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Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Compacted soil is one of the most common and serious problems urban trees face. Compaction quickly causes severe physical, chemical and biological alterations to soil conditions, and remediation is a difficult and lengthy process. What’s a tree care or landscape professional to do? In this webinar, soil expert Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) will discuss how soil preservation is critical to prevent and limit soil compaction. Learn how you can protect urban soils from compaction and gain useful management strategies to improve the quality of compacted soils in your local landscape.

Bryant Scharenbroch is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a Research Fellow at The Morton Arboretum. Bryant performs research on genesis, classification, management and ecosystem services of urban soils. He has presented and published many scientific and industry articles on the topic of soil management for urban trees. Bryant is the lead author of the International Society of Arboriculture Best Management Practices: Soil Management for Urban Trees. Bryant’s research on soil compaction has been funded by two Hyland R. Johns TREE Fund grants. Bryant is a past Chair of the Urban Soils Division of the Soil Science Society of America and an Associate Editor for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.

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