Next Week (5/20): 2015 Urban Forest Symposium

Hosted by PlantAmnesty and the UW Botanic Gardens, the 7th annual Urban Forest Symposium is coming up next Wednesday, May 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture (with a reception to follow from 4 to 6 p.m.).

Urban Forest SymposiumFrom providing clean water and air to supporting healthier minds and bodies, trees have significant value, but they never seem to get the credit they deserve. Attend this year’s Urban Forest Symposium, themed “For What It’s Worth: Valuing the Urban Forest,” to learn the best methods for quantifying the worth of our urban forests, and how to communicate that value to decision-makers and the public. Presenters will share the latest research on stormwater benefits and tools used to quantify them, introduce a new online portal to assist in identifying areas in cities that can have the greatest health savings through expanding tree canopy, and discuss how to leverage the multitude of benefits to engage new supporters.

Presentations will be relevant to those working in the fields of urban forestry, landscape management, policy, budget analysis, natural resources, tree care, arboricultural consulting, sustainability, urban planning, landscape design, landscape architecture, municipal management and tree advocacy.

The cost to attend the symposium is $85 per person, and lunches are available for an additional $15. Learn more and register today!

Urban Forest Symposium

Urban Forest SymposiumComing up on Monday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the University of Washington Botanic Gardens (UWBG) and PlantAmnesty will be hosting the 5th Annual Urban Forest Symposium. Held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, this year’s symposium will focus on the theme of “Trees and Views,” a contentious issue that often pits view seekers against tree lovers.

Sessions range from “The Aesthetics of Views” to “Views and Laws” to “Trees, Views and Slope Stability.” The symposium draws on a host of experts and practitioners in the field, and topics target a wide range of interested parties, including arborists, attorneys, municipalities, planners, developers, tree advocates and HOAs.

Check out the full program!

Registration is $75 per person, and lunches are available for $15 (or free for the first 100 registrants). A limited number of seats are still available, and lunch ordering will be available until Wednesday, May 8.

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