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Hosted by...The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program, the Michigan Urban and Community Forestry Council, and the Arboriculture Society of Michigan to honor Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, and Tree Campus USA award recipients.


This banquet was last hosted in 2017, when 53 participants had an opportunity to receive awards, learn about emerging trends in urban forestry, and network with other like-minded professionals. This year, an estimated 60 community foresters, community tree board members, and municipal leadership are expected to attend from a cross section of Michigan’s approximately 110 designated Tree Cities, 2 Tree Lines, and 4 Tree Campuses.

Online registration is closed. You may registration on site to attend the event.
2019 Tree City USA Banquet and Education Conference
April 10, 2019 | Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | East Lansing, MI

Location Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Room: Red Cedar

219 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI  48824

(includes lunch, education, parking)
CEUs 3 ISA CEUs are available in the categories as follows: Certified Arborist (3), Utility Specialist (.5), Municipal Specialist (3), BCMA-S (.5), BCMA-P (1), BCMA-Mgt (1.5)
ranges from $250-$1000. Click here for more details
April 10
Topics/Speakers include:

10:00 – 10:30               Registration/Check-in

10:30 – 10:40              Welcome - Debbie Begalle, State Forester, MDNR

10:40 – 11:10               MSU Turns a New Leaf in Urban Forestry - Asia Dowtin, MSU Department of Forestry

11:15 – 11:45               Senate Bill 1188-94: What’s Next? - Lee Mueller, Davey Resource Group, Inc.

12:00 – 12:30               Why Trees Matter - Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, City of Grand Rapids

12:30 – 1:30                 Lunch and Awards Presentation - Kevin Sayers (MDNR) and Dean Hay, MUCFC

1:30- 2:00                     Greener through Partnerships: Macomb County

                                      Gerry Santoro, Macomb County Planning and Dev. Dennis Champine, City of Centerline

2:00 – 2:30                   Planning for Trees and Utility Safety - Kay Lancour, Consumer’s Energy

2:30 – 3:00                   Emerging Issues and Resources in Arboriculture - Annie Kruise, Arboriculture Society of Michigan


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