Save your space!

Registrations are now open for the 2019 California Urban Forestry Conference.

Connect with municipal arborists, urban forest managers, landscape design professionals, planners, urban wood enthusiasts, and non-profits from across California for this unique educational and networking experience. Held over two days, September 26 to 28, each full day has a distinct theme. To view the schedule, click here. Here are just some of the speakers on schedule.

Brian A. Campbell

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, NASA Senior Earth Science Outreach Scientist

NASA Trees: Student Research, Citizen Science, and Space-Based Observations

Trees are vital to our environment. Tree Height is the number one indicator of how well an ecosystem can grow trees. Learn all about how you can take tree height measurements through NASA GO and the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and compare your data to that of NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2.

Steve Larosiliere

Acres of Timber / Woodpreneur Podcast, President & Founder

Marketing & Scaling Your Urban Lumber Business

Learn the latest techniques and strategies to grow your urban lumber business through marketing and branding.

Sarah Lillie Anderson

Senior Manager,
Tree Equity with American Forests

Tree Equity

Research shows significantly less tree cover on public right-of-way in neighborhoods with more African-Americans, low-income residents, and renters. In response, American Forests has called for Tree Equity, and through Tree Equity run a career pathways initiative. Whether you represent an urban forestry employer or are curious about running your own pre-employment program, or simply support an equitable and diverse workforce in urban forestry, join to learn how to create Tree Equity through improved Career Pathways.

Silent auction

Help us raise funds for growing great communities by supporting our Silent Auction. The auction will be running during the 2019 California Urban Forests Council. We are seeking donations of auction items. Popular items from past auctions have included:
  • wine baskets
  • original artwork
  • handmade crafts
  • jewelry
  • tree-related products
  • tickets to popular events and attractions
  • gift cards
To make a donation 1. Fill out the silent auction form. 2. E-mail the form to Emina Darakjy at [email protected]. Please submit one form per donation item. Thank you in advance for your generous donation. If you need ideas or have any questions, please feel free to contact the California Urban Forests Council at (415) 479-8733. Back to top ▲

Haiku promotion

We received over 60 tremendous entries for the annual haiku promotion. Our judges, a mix of professionals from education, arboriculture and design, scored every entry, using a blind scoring process with names were removed from the poems. 

We are happy to announce the winners are:

First Prize – Mary Pendleton
Second Prize – Terri Slack
Third Prize – Hailey Moore

Youth Prize – Tilly Pendleton

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to our judges.

We will be posting haiku entries on our Facebook page in the coming weeks.

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The WUI Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide provides basic background information on relevant programs and terminology for individuals seeking to enhance their community’s wildfire mitigation efforts.

Mitigation happens at all levels – local, state, tribal, and federal. Use this guide to aid in a combined approach to help achieve fire adapted communities.

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Upcoming Events

Bay Area Urban Forest Ecosystem Council

Rapid Response to Invasive Shot-hole Borers
What to expect and how to prepare.

Friday, July 12
10 am to 1 pm

UC Cooperative Extension Santa Clara County
1555 Berger Drive, Building #2
San Jose

Dr. Beatriz Nobua Behrmann of UC Cooperative Extension in Orange County will share her experiences and the lessons learned in Southern California’s ongoing battle with Invasive Shot-hole borers (ISHBs, formerly known as PSHB). The focus will be on how to prepare for the arrival of these pests, and specifically on forming a rapid response team to effectively manage the infestation.

Can’t make it to the presentation? Join the Zoom meeting. View call-in details on the flyer.

Street Tree Seminar

Urban Forestry Survival Plan

Thursday, July 18
8.00 am to 3.30 pm

LA/OC has their summer symposium at Kellogg West on Cal Poly Pomona campus on July 18. The theme is “Urban Forestry Survival Plan”. Great speakers include Carla Short from San Francisco Public Works, Walt Warriner, Brittany Dyer from American Forests, Dr. Igor Lacan, Cris Falco from West Coast Arborists and Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann from UCCE.

Register on the Street Tree Seminar website

San Diego Regional Urban Forests Council

August Meeting

Wednesday, August 7
11.00 am to 1.30 pm

Street Tree Seminar, Inc. has released the Third Edition of Street Trees Recommended For Southern California. Tim Crothers, I.S.A. Board Certified Master Arborist and Plant Health Care Manager assisted in the publication of this new book and will highlight his presentation, Top Ten New Trees in the Third Edition, and a Few Old Favorites. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of many of the trees in the book and will encourage attendees to reconsider all facets of tree selection and maintenance in the urban environment.

Tim Crothers is the Plant Health Care Manager for West Coast Arborists, Inc. in Anaheim, managing municipal tree pest control, fertilization, diagnostics, arborist reports, tree risk assessments, and inventory data collection. programs. Crothers is an I.S.A. Board Certified Master Arborist with utility and municipal specialties, holds a Qualified Applicator License, and is a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. He has been with WCA since 2012, and prior to that worked as a Branch and Area Manager for TruGreen Landcare in Gardena and Project Manager for Landscape Development, Inc. in southern California Crothers has a B.S degree in Environmental Horticultural Science with a specialization in Landscape Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Balboa Park Club, War Memorial Building
3325 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Register here

Cost: $20 includes lunch



Research Social Scientist

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is seeking a candidate for Research Social Scientist, GS-0101-12/13. This is a permanent, full time position. To express interest in this position, please view and complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Notice and return to Dr. Patricia Winter at [email protected] by close of business on July 22, 2019.

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