Meeting Information

Oaks in the Urban Landscape

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation is the most current and comprehensive handbook available for the management of oak trees. Come join authors Larry Costello, Bruce Hagen, and Katherine Jones, along with Dr. Jim Downer in presenting an overview of this impressive book and a sampling of important oak tree management information.

7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Welcome,
Bill Spiewak, Consulting Arborist, Santa Barbara, CA
8:10 am Overview of Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation
Larry Costello, Oracle Oak, LLC, San Francisco, CA
8:30 am Oak Tree Classifications, Characteristics, and Species,
Katherine Jones, Larkspur, CA
9:15 am Oaks Below Ground: Roots and Soils
Larry Costello, Oracle Oak, LLC, San Francisco
10:00 am Break
10:20 am Cultural Practices and Abiotic Disorders of Oaks,
Bruce Hagen, Sebastopol, CA
11:20 am Expert Panel: Questions and Answers
The speakers will field questions from attendees
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Biotic Disorders of Oaks
Dr. Jim Downer, UC Extension Ventura County, Ojai, CA
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Outdoor field presentations (Three 30 minute sessions with 5 minutes between
1. Species ID, Katherine Jones
2. Biotic Disorders, Dr. James Downer
3. Evaluating the Structural Stability of Oaks, Larry Costello
4:30 pm CEU Sign Outs
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2259 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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