2013 Urban Forest Symposium: Trees and Views

Monday, May 13, 9 AM to 4 PM, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture,3501 NE 41st, Street, Seattle

The issue of trees vs. views is pits view seekers against tree lovers on hillsides facing mountains and water, up and down coastal waterways and those areas where homeowners and developers seek to take advantage of water or territorial views. The symposium takes an in-depth look at this often contentious issue.

$75 per person. Lunches are available at a cost of $15. Free lunch for the first 100 registrants. For more information contact: Jessica Farmer at urbhort@uw.edu  or 206-685-8033.

Workshops through the Western Forestry and Conservation Association

Forest Health: Identification and Management of Forest Insects and Diseases

March 13-14, 2013, in Spokane
Learn to identify and manage the insects and diseases of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana forests.  Pesticide recertification credits available for all four states
Registration fee is $275 if received by March 7, 2013. More information and to register

Urban Forestry Awards — Nominations now being accepted.

If you know deserving individuals, organizations, community groups, or businesses that deserve recognition, please consider nominating them for the Council’s Urban and Community Forestry Awards. Efforts that are voluntary (or above and beyond typical job duties and expectations), show leadership, or are highly innovative, will receive priority recognition.

For more information and to find the nomination form, follow this link

The Washington Arboriculture Exchange Program — apply now!

The Washington Arboriculture Exchange Program is designed to exchange urban forestry expertise, management ideas and technology through direct onsite experience working with municipal arborists. It is designed for individuals interested in or responsible for developing or expanding an urban and community forestry program in their community, including planners, public works and/or parks managers, and tree board members.

Select this link, for more information.