Climate Science on Tap presents Urban Forests: A Climate Change Solution or Casualty?
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 7pm
- All ages.
- Proof of Vaccination or Recent Test Required
- Masks advised when not eating/drinking.
- Dress warmly!
- Audience tables are under heated canopy.
The 2021 Heatwave was the hottest on record in the PNW, killing more than 1200 people, straining and damaging local infrastructure, and impacting businesses. In urban centers, boosting tree canopy cover is proven to keep cities cooler and help us adapt to a future of climate-induced heat events. Native plants are often appreciated for their adaptive potential but native trees may also fall victim to the heat. Join our panel for Climate Science on Tap as we discuss climate change and our urban forests. Meet the experts! Listen to riveting presentations! Engage in a Q & A and learn how you can get involved to save trees and protect our communities.
- Lara Whitely Binder - King County Climate Preparedness, Program Manager
- Ali Lakehart- Trees for Seattle, Lead
- Joey Hulbert - Forest Health Watch, Program Director, WSU
Moderator: P.Sean McDonald, Ph.D. Associate Teaching Faculty, UW Program on the Environment*
*Affiliations provided for identification purposes only.
Note: Proof of vaccination (vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or vaccination certificate) or negative COVID test in the last 72 hours required for guests twelve and older. Masks required for all guests except when eating or drinking.
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