Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Oregon Community Trees

2018 Annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference 

“The Dollars and Sense of Urban Trees – Are you getting the biggest bang for your buck?”

Thank you for a great conference!


Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry are pleased to host the 2018 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference. The conference was held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. The conference audience included arborists, city foresters and urban tree managers, landscape architects and contractors, tree care professionals, nursery professionals, students, academics, natural resources managers, municipal governments and local forestry leaders from communities across Oregon.

The theme of the 2018 Annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference is: “The Dollars and Sense of Urban Trees – are you getting the biggest bang for your buck?”

City tree managers are like investment executives whose task it is to optimize their community’s return on investment from their urban forests. But, which best management practices, habits, and innovative approaches actually contribute to the bottom line of a city’s tree budget? Do large cities and small cities have to think and act differently when it comes to proactively versus reactively managing their city trees? Are there small changes in work habits, tree selection, or tree codes that can add up to significant tree care cost savings? And, if a city is optimizing its approach to tree management, what is the best way to let the town’s decision makers know?


Continuing Education Units: we offered a variety this year:

  • Society of American Foresters (SAF) – 5.5 CFEs
  • State of Oregon Landscape Contractors Board (OLCB) – 5 CEHs
  • International Society of Arborists (ISA): 
    • Certified Arborist – 5.5 CEUs
    • Municipal Specialist – 5.5 CEUs
    • Board Certified Master Arborist – Practice 1 CEU
    • Board Certified Master Arborist – Management 4.5 CEUs

Download: 2018 Urban & Community Forestry Conference Packet (information sheet, agenda, speaker biographies)

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