Trees and Utilities National Conference 2009

April 6-8, 2009
Dallas, TX
In its 16 years, the Trees & Utilities National Conference has promoted best practices in utility arboriculture while encouraging cooperation and partnerships between utilities, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. This year’s conference will continue that tradition by focusing on some of the most important issues facing the industry today. You’ll hear the benefits of utilities working in partnership with the communities they serve. You’ll hear about some new trends on the regulatory front. You’ll learn about some best practices being implemented by utility vegetation management programs.

Community Tree Leadership Forum
The Alliance for Community Trees and Arbor Day Foundation are sponsoring a post-conference educational opportunity on April 8 from 12:30pm to 5pm. This half-day training will provide opportunities for interaction, exercises, and discussion on the fundamentals of good marketing with community trees as the product. Whether you represent a nonprofit tree planting organization, city forestry division, or utility arboriculture or communication department, you will find something to take away from this session. The trainer is Robert Palmer, President of Platzner & Co.
On top of these timely issues, a broad agenda will showcase exemplary efforts in public education, public relations and communication, tree planting and care, and other vegetation management issues. The Trees & Utilities National conference is a mix of education, networking and collaboration as we search for new ideas, practices, and partnerships that can enhance the growth and maintenance of an abundant community forest while providing safe, reliable utility services.
Why You Should Attend in 2009
* You’ll learn about innovative communications, public relations, and education efforts undertaken by other utilities and communities.
* You’ll see exemplary programs for tree planting and vegetation management.
* You’ll exchange ideas and perspectives with other professionals interested in utility arboriculture and community tree management.
* You’ll hear experiences and benefits from utilities participating in the Tree Line USA recognition program.
* Spend an extra day or two and enjoy the city of Dallas.
Learn more about the Trees & Utilities National Conference.