The Power of Trees Conference 8/10/16

August 9 to 11, 2016. The Power of Trees. Building Resilient Communities.

ReLeaf Retreat 8/9/16 | Power of Trees 8/10/16 | Power of Trees 8/11/16

At-a-glance conference schedule (.pdf) | Complete conference brochure (.pdf)

Welcome: Welcome to Los Angeles: Trees as Infrastructure with Ted Bardacke, Los Angeles Director of Infrastructure


Session 1: The Power of Trees: Natural Capital in Cities with Gretchen Daily, PhD of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University

The Power of Trees: Natural Capital and Cities.


Session 2: The Power of Partners: A Multi-Agency Collaborative with Andy Lipkis of TreePeople


Session 3: The Power of Jobs: Tree Care, Diversity, and Community Education (Panel) with Brigitte Orrick of Tree Care Industry Association, Allegra Mautner of Friends of the Urban Forest, and Oscar Sanchez of Tree Care LA

The Power of Jobs: Tree care, diversity, and community education.Arborists Wanted: Strategies to increase the workforce.Appealing to a wider audience.Power to the Trees.


Session 4: Urban Waters Partnership Model with Pauline Louie of the Center for Watershed Health

  Urban waters federal partnership. Creating a  big tent for big goals.


Session 5: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Public Policy & Funding (Panel) with Emi Wang of The Greenlining Institute, Alfredo Arredondo of Conservation Strategy Group, and David Haas of CAL FIRE
Seeing the forest from the trees: public policy and funding.


Session 6: The Power of Diversity: Green 2.0 with José González of Latino Outdoors & Green 2.0


Session 7: “Trees in Trouble” Screening & Community Education with Andrea Torrice of Torrice Media

Trees in Trouble Trailer from Torrice Media on Vimeo.


Session 8: California Research Projects (Panel) with Miranda Hutten of USDA Forest Service, Andy Trotter of West Coast Arborists, Erika Teach of USDA Forest Service & Davey Resource Group, Jeff Reimer of Cal Poly, and Igor Lacan of the UC Cooperative Extension

LA urban center.Tree care for birds and other wildlife: best management practices.Decay/ failure study: Connecting tree failure with presence of wood secay fungi.

Thank you to our partners & sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible!

El Pueblo Park Association. Boething Treeland Farms. Plan-it Geo. Davey Tree. San Diego Gas and Electric. Placeworks. Cal Fire. US Forest Service. Bright View Tree Company. Conservation Startegy Group. Hort Sceince. Los Angeles Urban Center. The Nature Conservancy. West Coast Arborsts. Arborwell. Arbor Jet. Mann Made Resources.