Tree Wardens' association of CT

TWAC Annual Meeting and Spring Workshop

  • 27 Mar 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Library Wine Bar and Bistro, Wallingford, CT


Registration is closed

Annual Meeting Agenda

  • 12:00-12:30 arrival, CEU sign-in, appetizers
  • 12:30-1:15 Opening remarks, introduction of sponsors, annual meeting, voting, graduation. Serve lunch.
  • 1:15 – 1:45 Natural Area Management and Forest De-Vining: Invasive species management, climate change mitigation, equity. 
    Presented by Chris Ozyck. Chris is the Associate Director of Urban Resources Initiative and leads de-vining and invasive plant removal efforts in natural areas across New Haven with volunteer groups. 
  • 1:45 - 2:15 Species Selection for Tree Planting Programs: Species to select for climate, location, and biodiversity. Isabelle will discuss increasing biodiversity, site considerations and planting trends in past grant programs. 
    Presented by Isabelle Zaffetti, Connecticut Urban Forest Council
  • 2:15 – 2:30 DEEP Update
    Danica Doroksi, State Urban Forest Coordinator
  • 2:30 - 3:15 Merritt Parkway: Preservation and Management of a Historic Landscape, presented by Michael Doherty, PLA from SLR and Matthew Verry, PLA from CTDOT. CTDOT, SLR Consulting, CDM Smith, and a host of key stakeholders are collaborating to create The Merritt Parkway's Landscape Management Guide which will be used to prioritize, develop, and implement improvement projects and maintenance practices, that support the care and preservation of and enhance the ‘Historic Designed Landscape’. The manual will provide guidance for ongoing landscape care and successional renewal, while balancing safety considerations with the design aesthetic, cultural value, hydrological, and ecological systems that honor and reinforce the parkways historic landscape character and integrity. Presenters will review the history of the Parkway’s landscape design and preservation, the completion of a majority of the Merritt Parkway’s roadway construction projects and summarize what vegetation design and management considerations may look like for the future of the corridor.
  • 3:15 - 3:45 Brainstorming and Networking
    Facilitated by TWAC Board Members
  • 3:45 - Closing, CEU hand outs

Advanced Certified Tree Warden: 2.5
3D Arborist: 2.0
ISA Arborist: 

  • Certified Arborist: 1.75 
  • Municipal Specialist: 1.75 
  • BCMA - Management: 1.75

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