Increasing Urban Forest Resiliency
In a Changing World
Aug. 2-3, 2022
The Urban Tree Diversity Conference series works to bring the world's leading researchers and real-world experts together to discuss how science, practice, policy, and community
engagement can be used to expand the palette of trees grown and planted in urban environments.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Tues: 6.25 ISA CEUS (BCMA - M)
Wed: 2.5 ISA CEUS (BCMA - M)
Urban Tree Diversity 4 (UTD4) builds on past successes in Malmö (Sweden), Melbourne (Australia), and Vancouver (Canada) - bringing the event to the United States for the first time through the hosting of a hybrid conference, offering both in-person and online access to attendees, to the Tampa Bay area in, Florida. Slated for summer 2022, UTD4 is a partnership between the University of Florida, the Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Nature Based Solutions Institute.
2022 Conference Themes:
Selection and improvement of urban trees
Ecosystem services and public health benefits of diverse urban forests
The role of diversity in pest and storm resilience
Methods for assessing diversity given species, age, function, and size
Designing and developing planting spaces for a wider range of tree species
Barriers, challenges, and feedback loops that limit urban forest diversity
Managing urban forests for a diverse urban (human) population
Planning, managing, and governing for urban tree diversity through collaborative partnerships.