What: 5th Annual Urban Forest Symposium: Trees and Views
When: May 13, 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: $75 per person. Lunches are available at a cost of $15. Free lunch for the first 100 registrants.
Contact: Jessica Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.685.8033.
Hosted by: UW Botanic Gardens and PlantAmnesty
TREES AND VIEWS
The issue of trees vs. views is a contentious one, pitting view seekers against tree lovers on hillsides facing mountains and water, up and down both coasts. This symposium, the first of its kind, is entirely devoted to an in-depth look at the issue. Topics include: The Aesthetics of Views; Municipal View Policies; View Covenants and Ordinances; Trees, Views, and Slope Stability; How View and Tree Values Are Determined; View Pruning; as well as case studies from the trenches. This symposium will be of interest to communities, HOAs, municipalities, arborists, lawyers and prosecutors, planners, developers, tree advocates, and individuals dealing with this complex issue.
Speakers include landscape architect Kathleen Day, tree law experts Barri Bonapart of Bonapart & Associates and attorney/certified arborist Randall Stamen, Elliott Menashe of Greenbelt Consulting, Seattle Parks Senior Arborist Mark Mead, Bellevue Natural Resource Manager Dan DeWald, King County Tax Assessor, Windermere Real Estate Agent, I-tree spokeswoman and others.
ISA Credits Available: 6