Botany of Native Trees – place, purpose, and problems

General Sessions


Andrew MacLellan, BC Plant Health Care

Andrew MacLellan is a professional plant health care practitioner and educator whose practice spans arboriculture, urban forest management, horticulture, plant pathology, and soil health. He is a Consulting Arborist & Training Assistant Manager at BC Plant Health Care, ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessor, and Organic Master Gardener with a background in forestry. Andrew connects people with plants, educating individuals and communities on the principles of plant care, soil health, organic practices for maintaining healthy ecosystems, climate adaptability, and diverse plant uses. Working from the belief that healthy ecosystems support healthy plants, and healthy plants are healthier for both us and the environment, he takes a holistic, soils-first approach to plant health care and low-intervention ecological plant management. 


Botany of Native Trees - place, purpose, and problems

The Lower Mainland is full of beautiful and intriguing treed landscapes. The trees that define our places and identities, shade our yards and parks, and frame the context of our lives are complex living beings with fascinating and intricate life processes. Andrew will explore and connect us to some of our region’s native trees by looking at where and how they grow, what their role is in their communities, how they behave, as well as common problems and current threats.  

Date & Time(s)

10:30am - 11:30am, Thursday September 15, 2022


Member Early Bird: $75.00

Non Member Early Bird: $95.00

Member Regular: $95.00

Non Member Regular: $110.00

Early bird seminar rates will available until Friday, September 2nd.