2017 Urban Forest Symposium – May 23

PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates.

2017 Symposium: Equity and the Urban Forest

May 23, 2017, 9am-4pm; Reception to follow, 4-6pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105


Symposium flyer

First 100 registrations: $85 (lunch covered by sponsorship)
Additional registrations: $100 per person
Full-time students and corps members: $45

Registration includes lunch and refreshments at reception.
A limited number of full scholarships may be available. More information coming soon.

Contacturbhort@uw.edu / 206-685-8033

The 9th annual Urban Forest Symposium will explore the intersection of social justice and urban forestry. Attendees will hear from arborists and environmental stewardship organizations who are working to engage and serve diverse audiences. Urban forestry professionals and community organization leaders will discuss strategies to increase opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities to receive the benefits of urban forestry. Learn about tools you can use to apply an equity lens to your hiring, training, communications and engagement. Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of how their equity work looks and feels, and to develop a more informed perspective on the importance of equity within the field of urban forestry.


  • Ron Harris-White, Director of Urban Environmental Leadership and Diversity | Antioch University Seattle
  • Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist | University of Washington, College of the Environment and US Forest Service PNW Research Station
  • Noah Enlow, Senior Economist, & Brody Abbott, Built Environment Analyst and Planner | Ecotrust
  • Cindy Tomashow, Co-Director of Urban Environmental Education Graduate Program | IslandWood & Antioch University Seattle
  • Representatives from Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle City Light, King County Department of Natural
    Resources and Parks, Forterra, and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

Sponsorship opportunities available:
2017 Urban Forest Symposium Sponsorship Form

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!





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