Urban Forests Key to Managing Climate Change, UBC Conference Hears

The largest international conference on urban forestry recently took place in Vancouver. Over 700 urban greening experts from across the globe came together to share their expertise on this rapidly-growing and critically-important discipline.

Three associations — Trees Canada (a not-for-profit charity dedicated to planting and nurturing trees), the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) and UBC’s International Urban Tree Diversity Conference — combined their resources at this groundbreaking event. UBC is emerging as a leader in urban forestry education under the leadership of Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, a world-renowned professor of urban forestry. read more >>