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.
October 8–11, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
In 2014, SAF will partner with the Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), for a joint convention. In addition, the convention will be co-located with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, which only takes place once every 5 years and has not been hosted in the United States since 1971.
February 20, 2014
In response to the growing need for access to fresh and nutritious food in cities, community organizations are training residents to grow and maintain their own fruit and nut trees. To help urban greening professionals improve the health and livability of neighborhoods by planting and caring for fruit and nut trees, Alliance for Community Trees launched the Community Groves℠ program in 2013. Community Groves℠ resources and best practices enable local organizations to address issues of nutrition, land use, and food access through tree planting and care. Fruit and nut trees can be your next step towards healthier, more sustainable, and more secure communities.
March 31 — April 4, 2014
Application Due: February 28, 2014
Become a highly effective Executive Director through this nine-month ICL intensive program of workshops, coaching and peer learning. Increase your skills to move your organization forward with practical tools and guidance.
A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Workshop Summary
February 25, 2014
1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern
Last year the National Academy of Sciences convened a workshop to bring a diverse scientific community together with urban forestry and green infrastructure practitioners (and end users). The focus of the workshop was an assessment of how we currently quantify ecosystem services associated with the urban forest. The Sustainable Urban Forest Coalition and Alliance for Community Trees are facilitating a review of these workshop findings (see the full report), how they inform our work, and potential next steps. (more…)
February 23–28, 2014
The Municipal Forestry Institute 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 13, 2014
In partnership with the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and Pogo Tree Experts, Casey Trees is hosting a Biodiversity Symposium where four experts in the field will discuss topics related to biodiversity and our urban forests while stressing the importance of diverse urban canopies at multiple scales in the face of challenges including climate change and invasive plants and pests.
February 25–28, 2014
Newport Beach, CA
Since its inception in 1995, more than 800 aspiring consultants and Consulting Arborists have attended ASCA’s Consulting Academy to learn and further hone the skills they need to develop and maintain thriving consulting practices. As the most comprehensive training experience for arborists who consult, the Consulting Academy includes interactive sessions and lectures on all aspects of consulting arboriculture.
April 24–26, 2014
Next City will host its fifth annual Vanguard conference in Chattanooga, TN next year from April 24–26 inviting 40 young leaders from around the country for a three-day series of presentations, workshops, tours and other activities. They will accept applications for the 2014 Vanguard Conference until February 14, 2014. The only requirement? Applicants must be under the age of 40.
February 26–27, 2014
“Sustaining the Living Landscape,” is the theme of the conference. 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. At this year’s ELA Conference, we will explore topics ranging from soil structure and biology to veteran tree health as we look for ways to design, build, and maintain more resilient landscapes.
November 21, 2013
Canopied communities are highly-valued communities. During our first “Landscaping for Property Value” webcast, we discussed how the value of private property increased by 5–20% when street trees were added to the landscape. New research now confirms that these benefits extend to homeowners and rental properties. Studies also prove that trees and greenspace make neighborhoods feel more calm, welcome, and safe for residents. Business owners and realtors are beginning to realize the impact trees have on selling and renting homes, enabling gateways for partnerships with nonprofits and cities looking to enhance the quality of life in their communities.