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THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO HOST 2nd URBAN TREE CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 18-19

The Morton Arboretum will host the second Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” November 18-19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, and geared to municipal foresters, arborists, landscape architects, and others who own, care for or plan for trees, this conference will examine the changes underway in our climate and the significant impact they have on the trees that comprise the urban and suburban forest.

The two-day conference will feature a variety of programs and speakers from organizations including the USDA Forest Service, all aimed at equipping professionals with information and tools for effective planning and decision-making in urban forest management. Attendees will gain insight into the range of risks our changing climate poses for trees, how tree placement can lessen the impact of stormwater increases, and other environmental concerns.

The conference will also explore resources and strategies available to plan a future healthy urban forest and foster discussion of other practical issues, such as adapting to escalation in pests and diseases due to climate change.

Registration will be available online beginning July 16 at mortonarb.org/urbantreeconference or by contacting the Arboretum Registrar's Office at registrar-ed@mortonarb.org or 630-719-2468.

Conference Early Bird Pricing

·         Two Day-Registration: $195; $220 after October 10

·         One Day Registration: $110; $124 after October 10

Two-day registration for university and high school students is $95 or $50 for one-day registration. Contact the Registrars’ Office for student pricing.

For more information about The Morton Arboretum, visit mortonarb.org.

About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. Designed with natural landscapes, the grounds include the award-winning, four-acre interactive Children’s Garden, the one-acre Maze Garden, plus specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails and nine miles of roads. Visitor experiences include the open-air tram ride, guided walks, Arbor Day celebrations, concerts, art shows, Fall Color Festival and special exhibits. The Arboretum welcomes 885,000 visitors annually and serves 38,600 members. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. Learn more at mortonarb.org.