City of New Orleans

Department of Parks and Parkways


In cooperation with the LSU Ag Center and the

Louisiana Arborist Association


Presents the Inaugural




Featuring acclaimed tree expert, Dr. John Ball

and other outstanding speakers


Thursday, March 21, 2002

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


At the Coker Room of the Municipal Auditorium

in beautiful Armstrong Park



            8:00    a.m.                Registration

                8:45    a.m.                Welcome – Cynthia Sylvain-Lear, Director, Department of Parks and Parkways

9:00    a.m.                Nurturing the Urban Forest:  Proper Selection, Planting and Maintenance of Trees – Dr. John Ball, Assoc. Professor of Forestry, South Dakota State University

10:45  a.m.                Break

11:00  a.m.                For the Birds: Native Trees for the Louisiana Landscape – Charles Fryling, Jr., Assoc. Professor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University

12:00  noon                Lunch

  1:00  p.m.                The Battle for New Orleans: Winning the War Against Formosan Termites – Ed Freytag, Termite Entomologist, New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board

  1:45  p.m.                Break

  2:00  p.m.                Protecting Trees: Preserving the Urban Forest – Dr. John Ball

  3:00  p.m.                Adjournment


Lunch Will Be Provided





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“One generation plants the seed; another gets the shade.”

Ancient Chinese Proverb