Join Dovetail at the 2015 Partners in Community Forestry Conference on November 19th

Session to address urban forestry and wood utilization assessment for Raleigh, NC


(Denver, CO) - Join Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think-tank, on November 19th at the 2015 Partners in Community Forestry Conference. The conference is hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees. The event is geared towards urban forestry professionals, arborists, urban planners, landscape architects, parks and recreation managers, environmental nonprofits, environmental consultants, foresters and environmental educators.


Dr. Steve Bratkovich, Dovetail's Project Manager for Reuse & Recycling, will present a session titled "Urban Forestry and Wood Utilization Assessment for Raleigh, NC". America's urban forests provide diverse and essential benefits and services to communities. But when removal is required, the wood is most often mulched, composted or sent to a landfill. Existing barriers to more extensive urban tree utilization can be overcome by identifying, quantifying, and communicating the value of wood from these trees. The session is based on a Dovetail study funded in part through the North Carolina Forest Service's Urban & Community Forestry Program, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region. Hear how the City of Raleigh, NC, is doing just that with its urban forestry program and urban tree utilization capacity.


Steve Bratkovich, Ph.D., has over three decades of forestry and forest product experience. His areas of expertise include business, marketing, and strategic planning; urban wood utilization; primary and secondary wood processing; and sustainable forest management. Steve has authored over 150 forestry-related publications, articles, and reports and is a frequent contributor to forestry and industry trade journals. In 2002, Steve received the Excellence in Technology Transfer award from the Chief of the USDA Forest Service.


The 2015 Partners in Community Forestry Conference will take place in Denver, Colorado November 18th-19th, 2015. 

For registration and agenda, click here.


About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners. The Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees though a variety of conservation and education programs.