Tree University: Investing in Trees for Health, Safety, and Equity

Oct 21, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Zoom Webinar
Chadwick Arboretum

Tree University: Investing in Trees for Health, Safety, and Equity

 Creating Columbus’ First Urban Forestry Master Plan

Thursday, October 21 , 2021

 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Basic Information

Join us for this 1-hour webinar with Rosalie Hendon, Environmental Planner and project manager of Columbus' first Urban Forestry Master Plan with Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. 

Columbus is the nation’s 14th largest city with over 127,000 public trees. Learn how the City leveraged existing data, community and industry stakeholders, and a consultant team to create Columbus’ first Urban Forestry Master Plan (UFMP). UFMP Project manager Rosalie Hendon will detail challenges, opportunities, and early wins that Columbus used to build a successful plan, as well as updates on implementation since the plan’s approval in April 2021.

Rosalie Hendon is the project manager of Columbus’ first Urban Forestry Master Plan. An environmental planner for the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, she manages natural resource projects on city parkland—everything from forests to prairies. Hendon holds two master degrees from the Ohio State University in both public administration and natural resources. An advocate of data-driven approaches to conservation work, Hendon is frequently surveying species in Columbus parks to determine the effects of habitat restoration. She believes local government has a critical role to play in environmental policy and is proud to lead Ohio’s capital in its first long-term, strategic plan for the city’s urban forest.

Registration is free, but please register by October 20, 2021 in order to receive your webinar link in time.