Courtesy Trees Atlanta

Trees Atlanta will host its fourth annual Atlanta Canopy Conference at The Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will gather city leaders, nonprofit and industry professionals, scientists, community advocates, and residents from throughout Metro Atlanta for an action-oriented conversation on “Fighting Climate Change with Urban Forests.”

Conference speakers include:

  • Dave Nowak, Senior Scientist from USDA Forest Service who specializes in quantifying tree loss and gain trends throughout the United States. He is widely known for the development of the iTree tool.
  • Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation Executive Director
  • Commissioner John Dargle (Department of Parks and Recreation)
  • Commissioner Tim Keane (Department of Planning)
  • Other policy, climate, and health experts who will address the case for more trees in Atlanta and the local effects of urban forests in fighting climate change.

Tiered registration fees are offered; City of Atlanta residents are eligible for a limited number of scholarships through their City Council Member’s office. For more information and to register for these events, please visit