The Florida Urban Forestry Council is hosting the first annual Urban Forestry Institute on March 8-9, 2012 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. The Institute will be a two-day, hands-on training for individuals involved in community or municipal urban forest management. The goal of the Urban Forestry Institute is to strengthen our urban forests by encouraging and supporting better management. The Institute’s classes will focus on technical knowledge, management skills and available resources for urban forestry professionals. The classes will be taught by leading experts from throughout the southeastern United States. Attendees can expect to gain knowledge and skills that lead to more efficient and effective management of your community’s urban forest.
This year the classes will focus on the quantifiable indicators of successful urban forestry programs:
· professional staff
· ordinances or policies that focus on planting, protecting, and maintaining the urban forest canopy
· tree boards or advisory groups that advocate for the management of the urban forest
· urban forest management plans
Here at the Florida Urban Forest Council we realize that opportunities for training are severely constrained by tight budgets. To meet the challenge of making high quality training available and accessible, the Executive Committee of the 2012 Urban Forest Institute has worked hard to keep the registration fee down. The fee includes all materials and lunch on both days.
As noted in the attached brochure registration can be handled through an on-line service at http://www.fufc.org/ufi_registration.html that will take most major credit cards.
University of Florida/ Hillsborough Co. Extension
5339 County Road 579
Seffner, Florida 33584
Value the Individual - Enrich the Community - Restore the Forest