research fellow at The Morton Arboretum. He is the lead author on ISA’s BMP: Soil Management for Urban Trees as well as an ISA Certified Arborist.
Questions regarding the workshop, please contact Haley Frater at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding registration, please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838.