Climate Science on Tap presents Urban Forests: A Climate Change Solution or Casualty?

When: Thursday, Nov. 18th, 7:00 – 8:15 pm with doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peddler Brewing Company – Outdoor Beer Garden 1514 NW Leary Way

In urban centers, boosting tree canopy cover is proven to keep cities cooler and help us adapt to a future of climate-induced heat events. Native plants are often appreciated for their adaptive potential, however, native trees may also fall victim to rising temperatures.

This event will be moderated by P. Sean McDonald, PhD, UW Program on the Environment. Three expert panelists will be speaking on the topic of the impacts of climate change on urban tree canopy. This discussion will also include an overview of citizen science-supported research, led by WSU Research Scientist Joey Hulbert, that focuses on Red Cedar dieback and its possible impact on vulnerable communities.

After the discussion, the audience will engage in a Q & A to learn how to save trees and protect our communities. All ages and dogs are welcome!


Ali Lakehart, MA, Lead, Trees of Seattle

Lara Whitely Binder, MPA, Program Manager, King County Climate

Joey Hulbert, PhD, Forest Health Watch Manager, WSU, Puyallup

Volunteers will check proof of COVID vaccination or recent test, check registration, and answer questions.

This Climate Science on Tap series is organized by Cascadia Climate Action under the fiscal sponsorship of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit CascadiaNow!

Proof of Vaccination or Recent Test Required
Masks required when not at table, eating/drinking.