A community’s health and livability depends on the care of its forest canopy. Research provides a wealth of information on the social, health, and ecological benefits that trees provide. Healthy Trees, Healthy People is a two-day program featuring presentations on the link between human health and community forest health, as well as information essential to the care of community trees. It is a great opportunity to share ideas with foresters, arborists, shade tree commissioners, and others.
The first day will take participants outside to explore examples of the role of community forests in contributing to healthy communities. During this afternoon field trip, participants will see an urban tree nursery’s efforts to develop healthy and genetically diverse trees, the impacts of oak wilt on tree canopy in a city park, and how active neighborhood volunteers organized to care for their street trees. The field trip will wrap up with a visit to a furniture workshop to see how reclaimed urban wood is being transformed into fine furniture. The second day will feature a variety of presentations on tree health, its impacts on communities, and ways to plan and manage the community forest to ensure success.
This program is offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and sponsors PA Urban and Community Forestry Council, Davey, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. and ARBORjet.
Thanks to the generous support of this event sponsors, there are a limited number of scholarships available. Each scholarship will cover the full registration cost for program. Priority consideration for scholarships will be given to municipal shade tree commission members, as well as those traveling from greater distances. Those interested in being considered for a registration scholarship should contact Brian Wolyniak (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Ellen Roane (email@example.com) as soon as possible to complete a short application form.
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