New workshops are being offered throughout the state and
the year by CaUFC and our 7 regional councils.
Workshops cover a variety of topics from urban forestry advocacy,
education, training and more.
Please check back often to view and register for new events!
February 13th, 2013
From Burls to Bowls Workshop
Mountain View, CA
The Bay Area Urban Forest Ecosystems Council was proud to present From Burls to Bowls, a workshop that highlighted the utilization of salvaged urban wood from street trees and other sources in the Bay Area. The objective of the workshop was to educate arborists and members of the Bay Area community on some of the most successful methods of harvesting urban wood and developing it into high quality end use products. The workshop also allowed people and organizations to connect with one another so that the vast resources available from our Bay Area urban forests could be better utilized.
Highlights: There were displays of superb finished wood pieces from the West Bay Area Woodturners who also provided demonstrations of their own wood working skills. A Lucas portable sawmill operated on site and speakers discussed how wood is selected, handled, milled, dried and developed into various end use products. Wood pieces were available for purchase directly from artists and crafts persons at the workshop.
Presenters Included: Blair Glenn, with over 20 years milling experience and owner/operator of Saratoga Tree Service in San Jose.
Dennis Lillis, wood turner and Treasurer from the West Bay Area Woodturners and member of the Silicon Valley Woodturners,
Cost: $20 for Members / $30 Non-members - Went toward local healthy lunch and 3 CEU's, as well as helping to fund future council programs.
This event SOLD OUT
Direction, Connection - Leading in Your Community!
Spend a day building and polishing your leadership and advocacy skills
Let us help you help move urban and community forestry into the forefront of policy conversations in your city or town and in Sacramento. Together we can make the change we want to see for trees; for public, community, and environmental health; for business and job growth; and so much more!
Who Should Attend? Professionals passionate about positive change in their communities - Municipal, Certified & Consulting Arborists & Urban Foresters, Planners, Architects, & Landscape Architects, Public & Environmental Health Advocates, the Nursery Industry & related Trades, City & County staff & other Public Servants, and Service Organizations—this event is also open to the public.
Our Approach: Recognizing your passion and how to apply it to time-tested, professional outreach techniques and tools. Lots of break-out sessions and small group work, but with time to consider what is important to you and to learn from others experiences.
Your Results: You feel supported and your skill sets are stronger; you can make your point and ask for what is important to you and your community; & you can demonstrate these strengths while becoming a community resource.
Please Join Us - You'll have a great time!
Bay Area - August 29, 2012
Bay Area Agenda - Click Here
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Street Tree Seminar/Los Angeles/Orange County & Inland - October 25, 2012
Agenda - Click Here
LA Workshop Flyer - Click Here
Los Angeles - Sponsored by Million Trees L.A. - Nov 27, 2012
Agenda - Click Here
LA Workshop Flyer - Click Here
Central Coast - November 8, 2012
Central Coast Agenda - Click Here
Central Coast Workshop Flyer - Click Here
~ 7:00AM till 4:00PM - Registration 7:00AM—8:00AM
$35 for CaUFC Members ~ $45 for Non-Members
Limited to 30 Attendees!
Included morning coffee & snacks plus lunch
April 14, 2012
The purpose of the Planning the Urban Forest workshop is to teach planners, urban foresters and allied professionals how to protect and enhance the urban forest - the largest structural component of green infrastructure - in community planning, design, and implementation. Participants will learn what constitutes the urban forest, ways to document and quantify its benefits, and how to work together to integrate these concerns and priorities into all aspects of planning for municipalities and regions.
Click here for a full event agenda. You'll have created a plan after attending this day-long workshop with speakers including:
David C. Rouse, AICP and Robert J. Laverne. Click here for speaker bios. Eight PDH / HWS credits available. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!
This workshop was held at the APA 2012 National Conference in Los Angeles, but you don't need to register for the whole conference to attend. Just follow the instructions below.
This event was sponsored by the California Urban Forests Council.
Wednesday January 25th, 2012
A workshop highlighting the best utilization of salvaged urban wood from street trees and other sources in the Bay Area.
We have a vast resource of urban wood available to us. The challenge is coordinating end-users with those who cut and possess the wood at the start. A typical example is a tree service company that removes/trims trees and a variety of people who utilize parts of trees.
These end-users include but are not limited to: Woodturners, carpenters, sculptors, natural dye people, wood researchers, origami or flower arrangers, hardwood floor installers, construction companies, pallet makers, sawmills.
Highlights: The morning included updates on California Urban Wood Salvage, plus speakers talking about cutting wood, how wood is used, and their own skills in working with wood. There will be displays of unbelievable finished wood pieces, which will be available for purchased by the public in the afternoon.
· Elizabeth Lundgren - From E- Arts Studio in Benicia who makes exquisite wood pieces.
· Bill Tarlton - A former machinist presenting on quartersawing techniques.· Paul Discoe - The founder and principal of Joinery Structures, who is a renowned Japanese master builder and Zen Buddhist teacher.
June 9, 2011
May 19-21, 2011