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.
January 29, 2015
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
The 5th annual Greenprint Summit will feature inspiring speakers from around the nation showcasing research and projects that prove the many benefits of trees as well as local case studies demonstrating successful, community-led urban forest projects. (more…)
Feb 5–6, 2015
Burke Auditorium, Kroom Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Urbanization and climate change, combined with the need to improve health, enhance healthcare and reduce costs, are leading both environmental and health organizations toward more preventive and community-based measures. The time is now for a multi-sector partnership to bring evidence to action to leverage natural resources and improve health.
January 14, 2015
The complexity of stakeholders involved in urban sustainability can make planning and decision-making a challenging task. In this webinar, two decision-support tools will be presented that help land managers and decision-makers build effective partnerships by identifying and understanding potential allies, their visions of the future, and the knowledge systems that underpin their expertise.
February 22–27, 2015
Oregon Garden Resort
879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381
The Municipal Forestry Institute (or MFI) is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development.
February 25 & 26, 2015
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
As we observe increasing pressures and changes in the landscape, it is ever more critical for us to preserve and protect our resources and help sustain local ecosystems. This 2015 conference program offers many well-known speakers who are experts in their fields. Topics include: plant response to climate and land use changes, designing with rating systems (SITES, LEED, and Living Building Challenge), exploring new fertilizer regulations, innovative stormwater management, and more.
February 7, 2015
Join ACTrees partner, RETREET, on February 7+8, 2015, for the fifth installment of their weekend planting event in Bastrop, TX.
Participants in BASTROP RETREET V will replant over 100 trees lost during the 2011 Bastrop County Complex wildfire for numerous families at home sites in the Circle D-KC and Tahitian Village areas. Come enjoy the outdoors by bike or foot, listen to live folk and bluegrass music, eat local food, and experience Texas history!
April 17, 2015
University of Maryland
Adele Stamp Student Union
Atrium and Prince George Rooms
College Park, MD 20740
Research on environmental stewardship has paid greater and greater attention to the relationships among the social, built and natural environment of cities. This relationship has been studied from multiple perspectives. The conference seeks to enhance our understanding of urban environmental stewardship across disciplinary boundaries and from all methodological perspectives.
December 18, 2014
Recent studies yield powerful data that links healthy urban forests to lower human mortality rates. Beyond traditional public health benefits, these findings show residents living in U.S. counties with better canopy coverage live longer—and healthier. As American cities continue to lose about 4 million trees annually, community groups are fueling new tree initiatives based on this research to set the ‘Greenprint’ for sustainable, livable communities.
February 24–27, 2014
Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Since its inception in 1995, more than 850 aspiring consultants and Consulting Arborists have attended ASCA’s Consulting Academy to learn and further hone the skills necessary to develop and maintain thriving consulting practices.
November 20, 2014
When wildfires strike, trees are the most common casualty. The Community Tree Recovery Program was created to address need for restoring canopy destroyed by natural disasters, and has helped plant over 650,000 trees so far in the Lost Pines ecosystem in Bastrop, Texas. In response to a massive 2011 wildfire, ACTrees member TreeFolks and partners Arbor Day Foundation and ReTreet have worked together to replant canopy surrounding thousands of homes in Bastrop County, restoring hope to affected communities.