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22nd Annual Urban Forestry and Horticulture Conference

March 17, 2017 in Florence , AL

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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“Shade Tree Mechanics (Mechanics: The Practicalities & Details of Growing the Shade and under the Shade)” is the theme of this year’s conference, sponsored by the City of Florence Mayor and City Council and the Florence Beautification Board, Tree Commission, and Urban Forestry/Horticulture Department. Two specialty tracks will be offered: Horticulture and Urban Forestry, with ISA points available. Outstanding speakers will present current information on horticulture and creating and preserving the urban green environment, including keynote speaker Chris Francis, Certified Master Arborist, presenting “Why Trees Stand Up and Why They Fall Down.” Public is invited. Cost: $45, which includes lunch. Registration: www.florenceal.org. Information: Mayor’s Office, 256-760-6400.