Professional botanical gardens and arboreta have an important role to play in meeting the great modern need for urban greening and sustaining healthy forests where people live, work and play. We invite participants to come to a morning discussion over coffee to share what’s working and what challenges need to be overcome for successful community forestry collaborations.
Key themes include: 1) protecting existing trees 2) improving tree selection, diversity and age structure, & 3) improving planning, standards, training and management. Let’s get together and help build a supportive network that drives the collective improvement of our urban and community forests.
This session is approved for 1.5 ISA credit hours.