Start writing and submit your EFUF2019 abstract (deadline 1st Feb 2019)

The deadline for submitting your abstract for EFUF2019 is approaching soon. We accept oral talks, posters and other non-commercial contributions. Abstracts (maximum 2500 characters, spaces included) are only accepted in English language. They must not include figures, tables or attachment and should be related to one of the themes mentioned in the call for abstracts. Deadline for submission is 1st of February 2019.

See here for the topics and themes that we are focussing on this year.

Read more on abstract submission here. For abstract submission, please use the online system: You will have to setup an account.

We are looking forward to meet you in Cologne.


December Urban Forestry Webinar Offerings

European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)


Date & Time:  Thursday, 13 December, 5:00PM BST, 6:00PM CEST, 7:00PM EEST.

Dear Colleagues:

As urbanization becomes more widespread, trees and the soils they populate are exposed, more and more, to construction conflicts. With careful early planning and an understanding of how tree damage occurs, strategies for tree and, most importantly. soil preservation can allow for trees to coexist within the built urban environment. Please plan to join us for this very informative session.

Presented by:  Dr. Nina Bassuk, Professor, Cornell University and Project Leader at the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University

Where:  PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT

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Social representations of nature: citizens’ relation with urban trees

Resilience Blog

Can urban foresters really win the minds and hearts of urban dwellers when stressing the ecosystem services forests and trees provide?

Street trees are contested elements in the urban landscape, and the source of many complaints towards local authorities and tree managing agencies. Discussions on street trees can be intense and emotional, so it is good to understand where the discussions are grounded in and to understand citizens’ relations with trees. In this post I will explore if we can build on the concept of social representations to find win-win solutions regarding urban tree management.

Social representations explain how different social groups develop different understandings of an issue, based on their values, understanding, beliefs, knowledge, practice etc (Moscovici 2000; Buijs et al. 2008). They are not individual cognitive representations, but socially constructed through social interaction, both within and between groups (Buijs et al. 2011).

Different perspectives of a tree. Source: Different…

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European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)

Dear EFUF Colleagues:

Join the I-Tree team – USDA Forest Service and Day Institute – to learn how I-Tree’s mapping capabilities have been expanded. These new capabilities provide enhanced features for mapping your projects, from the use of coordinates and mobile devices to more ways to define your own boundaries and explore geographies. This online workshop session will introduce the latest enhancements to the i-Tree platform of tools.

About i-Tree: i-Tree allows any community to conduct and analyze sample or compete street tree inventory data, and make estimates of the structure, function and value of these components of your urban forest. Baseline data can be used to effectively manage the resource, develop policy and set priorities. Looking at information collected on existing street trees, this software allows managers to evaluate current benefits, costs, and management needs.

Date & Time:  Thursday, 4 December, 6:00PM BST, 7:00PM CEST, 8:00PM EEST


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Urban Forest-Based Solutions for Resilient Cities

Resilience Blog

Planting trees is a longstanding traditional urban planning approach for improving liveability in cities. Dating back from the earliest urban societies such as the Roman Empire, urban planners have applied trees for bringing shade, mitigating temperature, rainfall and wind, and providing food and fodder for animals. Providing urban trees, parks and urban forests is probably one of the earliest applications of what is now termed “nature-based solutions”. Nature-based solutions are defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits”.

UBFSv3.png The Urban Forest-Based Solutions process cycle.

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