Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Oregon Community Trees

2021 Conference — Annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference

Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry are hoping to announce the 2021 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference sometime this summer.

The conference will be virtual until the health and safety of our guests, partners, World Forestry Center staff, and OCT Directors is assured. We hope to return and present on the theme of “Water Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future”.

Registration is unavailable a this time. Stay tuned!

“Water Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future”

The next Urban & Community Conference will cover research-based recommendations, ISA-Certified arborist perspectives, and Best Management Practice tips for community tree managers on how to think about — and plan for –stormwater, drought, and trees in an increasingly extreme climate. Presenters will cover the gamut from the pros and cons of beavers in an urban ecosystem to how trees experience stress, to green infrastructure, to “climate forward” tree selection. Additionally, there will be a presentation by PlanIT Geo on Oregon’s new Tree Plotter Inventory software, available for free to all cities throughout the state. 

In addition to the presentations, the conference hosts will again provide our conference “traditions” – a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and after-conference networking gathering with a no-host bar, included in the price of registration. 

For those arriving the day before the conference, Oregon Community Trees will be hosting a pre-conference Social on the Wednesday evening before the conference. You are welcome to bring your significant other to this event. Since the pre-conference social is a separate event from the conference, each guest attending the pre-conference social will need to purchase a separate ticket.

Questions or comments? Please contact us at [email protected]

Update for Sponsors! 

The conference committee is postponing sponsorship for 2021 conference. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or clarifications.




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