Park Hosts Missouri Community Forestry Council Annual Conference on March 15

The Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) Annual Conference will be held in St. Louis on March 13-15, and Tower Grove Park is excited to host Friday’s portion with a tour of our arboretum led by Arboriculture Supervisor, Andy Berg.

Since becoming an accredited arboretum in 2018, the Park has been recognized as a leading conservation institution. Hosting the MCFC Conference will showcase our diverse collection of over 7,000 trees and 300 tree taxa.

“It’s important to me and the Park as an arboretum to host Missouri’s professionals and show them our collection and management,” said Berg. “I am excited that the Committee agreed to allow us to host a portion of the event!”

Berg will discuss best management techniques, such as soil management, caring for aging trees, elm injection techniques to manage Dutch Elm Disease, specialized pruning, support systems, and more.

Also in attendance will be a bee specialist, Mike Arduser, who will use the Park’s woodland pool and waterway as an example to discuss the importance of native and urban gardens for pollinators.

It’s not too late to register for the conference—open to professionals in the field or those curious about learning more. Visit the MCFC website to register.

Michelle Lawrence