Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, May 2
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Joan Allen
Coordinator: Fred Kaiser
Trees and forests provide significant social and environmental benefits to our community, and for over 30 years the Fairfax County Urban Forest program has been raising awareness about their importance. For this presentation, a Fairfax County urban forester will discuss how Fairfax County is promoting compatibility between developed and natural communities through science, education, and partnerships. Topics will include tree preservation, vegetation mapping and surveys, and monitoring and suppression of insect and pest infestations like gypsy moths and fall cankerworms.
Joan Allen is an urban forester for the Fairfax County Urban Forest Management Division. She has worked for Fairfax County for 10 years, having earned a BS in environmental forest biology from the SUNY and a master’s of natural resources from Virginia Tech.