North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: The Importance of Urban Forests to NC Communities

with Leslie Moorman, Executive Director, NC Urban Forest Council
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


Trees are often an overlooked resource within our cities and towns. Urban forests provide a wide range of benefits to our communities, from saving money and increasing property values to providing clean air and water and improving your overall health. This presentation will discuss the many benefits (ecosystem services) trees provide, how they can be part of the solution to some of our environmental concerns, and the role of proper tree care management in the success of our urban forests in NC.


About the Speaker

Leslie Moorman is the Executive Director for the NC Urban Forest Council, where she has worked for the last 8 years advocating the benefits of trees and their proper management. Prior to the Council, Leslie was the Program Coordinator of the Urban & Community Forestry Program within the NC Forest service. She has worked as a borough forester in New York City and a research technician for the Patrick Center of Environmental Research in Philadelphia. She is a certified arborist and a registered forester in NC.

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Allen Education Center, Building A
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