The 2016 Mayors’ Symposium & Tree City USA Celebration
- Community Event
Join us for this inspiring event presented by Trees Atlanta, the Georgia Forestry Commission, and the Georgia Urban Forest Council. This event is an opportunity to network with partners while learning best practices for supporting a model urban tree program.
We’ll hear an exciting talk from Danielle Crumrine, Executive Director of Tree Pittsburgh, and Josh Lippert CFM, ASLA, Senior Environmental Planner for the City of Pittsburgh, about their accomplishments in “Connecting Pittsburgh with Trees.”
Ryan Gravel, founder of the Atlanta BeltLine, will facilitate a panel discussion on “Planning and Designing our Cities with Trees” with panelists.
After lunch, we will recognize new and renewing Tree City USA communities, Tree Line USA utility companies, and Tree Campus USA colleges present. Attendees at this program can expect to come away with answers to these questions:
- What have other cities done to overcome the costs and challenges of making space for trees?
- What are the new ideas for more innovative urban forestry practices in our growing cities?
- How can master planning for communities help cities protect the urban forest?
- How can we improve how we communicate our message with citizens, city leaders/officials and the development community?
- What does it take to grow an urban forest in your city?
- How can we connect these valuable greenspaces across the region?
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(Lunch will be provided)