Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC)


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CUFC 2020 in Charlottetown, PEI
Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: Building Resilience

The upcoming Canadian Urban Forest Conference from October 5 to 7, 2020 is in Charlottetown, PEI and will be a forum where city and park planners, architects, arborists, researchers and health scientists may learn and share with a vision of building a better future for Canada’s urban forests. The CUFC 2020 theme is Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: Building Resilience.

There is still an opportunity to submit your abstract to CUFC 2020! For a positive consideration by the review and evaluation panel, proposals MUST demonstrate a direct link with the conference title – Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: Building Resilience – with one or more of the sub-themes:
1. Carbon offsets and pricing
2. Effects of climate change on urban forests
3. Genetics and tree selection
4. Information technology
5. Integration of grey and green infrastructure
6. Invasive alien species
7. Landscape design and engineering
8. Mitigation and adaptation
9. Role of urban forests in climate change
10. Social and cultural values
11. Trees interact with Climate
Submit an abstract for CUFC2020

Know someone who is demonstrating excellence in Urban Forestry? Every year, we recognize outstanding companies, groups, and individuals who are making a difference for the environment and trees, whether locally or across Canada.

Royal Galipeau Award of Distinction: recognizes excellence in leadership and significant contributions in Canadian urban forestry over a minimum of ten years.
Public Education Award: recognizes excellence in furthering the understanding of urban forestry issues and/or encouraging best practices in the urban forestry sector. This award is open to individuals, the media or organizations.
Urban Forestry Youth Volunteer Award : recognizes outstanding volunteer services in urban forestry to the community by young Canadians between the ages of 15-24.
Urban Forestry Student Bursary: is available to students in Canada who have a strong interest in and dedication for urban forestry as demonstrated by their academic, volunteerism and extra-curricular activities. The bursary will pay the hotel, travel, meals and registration expenses for a full-time student to attend the Canadian Urban Forest Conference.
Canadian Urban Forest Award Nomination Form

The Early Bird registration for the conference continues until April 30, 2020. Interested parties may register as a Full Delegate or Student depending on their professional status.
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Book your accommodations at the Delta Hotel using the promo code “Canadian Urban Forest Conference” for a preferred rate. We look forward to welcoming you to Charlottetown!
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Canadian Urban Forest Conference

The Canadian Urban Forest Conference brings together leading experts from across the country and allows for dialogue between professionals and community groups on innovative strategies, policies, technologies, research, and best management practices. Alternating coast to coast every two years, the CUFC brings together dedicated individuals and groups to share their experiences and novel approaches to the stewardship of Canada’s urban forests. The CUFC is coordinated by the host city with guidance and support from Tree Canada.

Past Conferences

IUFC 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia

CUFC 2014 Victoria British Columbia

CUFC 2014
Victoria, British Columbia

CUFC 2012 London Ontario

CUFC 2012
London, Ontario

CUFC 2010 Truro Nova Scotia

CUFC 2010
Truro, Nova Scotia

CUFC 2008 Strathcona County Alberta

CUFC 2008
Strathcona County, Alberta

CUFC 2006 Quebec Quebec

CUFC 2006
Quebec, Quebec

CUFC 2004 Kelowna British Columbia

CUFC 2004
Kelowna, British Columbia

CUFC 2002 Markham Ontario

CUFC 2002
Markham, Ontario

CUFC 2000 Lake Louise Alberta

CUFC 2000
Lake Louise, Alberta

CUFC 1997 Halifax Nova Scotia

CUFC 1997
Halifax, Nova Scotia

CUFC 1995 Windsor ontario

CUFC 1995
Windsor, Ontario

CUFC 1993 Winnipeg Manitoba

CUFC 1993
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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