WhenTuesday January 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM EST
Wednesday January 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM ESTAdd to Calendar
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center 366 Main St.
Sturbridge, MA 01566 508-347-7393 Driving Directions
Massachusetts Tree Wardens' & Foresters' Assoc.
Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Assn. 104th ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
featuring Dr. Erika Svendsen, U.S. Forest Service
Cultivating Civic Stewardship of the Urban Forest
Public shade tree committees and other urban forest groups can be a tree warden's biggest thorns or strongest advocates. At their best, they are a welcome source of civic participation, marshaling support for community trees and for the funding to help manage them. Dr. Svendsen will focus on urban natural resource stewardship as a means to strengthen social trust, enhance civic participation, and foster innovation in urban and community forestry. She will describe specific instances where communities have used urban greening as a catalyst to recover from different types of disturbances and will illustrate how data from such events can be shared with policy makers.