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.


2016 Urban Waters National Training Workshop

July 26-28, 2016
Arlington, VA

EPA will host the fourth Urban Waters National Training Workshop, on behalf of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA from July 26-28.

Green Streets: Filtering and Slowing Stormwater

May 11, 2016
1:00 -2:30 EST
National Webinar

The Urban Waters Learning Network is hosting a free webinar on May 11th, “Green Streets: Filtering and Slowing Stormwater, Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Making Streets Safer.”

Growing And Managing Your Volunteer Program

May 12, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 EDT
May 24, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 EDT
Alliance for Community Trees Member Training

Alliance for Community Trees is pleased to announce a new training for its members: “Growing and Managing Your Volunteer Program.”

Monitoring Urban Trees: Survival, Growth, and Energy-Saving Performance

March 9, 2016
1:00 – 2:15 ET
USDA Forest Service Urban Forest Connections
National Webinar Series

Evaluating the performance of a tree planting program requires urban tree monitoring and data to help answer a critical question: How many planted trees survived to maturity? This webinar will present monitoring data from shade tree giveaway programs that distribute trees to urban residential yards for energy savings.

Collective Impact: A New Framework for Urban Forestry Collaboration

National Webcast
February 17, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Paul Ries from the Oregon Department of Forestry will present: “Collective Impact: A New Framework for Urban Forestry Collaboration.” If you missed Paul’s talk at the Partners in Community Forestry Conference, (or even if you didn’t!), here is an opportunity to learn about a different approach to collaboration in detail. Register now.

The Effect of Urban Tree Canopy on Microclimate and Heat Islands

Webinar: January 13, 2016
1:00 – 2:15pm ET

Understanding urban tree canopy effects on microclimate can maximize the benefits of trees by influencing the location and species selection of plantings. It can also help urban foresters argue more effectively for program funding and support.

New Partners For Smart Growth Conference

February 11-13, 2016
Portland, OR

The 2016 New Partners Conference is heading back west to Portland, internationally recognized as one of the most walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly “green” cities in the world. The starting point of countless model innovations in smart growth, sustainability and public engagement, the Portland region is also an environmental wonderland – even if it rains a lot! – and has one of the nation’s best urban parks and trails systems.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants

November 18, 2015
National Webinar
2:00 pm EST

Learn more about this great national funding opportunity and get questions answered by experts, with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, who manage this grant program!