September 10: Washington Community Forestry Council meeting

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Where: Finch Arboretum, Spokane

September 16-17: Meeting the Challenge: Preventing, Detecting, and Controlling Invasive Plants

When: Tuesday, September 16, and Wednesday, September 17

Where: University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle

Cost: Questions regarding registration should be directed to Sasha McGuire at or (206) 685-8033

Invasive plants are a significant threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function. New introductions continue to emerge through a variety of pathways and vectors, while existing invaders continue to persist and expand their range. Changes in climate, land use, and biotic interactions present new challenges in controlling the spread of these invaders. Land managers and scientists will hear the latest information on how to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to these persistent and emerging threats. Conference presentations, both invited and contributed, will stimulate dialogue, raise new questions, and offer innovative solutions. Participants from throughout northwestern North America will contribute ideas and meet colleagues for collaboration.

September 27-28, 2014: PNW-ISA Chapter Tree Climbing Championships

When: Preliminary events take place on Saturday, September 27; the Master’s Challenge takes place on Sunday, September 28.

Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA

Cost: $75 for competitors; free to the public to watch. Visit the PNW-ISA website for registration and other event information

September 28-October 1: PNW-ISA Annual Training Conference

When: Tree academies take place on Sunday, September 28; Field Day takes place at Esther Short Park on Monday, September 29; and indoor conference presentations are Tuesday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 1.

Where: Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Cost: Visit the conference website for event details, costs, and registration information

October is Urban & Community Forestry Month. How will your community be celebrating?

November 3 & 4: 50th Annual Society of Municipal Arborists’ Conference and Trade Show

When: Monday, November 3 and  Tuesday, November 4

Where: The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Cost: Visit the Society of Municipal Arborists website for more information as it is made available

November 5 & 6, 2014: Partners in Community Forestry Conference

When: Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6

Where: The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Cost: Visit the National Arbor Day Foundation’s website for more information as it is made available