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 to follow, 4-6pm

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


Co-hosted by PlantAmnesty and
UW Botanic Gardens



In-person: $85 for first 100 registrations (lunch covered by sponsorship), then $100
Full-time student / Corps member, in-person: $60
Remote Attendance*: $70 (discounts available for groups attending remotely)

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.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments at reception.
A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Contact urbhort@uw.edu for information.

Sponsorship information (PDF)

Professional credits pending: APLD, CPH, ecoPRO, ISA, LA CES, NALP/WALP

*NEW in 2019: REMOTE ATTENDANCE: We are excited to offer remote attendance, helping make this symposium more accessible to a broader audience throughout our region. However, in order to cover the associated costs, remote viewing availability is contingent on a minimum number of registrations. Remote registrants will be notified when the minimum has been met and availability is confirmed. If the minimum is not met, we will provide a full refund of your registration fee or transfer it towards an in-person registration.

Speaker information and agenda coming soon!

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






Bartlett Tree Experts


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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