ACTrees is pleased to highlight opportunities from partner and peer organizations for continuing education, conferences, and training seminars. Attending these events can help ACTrees member organizations:

  • Increase cross-disciplinary knowledge.
  • Build non-traditional partnerships.
  • Expand access to tools and resources.

Check this page frequently for updated learning opportunities throughout the urban greening community. For a full list of events and, in some cases conference proceedings, visit Events Archive.


Advanced Tree Tenders Training

September 2014-April 2015
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street — 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Advanced PHS Tree Tenders® Training consists of 8 advanced classes, designed for individuals with pre-existing basic knowledge, either from the Tree Tenders® basic training or other life experience. The 2-hour classes, each focused on a specific topic will be offered once a month, from September through April, on a Wednesday evening.

Serving the Community: Nonprofit Work Crews

September 18, 2014
1:00–2:00pm EDT
National Webcast

Greening nonprofits now serve communities beyond traditional tree events. Some organizations now operate sustainable landscape services divisions—supported through grants, contributions, and paid contracts. Landscape services divisions add local green jobs and build trust between nonprofits and citizens, helping ensure long-term proper tree maintenance on public and private land. While these divisions provide an entry point into urban forestry for crew members, they also serve as ideal outreach tools to educate residents about the benefits of tree planting and care.

2015 Envirothon: Urban Forestry

July 27– August 2, 2015
Southwest State Missouri University
Springfield, Missouri
901 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897

The mission of the North American Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.

2014 Annual Conference: Trees, the Law and Social Responsibility

September 19–20, 2014
Prescott Resort and Conference Center
1500 State Route 69
Prescott, AZ 86301

The 2014 Arizona Community Tree Council is hosting its Annual Conference this September to address some of the most current issues in urban forestry. Presenters will share relevant research and expertise on topics including:
*Drought, Fire and the Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forest
*Social Sustainability and Urban Forests
*Native plants and trees response to water issues

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: 2014 Urban Tree Conference

November 18–19, 2014
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

The Morton Arboretum will host the second Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” this November during a two-day event. Geared toward municipal foresters, arborists, landscape architects, and others who own, care for or plan for trees, this conference will examine the changes underway in our climate and the significant impact they have on the trees that comprise the urban and suburban forest.

2014 ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show

August 2-6th, 2014
Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

The International Society of Arboriculture Annual International Conference and Trade Show provides a forum for the exchange of information and opportunities to network with others in the arboricultural profession.

North Carolina Urban Forestry Conference

August 12-15th, 2014
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

The 7th annual North Carolina Urban Forestry Conference, titled “No Urban Forest is Safe from a Changing Climate: Are You Prepared for the New Realities?” is being organized through the joint efforts of the NC Urban Forest Council, the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association and the NC Forest Service.

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

January 29–31 2015
Hilton Hotel
401 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is a national event and gathering for leaders from across the country to share and learn about successes for implementing smart-growth principles and techniques in tackling many of the most crucial social, health, economic and development priorities in our communities.