James Flott

At the Root – Moving Large Trees Economically

jim flottDate/Time/Session: 5/10/2017, 11:20:00 AM, “Progress” Breakout

Presentation Length:  60 mins

Presented by: Jim Flott

Overview of Presentation:

Bare root transplanting has been used since humans started walking the earth. It is the root of the nursery industry. The demand for immediate effect in the landscape or retention of existing landscape trees can be met by successful bare transplanting of larger trees economically. Transplanting large diameter trees bare root is not new but the mechanics of harvesting are new. This presentation will review the process of moving large diameter trees bare root.

Presenter Bio:

Jim Flott is president of Community Forestry Consultants, Inc. (CFC). He received his B.S. degree in horticulture from Iowa State University and his M.S. degree in forest pathology from the University of Arizona and has over 40 years work experience in the horticulture, urban forestry and arboriculture industries.  He is a former President of the Pacific Northwest International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) chapter and the Washington Community Forestry Council; an ISA certified arborist and certified municipal specialist; American Society of Consulting Arborists registered consulting arborist; PNW-ISA TRACE instructor and certified tree risk assessor; ISA TRAQ instructor and assessor; current member of the ISA board of directors.