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(In-person) Climate Change Impacts on PNW Trees Symposium

Date: August 18, 2020
Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, WA, UNITED STATES
Organizer: Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA
Description: Symposium: 8:30am-4:00pm. Reception to follow: 4:00-5:00pm

This IN-PERSON WORKSHOP will be held at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105

A LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR is also available by enrolling via this page: https://pnwisa.org/event/live-interactive-webinar-climate-change-impacts-on-pnw-trees/

Description

Climate change introduces a new challenge for municipalities as it has the potential to affect areas of forest cover in ways we may not yet completely understand. The recent lack of cold winters, attributed to climate change, has allowed for the mountain pine beetle to wipe out enormous areas of forest land in Canada and the United States. Prolonged drought in California lead to thousands of acres of dead and dying trees in urban and rural areas. Dead and dying trees lead to increased chance of forest fires.

Those who will benefit from attending this symposium include arborists in the municipal and private sectors, other professionals who work with trees and forests, as well as anyone interested in how climate change is impacting trees. Presenters will propose best practices for future tree selection, maintenance and management in light of climate changes.

The goal for the symposium is to lay out a foundation of ideas and experiences, and use those to develop long term action plans to combat the affects of climate change. Along the way we hope to see if we can sort out fact from fiction. By the end of the day we will have a starting point for further debate, some sense of the science available, and initial paths to work on. Our hope is that we can use this material to start focussing on what we have, what we might lose, and how we can work in urban areas to increase the resiliency of our urban forests to enhance their chances of long-term survival.

Instructors

Julian Dunster, Dunster and Associates (Program Chair and Moderator)
Cecil Konijnendijk, University of British Columbia
Jason Battles, City of Snoqualmie
Drew Zwart, Bartlett Tree Research Labs
Tom Hinckley, University of Washington
Contact Name: Margo Thorp
Contact Email: margo@pnwisa.org


Registration: https://pnwisa.org/event/in-person-climate-change-impacts-on-pnw-trees-symposium/
Seats Available: 100
CEUs available: Yes


Start Date: 8:30 AM, August 18, 2020
End Date: 4:00 PM, August 18, 2020

Address: UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle
WA
98105
UNITED STATES
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