PNW-ISA ATC 2017 "People and Trees: Adapting to Change"
September 24-27, Lynnwood, Washington
Proposals are due by Monday, February 20, 2017.
Trees are increasingly recognized as a vital link in bridging environmental, social, and policy issues. Professionals from a broad range of disciplines are paying more attention to the role of trees in their collective efforts for environmental conservation. The working arborist’s role is to keep current with the science and practice of tree care, and to effectively convey that information to a broad audience in a rapidly changing world. Effective collaboration between professions and disciplines results in more successful solutions than any one group can achieve on their own. Linking our expertise and efforts may be our most vital tool for adapting to change. We look forward to featuring a multitude of informative and provocative presentations, inspiring plenary speakers, and unlimited networking opportunities complementing the conference theme “People and Trees: Adapting to Change”.
Key Presentation Questions and Topic Areas
Some of the key questions and topic areas surrounding this year's theme include:
- New approaches in arboriculture practices that address changing growing conditions for trees in the built environment.
- How can professional and interdisciplinary collaboration improve outcomes for trees and people?
- The influence of changing climate patterns on tree care needs and standard practices.
- Social and environmental benefits of trees - putting new data to work.
- How are you adapting your work as an arborist to changing client expectations?
- Which arboriculture practices are becoming more vital to maintaining and preserving trees?