Urban Tree Symposium

17 Dec
February 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
$110 - 125

We know that robust, resilient urban forests support the livability of our towns and cities. How can land care professionals, foresters, and municipalities best nurture and care for urban trees? What can be done to combat the deleterious effects of increasing development on trees?

The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Tower Hill Botanic Garden will hold a one-day Future of the Urban Forest symposium focused on the health and welfare of the urban forest. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, manage, protect, and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.

Arborists, land managers, landscape designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, parks and recreation professionals, and municipal foresters along with gardeners and landowners, housing developers and interested citizens –  Join us to learn new techniques and tools designed to ensure the survival of trees in our built environment.


8:30-9 am                       Registration and breakfast
9 am                                 Welcome –Ruth Seward, Worcester Tree Initiative
9:15-10:15am                  State of the Urban Forest – Chris Roddick, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
10:15-10:30am               Break
10:30-11:30am               Using Technology to Manage the Urban Forest – Dave Nowak, USDA Forest Service
11:45am-12:45pm          Lunch (included with registration)
12:45-1:45pm                  Pest and Disease Treatments – Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension
1:45-2pm                         Break
2-3pm                              Tree Selection, Establishment, and Care – Bill Logan, Urban Arborists
3:15-4:15pm                   How to Increase the Urban Canopy – Panel Discussion
4:15-4:30pm                  Evaluations and CEUs

Cost of the symposium is $110 to $125.

For more information, see https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/urban-tree-symposium-the-future-of-the-urban-forest/