Urban Tree Summit 2021

Casey Trees and Montgomery Parks present the Tenth Annual Conference

Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington DC, 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.

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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 A — 9:30 – 11:30 AM Group B — 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 A — 9:30 – 11:30 AM Group B — 12:30 – 2:30 PM

September 23 – Field Session 3

Presented by:

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

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

Group A — 9:30 – 11:30 AM Group B — 12:30 – 2:30 PM  

Event Details


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 development@caseytrees.org 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 friends@caseytrees.org or 202.349.1909

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. For changes to event registration, contact us at friends@caseytrees.org or

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.