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2019 Urban Forest Symposium

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Urban Communities
May 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Honorable Hilary Franz, Washington State’s Commissioner of Public Lands, will be joined by local experts from academic, nonprofit, business, and government sectors, for a robust discussion of climate change impacts to the urban forest, and how local communities are taking action. This year’s speakers will present the latest information on emerging challenges to the health of urban forests, initiatives to improve urban forest habitat connectivity, elevating trees as green stormwater infrastructure and incorporating urban forest value into innovative carbon credit systems. Learn what you need to know to support a healthy and resilient local urban forest, and contribute to addressing global climate change.

Reception to follow, 4-6pm. Lunch and reception included with in-person registration.

UW Botanic Gardens
2300 Arboretum Drive East
Seattle, 98112
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