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Soil Health: ‘Identifying and Managing Soil Constraints and Site Challenges in the Urban Landscape’

March 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Chuck Sherzi, Jr., Arborist and Agronomist at Tree Specialists, Inc.

Soils are a vast and complex entity and always something of a mystery. We truly know very little about the dark realm of the underworld beneath our feet and even less about soil when it comes to managing it with regard to the health of our landscapes.

In the urban environment, soils have become the product of society rather than that of nature and are the cause and consequence of our past landscape cultural practices.

To get a better handle on managing soil holistically we need fresh insight and a new diagnostic approach beyond the traditional extension soil test. In this ‘Lunch & Learn’ presentation, Chuck will introduce the concept of soil health/quality and the implementation of soil health/quality indicators to comprehensively assess the biological, chemical and physical attributes of the soil as they pertain to the constraints of a site.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line of spring semester speakers here.


March 6, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

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