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The Cost of Not Maintaining Trees Symposium - March 18 & 19 2015

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Florida Urban Forestry Council (FUFC), and Florida Chapter - ISA (FL-ISA) together with our sponsors, will host two full days of talks, featuring some of the world’s leading experts in the fields of arboriculture, urban forestry, and utility vegetation management. The Costs of Not Maintaining Trees Symposium will explore the value trees provide as part of urban green infrastructure, attempt to quantify the costs associated with poor urban forest…

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The Truth About Trees

 “The Truth About Trees is the first full-length documentary film series to explore the indispensable role of trees for all life on Earth. Like filmmaker Ross Spears' previous series, Appalachia, The Truth About Trees demonstrates that natural history and human history are utterly connected—that they are in fact part of the same story. The series is slated for release in 2015. This group is making video histories of people who care for trees nationwide. This project sponsored by the National…

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Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate -- November 18-19

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate2014 Urban Tree ConferenceNovember 18-19, 2014Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, ILLearn how you can help your urban forest and your communities prepare for the effects of climate. This two-day conference will focus on practical concerns for those who manage trees in cities and suburbs, such as how the changes in climate are expected to affect trees’ biology and growing conditions; shifts and increases in pests and diseases;…

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