2012 ACTrees Day

November 13, 2012
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Convention Center

Alliance for Community Trees launched its 20th year anniversary celebration during “ACTrees Day” in Sacramento, CA. Presentations included ACTrees member and guest speakers, educators, and business professionals talking to the latest issues facing tree planting and care professionals. And of course time for networking. Download the 2012 ACTrees Day agenda.

As a national nonprofit alliance, the ACTrees Network includes volunteer and community organizations engaged in urban and community forestry from Canada to Texas, and Maryland to Hawaii. ACTrees Day featured a range of topics targeted to local tree planting professionals.

Here’s a slide show of the 2011 ACTrees Day annual meeting:

8:30 – 9:00 Opening Session
Welcome, Ray Tretheway, ACTrees Board President
Voting for ACTrees Board of Director Leadership, Greg Levine,Nominating Committee Chair
2012 Report, Riyad Abu Sharr, ACTrees Treasurer and Carrie Gallagher, ACTrees Executive Director

9:00 – 10:15 Plenary Session One, “Affecting Public Policy: Opportunities for All”
Scott Fogarty, ACTrees Policy Committee co-Chair and Session Moderator
“How to Develop & Deliver Advocacy Messages”with Connie Gallippi, Senior Policy Consultant, Conservation Strategy Group
“Local, Regional and National Issues” with Chuck Mills, ACTrees Policy Committee Co-Chair

10:30 – Noon Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session One -“Urban Forestry Councils”, Burney Fischer, ACTrees Board Director and Session Moderator
Breakout Session Two – “Investing from the Ground Up”, Nancy Hughes, California Urban Forestry Council and Session Moderator
Breakout Session Three – “CA ReLeaf Meeting”, Joe Lieziewski, CA ReLeaf President and Session Moderator

12:15 – 1:30 Luncheon for ACTrees Day Registered Participants
Welcome and Introductions by Ray Tretheway
Speaker – Jim Robbins, New York Times columnist and author

1:45 – 3:00 Plenary Session Two, “Fruit & Nut Trees and Trees Supporting Community Gardens and Local Food Security – People’s Garden Grantees”
Julia Marano, ACTrees Program Consultant and Session Moderator
Maitreyi Roy, Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia PA Philly Orchard
Steve Grantham, Up with Trees, Tulsa, OK
Gordon Piper, Oakland Landscape Committee, CA

3:15 – 4:30 Plenary Session Three, “Bugs, Fire and Rainless Days”
Scott Jamieson, ACTrees Board VP and Session Moderator
Rob Davis,Denver City Forester, Denver, CO
Glenda Daniel, Openlands, Chicago, IL
Barry Ward,Trees for Houston, Houston, TX

4:30 – 5:00 Closing Session
Jan Davis, Assistant Director for Urban & Community Forestry,USDA Forest Service
Vicki Christiansen, Associate Deputy Chief, State & Private Forestry,USDA Forest Service
Ray Tretheway, ACTrees Board President

6:00 – 8:00 Sustainable Urban Forestry Coalition Reception
Sponsored by ACTrees and other SUFC member organizations