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 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.

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.

6th Annual Urban Forest Symposium: Climate Change and the Urban Forest

The 6th Annual Urban Forest Symposium, hosted by Plant Amnesty and the University of Washington, takes an in-depth look at climate change and considers the impact to the urban forests in the Northeast region. Learn about the climatic changes the Northeast region can expect and strategies that can be used to plan and manage for a healthy and resilient urban forest.

Fun and Creative Tree Tools

May 15, 2014
1:00–2:00pm EDT
National Webcast

Planting trees is vital to maintaining our urban forests and creating healthy communities. Innovative grassroots organizations have recognized that one way to spice up community greening is to use creative tools that make planting, watering, pruning, and removing invasive plants more fun. ACTrees members have found success encouraging residents to ride watering bikes, use volunteer-made pruning tools, and working with animals all in the name of growing a healthy urban forest.