Women's Arboriculture Conference 2012

12.03.08-Mumbys-intro'Sharing our Passion for Trees' is the theme of this new event being organized by Verna Mumby of Mumby's Aboriculture Consulting, aka 'The Tree Lady'.

Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturalists, Landscape Architects & Designers, Master Gardeners, Land Planners, and Managers will come together for this long- awaited, much anticipated conference which promises to both educational and fun.

The conference will be held at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre in Parksville, on Vancouver Island, March 21-23, 2012. Keynote speaker is Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., Research Social Scientist from the University of Washington. Workshop Speakers are:

12.03.08-mumbys-2- Brenda Callan, Mycologist with Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada

- Susan Murray, professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Langley, BC

- Sheila Flint, arborist and horticulturalist, from Strathcona County Recreation Department, Sherwood Park, Alberta -first Canadian to win the National Arbor Day Award in 2010

- Karen Cummins, organic master gardener, landscape designer, arborist and horticulturalist

- Tracy Ferreira, IPM Coordinator at The Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC

- Theresa Kishkan, author of Mnemonic: A Book of Trees

- Nancy Turner, Ph.D.,ethnobotanist and professor in Ethnoecology.

- Nancy McLean is a registered landscape architect and professional planner currently working for the Corporation of Delta as the Development Planner, Community Planning and Development.

For more information, contact info@womenarborists.ca or go to www.womenarborists.ca BTW, men are welcome too!