The 3 day workshop will include a series of seminars focusing on disaster preparedness for community forests. Attendees will learn how trees respond to storms, ways to effectively manage tree risks in the community, and strategies for replanting after a major disaster.
"One of the unique things about Joplin is the amount of storms and the intensity of the storms that happen here. So, this is a great learning opportunity for people that might live in upstate Missouri or the St.Louis region that might have a similar event, but just not to the extreme that Joplin does," said Josh Behounek, Forestry Council Chairman.
This is the 20th annual Missouri Community Forestry Council Conference, nearly 200 arborists from around the state are in attendance.