Speak at the 2019 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Annual Conference

The 2019 Oregon Annual Urban and Community Forestry Annual Conference will be held at Portland’s World Forestry Center on June 6, 2019. This annual event is hosted by Oregon Community Trees, Oregon Department of Forestry U&CF Program, and the USDA Forest Service. The theme is: "Making Space for Trees - Designing Tree Friendly Infrastructure for Oregon Communities."

Presentations can be as long as 35-50 minutes for plenary speakers, or as short as 10 minutes for lightning-round speakers. They also are always looking for people who would like to facilitate or take notes during a Small Group Discussion on a theme-related topic.

If you speak well and have research or experience-based knowledge on a given topic, please submit a presentation proposal here.

The deadline for proposals is January 10, 2019. Read More "Speak at the 2019 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Annual Conference"

Help Support Team PNW in Tour des Trees 2018

Tour des Trees to Benefit TREE Fund, Ohio 2018.Make a difference in the health of our community forests by supporting Team PNW as they ride in the 2018 Tour des Trees. Team PNW's efforts allow the TREE Fund to advance the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.

We are now accepting donations to support Team PNW here. If you can't afford to donate, please spread the word by sharing the Team PNW page at https://2018-tour-des-trees.everydayhero.com/us/team-pacific-northwest-2018.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. We appreciate it!

TCI EXPO 2018 Charlotte, NC November 8–10

The Tree Care Industry Association invites you to join thousands of tree care professionals November 8-10, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina. This annual show combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education with endless networking opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture.

TCI EXPO is the ideal place to compare equipment, evaluate products, and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors on TCIA's largest show floor, ever! Plus, check out live demonstrations, participate in the new Skills Arena, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, earn valuable CEUs and more. This is a trade show experience you need and simply won’t get anywhere else!

For more information and to register visit expo.tcia.org or call TCIA at 800.733.2622.

2018 Tree Climbing Competitions

Tree climber in arborist safety gear descends from a tree.
Jamie Schlittenhart at Southern Oregon Regional 2018

Warm months in the Pacific Northwest are the perfect time and place to get outside and climb trees. Here’s info about this year’s TCCs.

Previous TCCs

Southern Oregon Regional, May 12

Adam Airoldi from the City of Medford led organizers to a successful inaugural TCC in Hawthorne Park, Medford. Seasoned judges, technicians, and volunteers from all over the Pacific Northwest helped guide the new group’s efforts.
The event garnered multiple pieces of local media coverage (here, here, and here) as 26 climbers competed for top prizes and accolades. Congratulations to Dan Kraus who came out on top of the field of competitors.

Portland Regional, June 16–17

This year's event will be packed with prowess as 30 climbers compete to be named champion. Head to Irving Park in Portland to watch your colleagues at work. More info available here.

Upcoming TCCs

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2018 Annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference Call for Proposals

2018 Annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon

“The Dollars and Sense of Urban Trees – Are you getting the biggest bang for your buck?”

City tree managers are like investment executives whose task it is to optimize their community’s return on investment from their urban forests. But, which best management practices, habits, and innovative approaches actually contribute to the bottom line of a city’s tree budget? Do large cities and small cities have to think and act differently when it comes to  - proactively versus reactively - managing their city trees? Are there small changes in work habits, tree selection, or tree codes that can add up to significant tree care cost savings? And, if a city is optimizing its approach to tree management, what is the best way to let the town’s decision makers know?

The conference audience includes arborists, city foresters and urban tree managers, landscape architects and contractors, tree care professionals, nursery professionals, students, academics, natural resources managers, municipal governments and local forestry leaders from communities across Oregon.

Submit your presentation proposal here.

IUFC 2018 Scheduled for Vancouver, BC

The International Urban Forestry Congress (IUFC), with the theme The Urban Forest – Diverse in Nature, will be held in Vancouver, BC from September 30 to October 3, 2018.The objective of the Congress is to bring together professionals, researchers, and educators in urban forestry, arboriculture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and related fields to share experiences and information about aspects of diverse urban forests for diverse urban communities. Read More "IUFC 2018 Scheduled for Vancouver, BC"

TREE Fund Webinar November 30 2017

Drought Tolerance in Trees – Improving Tree Selection for Challenging Urban Sites

November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am PST
ISA CEUs 1; must watch live broadcast to receive credit.
Presented by Dr. Andrew Hirons Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture, Myerscough College, U.K.

Looking for trees that can establish and survive in challenging urban environments? Of course you are! In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Hirons will explain how drought tolerance is one of the most important determinants of a tree’s ability to survive in the urban forest. You will gain an understanding of the basic mechanisms of drought tolerance and insight into tree mortality from drought, giving you practical strategies for managing trees in urban spaces. Dr. Hirons will also share his latest research on using specific plant traits to improve tree selection decisions for challenging urban sites.

Read about Dr. Hirons' work funded by TREE Fund here.

Webinar will be archived within one week of broadcast at treefund.org/webinars.

Pre-register to receive a reminder email the day of the webinar.

On November 30, join the webinar here.

Special thanks to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this webinar.

Free TREE Fund Webinar with CEUs

“Soil Profile Rebuilding: Rehabilitating Compacted Soils”

Featuring Dr. Susan Day (Virginia Tech)

If you’ve ever faced the problem of how to grow trees in compacted, rock-hard soils left behind after urban development and construction, then this is the webinar for you. Dr. Day will teach you the secrets of Soil Profile Rebuilding (SPR), the soil rehabilitation method that allows you to remediate soils on site, has a lasting effect, and can result in as much as 84% greater canopy relative to trees in untreated soil.

  • June 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT (translate to your time zone here)
  • Pre-registration is recommended (you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program).
  • Log in HERE on June 21.
  • 1 CEU available from ISA or SAF

Thank you to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this program.

Visit treefund.org/webinars to see upcoming webinars and to watch past broadcasts.

Municipal Forestry Institute 2017 Registration Closing Soon



Sign up now for MFI 2017, being held February 19-24, 2017 in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Do You Have What It Takes To Move Yourself or Your Urban Forestry Program To The Next Level?
The Municipal Forestry Institute (or MFI) may be able to take you there! MFI is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating people in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development.

MFI is a unique leadership and professional development opportunity you won’t find anywhere else. A team of dedicated urban forestry professionals from across North America will help you gain insights into how to move from a good urban forestry program to a great one. You will learn from and network with urban forestry professionals from large cities and small towns, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. MFI is an investment in your professional future - one that could pay great dividends to you and your city or organization. Read More "Municipal Forestry Institute 2017 Registration Closing Soon"

TREE Fund Presents Free Webinar on Urban Trees

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time

tree-fund-logo-webFrustrated with trying to grow trees in compacted urban soils? Dr. Scharenbroch will discuss how you can protect urban soils from compaction and improve soil quality in your local landscapes. Dr. George Hudler will introduce Dr. Scharenbroch and answer questions about the TREE Fund and its research grant programs.

Special thanks to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this webinar.

CEUs available from ISA or the Society of American Foresters.

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and a Research Fellow at The Morton Arboretum. He has received several TREE Fund grants. Read about his research here.

Dr. George Hudler of Cornell University is a TREE Fund Trustee and Research and Education Committee Member.

How to Attend

Either before or on the day of the webinar, please click here to register. You will receive instructions on how to join the webinar once you have registered.