Wondrous Tree Fellowship
Nancy Furness interviews horticulturalist James Bobick about the significance of the arboretum at Riverview as an organization he helped for called the Wondrous Tree Fellowship.
A healthy urban forest provides valuable ecological services, mitigates effects of climate change, & is critical to our physical & mental health.
Our urban forest is under threat due to increased development, population pressures, & the effects of a rapidly changing climate. The good news is that Tri-Cities municipalities are currently developing urban forest management strategies.
On Tuesday March 7th the Wondrous Tree Fellowship, in partnership with the Burke Mountain Naturalists, will be hosting the Tri-Cities Urban Forest Forum at Douglas Collage in Coquitlam from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. ( Lecture Theatre A1470 )
The Tri-Cities Urban Forest Forum will offer an opportunity for experts, elected representatives, city staff, & members of the public to explore a shared vision & best management practices to ensure a healthy future for our urban forest.
Speakers at this event will include ;
Richard Boase – Environmental Sustainability (Operations), District of North Vancouver
Lorien Nesbitt – Assistant Professor, Urban Forestry & Environmental Justice UBC
Amelia Needoba – Principal & Senior Forester, Diamond Head Consulting
Erika Mashig – Manager of Arboriculture, Horticulture, Parks & Open Space Planning, City of New Westminster.
Tri-Cities Community TV will bring you coverage of this event.