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.


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.

Urban Forest Master Plans

August 21, 2014
1:00–2:00pm EDT
National Webcast

Urban Forest Master Plans provide detailed information, recommendations, and resources for managing a city’s trees. Recent developments in urban tree canopy analysis have also breathed new life into Urban Forest Master Plans, helping them to become roadmaps for maximizing canopy capacity. Learn how Urban Forest Master Plans are equipping cities and nonprofits with the knowledge and goals they need to rally other community stakeholders to support and grow their urban forests.

Street to Store: Urban Wood Reuse

June 19, 2014
1:00–2:00pm EDT
National Webcast

Communities across the country are giving new purpose to wood that once lined city streets and parks. As many urban canopies decline due to old age and environmental stress, regional and local partnerships have emerged to sustainably re-purpose excess wood. Nonprofits are partnering with private companies to develop these innovative wood recovery methods. From creating lumber for floors and furniture to woodchip mulch, organizations are reaping the continued benefits of urban trees and also raising funds to support re-planting efforts.

2014 ACTrees Policy Summit

May 7–8, 2014
Washington, DC

Dozens of ACTrees member organizations from across the country gathered for the 2014 ACTrees Policy Summit in Washington, DC. Participants met with elected officials and federal agency leaders to advocate for robust funding for urban forestry program and to explore future community tree initiatives.