Conferences & Events

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly

Aug 28, 2014
- Urban Forest Insect And Disease Workshop For South Bay Arborists -- Sep 30, 2014
- California Oak Symposium -- Nov 3-6, 2014
- Partners In Community Forestry -- Nov 5-6, 2014

  (Recently Archived)
- Ca State Urban Forest Conference -- Jun 25-27, 2014

Sep 30, 2014

Urban Forest Insect And Disease Workshop For South Bay Arborists
Location: Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

This training combines indoor and outdoor activities to sharpen insect and disease diagnostic and management skills for arborists working in urban areas of the South Bay. Arborists are the first line of defense against urban forest invasive species such as the polyphagous shot hole borer, which was recently trapped near Los Gatos and is causing dramatic damage on a broad range of trees in southern California.  
This workshop focuses on recognition and management of hardwood and conifer invasive tree pests, such as pitch canker, sudden oak death, and other urban forest health problems. Attendees will receive up-to-date information on current issues threatening local urban areas and have an opportunity to fine-tune field skills. Ted Swiecki's 2013 sudden oak death management guide will also be provided.

ISA credits will be available.

Contact: Katie Palmieri

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Nov 3-6, 2014

California Oak Symposium
Location: Visalia Convention Center

7th California Oak Symposium - California's oak woodlands cover 10 percent of the state, and in addition, are a key ecological component of conifer forests. Oak woodlands are the most biologically diverse broad habitat in the state, making conservation of their ecosystem values an important policy and management priority. The meeting location in the San Joaquin Valley, is conveniently situated for both northern and southern California oak scientists, managers, policy makers and interest groups, and provides opportunities for field trips to valley oak riparian forests, foothill woodlands, and oaks in mixed conifer forests.

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Nov 5-6, 2014

Partners In Community Forestry - Sponsored by: Arbor Day Foundation

Join your urban and community forestry peers at the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 5-6, 2014. The learning and engagement opportunities available with fellow leaders across this diverse community make the conference a "cant miss" urban and community forestry event. Partner organizations will also host a variety of additional conferences, workshops, and trainings in coordination with the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference. These events, held throughout the week of November 3-7, 2014, expand the educational and networking opportunities that shouldnt be missed.

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