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.


Tree Care Industry 2015 Expo

November 12–14, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

Since its inception in 1990, TCI EXPO has grown into the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference. Join thousands of tree care professionals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 12 – 14 to celebrate our silver anniversary during TCI EXPO 2015.

WaterSmart Innovations Conference 2015

October 7–9, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Water professionals from around the globe will meet in Las Vegas to share their expertise and experiences in urban water efficiency at the annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, October 7–9 at the South Point Hotel and Conference center.

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

October 6–7, 2015
Dubuque, IA

Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa and Sustainable City Network, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference will be held at the Grand River Center located in the Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street.

Society of American Foresters 2015 National Convention

November 3–7, 2015
Baton Rouge, LA

The 2015 SAF National Convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will highlight contemporary forest resource management issues in the second decade of the 21st century and the trends, influences, and technologies that are facilitating the profession’s progress toward the future.

Mississippi Urban Forestry and Green Infrastructure Conference

August 20–21, 2015
Gulfport Marriott
1600 Highway 90
Gulfport, MS 39501

The 28th annual urban and community forestry conference will include a variety of timely topics chosen specifically for Mississippi. The topics will assist communities, land and homeowners to learn more about the latest information in urban and community forestry. Continuing education credits for elected officials, city employees, foresters, landscape architects and others are available.



June 20–21, 2015
Jamestown, Colorado

RETREET is a non profit organization composed of arborists, bicyclists and project managers with the goal of providing disaster relief to stricken communities on a local, national, and international level by leading volunteers in restoring decimated urban forests.

The next RETREET event is June 20–21, 2015 just outside of Boulder, CO, in Jamestown, a community recovering from the aftermath of a severe flood. Join in to ride bikes, plant trees, get to know the local community, and leave a legacy that will last for generations to come!

Livable Communities Through Urban Forestry

August 6–7, 2015
Casey Trees
3030 12th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

Over two days, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and discuss with leading experts how proper city planning — including increasing green space — is important not only for environmental reasons but also for human health.


Scouting for Early-Season Landscape Pests and Problems

April 27, 2015 — 4:30pm to 6:30pm
UMass Amherst — Holdsworth Hall
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Kick off the 2015 growing season with hands-on scouting, identifying and even forecasting landscape pests and abiotic problems. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals.

Social Vulnerability Webinar Series

Wednesday, April 29th, and Wednesday May 6th 2015
12-1pm (Mountain Time)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
240 West Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526

This webinar series explores community vulnerability to climate change and how natural resource managers can incorporate social vulnerability assessment into their planning and decision-making.