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Tree Canopy Series: Building Environmental Resilience

Plan to attend the 7th annual conference

Sponsored by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the Haverford College Arboretum.

Trees are more important than ever.  This virtual conference focuses on preserving trees in our communities and examines important topics including tree equity, making the benefits of trees available to everyone.  We will learn how forests respond to climate change, which tree species will do best as the climate warms, and the importance of planting diverse species.  We will see how warmer temperatures change the geographic ranges of insect pests and what that means for preserving trees.

Each session carries 1 LA-CES credit for landscape architects, 1 CEU for International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists, and costs $25. To register visit www.morrisarb.org/classes or call 215-247-5777, ext. 125.

Tree Equity: Focusing Urban Forestry for Climate Action, Climate Justice and Economic Recovery
Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests
Thursday, October 15 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Critical Role of Parks in Philadelphia Communities
Maura McCarthy, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Conservancy
Thursday, October 22 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Examining the Future Forest: Predicting Which Trees Will Survive
Nick Fisichelli, President and CEO, Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park
Thursday, October 29 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What a Warming World Means for Insect Pest Outbreaks
Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Entomology and Extension Specialist, The University of Maryland
Thursday, November 5 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Diversity to the Stressful Urban Streetscape – 12 Great Trees to Enhance Your Palette
Paul Meyer, Retired F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum
Thursday, November 12 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm