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Urban Tree Summit

Wed September 8 @ 12:00 pm - Thu September 23 @ 3:00 pm EDT

$25.00 - $50.00
Annual Tree Summit hosted by Casey Trees and Montgomery County

Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the tenth annual conference — Urban Tree Summit. Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect, and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.

Trees provide many benefits: they clean and cool our air, stabilize our soils, provide wildlife habitat, and beautify our urban and suburban areas. We encourage all arborists, landscape industry and environmental/green industry professionals, engineers, designers, housing developers, and interested citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to learn new techniques and concepts on what can be done to ensure the survival of trees in our built environment.

New Event Format

In lieu of our traditional single day conference event, we have opted this year for a new format with intentions to promote public safety as well as provide a more impactful experience.

We are kicking off our event with a virtual session to allow anyone, far and wide, to learn from our speakers. Following the virtual session, each week in September we will be hosting in-person field sessions. Each field session will repeat twice at a capacity of 25 attendees for each time slot. The introduction of these repeat sessions allows for both public safety as well as a more personal feel. We hope these smaller sessions will foster engaging conversations, networking opportunities, and a more impactful experience overall.

Each weekly field session content will be the same at both the 9:30am and 12:30pm time slots, so be sure to choose only one time slot for each week. However, we do encourage attending multiple sessions across the month, as the topics will change week to week! All field sessions will be held in person on location.


Full agenda details to come.

September 8th – Half-day Virtual Session on Zoom

Presented by:

Carly Ziter, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Concordia University, Montreal; Kevin Smith, Supervisory Plant Pathologist with the US Forest Service; Cecil Konijnendijk, Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia

Held Online

8:30am – 12:00pm

September 9 – Field Session 1

Presented by:

Partick Harwood, Urban Forester with Montgomery Parks; Shaun McKim, Urban Forester with DDOT, Urban Forestry Division; Shaun Preston, Recycling Coordinator, Urban Forestry, with Camp Small, Baltimore City

Located in: Pope Farm, Montgomery Country, Maryland

Group 1 — 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Group 2 — 12:30 – 2:30 PM

September 16 – Field Session 2

Presented by:

Vincent Verweij, Arborist and Urban Forestry Manager with the Department of Parks and Recreation

Located in: Arlington, Virginia

Group 1 — 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Group 2 — 12:30 – 2:30 PM

September 23 – Field Session 3

Presented by:

Earl Eutsler, Associate Director and State Forester with the Urban Forestry Division

Located in: Langdon Park, Washington, D.C.

Group 1 — 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Group 2 — 12:30 – 2:30 PM


Identification will be checked at the door. Ticket rate is per person.

All raised funds support this event.

Getting There

Field sessions will be held in numerous locations across the DMV region. Exact maps and meeting locations for in-person sessions will be sent out to ticket holders as events approach.


Field sessions will be held in numerous locations across the DMV region. We will work with individual participants who have indicated need for accommodations on their ticket purchase to ensure an accessible event for all. In the event we are unable to make appropriate accommodations, we will refund tickets in full for any inaccessible events.

Food and Drink

No food or drink will be provided.

Our Sponsors

The Urban Tree Summit is made possible by generous financial and in-kind contributions from our sponsors. Join the ranks of the community-minded businesses working towards a collective mission by following the PDF or online forms or by reaching out to to sponsor.


Are continuing education units (CEUs) being offered at this event?

Yes. CEUs will be awarded by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), MD Licensed Tree Expert (MD LTE), and Society of American Foresters (SAF).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at or 202.349.1909

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. For changes to event registration, contact us at or 202.349.1909

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Guests will be checked in on arrival based on registration name.

What is the refund policy?

This event is non-refundable. If you are no longer able to make it, please let us know in advance and we will process your registration as a tax-deductible contribution instead.


Wed September 8 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Thu September 23 @ 3:00 pm EDT
$25.00 - $50.00
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Multiple Locations and Online
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Washington, DC 20017 United States