Urban Forest Symposium

Climate Change and the Urban Forest

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What: 6th Annual Urban Forest Symposium
When: May 28, Wednesday from 9am to 4:30pm
Where: University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Cost: $75 per person. Lunches available for $15.
Contact: urbhort@uw.edu or 206-685-8033

Registration now open.

This year’s urban forest symposium takes an in-depth look at climate change and considers the impact to the urban forest. Learn about the climatic changes our region can expect and strategies that can be used to plan and manage for a healthy and resilient urban forest. Presenters will discuss the expected changes to the climate, urban forest responses, and what urban foresters and advocates can do to prepare. Presentations will be relevant to urban foresters, landscape professionals, restoration ecologists, tree care professionals, consulting arborists, sustainability professionals, urban planners, landscape designers, landscape architects, municipal managers, and tree advocates.

Presenters include:

Greg McPherson, Research Forester, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics – Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Jim Robbins, journalist and author of The Man Who Planted Trees
Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist and Principal Research Scientist for the UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Nancy Rottle, RLA, ASLA, Associate Professor at University of Washington and founding Director of the UW Green Futures Research and Design Lab
Tom Hinckley, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Drew Zwart, Ph.D. Plant Pathology and Physiology, Bartlett Tree Experts
Municipal representatives discussing urban forest strategies for climate change adaptation
More program details coming soon!

Sponsors:

Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment

 

 

 

 Seattle Parks and Recreation

 

 

 

 

West Seattle Garden Tour

Supporters:
The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Thundering Oak Enterprises
Seattle Tree Preservation, Inc.
Trees for Life
Colin Moseley
UW Department of Landscape Architecture
Dixie and Truman Coggins, chair of the Lake Forest Park Garden Tour

 

CPH, PLANET, ISA, ASCA, AICP CM (APA) and SAF credits approved. APLD and ASLA credits pending.

Register here, or contact us at urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033 with any questions.


2013 Urban Forest Symposium: Trees & Views
Hosted by PlantAmnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens

What:   5th Annual Urban Forest Symposium
When:  May 13, Monday from 9am to 4:30pm
Where:  University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Cost:      $75 per person.
Contacturbhort@uw.edu or 206-685-8033.

2013 Urban Forest Symposium

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!
Sponsors:
City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment
West Seattle Garden Tour

Supporters:
The Davey Tree Expert Co.                 Thundering Oak Enterprises
Seattle Tree Preservation, Inc.           Windermere Ballard
SvR Design Company                          Trees for Life

Speaker Handouts and Resources

Elliott Menashe, Owner of Greenbelt Consulting (www.greenbeltconsulting.com)
Literature Review – Effect of Woody Vegetation Removal on the Hydrology and Stability of Slopes
The Tree and The Soil
Tree Removal on Steep Slopes of Puget Sound Shorlines
Tree Root Ecology in the Urban Environment and Implications for a Sustainable Rhizosphere. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 2010. 36(5): 193–205. Susan D. Day, P. Eric Wiseman, Sarah B. Dickinson, and J. Roger Harris
Trees, Soils, Geology, and Slope Stability
Value, Benefits and Limitations of Vegetation in Reducing Erosion
Vegetation and Erosion – A Literature Survey

Randall Stamen, The Law Offices of Randall S. Stamen (http://stamenlaw.wix.com/stamencorp)
Views and Laws: Covenants, Ordinanaces, and Tresspass to Trees

Dan DeWald, Natural Resource Manager for Bellevue Parks and Community Services (http://www.bellevuewa.gov/parks-community-services.htm)
Bellevue’s Urban Forest

Barri Bonapart, Bonapart & Associates and Bonapart Resolution (www.treelaw.com and www.got-peace.com )
Appellate Court Decision
First Appellate Division-Decision
Mediating Neighbor Disputes
Trees vs. Views: We Can Work it Out

ISA Credits Available: 6; PLANET CEUs Available: 6; WALP CPH Credits: 6; APLD CEUs Available: 4.5; ASCA CEUs available: 3; APA AICP Certification Maintenance Credits: 5; other professional credits pending.


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3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
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