Urban Forestry Symposium @ UW Horticulture Center

Plant Amnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens are reprising their highly successful Urban Forestry Symposium, an all day event at the Center for Urban Horticulture this Monday, May 9, from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm at the UWBG Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street.

The past two symposiums have focused on the value and preservation of trees. This year’s event will delve into the nitty gritty of how can trees and urban infrastructure co-exist. The event will bring together highly-regarded “tree people” from a variety of fields that affect urban trees, including ecologists, arborists, landscape architects, and utility planners.

The symposium promises to be highly informative, with sessions covering topics ranging from foundational values to technical solutions and political strategies. Inspirational keynote speaker Chris Maser has been called “Gandhi of the forest”. He is a research ecologist and courageous writer who rethinks the future beyond simple slogans – using hard science and the wisdom of the ages he can and will show us how the urban forest can be designed to effectively serve the citizens of the city. Additional presentations and panels promise to be lively.

The symposium cost is $55, and if you want lunch, that’s an additional $15. Bringing your own sack lunch is also an option. There will be a free lunch for the first 50 registrants.  Course credit is also available for  ISA, WALP, WSNLA, APLD WA and ASLA members.

To register online, go to https://www.cfr.washington.edu/uwbg.  For more information contact Jean Robins at 206-685-8033 or jrobins@uw.edu email.

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