the Blight Conference Registration Brochure
14, 2004 15:43 PDT
FYI- news from the South!
Hello, Capital Trees Program!
For our Thursday June 24th meeting, we are indeed fortunate to
have Mr. Will
Blozan, a founding member of the Eastern Native Tree Society and
preeminent big tree hunter in our region, coming to Raleigh! We
looking at hard-to-measure trees; trees on slopes, leaning
trees. I'm hoping that some of you CTP Awards Jury members will
be able to
attend, and bring along their measuring equipment.
As you may have heard, starting in 2006 all trees listed as
need to be measured within the last ten years. This new rule
prompting a lot of remeasurement, and possibly open up the list
Mr. Blozan will be demonstrating the ENTS method of measuring
This method is championed by Dr. Robert Van Pelt, who has used
it to measure
the BIG (300'+) trees out west.
We will come equipped to climb a few trees and confirm their
heights by the
most accurate method of all--a tape measure!
All who attend will receive two free copies of the American
issue with the 2004 Big Tree Registry, hot off the presses! We'd
like to do
the measuring in the afternoon and finish in time to attend Todd
Tour of Trees at the JC Raulston Arboretum at 5:30.
Ahhh, after a hard day's work, there's nothing better than
cool, refreshing shade underneath your favorite tree. Come and
join Todd on
a tour featuring some of the JCRA's brightest stars (both new
and old) as
potential shade trees for our gardens and urban landscapes and
There's more to shade trees than red maple (Acer rubrum), after
Please let us know if this date will work for you,