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.
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.
January 30, 2013
Citrus Heights, CA
This year’s Greenprint Summit, “Planning for Trees & Public Health,” will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. Building on the success of the 2013 Summit, this event will feature the following nationally-recognized speakers and local leaders discussing the growing understanding of the connection between the urban forest and public health. (more…)
February 13–15, 2014
The 13th annual New Partners conference will explore practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development in the Rockies and the rest of the nation.
Nearly 130 ACTrees members and friends gathered in Pittsburgh, PA on November 5th for ACTrees Day 2013 to network and share the latest research and best practices around tree planting, care, fundraising, and more. (more…)
November 5, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA (Chatham University)
Campus sustainability officers, landscape architects, grounds managers, foresters, arborists and administrators, join us at Chatham University as we explore campus community forestry and sustainable landscape initiatives.
October 8–10, 2013
National Recreation and Park Association’s Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community. The three-day conference brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry’s largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
September 19, 2013
Studies show that children who are regularly exposed to nature have better chances at living healthy and successful lives. Nonprofits and community organizations can play an important role in fostering children’s natural curiosity about trees and the environment. Several national organizations are already facilitating these learning experiences– both inside and outside the classroom. Whether incorporating tree identification into biology classes or examining real pine cones in an outdoor learning space, when we nurture children’s relationships with the natural world, we empower the next generation of environmental stewards.
December 4–7, 2013
Attend ASCA’s 2013 Annual Conference and expand your knowledge and skills. You’ll hear all about the latest research and learn how to grow your business. Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to network with your peers–leaders in the arboricultural industry.