Urban and Community Forestry News - Oct. 29, 2021

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Urban and Community Forestry News

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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.

Call for Michgan ArborCon presentations

Arborcon 2022 banner - Feb 7-9, Lansing MI. Banner has fall trees behind text and ISA Michigan logo.

Urban and community forestry industry leaders are invited to submit speaker applications for ARBORCON 2022. Michigan’s premier education and networking event for tree care professionals attracts over 400 attendees each year and will take place Feb. 7-9 at the Lansing Center in Lansing. 

Submit a speaker application by Nov. 8

MSU announces emerald ash borer webinar series

Emerald ash borer closeup - a shiny green bug

Photo from Michigan State University

Join Michigan State University in a winter invasives webinar series diving into aspects of emerald ash borer, an invasive green insect that has wiped out the majority of Michigan's ash trees. Webinars will explore breeding resistant ash trees,  conducting outreach on invasive species and looking to the future to prevent the "next emerald ash borer" through early detection methods. 

Register for invasive species webinars.

Chicago Wilderness Alliance offering equity workshops

Banner with diverse faces and text: Increasing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplaces and communities

The Chicago Wilderness Alliance is offering a series of free workshops centered on providing resources to conservation organizations to further justice, equity and diversity in outdoor spaces. The workshops will be hosted by Cream City Conservation & Consulting.

Learn more about the initiative and register for workshops

Workshops and conferences

Nov. 1-2: Pesticide Credit Clinic

Nov. 4-6: Tree Care Industry Association Expo

Nov. 8-10: 2021 Michigan Association of Conservation Districts fall conference

Nov. 11: Pesticide Category/CORE Review & Update

Nov. 17-18: Partners in Community Forestry

Nov. 19: Urban Wood Network Academy

Spotlight: Detroit's Green Door Initiative

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The Detroit Green Door Initiative is an organization dedicated to growing environmental literacy, sustainability and environmental justice. The organization supports four program categories: Ensuring environmental justice, an environmental technician career worker training program, youth speak green (amplifying youth voices) and solar (coming soon).

Learn more about the Green Door Initiative.

In the news


Columbus, OH: City forester – City of Columbus

Storrs, CT: Assistant professor, Urban and Community Forestry – University of Connecticut

Chicago: Assistant professor/urban-focused ecologist – DePaul University

Michigan: Multiple urban forestry positions – Davey Trees

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