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 on soil management and ways to improve tree and shrub growth.
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.