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March 4, 2013

Presentations

City of Phoenix: Planning the Urban Forest Lysistrata Hall, City of Phoenix

"Speak for the Trees": Developing a Tree and Shade Plan, Richard Adkins, City of Phoenix

From Quartzsite to Phoenix, You Too Can Become a Tree City USA, Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa

It Takes a Village to Plant Trees (And Grants Help), Joanne Toms, City of Glendale

Green Infrastructure and the Urban Forest - Thinking Outside the Planter Box, James DeRoussel, Watershed Management Group

Resource Group Presentations

Urban & Community Forestry –Arizona State Forestry: Alix Rogstad, Program Manager; Tree City USA, Federal and State Grants

Arizona Community Tree Council: Heilee O’Quinn, Community Development; Membership Benefits, Certified Arborist Training, Tree Care Workshops

Valley Permaculture Alliance: Debbie Fishell, Shade Tree Program Director; APS and SRP Shade Tree Programs

Susan Chase, Communication and Education Director; Plant Something campaign, Container Grown Tree Guide

Janet Waibel and Judy Gausman, Sustainable Landscape Management Certification Program

March 27th 2013, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mesa Arts Center, Contemporary Arts Building, Dobson Lecture Hall

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201

Outcomes:

-Provide municipal and tribal communities with steps that can be taken to develop a Tree and Shade Plan.

-Show how a Tree and Shade Plan ties into general plans, compliance issues, heat island concerns and Low Impact Development (LID).

-Demonstrate local success stories through presentations from other communities.

-Offer communities the available Tree and Shade Plan resources.

View the flyer for the event here.

Agenda:

7:30-8:00 a.m.: Registration, networking and refreshments

8:00-8:15 a.m.: Welcome, Anne Reichman, Program Manager - ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network; Dave Richins, Councilmember, City of Mesa

8:15-9:30 a.m.: "Speak for the Trees": Developing a Tree and Shade Plan, Lysistrata Hall, Richard Adkins, City of Phoenix

9:30-9:45 a.m.: Break, refreshments, visit resource booths

9:45-10:00 a.m.: From Quartzsite to Phoenix, You Too Can Become a Tree City USA, Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa

10:00-10:20 a.m.: It Takes a Village to Plant Trees (And Grants Help), Joanne Toms, City of Glendale

10:20-11:00 a.m.: Green Infrastructure and the Urban Forest - Thinking Outside the Planter Box, James DeRoussel, Watershed Management Group

11:00 a.m.-Noon: Growing Connections to Achieve Goals: Tree and Shade Plan Resources

-Urban & Community Forestry –Arizona State Forestry: Alix Rogstad, Program Manager; Tree City USA, Federal and State Grants

-Arizona Community Tree Council: Heilee O’Quinn, Community Development; Membership Benefits, Certified Arborist Training, Tree Care Workshops

-Valley Permaculture Alliance: Debbie Fishell, Shade Tree Program Director; APS and SRP Shade Tree Programs

-Arizona Nursery Association: Susan Chase, Communication and Education Director; Plant Something campaign, Container Grown Tree Guide

-Arizona Landscape Contractors Association: Janet Waibel and Judy Gausman, Sustainable Landscape Management Certification Program

Noon-1:00 p.m.: Lunch, networking, visit resource booths

Sponsorship Opportunity:

The anticipated attendance for this workshop is between 50-70 municipal employees and/ or tribal community members. Sponsorships are available and sponsors will receive recognition on promotional materials at the workshop.

-Morning refreshments sponsor: $400-$500

-Lunch sponsor: $500-$800

*For more information on the workshop and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Donna DiFrancesco at (480) 644-3334 or at Donna.DiFrancesco@mesaaz.gov.