Panel Discussion: Boston's Trees and Climate Change

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:00pm

Panel Discussion on Boston's Trees and Climate Change:
How can the City and community work together to invest in trees to prepare for climate change, and improve overall quality of life?

Come learn about the value of Boston’s trees, recent research on Boston’s urban forest and changing climate, neighborhood tree efforts, the impacts of urban infrastructure, and what steps the city and community can take to grow a healthy city and prepare for climate change.

Part of Engage Greenovate Boston’s Meet-up Series on the City's Climate Action Plan, being revised this summer.

Tuesday, May 6
6:00-7:00 pm
Boston Public Library, McKim Building Entrance, Orientation Room 201-B
700 Bolyston Street, Boston

- Peter del Tredici, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University and Arnold Arboretum
What We Can Do for the Trees
- Lucy Hutyra, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environment, Boston University
Trees in Boston’s Urban Metabolism: Carbon sequestration, emissions control, where to plant in Boston
- Joel Wool, Clean Water Action
Trees and the impact of utility gas leaks; tree planting in state energy efficiency efforts
- Susan Labandibar, Founder of Southie Trees
What a neighborhood can do to invest in trees, engage residents, and work with developers to protect trees
- Christine Poff, Boston Park Advocates and Franklin Park Coalition
The role of policy and advocacy in urban forestry; positive impacts of trees on public health and crime

Panel presentation followed by a brief Q+A session
Attendees can submit comments on Boston's tree policies to the City's Climate Action Plan, being revised this summer.

>Free and Open to the Public. Space is Limited, Register to attend:, or
email:, or call 617.542.7696

Organized by Boston Natural Areas Network
Part of Engage Greenovate Boston’s Meet-up Series on Boston's Climate Action Plan
Submit your recommendations to the Climate Action Plan online now:

Linda Ciesielski, Boston Natural Areas Network


700 Bolyston Street
Back Bay, MA 02116


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