Join us to celebrate 50 years of helping to create thriving and prosperous California communities. Since 1968 we’ve been transforming neighborhoods all across the state with healthy trees and green spaces.

We are throwing two birthday parties that we are “pining” for you to attend. We hope you will get on “board” and get “spruced” up, and enjoy a “qualitree” “treet.”  We’re expecting both events to be “poplar”, so get your tickets now as you “wood” not to miss it!

San Diego, CA
October 26, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:30pm

Hosted by the California Urban Forests Council and
the San Diego Regional Urban Forests Council

PROGRAM

5:00 – 6:00pm
Social Hour – food and drink

6:00 – 6:30
Welcome and CaUFC’s Annual Urban Forestry Awards

6:30 – 7:30
Guest Speaker Eirik Johnson – author of the new book PINE

7:30 – 8:30
Birthday cake and book signing as festivities continue

8:30
Closing

TICKETS – $75

Includes a copy of the beautiful coffee-table quality book PINE ($50 value).

LOCATION

West Coast Arborists
Branch Office
8163 Commercial St.
La Mesa, CA 91942

PARKING

Parking is available on site.
Parking is free.

West Coast Arborists, LA Mesa

San Francisco, CA
November 2, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:30pm

Hosted by the California Urban Forests Council and
the Bay Area Urban Forest Ecosystem Council

PROGRAM

5:00 – 6:00pm
Social Hour – food and drink

6:00 – 6:30
Welcome and CaUFC’s Annual Urban Forestry Awards

6:30 – 7:30
Guest Speaker Eirik Johnson – author of the new book PINE

7:30 – 8:30
Birthday cake and book signing as festivities continue

8:30
Closing

TICKETS – $75

Includes a copy of the beautiful coffee-table quality book PINE ($50 value).

LOCATION

Nixon Peabody LLC
One Embarcadero Center
18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

PARKING

One Embarcadero, Maritime Plaza or Portsmouth Square garages. Rates vary.

Nixon Peabody LLC, One Embarcadero Center

PINE  The cultural and political climate of the US is at a high point of polarization, when simultaneously there have never been more tools of instantaneous global communication. We’ve never been more connected, and we’ve never been further apart. And so, as social creatures, many people seek community, and a sense of belonging, not only found in companionship and collaboration with others, but in solitary time, and in nature, tuning into ourselves.

Therein lie the origins of Pine. Coming upon a rough tree carving (the words “make out tree, with an arrow guiding the viewer in the correct direction), Johnson made a snapshot, but the moment and the marker stayed with him, and he returned with his 4x5 camera to take it in again, slowly. Over the last few years he has scouted trees of all environs, looking for human traces upon them, and musing on the (often) adolescent emotions and explorations that lead to poignant sentiments recorded within a living surface.

Rather than essays, Johnson envisioned and realized a sonic set of reflections to accompany his photographs, revisiting his own history as a musician and bringing in a varied group of collaborators who responded to the photographs with their compositions and recordings.

Eirik Johnson (b. Seattle, WA, 1974; resides in Seattle) has received numerous awards including the 2012 Neddy at Cornish Award in Open Medium (for what became this series), a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in 2009, the Santa Fe Prize in 2005, and a William J. Fulbright Grant to Peru in 2000. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, among others. He is the author of two previous mongraphs: Borderlands (Twin Palms, 2005) and Sawdust Mountain (Aperture, 2009). He is the Programs Chair at Photographic Center Northwest, and also serves as affiliate faculty at the University of Washington, of which he is an alum.

PINE – 12.375 x 12.375 inches, 80 pages, 40 color photographs with accompanying commissioned sound track by Johnson and Dede, NEWAXEYES, Sassy Black, Tenderfoot and Whiting Tennis. Published by minor matters.

Get your tickets today!

For more information contact Nancy Hughes at njhughes@caufc.org or call at 415-479-8733

San Diego, CA
October 26, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:30pm

San Francisco, CA
November 2, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:30pm