Special Challenges of Walt Disney World’s Urban Forest
Wednesday May 4th, 1:00pm, Innovation/Communication Breakout (Tomorrowland)
This presentation will focus on the challenges in keeping the magic in the urban forest at Walt Disney World. We will discuss how measuring water potential and cloning affects tree preservation. Risk Management is examined in tree “failures and finds.” We will also consider strategies in handling extreme weather situations as well as atypical palm disease symptoms. Lastly, we will look at a tool to help people with tree selection.
Scott received his B.S. degree in Horticulture from the University of Florida. He has worked for the Walt Disney World company for over 35 years and is currently their Urban Forester. His responsibilities include tree risk and health issues along with maintaining tree best practices. He is a Registered Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists. He also is a Board Certified Master Arborist and has his TRAQ credential with the International Society of Arboriculture.