Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Oregon Community Trees

2019 Annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference

“Making Space for Trees- designing tree friendly infrastructure for Oregon communities”



Thank you for a wonderful conference! Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry are pleased to have hosted the 2019 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Conference. The conference was held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon (map). The conference audience included arborists, city foresters and urban tree managers, urban planners, landscape architects and contractors, tree care professionals, nursery professionals, students, academics, natural resources managers, municipal governments and local forestry leaders from communities across Oregon.


Registration is closed 


Speaker List:

Howard Stenn – *Keynote* Horticulturalist & Landscape Designer from Stenn Design (View Presentation Slides)

Keith Warren – mostly retired nursery manager, horticulturalist, and Director of Product Development for Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Anne Fenkner – Project Developer with the Davey Resource Group

Robert E. Vanderhoof – Utility Vegetation Manager and landscape manager with PacifiCorp

Scott Baker – Registered Consulting Arborist, Board Certified Master Arborist, and instructor of the International Qualification on Tree Risk Assessment

Stuart Greenberger – Engineer from the City of Portland’s Water Bureau

Steve Adams and Kerry Rappold – Development Engineering Manager and Natural Resources Manager for the City of Wilsonville (View Presentation Slides)

Steve Roelof – landscape architect and ecologist from Environmental Science Associates

Lightning Round:

Ruth Williams – Consulting Arborist from Davey Resource Group

Rick Faber – Portland Parks & Recreation – Urban Forestry (View Presentation Slides)

Rudy Roquemore – Contract and Event Specialist with Friends of Trees


Need some credits?

Society of American Foresters (SAF): 6-Category 1 Contact Hours

Oregon Landscape Contractors Board (OLCB):  6 CEH

Pacific Northwest – International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA): see list below 

  • Certified Arborist: 6
  • BCMA-Science: 1.75
  • BMCA-Management: 6
  • TW Climber Specialist: 6
  • TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 6
  • Utility Specialist: 6
  • Municipal Specialist: 6

for more information contact [email protected] 

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