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Diverse in Nature

September 30 - October 3

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the International Urban Forestry Congress (IUFC) under the title ‘The Urban Forest – Diverse in Nature’, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from September 30 – October 3, 2018.

The Congress is a unique partnership between Tree Canada’s Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC), the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (PNW-ISA) Annual Training Conference and the Urban Tree Diversity Conference (UTD).

It is our goal to provide a forum for practicing arborists and urban foresters, green space planners and designers, policy makers, researchers and educators to share their unique insights into arboriculture and urban forestry. The power of diversity in urban forestry will be explored; diversity of trees and forests, diversity of people and communities, and diversities of management practices. By learning from one another’s’ knowledge and experiences, we will all be better able to shape the world’s urban forests. The event will highlight excellent international presenters, as well as talented experts from the Pacific Northwest coast region of North America. We are also looking forward to your contributions!

The Vancouver, BC region is home to some of the most productive and intact natural ecosystems on the planet. Our modern and multicultural cities border a great river, a living sea, towering mountains and lush rainforests. The congress venue, the Westin Bayshore hotel, lies nestled in the junction of busy downtown Vancouver and the beautiful and serene Stanley Park. A great place to visit, a great place to learn!

Thank you for planning to attend IUFC 2018, we look forward to seeing you in sunny Vancouver Canada.


Bill Stephen and the Executive Committee


September 30
October 3


International Urban Forestry Congress 2018