Dr. Tom Smiley

Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory

Dr. Tom Smiley is a Senior Arboricultural Researcher at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, NC and an Adjunct Professor of Urban Forestry at Clemson University.

Dr. Smiley is active in the arboriculture industry and has co-authored many of the ISA’s Best Management Practices and the CTLA’s Guide for Plant Appraisal 10th edition.

His research has lead to improved methods of increasing sidewalk longevity near trees, protecting trees from lightning damage, improving tree root growth, and reducing tree risk.


Track: Arboriculture
Jan 28 2019 - 9:00am

This will be a discussion of research that looked at growing trees near sidewalks and in urban plaza situations. The sidewalk research shows practical ways of reducing sidewalk damage with treatments either alongside or underneath pavement. The...

Track: Arboriculture
Jan 28 2019 - 1:40pm

Soil conditions limit the development of many trees and shrubs in the landscape. The International Society of Arboriculture produces a series of publication that provide simplified guidance on many arboricultural practices. This talk will focus...