The Washington Invasive Species Council and the Urban and Community Forestry Program at the Washington Department of Natural Resources are hosting a free Urban Forest Pest Virtual Summit. The target audience includes arborists, urban foresters, natural resource managers, master gardeners, and anyone else interested in pests that threaten urban trees. Event planners are seeking Continuing Education Units from the International Society of Arboriculture for attendees.

Agenda items range from pest response structures, reporting, program spotlights, and current pests of concern. Ultimately, the goal of this summit is to build on existing invasive species preparedness plans such as the Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook, while promoting and enhancing municipal forest pest readiness.

A full agenda will be emailed to attendees before the event. Register now for the Zoom webinar.