UW Botanic Gardens: 2014 Urban Forest Symposium

This years 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 health 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.

Professional Credits available, including ISA, PLANET, ASCA, SAF, CPH, AICP CM (APA), and ASLA (LA CES)
APLD credits pending

Presenters include:

Greg McPherson, Research Forester, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics – Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Jim Robbins, journalist 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

Cost: $75 ($15 optional lunch)