Top navigation

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Webinar: Arborists Are from Mars; Garden Designers Are from Venus

Wed, October 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Working around trees in a landscape is a delicate and careful business that is often overlooked, much to the detriment of the trees over time. It can be hard to spot what gardening practices cause trees harm, as it might be a decade before one unfortunate trench kills a tree. Chris Roddick will explore how Arborist and Garden Designers can work together when designing, developing, and managing gardens and lawns around trees. This presentation will cover cultivating working relationships among professionals, improving designs around both new and existing trees, and best practices for irrigation and everyday maintenance. We’ll look at fertilization, watering, planting, trenching, and grade changes and consider both minimizing impact from the very beginning and explore the landscape and tree’s development over time. We can use the latest research in tree and root biology to find better and safer ways to have beautiful gardens and healthy trees. Gardeners, Garden Designers and Landscape Architects will all benefit from this important discussion.

Presenter Bio

Chris Roddick is an Arborist and Foreman of Grounds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and a NOFA-Organic land care Professional. In the past 20 years. Mr. Roddick and his team developed the botanic garden’s tree care program and established the BBG as a leader in Conservation Arboriculture and veteran tree care. He also helped lead the Garden’s move from a chemically-based IPM program to a more organic approach. Though the process of trial and error (much error) he has experimented with many different organic, cultural, and environmentally responsible methods and products to improve the garden’s soil and plant health.


Continuing Education Credits are being sought for this program. 


Wed, October 5, 2022
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Event Category: