Tree Canopy Conference: Green Infrastructure in the Urbanized Environment

Event Date: 
October 13, 2017

Date and Location:
Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Haverford College, Stokes Hall Auditorium

These are challenging times for the communities responsible for maintaining a healthy tree canopy. There seems to be an alarming spread of blights, infestations, and extreme weather affecting our trees resulting in a diminishing tree canopy. Leafy, arching canopies of elm, ash, oak, and London plane trees over our streets and parks are declining. As park, municipal, and college campus managers we must adapt and learn from other professionals who will be sharing their successful tree canopy strategies with us during this day-long conference.

Featured Speakers:
Jill Jonnes, author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People, will discuss the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—who passionately promoted the greening of our cities

Jennifer Greenfeld, Assistant Commissioner for Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources New York City Department of Parks and Precreation will discuss New York City’s Million Tree Program, an ambitious program to plant and care for 1 million new trees in 10 years

Leslie Brandt, Climate Change Specialist, from the USDA Forest Service will consider expanding the urban forest canopy cover and how that is a key strategy for reducing the impacts of climate change. Learn about a three-step framework for assessing urban forest vulnerability.

Andrew Schenk, Nursery Manager at Sam Brown’s Nursery will focus on nursery production techniques and what we can do to help establish nursery grown plants in the landscape.

Authors Catriona Briger, Edward S. Barnard and Morris Arboretum F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Paul Meyer will provide an overview of a new tree field guide for Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware Valley and will discuss underused, successful trees that have the potential to increase the diversity of Philadelphia’s urban forest.

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