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Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM EST
Wednesday January 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST

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Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center 
366 Main St.
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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Karen Doherty 
Massachusetts Tree Wardens' & Foresters' Assoc. 

Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Assn. 104th ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

The bright spot in the dark days of winter!

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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.