November 2019 News to Share

News from the SUFC Team

Join us at the Arbor Day Foundation’s Partners in Community Forestry Conference November 19-21. SUFC will be hosting a Welcome reception, a breakfast and a Policy Listening Session. Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. 

SUFC Member News

The TREE Fund names Russell King as their new President and CEO

OPEI Launches TurfMutt Foundation, Honors Lucky the TurfMutt’s Legacy

American Forests ends another successful tree planting season

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Request for Proposal

Conferences & Events

Forest Inventory and Analysis Science Meeting
Knoxville, TN, November 19-21, 2019

Partners in Community Forestry Conference
Cleveland, OH, November 20-21, 2019

National Forest Health Monitoring Workshop
Raleigh, NC, February 25-27, 2020

2020 National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference
Education Session Proposals due November 29, 2019

National & International News

(Opinion) America’s forests can help fight climate change

(Opinion) Let’s Fill Our Cities with Taller, Wooden Buildings

State & Local News

In Kentucky’s Forests, Experts See a Natural Climate Solution

Are Invasive Beetles Killing our Trees? Hamilton to take Inventory to Find Out

High School Students MAP the Future of of Forests as Michigan State University

Panhandle residents replant trees almost one year after Hurricane Michael

Cleveland commits to spending up to $1 million each year for 10 years toward restoring the Forest City’s tree canopy

Fighting climate change: Planting more trees in Philadelphia’s urban forest

The green offensive: Can planting more trees stave off Boulder’s ‘tree crisis?’

100 new trees coming to Washington state’s Capitol Campus

Nebraska faces big bill as pest kills thousands of ash trees

Tree-Mendous Maryland Orders Being Accepted

New York City is declared free of Asian longhorned beetles

In Minnesota, a new push to fight climate change – and make money – from forests

Rebuilding Louisville’s Urban Forest To Combat Climate Change


Health Benefits of City Trees: Research Evidence and Economic Values
November 19, 2019 at 12 PM MT

Soil Assessment for Urban Trees
January 14, 2020 at 12 PM MT

Funding, Awards, & Announcements

Contact Your State Forester and Provide Input on Your State’s Forest Action Plan

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Urban and Community Forestry Grants
Application Deadline: December 4, 2019

The US Forest Service Requests Applications for the Community Forestry and Open Space Conservation Program Grants
Application Deadline: January 6, 2020