Atlantic Urban Forest Collective


Workshop Announcement:

Celebrating Canada’s 150—Are Our Urban Forests Ready for the Next 150?

Join us November 7th and 8th, 2017

Workshop Objective:

To facilitate discussion about the management of our Atlantic urban forests.  Topics will include:  tools and strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate events, pest and disease, urban and landscape design and, current research

Who should attend:

Representatives from Municipal and Provincial Government, Certified Arborists, Foresters, Developers, Planners, Architects, Landscape Architects, Nursery Industry and related Trades,  researchers, teachers and students — this event is  also open to the public.


Our agenda is now available!  More speakers will be added and information will be updated.  The current agenda can be view below.

Full Agenda 2017

To Register…

Speaker Details:

Our Keynote Speaker

Wolf_K_49Dr. Kathleen Wolf

Research Social Scientist  College of the Environment, University of Washington

Dr. Wolf has a joint appointment with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station to help develop a program on urban natural resources stewardship. Since receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf has done research to better understand the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems. Kathy’s studies are based on the principles of environmental psychology. She has also worked as a landscape architect and as an environmental planner. Her professional mission is to discover, understand and communicate human behavior and benefits, as people experience nature in cities and towns. Moreover, Kathy is interested in how scientific information can be integrated into local government policy and planning. She is a member of the Environmental Design Research Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Transportation Research Board national committee on Landscape and Environment, the Washington State Community Forestry Council, and is a technical contributor on human well-being to the Sustainable Sites Initiative.

adrinaDr. Adrina Bardekjian

Manager, Urban Forestry Programs and Research Development

Adrina is an urban forestry researcher, writer and educator and a Totten Fellow of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. Adrina has a number of publications and is one of the editors the book called, Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective (2014). She remains an active Board member of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition and the Ontario Urban Forest Council. Adrina’s academic research focuses on political ecology and urban forests. Adrina is the recipient of several awards including York University’s Graduate in Environmental Studies Community Excellence Prize (2012), the Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award for the film, Partners In Action: A Shade Policy for the City of Toronto (2014), and the International Society of Arboriculture’s Honourary Membership Award (2016) in recognition for her efforts to promote and advance the ideas of arboriculture and urban forestry.

5710187_origRichard Zurawski


Richard is in the dissertation year of his PhD studies as a candidate at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) in the faculty of education, examining the relationships between the media/PR and science and what happens to ‘science’ when it becomes ‘news’. He also lectures at MSVU in the departments of Public Relations and Communications, and in Education.

Richard is a published author with four popular books to his credit, two on weather and climate change, the third about the role of the media in science and his fourth and latest book, The Science Files – Questions and Answers From A to Z by Richard Zurawski, published by Fernwood Publishers has just been released. The “Science Files” his hour weekly radio show, has been a staple on Rogers Radio in the Maritimes (News 95-7) for eight years in the Maritimes and is in its third year in Kitchener (570 News) and is one of the most popular segments broadcast by Rogers Radio.

Within the Rogers Radio Broadcast Group umbrella he is the on-air meteorologist in four of their markets. He is guest co-host for a number of many news talk shows Rogers airs whenever science related topics arise. In the role of ‘science expert’ he has even debated on-air, high profile climate deniers such a Christopher Monckton and Tim Ball.
His “public outreach” efforts to popularize science and science education through the media extends to public and keynote speaking engagements. The topics he addresses are about science, anthropogenic global warming (AGW) issues and the relationship between media and science.


Location: Crown Plaza

659 Queen Street

Fredericton, NB

Time: November 7th and 8th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00 pm


$225 general admission

$75 with valid Students ID

Educational Credits

Atlantic Planners Institute — 13.5 CPL Credits

Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick — 10.5 CFE Credits

New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association — 15 Credits

International Society of Arboriculture— TBA

Full Agenda….To Be Announced.  We are working on it so keep checking!

For Full Announcement…..

To Register…

A block of rooms have been held until October 6th at the Crown Plaza

For more information, please call (506) 432-7575 or email:

Interested in being an Exhibitor?

As part of our conference, we are also providing an opportunity for companies to exhibit products and services during the sessions. We will do our best to ensure good traffic in the exhibit area by serving refreshment breaks within that area.

Exhibit Details

  • Exhibit spaces will be approximately 10’ wide X 6’ deep
  • Skirted tables will be available
  • You have the option of bringing in your own display unit if you wish. If you are bringing a display unit, please let us know so we may space the tables accordingly.


  • $400 per 10’ X 6’ space for one day (the fee includes one participant in the workshop)

Additional representatives wanting to attend the meeting must register and pay the registration fee separately. Individuals who just want to man the booth will not be charged and may purchase meal tickets if they wish. This activity will provide you with direct contact with delegates as all refreshment breaks will be held in the exhibit area.

To book booth space, call (506) 423-7575 or email:

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