Friday October 19 5:44 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Tree Ordinance Workshop October 19th

10/19/2018 - 09:00
10/19/2018 - 12:00

A well planned and implemented tree ordinance can regulate different aspects of planting, preservation, maintenance, and management of trees - helping to ensure a healthy, sustainable urban forest.

This free workshop will include presentations on common and recommended ordinance components, integration with other city ordinances and codes, and plenty of time to have your questions answered. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion of local municipal representatives on their experiences adopting and implementing tree ordinances. Attendees will receive resources to help them develop effective ordinances.

Who should attend?
This workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning more about tree ordinances, whether your community is just starting to draft an ordinance or implementing or updating an existing ordinance. Target attendees include municipal staff and officials (arborists, tree board members, parks staff, public works, engineers, planners, etc.) and professional arborists, landscape architects, and tree care professionals.

Pre-approval for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) has been requested from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Register early to help craft the workshop!
Help us make sure this workshop meet your needs! The registration form includes questions on what participants hope to learn. Register by October 1st to ensure your input is considered as we craft the workshop.

Thank you to our workshop presenter:
Carrie Tausher, State Community & Urban Forestry Coordinator, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Carrie works throughout Indiana to increase collaboration and train municipal staff and volunteers about trees and urban forestry. She works with broad leadership in urban forestry in Indiana and manages grant programs that support urban forestry initiatives. Carrie has a Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. She is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist IL5450A with Tree Risk assessment Qualifications.

This workshop is presented by the Northwest Indiana Urban Waters Federal Partnership, the CommuniTree Program, and IDNR Urban and Community Forestry. For more information, contact