Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Celebrate Oregon Arbor Week April 5-9, 2010!

Cities, schools, non-profits and citizens will be planting and celebrating trees next week as part of Oregon's Arbor Week. "Trees are important to the quality of life here in Oregon cities because they provide so many economic, environmental and social benefits," says Paul Ries, who manages the Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Program. Trees and forests enhance quality of life by providing wood products, fish and wildlife habitat, shade, economic benefits, clean, healthy streams, and by raising property values, adds Ries.

Cities in Oregon celebrate Arbor week in all kinds of different ways...most plant trees, but some cities are creative and celebrate trees from all angles! On April 8, the City of Portland will be celebrating by giving citizens a bird's eye view of the urban forest from the City's bucket truck. The City of Tualatin will celebrate with movies and story time at the library. The National Arbor Day foundation has lots of other great ideas for ways to celebrate Arbor Week.

How is your city celebrating Arbor Week in 2010? Contact your local urban forester to find out!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

2010 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference

Seed to City: The Journey of An Urban Tree
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery, Boring, Oregon
& Thursday, June 3, 2010 - Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton, Oregon

Register today and join us June 2-3 for a real eye-opening journey - both in the field and classroom. We feature more than a dozen expert speakers including Dr. Ed Gilman, special access tours, demonstrations and of lots of opportunities for one-on-one discussion and networking. Seed-to-City is a high value, two day event sure to appeal to the continuing education and training needs of a wide range of urban and community forestry professionals, parks and planning staffs, arborists, landscapers, developers, non-profits, and citizen activists. Please save the dates and pass along this information to colleagues and friends. Register for one day or two and sign up before May 15th to receive a nice discount.

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Registration Online.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Life in the World’s Tallest Trees: 

An Evening with Stephen Sillett and Robert Van Pelt

Did you see Stephen Sillett's and Robert Van Pelt's work featured in the cover story of last October's National Geographic magazine? Or perhaps you've seen their work on National Geographic "Explorer" TV show?

These renowned forest canopy scientists are coming to Eugene to talk about their latest research in the world’s tallest forests. Come learn about tall-tree biology, effects of changing climate, canopy ecology, and more! This breathtaking presentation about life hundreds of feet in the air will make you appreciate big trees in a whole new way.

Click here to go to the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum website for the details.

Buy Tickets at Eventbrite.