2019 Urban Forest Symposium

Trees for the Future:
The critical role of urban forests in
combating the climate crisis

Volunteer Park. Photo by Seattle Parks & Recreation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 9am-4pm
Reception & Outreach Fair, 4-6pm

Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105

Co-hosted by PlantAmnesty and
UW Botanic Gardens




Detailed Agenda (PDF)

Symposium Announcement (PDF)

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.

Professional credits: APLD-4.5, CPH-6, ecoPRO-6, LA CES-5, NALP/WALP-6, ISA: Cert. Arb-5, Muni. Sp-5, BCMA-Sci-0.5, BCMA-Prac.-0.5, BCMA-Man-4, TW Climb Sp.-5, TW Aer. Lift Sp.-5

Speakers and Resources:


Contact:  urbhort@uw.edu / 206-685-8033







Bartlett Tree Experts

Restoration Analytics & Design


Outreach Fair Participants:

Bats Northwest 
Dirt Corps 
Green Seattle Partnership 
The Last 6,000
Thornton Creek Alliance
Seattle Audubon Society 
South King County Cultural Coalition
Washington Invasive Species Council


PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates.

Past Symposia

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