Presentation to address certification partnerships to support urban wood use
(Mpls, MN) - Join Dovetail Partners at the International Urban Forestry Congress from Sept 30 - Oct 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kathryn Fernholz of Dovetail Partners will be addressing Certification partnerships to support urban wood utilization and community benefits and other developments within the related project.
‘The Urban Forest - Diverse in Nature’, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from September 30 - October 3, 2018.
The Congress is a unique partnership between Tree Canada's Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC), the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (PNW-ISA) Annual Training Conference and the Urban Tree Diversity Conference (UTD).
The event provides a forum for practicing arborists and urban foresters, green space planners and designers, policy makers, researchers and educators to share their unique insights into arboriculture and urban forestry. The power of diversity in urban forestry will be explored; diversity of trees and forests, diversity of people and communities, and diversities of management practices. By learning from one another’s’ knowledge and experiences, we will all be better able to shape the world’s urban forests.
The event will highlight excellent international presenters, as well as talented experts from the Pacific Northwest coast region of North America.
The presentation by Fernholz will address a new initiative to support increased urban wood utilization and community benefits. The project is working to develop a unified urban wood certification strategy with the goal of aligning existing programs that recognize responsible management practices in the urban forest. Existing urban forestry programs range from accreditation and licensing to training and certification programs. The intent of the project is to develop a certification process to be incorporated into existing professional and accreditation standards, adopted by municipalities, and embraced by tree-related operations within urban forests including arboriculture businesses and wood processors. Partners on the project include the Arbor Day Foundation, Society of Municipal Arborists, Tree Care Industry Association, Utility Arborists Association, Right-of-Way Stewardship Council, Dovetail Partners, North Carolina Forest Service, and the USDA Forest Service. Support for the project is provided by the North Carolina Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program and the USDA Forest Service.