Announcing the first annual
North Carolina Urban Forestry Conference
September 9 - 11, 2008
Marriott Hotel Downtown Greensboro, NC
Conference Context and Objectives
Recently, North Carolina was determined to be the 6th fastest growing state in the nation. With the positive aspects of this status, comes an urgency to increase awareness of how to plan for, and with, our urban forests. This conference is designed to cover environmental, planning and educational issues, as well as technical tools and resources, needed to assure urban forest quality throughout North Carolina.
The conference is being organized through the joint efforts of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the NC Urban Forest Council. The conference planning committee includes members from NC Division of Forest Resources, NC State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and Department of Horticulture Science, City of Greensboro, City of Raleigh, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC Project Learning Tree, Arborgard, City of Salisbury, and University of North Carolina School of Goverment.
Who Should Attend
The expected 200 attendees will come from local tree boards, elected officials, planning commissions, appearance commissions, the development community (HBA), city staff (technical), landscape architects and other state agencies (Soil and Water, Cooperative Extension, etc.). This varied audience has many challenges and objectives in common and this conference will facilitate their exploration of their common issues.
A variety of organizations are lining up to hold exhibits at this conference including arborist services, urban forestry educators, non-profit organzations focused on urban community forestry, municipalities with success stories, and researchers. To learn more about the opportunity to exhibit please click here.
Conference Sponsorships are Available
Your organization may wish to play a more active roll in the planning and logistics of this important conference. We invite you to review the Sponsorship and Exhbitor Prospectus by clicking here.
Continuing Education Units/Credits will be offered by:
International Society of Arboriculture - 6.25 hours on September 10, 4.5 hours on September 11
Society of American Foresters - 6 hours Category 1-CF
American Society of Landscape Architects (TBA)
American Planning Association - application on file with national AICP for 10 contact hours
A complete conference overview document can be printed by CLICKING HERE.