Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek will share an update about our work over this past year. We’ll dive a bit deeper into our tree and landscape work with Erica Holm, the Conservancy’s Field Operations Coordinator. Erica will explain the work we’ve completed so far during the first seven-year tree pruning cycle of our Tree Inventory, Assessment and Management Plan, and where we hope to go in the future.
Dr. Jim Clark, an experienced arborist and urban forestry professional, will join us to speak about how this kind of tree care is beneficial for the long-term health of the tree canopy, for the humans interacting with it and for the environment.
To close out the event, we will be joined by an expert panel to discuss the importance of a healthy tree canopy from the perspective of the tree canopy and the nearby environment, direct human interaction in an urban environment and the broader public health impacts a tree canopy (or lack thereof) can have on the surrounding community.