The 2012 Urban Forest Symposium will address the concerns of municipalities, NGOs and educational groups whose work involves volunteer planting and care for the urban forest. This year’s speakers understand what it takes to have a truly successful program. Our keynoter, world renowned speaker and grassroots organizer Andy Lipkis, will take us on the inspirational journey from the founding of the Los Angeles’ Tree People who planted one million trees for the 1984 Olympics to the influential, 10,000 volunteer organization it is today. Throughout the day representatives from a variety of non-profit organizations will share what has, and what hasn’t worked to motivate volunteers and secure funding. The technical track will cover how to avoid common problems with volunteer tree planting projects and how to set your project on track for long-term success. It will also have the latest on best practices for tree planting.
- When: May 14, Monday from 9 am to 4 pm
- Where: University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
- Cost: $45 per person. Lunches are available at a cost of $15. Free lunch for the first 50 registrants, provided by Davey Tree Expert Co., Trees for Life, Thundering Oak Enterprises and Seattle Tree Preservation, Inc.
- Contact: Jean Robins at 206-685-8033. Online Registration.
- Sponsors: UW Botanic Gardens, Washington State DNR, USDA Forest Service, the Northwest Horticultural Society and King County
- More information and print registration form.