Urban Forest Symposium

Trees for the Future: The critical role of
urban forests in combating the climate crisis.

When: Tuesday, May 21 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Reception to follow 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture 
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105

In-person: $85 for first 100 registrations (lunch covered by sponsorship), then $100
Full-time student / Corps member, in-person: $45
Remote Attendance*: $70 (discounts available for groups attending remotely) 
Co-hosted by PlantAmnesty and UWBG


The Honorable Hilary Franz, Washington State's Commissioner of Public Lands, will be joined by local experts from academic, nonprofit, business, and government sectors, for a robust discussion of climate change impacts to the urban forest, and how local communities are taking action. This year's speakers will present the latest information on emerging challenges to the health of urban forests, initiatives to improve urban forest habitat connectivity, elevating trees as green storm water infrastructure and incorporating urban forest value into innovative carbon credit systems. Learn what you need to know to support a healthy and resilient local urban forest, and contribute to addressing global climate change.


     Walk through Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
     with Joseph Abken
     An educational FUNdraiser


     When: Saturday, May 25 
                10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

     Where: Kruckeberg Garden
                 20312 15th Ave NW
                 Shoreline, WA 98177
     Fee: $20 - Pre-Registration Required.
             Call 206-783-9813 or e-mail [email protected]
             Space is limited.

Come take a tour through Kruckeberg Garden with Joseph Abken, Executive Director. Nearly every plant in this garden was started from a seed or cutting by Art and Maureen Kruckeberg starting back in 1957. This is a unique woodland garden that has gorgeous Northwest native plants and unique specimens to inspire you. If you haven't seen this garden before, or if you have and you'd like to be reminded of its beauty, this is a great opportunity.

Meeting of Like Minds
Richie Steffen from
The Elizabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

When: Tuesday, June 18
             7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Free for ALL PlantAmnesty Members! 
This month we will be awed by Richie Steffen, Director and Curator for the Elizabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and newly crowned winner of the 2019 Northwest Flower and Garden Festival Container Wars winner! 
Stay tuned for more details!