The Care and Management of Mature Trees in an Urban Setting (Eugene, OR)

October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This lecture is being approved by the Oregon Chapter of ASLA for 1.0 Health, Safety and Welfare PDH for Oregon Registered Landscape Architects.

Scott Altenhoff – Urban Forestry Management Analyst, City of Eugene – Parks and Open Space

Oregon Electric Station
27 East 5th Avenue, Eugene 97401

There is a set menu – please email for more information.
We are fortunate to have Brad Graham from TripStop sponsoring this event. All of the meals are free of charge!

This presentation will explore some of the unique characteristics of older trees and the considerations involved with caring for them in an urban setting. Just as older people have distinct characteristics and health management needs, so do older trees. This talk will highlight some of the techniques and technologies that can be employed to maximize the health & benefits of older trees and minimize their costs & liabilities. Numerous case studies and local examples of older trees in Eugene will be discussed and showcased.

1) Provide audience with an understanding of how older trees differ from younger trees in terms of their form, function, value, benefits, liabilities and management needs.

2) Provide audience with an appreciation of why older trees are often worth preserving/ investing resources in rather than removing and replacing them

3) Provide audience with an understanding of some of the specific techniques/technologies that can be utilized to preserve and manage older trees

Scott Altenhoff is the Management Analyst for the City of Eugene’s Urban Forestry Program. Scott has been working as a municipal arborist/urban forester for the City since 2005. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years as a commercial arborist and forest surveyor, based in Eugene but working throughout the Pacific Northwest. Scott has a longstanding passion for big, old trees and the wide variety of organisms that depend on them. In 2004, he co-founded the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute in an effort to raise public awareness about the importance of trees and old-growth forests. For several years, Scott taught courses in Beginning and Advanced Arboriculture at Linn-Benton Community College. Scott received a B.A. in Classics (Latin, Greek, and Ancient Philosophy) from the University of Oregon, and is currently working on a graduate certificate in Urban Forestry through Oregon State University. Scott is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor and currently serves as a board member with the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA).


This event generously sponsored by Tripstop