Annual Urban Forestry conference announced

The Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA) teams up with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to present the WAA/DNR Annual Urban Forestry Conference, Healthy Benefits to Enriching Your Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Knowledge. This three-day conference is intended for professional arborists, community foresters, nursery professionals, park and recreation directors and staff, tree care workers, landscape architects, green industry professionals, community administrators, volunteers, and students to come together with top researchers and educators to learn the latest in research, innovations and industry developments and issues. ISA Continuing Education Unit (CEU’s) credits and Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credits are available for qualifying presentations.

In addition to the conference, WAA’s jointly held trade show is a premier event for Wisconsin and regional industry professionals to see the latest arborist gear, nursery equipment, tree inventory systems and learn about educational and government programs.

Presentations include a wide range of topics, including urban tree benefits, choosing trees for tough sites, forest insects to watch for, and strategies for tree climbing safety. New this year, is a Utility Track including sessions on complacency in the workplace and emerging trends in Right-of-Way vegetation management.

DNR Forestry specialty teams are focusing on topics related to forest health, including treatment options and disease impacts. The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council will present the annual Wisconsin Urban Forestry Awards during the conference. Download the Conference Brochure [exit DNR]


Dates: February 19-21, 2017

Location: Hyatt on Main & KI Convention Center, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

Early Bird Registration (available through January 31, 2017): $225


For more information contact Sara Minkoff ( or Ellen Clark (, Urban Forestry Communication Specialist, at 608-267-2774.

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