Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Community Trees For Healthy Streams

Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference is June 2, 2011

Mark your calendars for Thursday June 2, 2011, to attend the Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Conference, being held at the World Forestry Center in Portland.

This year’s theme “Community Trees For Healthy Streams” focuses on the role and value of trees in managing stormwater runoff from urbanized areas, where roads impact natural resource quality as well as our own safety and well-being.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Susan Day, urban forestry professor from Virginia Tech. Dr. Day is a well known speaker on improving tree health and canopy cover in land development and urban design issues and how root/soil interactions affect the contribution of trees to urban ecosystems.

Other speakers from around the region will share practical examples of how their cities have managed stormwater using community trees. Look for complete details via email later this winter, or visit www.oregoncommunitytrees.org.

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