By Judie Steeves – Kelowna Capital News, courtesy of BCLocalNews.com
More than 350 arborists from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho [are gathering this week at the] Pacific Northwest Chapter [meeting] of the International Society of Arboriculture at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort [in British Columbia].
Key presenter Francesco Ferrini traveled from Italy to talk to his colleagues about sustainable management of urban trees and selecting trees for climate change.
Ferrini is passionate about the importance of trees, and believes urban foresters must be more prepared to take the political and social approach to convince politicians of the importance of trees, particularly those that will thrive under the changing conditions of climate change.
“Trees are good. They give us life. We couldn’t live without them,” he said.
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