LONDON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/09/12 -- The 10th Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC10) is pleased to announce the program for the 2012 Conference. With dynamic Speakers from across the Country presenting on a diverse range of urban forest topics, the Conference program will be of interest to urban forest professionals as well as community based experts.
Highlights of the Schedule include three days of dialogue through Speaker sessions, panel discussions and plenary sessions. Field Tours will showcase some of the urban forest issues and successes in the London Ontario region. Tree Canada's 20th Anniversary will be celebrated with a special GALA evening. Full details can be found on the Canadian Urban Forest Conference website: www.cufc10.ca
'This October, Tree Canada and its partners will be celebrating 20 years of making Canadian communities greener', says Michael Rosen, Tree Canada President. 'Today, urban forests are achieving recognition as the forest where more than 85% of Canadians work and play - a forest that gives us so many environmental, economic and social benefits. We can't wait to join Canada and the world's urban forest experts to look at our accomplishments and talk about how we can make these important forests thrive in the future.'
Tree Canada and the City of London, in partnership with the Ontario Urban Forest Council and the Society of Municipal Arborists are hosting the 10th Canadian Urban Forest Conference in London, Ontario October 2nd - 4th.
London, The Forest City, has a long history of progressive and innovative forest management. With over 80% of Canadians living in urban areas, London will provide a focus for Canadian urban forest practices and allow a dialogue with professional and community groups on urban forest strategies, policies, technologies and management practices.
The bilingual conference will include:
-- A strategic urban forest workshop and quality local, national and international presenters -- Field tours of London's urban forest and Canada's unique Carolinian Forest -- A banquet and gala event marking Tree Canada's 20th anniversary -- Networking and dialoguing opportunities with Canadian urban forest leaders