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2014 SUFC Annual Meeting and Reception

US Botanic Garden, Washington DC

SUFC 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC



Scan of Urban Forestry Outreach Campaigns

SUFC commissioned Fifth Estate Communications to conduct a scan of five urban forestry outreach campaigns, including public awareness efforts, tree-planting initiatives and a capital campaign, as part of their discovery work for the Vibrant Communities Strategic Communications Plan. The goal of the scan was to gather messaging and communications strategies and tactics from each campaign, and to capture best practices and lessons learned. Fifth Estate identified clear trends emerging around successful programs, including creating a “cycle of value,” providing multiple points of engagement and meeting people where they are, geographically and emotionally.



SUFC Webinars

  • SUFC Stakeholder webinar: FY 2015 USDA Forest Service Budget

  • Are You Climate-Smart? How Urban Trees Build Climate Preparedness WEBINAR

    Webinar summary: What roles do urban trees play in reducing climate change impacts in urbanized communities? Webinar speakers touch on climate-induced stormwater flooding, reducing thermal pollution in local waterways, and minimizing heat island effects.

    Moving from a national perspective to an exciting region-specific project, learn about the Forestry CPR (Climate Preparedness and Response) pilot program developed by King County Washington and National Wildlife Federation. Hear how this model utilizes various assessment tools and helps provide landowners (from backyards to forested acreage) with tailored actions steps and resources to make their property more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools are applicable to private lots, schools, businesses and public parks.

  • iTree: How it is being used and what's new

    On October 10, 2011, the SUFC hosted an interactive webinar on the iTree with experts: Keith Cline (USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program), Scott Maco (Davey Tree), Jerri LaHaie (Society of Municipal Arborists), and Dr. Dave Nowak (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station). The webinar provided an overview of how iTree is a collaborative tool, the range of the iTree suite tools and specifically iTree Hydro. To hear the presentations and Q and A, click here




For recent SUFC member policy and education outreach efforts, see Take Action.