2008 ACT Annual Meeting Teams Up with Partners in Community Forestry

Deadline: May 2, 2008
Atlanta, GA
You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference, November 18-20, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia. Programs in a variety of formats and time lengths are solicited, ranging from 30 to 60 minutes. We are especially interested in presentations that include an audiovisual element, audience participation, and other unique approaches.

Presenters selected will receive a complimentary conference registration. Inside you will find a list of areas of focus identifying topics we feel would be especially important to this conference. If you feel however, that another topic would benefit this conference, you are encouraged to submit it for consideration.
Please submit your program proposal by May 2, 2008 online or via mail, fax, or e-mail. Program selections will be made by May 31, 2008. We look forward to receiving your proposal.
NOTE: The Alliance for Community Trees’ Annual Meeting and NeighborWoods Academy will occur jointly with this conference, on November 17, 2008 in Atlanta.
Focus Areas for Presentation Proposals
Community Forestry Management
* Building and maintaining a forestry budget
* Funding/Fundraising
* Tree Maintenance Issues
* Inventories
* Hazard Trees, Long-term Tree Care
* Obtaining support for trees-political, media, public
* Effective public outreach
* Working with volunteers
* Working with youth
* Success stories-funding, storm recovery, ordinances
* Municipality/Utility Partnerships
* Municipality/Nonprofit Partnerships
* Coping With Drought
* Response to Tree Pests and Diseases
* Innovative techniques for installation and maintenance of street trees
Trees and Development
* Green infrastructure planning
* Innovative design of community green spaces
* Trees and energy conservation
* Green rooftops
* Re-greening previously developed areas
* Creating a sense of place; matching the design to the natural features of the site
* Tree protection during construction and land development
* Elements of successful tree preservation ordinances
* Conservation development
* In-fill development
* Trees and watershed protection
Trees and Social Issues
* Trees and lower crime rates
* Trees and improved public health
* The importance of nature education for young children
* Trees and building a sense of community
* The economic impact of trees in business districts
* Community gardens in inner cities
* Political dynamics of urban tree management
If you have any questions, contact Steve Pearson.
To submit a proposal to present, visit the National Arbor Day Foundation.