Epcot Arboriculture Tour (Tree Academy) — International Society of Arboriculture
Tree Academy Workshops
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Tree Academy: Epcot® Arboriculture Tour:  Disney’s Magical Trees  

7:45 am                      Buses leave from Gaylord Palms

8:00 am                      Buses arrive at Epcot. 


8:15 am – 10:45 am    Have 1 bus stop at one of these four locations - Odyssey, Germany, American Adventure, and United Kingdom to spread out groups (4 busses total).  Divide each bus into 2 groups (25 each group) (2.5 hours)


10:45 am – 11:15 am  Break at Odyssey


11:15 am – Noon        Disney’s Magical Tree Heritage (Debbie Mola Mickler, Planned Work Specialist, Disney’s Horticulture Services, Walt Disney World)


Noon – 1pm                Lunch with Flower Festival CD playing from 12:30 to 1pm


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Theming the Magic- Using Trees to Tell the Story (Jeff Thompson, Staff Landscape Architect, Walt Disney World)

1:45 pm- 2:30 pm       The Magic of Disney’s Tree Care (Gary Gavin, Area Manager Arboriculture, Walt Disney World)

2:30 – 2:45 pm           Break

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm      Sustaining the Magic- Special Challenges of Disney’s Urban Forest (Scott Shultz, Urban Forester, Walt Disney World)


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm      Load buses at back of Odyssey and head back to Gaylord Palms