Ontario Urban Forest Council’s Annual Conference “Tree Preservation and the Planning Process – Moving Ahead”
Trees are increasingly regarded as beautiful and effective tonics to our polluted planet, with a long list of social, environmental and economic benefits. Sadly, preserving trees or allocating adequate space for future planting is rarely considered in the development process.
The Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC) will be holding their annual conference in Guelph this year. The conference takes place on Thursday, November 12 at the University of Guelph Arboretum. The theme of this year’s conference is “Tree Preservation and the Planning Process –Moving Ahead”. Speakers will include city planners, environmental planners, politicians, development consultants and educators who will bring their professional experience and municipal perspectives to share ideas. The City of Guelph and some of its real planning issues will be showcased to stimulate discussion of how best to protect our urban forests.
On Wednesday, November 11 from 7 to 9 p.m., the OUFC will be holding their AGM at the Shakespeare Arms near the Campus Estates Plaza. Well respected urban forest professor, Dr Andy Kenney will give a short presentation entitled “Preserving Trees and the Planning Process: Covering Your Assets”.
Update October 31: There is a reduced ticket price of $75 for those who work (employed or volunteer) for urban forest not for profit organizations such as Guelph Urban Forest Friends.
Visit www.oufc.org for complete conference details.