Early bird discount for registration by June 18

Annual conference discusses “How Trees Grow Communities”

The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is holding its 21st Annual Conference June 25-26, 2012, at the Lake Point Conference Center at 61 Lake Point Lane in Russellville.

The two-day conference will include presentations on a variety of subjects, including the advantages of planting trees in neighborhoods, green infrastructure planning, Arkansas’ historic trees and more. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in ten educational sessions to gain a greater understanding of how trees can help their communities through increased property values and a cleaner, safer environment.

The conference will also include an awards luncheon and outdoor demonstrations of tree climbing and Air-Spade®. The public is invited and professionals involved in tree programs can receive continuing education credits.

Registration fee is $120 for AUFC members and $140 for non-members until June 18. The fee increases by $25 after that date. Register online at www.arkansastrees.org/events. The rate of $65 for single or double room at the Lake Point lodges applies until June 18. To reserve a room, call 479-356-6240 and ask for the AUFC group rate.

For more information about registration or the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council, visit the Council’s website or contact Cathy Slater at 800-958-5865 or info@arkansastrees.org.

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