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Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate

The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference

 

November 18 and 19, 2014

 

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Learn how you can help your urban forest and your community handle the effects of climate change at The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” November 18 and 19, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois.

This two-day conference for tree professionals will focus on practical concerns for those who manage trees in cities and suburbs, such as how the changes in climate are expected to affect trees’ biology and growing conditions; shifts and increases in pests and diseases; managing for extreme storms and severe drought; and how trees can help communities adapt to conditions such as greater stormwater loads. The conference is presented in partnership with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the USDA Forest Service.

Speakers will include:

•    Donald J. Wuebbles, leader, U.S. National Climate Assessment, on climate change predictions for urban environments
•    Peter MacDonagh, landscape architect, Kestrel Design Group, on trees and stormwater management
•    Mark Rudnicki, forest ecologist, University of Connecticut, on preparing for extreme storms
•    Bryant Scharenbroch, soil scientist, The Morton Arboretum, on urban soils
•    Louis Iverson, landscape ecologist, USDA Forest Service, on predicted changes in tree species’ ranges
•    David Nowak, urban forestry researcher, USDA Forest Service, on the future climate for urban trees
•    Gary Johnson, urban forestry researcher, University of Minnesota, on growing and planting strategies

This conference is aimed at municipal foresters and other local officials; arborists; landscape contractors; landscape architects; and other professionals who own, care for, or plan for trees. It will take place at the beautiful 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned tree museum and center of research on tree science and tree care.

Where:

The Morton Arboretum
Thornhill Education Center
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL
(at Interstate Highway 88 and Interstate Highway 355)


When:

Tuesday, November 18, and Wednesday, November 19
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Registration is now open. REGISTER NOW

 

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Where:

The Morton Arboretum
Thornhill Education Center
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL
(at Interstate Highway 88 and Interstate Highway 355)


When:

Tuesday, November 18, and Wednesday, November 19
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.