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UCFS Learning Series: Large Scale Tree Planting Campaigns

December 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Large Scale Tree Planting Campaigns: Lessons from One Million Trees Atlanta

In the face of global climate change and the desire to plant and preserve as many trees as possible to combat the effects, many communities are setting ambitious tree planting goals. Challenges and opportunities abound with these large tree targets. Do you count net or gross tree growth? How do you ensure the trees planted actually make it?! Positively, however, tree planting campaigns capture the hearts of residents and decisionmakers and ultimately lead to the ultimate goal for urban foresters – more green where people live.

In this Learning Series, we’ll hear from Trees Atlanta and the community of Sandy Springs, GA. Together, they are working towards the One Million Trees Initiative for the Atlanta metro that aims plant and conserve one million trees by 2030. Their count to one million includes trees planted in public spaces, for public projects, and on private land in partner cities. Trees preserved, a unique addition to these types of campaigns, include forested areas that are newly protected by conservation deed for permanent protection.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How Trees Atlanta is serving as the lead for One Million trees including tracking, fundraising, and more.
  2. How cities, like Sandy Springs, Georgia, are meeting their commitments to the initiative through planting, reforestation, preservation, and more.
  3. Key takeaways including challenges and successes other communities can replicate.

ISA CEUs have been applied for and are pending.

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December 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST