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Tree Species Selection for Future Climates - Greening the Landscape Conversations

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  • Event Date: Oct 17, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Registration Opens: Sep 12, 2023 12:00pm
  • Early Bird Rate Ends: Sep 12, 2023 12:00pm
  • Registration Closes: Oct 17, 2023 01:00pm

Tree species matter. The future of our urban forest lies in what we choose to plant, and how we plant it. Making informed decisions related to species selection can be particularly challenging given the range of considerations involved in managing and maintaining our urban landscapes.

As we work to meet canopy targets that seek to maximize biodiversity, minimize pest and disease pressure, optimize establishment and grow a resilient urban canopy, there is a need to better understand and navigate the challenges of species selection, harnessing our collective knowledge, insights and industry perspectives to achieve our urban forestry goals.

Join panelists Peter Duinker, Professor Emeritus in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University, Donnie McPhee, Coordinator of the National
Tree Seed Centre at the Canadian Forest Service Atlantic Forestry Centre, and the Consortium's own Charlene Williams, Case Study Lead for Canopy Climate Readiness, as they discuss the process of tree species selection as consider strategies for building urban forests for the future