Activity Description

Urban forests help define a sense of place and well-being where people live, work, play, and learn.

At the 2018 World Forum on Urban Forests, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation launched the Tree Cities of the World programme, an international effort to recognize cities and towns committed to ensuring that their urban forests and trees are properly maintained, sustainably managed, and duly celebrated. In addition to celebrating cities which make efforts to improve their urban forest, the initiative also aim to connect cities around the world in a new network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing community trees and forests.

This “2020 Tree Cities of the World Conference” is an opportunity for cities to share their success stories, learn about global urban forestry initiatives, and connect with peers from around the world. Attendees will also have access to sessions facilitated by national programme leaders to learn about regional initiatives and applying for Tree Cities of the World recognition in 2020.

Partner Organizations

  • Arbor Day Foundation

Names and Titles of Speakers

  • Mr Simone Borelli, Forestry Officer, FAO-HQ
  • Mr Dan Lambe, President, Arbor Day Foundation US
  • Ms Florian Reber, World Economic Forum
  • Ms Alana Tucker, Programme Manager, Arbor Day Foundation
  • Ms Anne Beard, Board President, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Ms Caitlyn Pollihan, CEO & Executive Director, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Mr David Bloniarz, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

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