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Save the date for 14th Annual Great NC Tree Conference!

This year's conference will occur on 7-8 September 2023 in Cary, NC.  Our theme is Beyond the Basics:  Planning for Urban Trees.  Andy Fox, a licensed landscape architecht and co-director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab at North Carolina State University, will be our keynote speaker.  Registration opens in June. Click here to retrieve the Sponsor & Exhibitor packet.

Protecting Trees Where We Live, Work, and Play

NC Bradford Pear Bounty Program

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council created the NC Bradford Pear Bounty Program in 2022, in partnership with NCSU Cooperative Extension, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and North Carolina Forest Service.  Our goal is to reduce the number of invasive Bradford Pear trees found across North Carolina by swapping them for non-invasive, native trees that benefit wildlife.   

There are two remaining tree swap events in 2023:  

21 October in Wilmington

28 October in Sanford

Click here to register.  Any North Carolina homeowner can participate, even if they do not live in the community hosting the event.  Every year new communities are selected to host a NC Bradford Pear Bounty event.

Southeast Trees and the Law Symposium

Registration is now open for this year's SE Trees and the Law Symposium!  If you are an concerned about civil and criminal lawsuits when managing trees on private and/or municipal properties, you won't want to miss this unique educational opportunity.  The full day event will occur on Friday 16 June 2023 at Raleigh's McKimmon Center, across from the NC State University campus.  

Click here to download the symposium flyer.  

Ready to register? Click here now! 

Don't miss out on our workshops and webinars!

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council has many continuing education opportunities for you to pursue.  Be sure to visit our Upcoming Events page to learn the latest news about our Carolina Canopy Workshop and NC Community Tree Webinar series.  We also have North Carolina Urban Wood Group webinars open for registration.

Explore careers in urban forestry with our new blog

Through May 2023, the North Carolina Urban Forest Council is thrilled to have Emma Howrilla intern with us as she completes here Bachelor's studies in Science, Techonlogy and Society at NC State.  For her internship, Emma is blogging about her exploration of urban forestry careers.  Entitled In a Nutshell, the blog features summaries of Emma's interviews with different types of arborists and urban foresters across the State of North Carolina.  

Do you wonder what it means to be an arborist or urban forester?  Follow Emma's journey as she ponders the same question!  Visit the In a Nutshell Blog today!

Collect native tree seeds for Project Pando

Leaf & Limb is one of North Carolina Urban Forest Council's annual partners. Through its program, Project Pando, Leaf & Limb and its 300 volunteers have given away at least 20,000 native trees to residents of the Triangle Region. Help keep this program alive! Watch the attached video to learn how you can collect native seeds for Project Pando.