Urban Forest Symposium

7th Annual Urban Forest Symposium

For What It’s Worth: Valuing the Urban Forest 

Hosted by PlantAmnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens

7th Annual Urban Forest Symposium
May 20, Wednesday from 8:45am to 4pm
University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Contact: urbhort@uw.edu or 206-685-8033

From clean water and air to healthier minds and bodies, we know that trees have significant value, but they never seem to get the credit they deserve. Attend this year’s urban forest symposium 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.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and attendees!

Speaker presentations and resources are available below:

Presenters:

Professional credits available: CPH, PLANET, ASCA, ISA, ecoPRO, APLD, AICP, ASLA, SAF

Symposium Program

Sponsors:


Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment

 

 

West Seattle Garden Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters:

Seattle Tree Preservation
City of Kirkland

 

Lunch & Reception Support:

Trees for Life
Thundering Oak
Emerald Tree Service
Renaissance Tree Care

Bartlett Tree Experts LOGO GREEN 600 Small

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Sponsorship opportunities available

 

NEW: Join us on June 18 for an in-depth follow-up workshop: Building Support for Urban Forests Using a Social Media Approach.

 

 

Past Symposia:

2014 Symposium: Climate Change and the Urban Forest
Hosted by PlantAmnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens
May 28, Wednesday from 9am to 4:30pm
University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture

Speaker Presentations
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

Matt Kuharic and Dave Kimmett, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Jennifer Karps, Urban Forest Canopy Coordinator, City of Portland

 

View the 2014 Urban Forest Symposium Agenda

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


2013 Urban Forest Symposium: Trees & Views
Hosted by PlantAmnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens
5th Annual Urban Forest Symposium
May 13, Monday from 9am to 4:30pm
University of Washington Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture

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.