Submitted by Danny Person.
Join the Tacoma Tree Foundation for a special in-person conversation focused on tree canopy and climate connections in Tacoma.
Kristi Lynett, City of Tacoma Sustainability Officer for the City of Tacoma, will discuss the impact that climate change is having in our community and the role of trees in making us more resilient.
Mike Carey, Urban Forest Program Manager for the City of Tacoma, will share about recent progress on tree policy and programs at the city level.
Lowell Wyse, Executive Director of Tacoma Tree Foundation (TTF), will talk about the many ways that TTF is working to educate the public about urban forestry and create “tree equity” across the South Sound.
This panel will be held at the University of Washington Tacoma and moderated by Pierce County Council Member Ryan Mello. Suggested donations of $15 or more will support Tacoma Tree Foundation programs.
Date: May 25
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: UWT (exact room to be determined)
You can register at: tinyurl.com/sotuf23
Brian Borgelt says
“Tree equity”, lol!
Reinvent the wheel and call it something else would ya?
Just copy your neighbor to the south, Lakewood, who has had a successful tree-sustainability program forever.
They can even advise you that trees need constant maintenance and pruning, which comes at an expense you may not be prepared for without proper forethought.
If you can’t keep up with crime, graffiti, and litter, how are you going to maintain and urban Forrest?
Tacoma could learn a lot actually from your neighbor to the south.