2017 Urban Forest Symposium: Equity and the Urban Forest

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture
Time: 9am-4pm; reception to follow: 4-6pm

PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates.

The 9th annual Urban Forest Symposium will explore the intersection of social justice and urban forestry. Attendees will hear from arborists and environmental stewardship organizations working to engage and serve diverse audiences. Urban forestry professionals and community organization leaders will discuss strategies to increase opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities to receive the benefits of urban forestry. Learn about tools you can use to apply an equity lens to your hiring, training, communications and engagement. Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of how their equity work looks and feels, and to develop a more informed perspective on the importance of equity within the field of urban forestry.

First 100 registrations: $85 (lunch covered by sponsorship)

Additional registrations: $100 per person Reduced rates and scholarships available. See website for details.       

Register online or using this form.    You can view the full schedule on the UW Botanic Gardens website.   


Meeting of Like Minds
When: June 20, 2017
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture
Time: 7-9 pm
Speaker: Walt Bubelis


The Greenery of Vienna and Paris

Picture yourself strolling along a tree-lined path at Schonbrunn, summer palace of the Hapbsburgs.... or sipping a cafe' au lait under linden trees in Paris. Join Walt Bubelis for an informative and inspiring tree tour of these two beautiful cities. Walt, a well-known and respected horticulturist is retired from Edmonds Community College.