The Power of Trees: Building Resilient Communities

August 2016 Network Retreat & Power of Trees Conference

The Power of Trees: Building Resileint Communities.

A huge thanks to our generous partners and sponsors:


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

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2016 ReLeaf Network Retreat 8/9/16

Click here to view the Network Retreat Agenda! (.pdf)

Session 1: Local Advocacy: From the Elected’s Perspective with Cindy Montañez of TreePeople

Session 2: Volunteer Tree Steward Programs: Lessons Learned with Doug Wildman of Friends of the Urban Forest and Gail Church of Tree Musketeers

Volunteers and Lessons Learned from FUF (.pdf) Presentation
Volunteers at TREE MUSKETEERS Lessons Learned (.pdf) Presentation
Session 3: Friendraising in Fundraising with Lupe Solorio of Community Partners

Helping You DO GOOD, BETTER. (.pdf) presentation
Session 4: Growing the Canopy: Racial Justice with Leo Buc of Common Vision

Racial Justice and Urban Forestry. (.pdf) Presentation

Session 5: ReLeaf: Strategic Priorities & Projects with Cindy Blain & California ReLeaf Staff

Strategic Priorities & Projects (.pdf) Presentation


The Power of Trees Conference 8/10/16

At-a-glance conference schedule (.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 (.pdf) presentation
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 (.pdf) presentation
Strategies to Increase the Workforce (.pdf) presentation
Appealing to a Wider Audience (.pdf) presentation
Tree Care LA (.pdf) presentation
Session 4: Urban Waters Partnership Model with Pauline Louie of the Center for Watershed Health

Urban Waters Federal Partnership Presentation
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

Public Policy and Fudning Presentation
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 Research (.pdf) presentation
Tree Care for Birds & Other Wildlife (.pdf) presentation
Tools For Assessing and Managing Urban Forests (.pdf) presentation
Connecting tree failure with presence of wood decay fungi (.pdf) presentation


The Power of Trees Conference 8/11/16

At-a-glance conference schedule (.pdf)

Session 1: California’s Crown Jewels Under Attack with Greg McPherson of the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station


California’s Crown Jewels Under Attack Presentation
Session 2: Climate Change and Weather with Mark Jackson of the National Weather Service & NOAA


California ReLeaf Leadership Workshop: Overview of the Day and Expectations (.pdf) Presentation
Session 3: Exploring Solutions & Rapid Response (Panel) with John Kabashima of the UC Cooperative Extension,
Igor Lacan of the UC Cooperative Extension, and Greg McPherson of the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station


Invasive Shot‐Hole Borers (.pdf) Presentation
Solutions and Responses: Water (.pdf) Presentation
Session 4: Trees and Public Health: Saving Lives Through Urban Forestry with Elizabeth Rhoades of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Saving Lives Through Urban Forestry (.pdf) Presentation

Session 5: LA Urban Center with Miranda Hutten of the USDA Forest Service and Patricia Winter of the USDA Forest Service

LA Urban Center: Facilitated Session (.pdf) Presentation

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