Indiana Urban Forest Symposium – Learn, Share and Grow Community Forests

(MORGAN MONROE STATE FOREST) – The state of urban forestry is constantly changing.

To help you with the new challenges, new innovations, and new faces, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Community and Urban Forestry (DNR CUF) program invites you to attend an Urban Forestry Symposium Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13, 2019. 

It will be held at Morgan Monroe State Forest Training Center.

On day 1 there will be multiple speakers addressing various urban forestry topics. Day 2 will be more focused on collaborative discussions.

Limited overnight accommodations will also be available for those coming from long distances. To register for this free event click here

According to Carrie Tauscher State CUF Coordinator, Indiana DNR, if we take our cues from trees we should not overlook the opportunity for cross-pollination. It is necessary to increase strength and diversity in the urban forest.

Additionally, the DNR CUF program is now left without a formal advisory body, a role that IUFC previously filled.

In order for the DNR CUF program to remain eligible for US Forest Service funding a new advisory body must be assembled to, at a minimum, provide guidance and collaborative resource to the DNR CUF program.

“This transitional fall meeting will provide an opportunity to bring us all together to reaffirm friendships and build new ones,” Tauscher added.

“In urban forestry, we often feel like we alone speak for the trees. The struggle is real, but so are the successes. This meeting is an opportunity to reconnect and reengage with the broad network of urban forestry professionals and volunteers across the state of Indiana from municipal forester and consultants to tree board members and tree steward volunteers, Tauscher says.

Symposium Goals:

  • Provide high-quality education to partners and practitioners
  • Give partners the opportunity for professional development and networking
  • The first meeting of interested and invited members to participate in a reestablishing state urban forestry advisory body
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