Each year, TreesCharlotte holds an Urban Forestry Summit to bring the community together for an interactive discussion and education programs. The goal of the Summit is to share thoughts and ideas on the topics most relevant to our urban forest and to engage and educate residents on the tree canopy.
The 2016 Urban Forestry Summit will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Summit will include a stakeholders group from 3 to 5 p.m., cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and an evening program open to the public from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The agenda includes interactive discussions led by national leaders about our urban forest’s benefits, innovations in community engagement, and trees and the carbon cycle.
The stakeholders program brings together key leaders working directly with environmental, urban forestry and sustainability issues in Charlotte.
The public is invited to attend the cocktail hour and evening program, which features presentations by two national keynote speakers — David J. Nowak of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency administering the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, and Larry Selzer, president of The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit focused on conservation to achieve environmental and economic outcomes.
TreesCharlotte welcomes all members of the community to participate, discuss and learn more about urban forestry; attendance is limited.