Urban Trees and Clean Air

December 11 and 18, 2008
National Webcast
National Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program invite you to learn about the connections between urban trees and clean air. This free two-part event will explore the importance of addressing air pollution and how trees can improve urban air quality. The speakers will present examples of innovative strategies that use tree planting to address air quality issues and build healthier communities.


The first half of a two part series of web hosted seminars will be held on December 11 at 1:00-2:30pm EST. This first seminar will include presentations focused on 1) the health benefits of improved air quality and 2) canopy expansion as an innovative measure in air quality planning.
A second follow-up seminar will be held a week later. The second seminar will include presentations focused on 1) the urban heat island effect and 2) the California Clean Air Tree Planting Project.
Agenda for December 11:
* 1:00-1:40. Health Impacts of Air Pollution. Speaker: Ashley Collins, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
* 1:40-2:20. Tree Planting: An Innovative Measure in State Air Quality Planning. Speaker: Gary Allen, Center for Chesapeake Communities
* 2:20-2:30. Questions
Agenda for December 18:
* 1:00-1:40. The Great Clean Air Tree Planting Project. Speaker: Andy Trotter, West Coast Arborists Inc.
* 1:40-2:20. Climate Change Plan for the National Capital Region. Speaker: Stuart Freudberg, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
* 2:20-2:30. Questions
For registration information, please contact Lisa Tilney.