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.


Save the Date for the 2018 Urban Forest Symposium: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

More details to come in late 2017.



2017 Symposium: Equity and the Urban Forest

 May 23, 2017, 9am-4pm; Reception to follow, 4-6pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105

Symposium program

Symposium flyer

Professional credits available: APLD (3.75), ASLA (5), CPH, (5), ecoPRO (5), ISA (4.75), ASCA (3), WALP/NALP (5)

The 9th annual Urban Forest Symposium will explore the intersection of social justice and urban forestry. Attendees will hear from arborists and environmental stewardship organizations who are working to engage and serve diverse audiences. Urban forestry professionals and community organization leaders will discuss strategies to increase opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities to receive the benefits of urban forestry. Learn about tools you can use to apply an equity lens to your hiring, training, communications and engagement. Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of how their equity work looks and feels, and to develop a more informed perspective on the importance of equity within the field of urban forestry.



Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!





Seattle Tree Preservation
Bartlett Tree Experts
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Seattle Cider Company
Fremont Brewing Company


Past Symposia

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