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The 2014 Women's Arboriculture Program is now available.
Conference sessions will run Wednesday, March 5th to Friday, March 7th 2014.
Our current schedule for the Women's Arboriculture Conference is listed for March 5, March 6, and March 7.

Please note the Program may be subject to change.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday March 5 2014 ( 2.0 CEU )
10:45 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmWelcome
1:15 pm – 1:45 pmKaty Rose
Nature-based Approaches to working with children, youth and families. Introduction of the power of nature-based therapies in promoting healing and resilience with children, youth and families. Through the introduction of theoretical background, and engaging in fun experiential (and tree-based) activities together, the participants will walk away with an understanding of the possibilities of this cutting edge field.
Participants will be divided up into 3 groups. After you attend one session, you move to the next. Sessions are:
  • Engaging in fun experiential (tree-based) activities with Katy Rose.
  • Tree Risk Assessment: A Wider Perspective with Verna Mumby.
  • Carolina Arango: Sharing Her Passion About Trees

2:00 pm – 2:30 pmOutdoor session 1
2:45 pm -3:15 pmOutdoor session 2
3:30 pm – 4:00 pmOutdoor session 3
4:00 – 4:30 pmCoffee and Networking
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Thursday March 6 2014 ( 4.5 CEU )
7:15am Continental Breakfast in the Forum Ballroom
8:15am – 8:30 am Welcome
8:30 am – 9:15 amKEYNOTE SPEAKER Professor Suzanne Simard
9:15 am – 9:45 am Coffee break / networking
9:45 am – 10:30 pmDr. Kathleen Wolf
1 of 2 presentations:
Bridging Science and The Sacred: How Can We Connect Evidence with Emotion?
10:30 am – 10:45 am Short Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am Nancy McLean
Tree Planting as Poetry: Looking at Permaculture Principles.
Rather than taking a scientific view of a new method of planting and maintenance, we will take a look at how permaculture principles might enhance our work. Nancy will lead us through historic sites and current projects to identify how we might take a different perspective.
11:30am – 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Nancy McLean
Passionate Planting
As a landscape architect and ninja planter, Nancy McLean is ready to show you where to find inspiration and tell the stories that will convince clients to do something amazing.
1:15 pm – 1:30 pmShort break
1:30 pm – 2:15 pmNancy Hofer
Trees as Critical Urban Infrastructure- tree protection and urban forest planning from a local government perspective.
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Coffee break / networking
2:45 pm – 3:30 pmNancy Hofer
Trees as Critical Urban Infrastructure - continued
7:00 pm Fire Pit - Networking over hot choco!
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Friday March 7 2014 ( 3.75 CEU )
7:15am Continental Breakfast in the Forum Ballroom
8:45 am – 9:00 amOpening Remarks
9:00 am – 9:45 am Susan Murray
"Remarkable Trees"
Do you enjoy the photography of Thomas Pakenham, author of Remarkable Trees of the World? You do...fabulous! Then see and hear about the giants, dwarfs and arboreal oddities like the special oak tree in Hobbiton, New Zealand that inspire, amuse and delight us. Susan Murray, our presenter, will take you on a tour of the "Remarkable Trees" she has collected on her travels around the world.
9:45 am – 10:15 amCoffee break / networking
10:15 am - 11:00 pmSara Shores
"Where’d I put that owl box?" Inventory tools to track the 5 P's of Urban Forest Management
11:00 am – 11:15 amShort Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Sasha Nowicki
"Trees Through the Ages: A Legal Perspective"
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:20 pm – 2:05 pmSasha Nowicki
"Trees Through the Ages: A Legal Perspective" continued
2:05 pm – 2:20 pmCoffee break / networking
2:20 pm – 3:05 pm Dr. Kathleen Wolf
Bridging Science and The Sacred: How Can We Connect Evidence with Emotion? - continued
3:05 pm - 3:15 pmClosing Remarks

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Are you a student or know one? All students are invited to enter our video contest!
We will post the videos on our Face Book page for you to view and vote on. One conference registration package will be awarded to the full-time student who creates the video which receives the most votes ('Likes'). Part-time students may also enter, and if their video wins, they will be awarded a 50% discount on full conference fees. Download the full pdf document here.
The contest document is in .pdf format. To download a free pdf viewer by Adobe click here.


The major sponsor and organizer for this conference is Mumby's Arboriculture Consulting Mumby's Arboriculture Consulting