Trees in the City: Learning About the Urban Forest

Have you ever wondered where that tree on your curb came from? Is there a tree in your neighbourhood in bad shape? Do you want to learn how to care for city trees or how to plant trees in your own yard?

Join HRM and Dalhousie University for an information session and interactive workshop all about trees in the city.

Join for the seminar, the workshop, or for the entire morning! This event is free of charge and is open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about trees in the city. Families are encouraged join us for refreshments at 11:00 and attend the 11:30 workshop. All participants will take home a tree seedling with them to plant at home.

Topics and Guest Speakers: 

Benefits of Trees in the City: Daniel DeLong, Kendra Marshman & Marcia Poirier, Dalhousie University, Candidates, Resource and Environmental Management

 Halifax Urban Forest Master Plan: John Charles, Environmental Planner

 Native vs. Non-native Trees: Chris Greene, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University 

 Community Interaction with the Urban Forest: David Foster, Sierra Club Canada Foundation






Room 301A Third Floor of the Halifax Central Library



Additional Information

Informational Seminar with Guest Speakers 9:30 - 11
Light refreshments 11 - 11:30
Family Friendly Workshop 11:30 - 12:30


Marcia Poirier