Urban Tree Summit ($)

8:45am 3:15pm EST

Virtual Event

This is an online event

Number of CEUs


Montgomery Parks, Montgomery County, MD and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the ninth annual "Urban Tree Summit".

Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes.

The 2020 Urban Trees Summit is a virtual event, hosted by Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, via Microsoft Teams. You will receive the link and Microsoft Teams meeting instructions when you complete registration.

Registration: $25

Urban Tree Summit Schedule of Events

December 2, 2020

8:45- 9:00 AM Welcome

9:00 – 10:00 AM Nina Bassuk, Professor, Cornell University

Flight 93 Memorial Landscape: Evaluation and proposal for future improvements

10:00 – 10:10 AM Break

10:10 – 11:10 AM Greg Dahle, Associate Professor, West Virginia University

“How Branches are Connected to Trunks”

11:10 – 11:20 AM Break

11:20– 12:20 PM Guy Meilleur, Principal Arborist, Historic Tree Care

“Research On Regenerative Pruning, For Smaller, Safer Trees”

12:20- 1 PM Lunch Break

1:00-2:00 PM John Ball, Professor of Forestry South Dakota State University

“Trees Are Good Moms”

2:00 – 2:10 PM Break

2:10- 3:10 PM Earl Eutsler, Associate Director, Urban Forestry Division, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.

“Tree-Investment Strategies to Address Tree Inequities”

3:10-3:15 PM Closing Remarks

Post Conference Event (Optional)

3:30-4:10 PM Virtual Happy Hour:

Network with colleagues from the conference to make new contacts and share ideas. Attendees who choose to participate will be divided into small group breakouts of 4 to 6 people for 15-minute sessions. Links for the happy hour will be emailed to you in advance of the event. This event is included in the registration fee, however no CEUs will be given for this optional event.


The following CEUs will be offered for the live broadcast only:

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES)
Maryland DNR License Tree Expert

We encourage all arborists, landscape industry and environmental/green industry professionals, engineers, designers, housing developers, and interested citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to learn new techniques and concepts on what can be done to ensure the survival of trees in our built environment.

Find out more here and register.