Urban and Community Forestry News – Sept. 10, 2021

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Urban and Community Forestry News

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Visit us on the web at Michigan.gov/UCF

This weekly newsletter contains information related to urban forestry and arboriculture training, research, jobs, and funding in Michigan, nationally and internationally. If you know of an event or opportunity that may be of interest to our partners, please email program coordinator Kevin Sayers.

Apply for recognition with 'Tree City' family of programs

A street sign that says "tree city USA" in a tree-lined neighborhood

Celebrate your community's accomplishments in urban and community forestry by applying for Tree City USA program recognition. In addition, universities, healthcare organizations and utilities are eligible for recognition in related programs, including Tree Campus, Tree Campus Healthcare and Tree Line. Communities that have received Tree City recognition for at least one year may be eligible for Growth Awards. Learn more and submit an application.

Arborists to recognize veterans with day of service

Saluting branches program: arborists united for veteran remembrance. Words on a sky blue background with American flag and tree leaves.

Saluting Branches is a nonprofit arborist organization dedicated to honoring  veterans by organizing volunteer tree and landscape care for dedicated properties such as memorials and cemeteries. A seventh annual Saluting Branches Day of Service will be held Sept. 22. Learn more and get involved in a local chapter.

Learn to "lend a hand for the land" with Woodsy Owl

A banner with the cartoon image of Woodsy Owl, an owl in suspenders and a feathered cap, with the text: Live - a distance learning adventure

Smokey Bear's friend in conservation, Woodsy Owl, will be hosting a live learning event at 1 p.m. Sept. 14, on Facebook, sharing ways to care for the land. Woodsy's message is kid-friendly and all about conservation and the environment. View a trailer for the event and learn how to join in

MSU to offer online forest science seminars

MSU Hanover Forest online science seminar banner - Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 on zoom. Features green writing and leaf graphics

Michigan State University's Department of Forestry will bring a series of online science seminars on trees to your screen starting Tuesday, Sept. 14. Each Tuesday through Nov. 16, the department will offer seminars via Zoom on topics that include biodiversity, management perspectives, urban forestry, biomass use and more. Learn more and view presentations

Support your community forestry goals with grants

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Funding opportunities for a variety of tree-related programs have been announced and are now available; apply to boost forestry efforts in your community.

Workshops and conferences

Sept. 14: What's up with my tree?

Sept. 15-16: 2021 ISA-Michigan fall conference

Sept. 17-19: Michigan Tree Climbing Championship

Sept. 24: Chainsaw safety, maintenance and tree felling

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: America in Bloom

Oct. 12-14: Nature & Health 2021 conference

In the news


St. Louis, MO: Urban Connections Program specialist – USDA Forest Service

Chicago, IL: Forestry program coordinator – Openlands

Northcentral & Western, WI: 2 positions - Regional urban forestry coordinators – Wisconsin DNR

Philadelphia, PA: Trees specialist – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Berryville, VA: Assistant nursery manager – Casey Trees

News articles, workshops, webinars and other information from outside DNR in this publication are provided for informational purposes and are not endorsements.