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Champion Trees

May 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Join TreePhilly, SavATree, and The PA Forestry Council Association State Champion Tree Program, at The Woodlands; home to over 700 trees (and several State Champions), to learn about how to care for large specimen trees. 

We’ll discuss damage prevention & preservation, the process for nominating new state champion trees, and take a tour of The Woodlands tree collection. 

5:30pm   Registration and arrival
6:00pm   Champion Tree Presentation, Scott Wade

Scott Wade is the coordinator of the champion tree program for Pennsylvania. He will present information on the program and how to participate. Instructions on measuring techniques will be covered, including a hands-on demonstration.

6:30pm  Large Tree Protection and Maintenance, David Lesage, SavATree

David Lesage is an arborist with SavATree.  His presentation will focus on taking a proactive approach in maintaining, nurturing, and protecting Champion and Legacy trees, to prolong the beauty and value they provide.

7:00pm – Champion Tree Tour, led by Scott Wade and Ken LeRoy

Visit the six state champion trees on the grounds of The Woodlands, including the historic Caucasian Zelkova and grove of English Elms.

7:30-8:00PM – Refreshments 

LACES CEUs will be available for this event.


About our event partners: 

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association is a broad-based citizen’s organization that provides leadership and education in sound, science-based forest management and promotes stewardship to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources, resulting in benefits for all, today and into the future. The Champion Tree Program is one of the many resources we provide to achieve our goals. A champion tree represents the laregest of each species of tree found in the state. Finding, measuring and nominating big trees is an enjoyable outdoor hobby.
SavATree is the green choice for tree, shrub and lawn care. Professional arborists provide expert service to enhance beauty, preserve health, maximize safety and promote a sustainable landscape. Services include tree pruning, organic tree and lawn care, hybrid program options, tree fertilizer, safety audits, removals, insect and mite treatments, disease diagnosis and treatment and more.
TreePhillya program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, connects people with the resources they need to plant and care for trees in Philadelphia.  The goal of TreePhilly is to increase the tree canopy to 30% in every neighborhood in Philadelphia, so everyone can benefit from the increase shade, cleaner air and water, and beauty that trees provide.PA Forestry Council Association, State Champion Tree Program


May 5, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Woodlands
4000 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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