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

May 28, 2014
9am to 4:30pm
University of Washington Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

This year’s urban forest symposium takes an in-depth look at climate change and considers the impact to the urban forest. Learn about the climatic changes our region can expect and strategies that can be used to plan and manage for a healthy and resilient urban forest. Presenters will discuss the expected changes to the climate, urban forest responses, and what urban foresters and advocates can do to prepare. Presentations will be relevant to urban foresters, landscape professionals, restoration ecologists, tree care professionals, consulting arborists, sustainability professionals, urban planners, landscape designers, landscape architects, municipal managers, and tree advocates.

Cost: $75 per person. Lunches available for $15.
Free lunch for the first 100 registrants.
Contact: urbhort@uw.edu or 206-685-8033

Registration now open.

Presenters include:

Greg McPherson, Research Forester, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics – Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Jim Robbins, journalist and author of The Man Who Planted Trees
Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist and Principal Research Scientist for the UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Nancy Rottle, RLA, ASLA, Associate Professor at University of Washington and founding Director of the UW Green Futures Research and Design Lab
Tom Hinckley, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Drew Zwart, Ph.D. Plant Pathology and Physiology, Bartlett Tree Experts
Municipal representatives discussing urban forest strategies for climate change adaptation

Learn more and register.