Trees for Tomorrow - POSTPONED

@ UCR Palm Desert
on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
in Palm Desert, CA

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Workshop Goal:  To provide the foundation for a wide range of stakeholders (planners, community development directors, city managers, arborists, landscape architects, landscapers, nursery growers, water district personnel, home owner association managers, and Master Gardeners) to work together to increase tree canopies in Coachella Valley Cities to 25% or higher over the next 20 years.

8:15:  Welcome and Workshop Overview (Tamara Hedges, Executive Director, UCR Palm Desert, Cal Lockett, Executive Director, Community Associations Institute – Coachella Valley Chapter, and Janet Hartin, Environmental Horticulturist, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources)

8:30: Benefits of Landscape Trees and ‘Best Practices’ for Their Selection and Care (Janet Hartin)

9:10:  Coachella Valley Urban Water Use and Future Availability (Angela Johnson, Water Management Specialist, Coachella Valley Water District)

9:45: Current Shade Tree Canopies and Implications for Coachella Valley Cities (Miranda Hutten, Regional UCF Program Manager, US Forest Service)

10:15: Coffee break (complements of CVWD)

10:30: Insect Pests Impacting Desert Trees:  South American Palm Weevil (Ivan Milosavljevic, postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Entomology, UC Riverside)

11:00:  Case Study Increasing Tree Canopies in Palm Desert (Ryan Stendell, Director of Community Development, City of Palm Desert) 

11:45:  Morning Wrap-Up (Janet Hartin)

12:00: Lunch (included in $25 registration fee)

1:00:  Panel Discussion (Morning Speakers)

1:30: Roundtable discussions: ‘Challenges and Opportunities to increase Tree Canopies in Coachella Valley Cities’ (cross-discipline small group discussions that include planners, community development managers, arborists, landscapers, landscape architects, nursery personnel, HOA managers, and Master Gardeners, etc.)

2:30:  Reports from Roundtable Discussions

2:50: ‘Next Steps’

3:00:  End of Workshop 

The registration fee is $25 per person and includes morning coffee break and lunch. The workshop is targeted at city managers, community services directors, city planners, arborists, landscapers, landscape architects, HOA managers, nursery growers and suppliers, and master gardeners and other interested individuals.  

Questions? or (951)313-2023


UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211