An Urban Tree Care Conference
January 30th & 31st, 2020

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Managing Mature Trees

Guy P. Meilleur, Practicing Arborist, Aerial Consultant @ provides the following information on Managing Mature Trees.West Davis Street in Burlington is lined with willow oak trees planted ~80 years ago. One tree fell over in a storm, so the City looked at management options. 3 trees were removed, and 35 were reduced by specified pruning methods. Three years later, 34 of those trees are doing well. No pruning is needed in the near future.

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Thirty Years of Think Trees New Mexico

Just over thirty years ago a couple of idealists (Robert Cox & Bryan Suhr), after hearing Al Shigo and others talking about trees and their care at NUTS I, National Urban Tree Symposium in Denver, thought about doing something similar in Albuquerque. Selling the idea to the director of the Bernalillo County Extension offi ce, John Chappell on the need for this program and his agreeing to provide the support to develop the concept of a local conference about urban trees and their care was providence. With no real idea of what needed to be done and without even a mailing list to contact our potential audience, the seed for the ideals behind Think Trees were planted and have grown to what it is today. We, the conference and board are here because of your ongoing support of those ideals that our trees deserve the best possible care that committed professionals should provide.

The photographs below are from our very first Think Trees NM Conference held on January 16 & 17, 1986!  Download PDF