Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference”

Trees Atlanta Arboretum Conference: Bringing the Arboretum Home 2010

Trees Atlanta invites you to join them for their second annual "City in the Arboretum Conference" this year with a theme of "Bringing the Arboretum Home." Click the image above to register!

Atlanta is known as “The City of Trees” thanks to our canopy of ancient oaks and mature trees, but we still have work to do to expand our greenspaces and plant and preserve native tree species. At this second annual “City in the Arboretum Conference: Bringing the Arboretum Home,” Trees Atlanta will share with guests how to do just that. 25 years ago, Trees Atlanta began their mission to plant trees throughout the city and, as a part of that, have developed seven neighborhood arboreta for educational, scientific, and aesthetic purposes.

Here is more information about the goals of both the Arboreta Program and the Arboretum Conference:

The goals of the Arboreta Program:

  • To educate the public about trees and tree species.
  • To increase the biodiversity of our urban forest.
  • To create new citizen advocates for trees.

The goals of the Conference:

  • Share information, tools, and resources to implement arboreta projects and support Trees Atlanta’s mission.
  • Connect citizens, neighborhood arboretum leaders, and city leaders through facilitated discussion and networking. We will create a cohort of tree advocates and supporters!

The objectives of the Conference:

  • Provide background and accomplishments of BeltLine Arboretum and Neigborhood Arboreta programs.
  • Discuss opportunities for getting involved and upcoming events (such as tree walks, maintenance days, and more).
  • Learn how to leverage a neighborhood arboretum as a neighborhood asset and attraction.
  • Understand arboreta themes and collections, and how to properly document them.
  • Discuss the importance of biodiversity.
  • Learn basic tree care needs.
  • Hear from keynote speakers and professional horticulturalists.
  • Facilitate learning, dialog, and feedback that address current and future program needs. Arboreta leaders will exchange successes and challenges in an open forum.
  • Take a walking tour of the Inman Park arboretum.

The Arboretum Conference will take place on May 22nd, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can get all the details and register online right now on the Trees Atlanta website!

Thanks to Robby Astrove with Trees Atlanta for sending this along!

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