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.
July 18, 2013
Partnering with area sports teams is one great way to score more trees for your community. Local nonprofits are hosting plantings with baseball, soccer, football, and hockey teams to enhance urban canopies across the nation. Professional teams realize how vital it is to maintain the health of surrounding area environments, and are now joining forces with local nonprofits to green their communities. As a result, planting trees for goals, baskets, and home runs has proved a win for fans of teams and fans of trees.
May 16, 2013
Local residents who enjoy riding their bikes are often the same volunteers who support your organization’s tree planting. In some cities, combining biking with tree education, planting, and care has created a new mode of engaging residents in community forestry. Nonprofits are actively recruiting new urban tree enthusiasts through activities like tree tours, watering, and even operating entire tree plantings with bicycles, resulting in carbon-negative events. Whether delivering supplies to a tree planting by bike, or making two-wheeled vehicles available to staff for routine site visits, ample opportunity exists to engage bicyclists of all ages with community trees.
June 28–29, 2013
How valuable are forests–whether in the city, country, or wilderness-to the management of water resources? This is a hot topic and AWRA is holding a specialty conference to address the many issues associated with forest management for the protection of water supplies and aquatic communities. We are looking for oral and poster abstracts to be considered for presentation.
May 29 — June 1, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
Living Community balances the demands of physical, social, economic, and environmental values by connecting people to place and awakening in us a stewardship for our land and each other. Stewardship is tangible. It is measured by how well we care for the people around us, the places we make, and the land that hosts us. It is Living Community.
August 3–7, 2013
Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show provides a forum for the exchange of information and opportunities to network with others in the arboricultural profession. (more...)
May 15–17, 2013
The National Brownfields Conference is the largest event in the nation that focuses on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. The 15th National Brownfields Conference will feature two and a half days of networking and educational programming. This year the conference features more than 100 educational sessions, including lively panel discussions, engaging town hall meetings, dynamic roundtable discussions, outstanding plenary sessions, special trainings, film screenings, book signings and more.
April 18, 2013
Using the right administrative practices can make your organization more effective. Beyond ensuring legal compliance, smart internal policies set your company on a more sustainable path to success. When good nonprofit leaders manage their organizations responsibly, the result is clear: smoother operations, more efficient program delivery, stronger staff, and deeper community impact.
May 6–10, 2013
The 2013 Urban Forestry Institute is a week long, intensive training workshop designed to provide state agency foresters, municipal planners, and other related professionals working in natural resources with in-depth, current urban and interface natural resource management education and training.
March 26, 2013
Please join the Forest Service and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies for a special workshop at the 78th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs is a half-day session that brings together new partners in urban conservation. Expand your networks and learn the very latest in urban wildlife conservation!
February 26–27, 2013
Over two dozen ACTrees members, together with partners from the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, met with 60 Congressional offices to address the vital importance of trees and green infrastructure for America’s communities during the 2013 ACTrees Policy Summit. In a string of events, ACTrees leadership and members pushed for trees and urban forests to legislators, government agency leaders, and at the National Academy of Sciences.