Join us this summer in San Rafael, California!
Wed. August 23, – Thurs. August 24, 2017
Life Among the Leaves is a conference for those interested in how urban forestry and nature in our neighborhoods can provide benefits for us today, and in the future.
Life Among the Leaves is hosted by the California Urban Forests Council, established in 1968.
Come, learn and be inspired by those working today to sustain our urban forests and continue to create sustainable communities in the future.
Located in Marin County, San Rafael has been Tree City for 34 years and is home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s last great piece of architecture, the Marin Civic Center.
As urban forestry professionals, urban planners and officials, and concerned citizens we know that any community living under a healthy canopy of trees benefits in many ways.
Many of us plant trees in communities where we may not see them grow to maturity. We have also been witnessing more and more tree deaths in our communities from a variety of risks.
Our green infrastructure is an asset that needs active management. How do we manage and combat the combined risks of climate change and growing urban populations?
Life Among the Leaves will not only inspire participants, but provide you with actionable ideas to help you grow great communities.
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
Richard J Jackson, a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA is a pediatrician. He served in many leadership positions with CDPH including as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and is an Honorary member of AIA and ASLA. Find out more about Richard.