Tree School

Soil Health for Urban Trees Featuring Bryant Scharenbroch


The goal of the workshop is to help practitioners develop some applied skills in soil management for urban trees. This workshop will include hands-on work for assessing soils. We will apply this soil assessment information for developing a prescription fertilization plan. We will also use this information to learn how to assess and address urban soil compaction. The workshop will also include an introduction and time for wrap-up and discussion.

Speaker: Bryant C. Scharenbroch, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Research Fellow of The Morton Arboretum

Speaker bio: Bryant Scharenbroch is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and a Research Fellow of Center for Tree Science and The Morton Arboretum. Bryant has a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.S. in Plant Science from the University of Idaho, and B.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in Urban Forestry and Forest Management. Bryant’s research interests are pedology and soil quality. Bryant has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has presented over two hundred times at industry and scientific conferences. Bryant has served as a Chair of the Urban and Anthropogenic Soils Division of the Soil Science Society of America and as Associate Editor for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.

$70 Student/Veteran Admission
$120 General Admission

9AM-10AM:         Workshop introduction
10AM-12PM:        Exercise 1 – Soil assessment
12PM-1PM:           Lunch (provided by SCD)
1PM-2PM:             Exercise 2 – Fertility
2PM-3PM:             Exercise 3 – Compaction
3PM-4PM:             Wrap-up and questions

About Tree School

tree-school-logo is a collaborative effort between Spokane Conservation District, WSU Spokane County Extension, Spokane Community College Environmental Sciences, Washington Department of Natural Resources, AHBL, Avista, Community Forestry Consultants, City of CAD, Northwest  Plant Healthcare, City of Spokane Urban Forestry, Spirit Pruners and City of Post Falls. Together, we bring educational programming for professionals and landowners to promote the proper care of trees and forests.

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