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Blue Mountain

Conference 2017

Planning for Our Urban Forest as Infrastructure

October 03, 2017

2:30pm - 3:30pm

What value comes from a tree? How valuable is the urban forest? This session will explore the value of trees and ways to assess the long-term sustainability of a municipality’s urban forest. Using London as a case study, best practices will be identified. Participants will discuss elements of an urban forest strategy: how to grow more, plant more and maintain better.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding the value of trees.
  • Understanding the urban forest is valuable infrastructure that needs to be planned and managed for long-term sustainability.
  • Gaining knowledge about various strategies and initiatives that can be undertaken to plan and manage a city's urban forest.