SAVE THE DATE! ACTrees Day 2014 is on November 4th in Charlotte, NC. Registration is now open!
ACTrees Day is Alliance for Community Trees’ annual meeting where our national network of members and partners learn and share best urban forestry practices with colleagues from across the country. The goal of ACTrees Day is to build a national network of community tree organizations that is knowledgeable and moving toward shared goals to grow and maintain urban forests. This year’s theme is “Restoring Communities.“
Restoring Communities: Trees for People, Wildlife, and Landscapes
Science and practice show that restoring nature to cities creates healthier habitats for people and wildlife, while also enhancing aesthetic beauty, environmental quality, social cohesion, and economic vitality. Using cross-sector partnerships and innovative programs, ACTrees member organizations are restoring trees and green infrastructure to urban areas — and reaping the benefits. Join us for ACTrees Day 2014 to learn how creative local organizations are embracing the concept of restoring nature to cities, racking up remarkable results for their communities and their organizations.
ACTrees members and Urban Forest Councils can apply for travel scholarships by contacting membersupport@ACTrees.org.
Monday November 3 — Bartlett Tree Research Lab Tour and Reception
12:30pm – 7:30 pm
Registration Fee: $45
Capacity is limited, so register early! Registration includes transportation to/from the hotel, private tour, appetizers, and drinks.
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory is home to an incredible and diverse arboretum, which serves as research grounds and outdoor classroom for a variety of tree and arboricultural research. Staffed with scientists in fields such as plant pathology, entomology and botany, the labs advise company arborists on the latest advances in arboriculture for the benefit of their customers. The tour will be led by Bartlett staff and will be followed by time for ACTrees members to explore the grounds independently (on golf carts).
Afterwards, enjoy food and drinks with other ACTrees members and supporters at an exclusive reception in the foyer, dining room, and patio. There will be a potential opportunity to have your copy of American Canopy –Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow signed by the author at this event. Copies will be available for purchase.