It is easy to tell when a tree looks to be in poor health but we have to look beyond the tree to identify what is causing the tree to look this way. This presentation will start by identifying environmental conditions that leads to poor tree health. This will include recognizing poor soils, compacted soils, and poor microbial activity. We will look at how this affects a trees overall health and how we can work to improve it through physical and chemical means. We will review abiotic stressors as well. We will then look at the pests and diseases that take advantage of these stressed trees and review IPM programs to mitigate these pests and diseases.
1. Identify Abiotic Tree Stressors.
2. How to alleviate tree stressors through soil applications.
3. Identify and treat pests attacking stressed trees.
Dawn Fluharty currently serves as Landscape Sales Specialist for Target-Specialty Products. Dawn has enjoyed 20 plus years in the green industry including; sales and sales management, horticultural education, and training and operations management. She has her PCA license in California and is a member of CAPCA and the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. She also holds her QAL and continuously supports PAPA (Pesticide Applicators Professional Association) as a board member. Dawn is also a board member for Street Tree Seminars and has recently been appointed to the Bay Area Urban Forest Ecosystems Council Board. She has a degree in Environmental Horticultural Sciences with a minor in Soil Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.