Billings Urban Forestry
Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council
December 12 Billings Library
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Coming in 2024
Montana Nursery & Landscape Assoc.
Montana Green Expo
January 3-5 Billings
Double Tree by Hilton
Northern Rockies Tree School
January 3-5 2024
More facts coming. Watch here for latest information when received.
Billings Tree Symposium
Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council
March 2024 - Billings Library
Full day of tree expert presentations
Will advise of date
MTRPA Annual Conference
April 22-25 Billings
See MTRPA website for more info
TreeStuff.com Webinars - TreeStuff is providing online training seminars by experts from around the world to increase your knowledge on everything tree care related - from rigging techniques to plant health care to chainsaw safety - all for absolutely free. Watch them alone, watch them with friends, watch them with pants on, or watch them in a Lion King onesie - just watch them and learn. https://www.treestuff.com/webinars
TREE Fund Series - TREE Fund is proud to offer webinar CEU opportunities to the industry. Your support enables us to maintain this free program. https://treefund.org/webinars
Rainbow Treecare - Rainbow hosts many in-person and virtual educational events on a variety of plant health care topics including pest issues, practical PHC business solutions, new Rainbow offerings, and the latest industry research. You will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and get CEUs and/or state pesticide applicator credits. Below is a list of upcoming events.
NEWS & EVENTS
New Tree City USA
The Arbor Day Foundation designated the Blackfeet Tribal Nation as a Tree City USA. It is the first Tribal nation to be recognized. (Photo: Montana DNRC)
Members of the Blackfeet Nation and partner agencies gathered for a ceremonial tree planting and celebration recognizing the Blackfeet Nation as the first Tribal Nation to be designated as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
“The designation of being a Tree City USA is a point of pride for the Blackfeet Nation,” said Termaine Edmo, Environmental Advisor for the Blackfeet Nation. “We are dedicated to caring for our forested resources for the good of our community.”
Tree City USA is a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation with local partners through the USDA Forest Service and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Forestry Division.
Members of the Blackfeet Nation recognize trees as having cultural and community importance providing many benefits including opportunities for community interaction through planting and maintenance, cultural education, volunteerism, economic development, and environmental conservation.
The Tribe dedicated the tree planting in honor of Chief Earl Old Person and his legacy of conservation and promoting the Tribal Nations in Montana and beyond.
“Chief Old Person fostered an understanding that we are keepers of the land. He provided an example to us all of how we can and should be dedicated to our natural resources. We are continuing his legacy with the conservation and cultural plantings we are doing here today,” said Edmo.
The day’s events also included a planting workshop followed by a restoration planting of 700 seedlings in the Willow Creek area with the support of DNRC staff, Blackfeet Manpower, local groups, and volunteers.
“The restoration planting and dedication ceremony kicked off a long-term plan to invest in trees for the community,” said Jamie Kirby, DNRC Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator.
Kirby partnered with the Tribe to secure grant funding through the Trees for Tribal Communities Landscape Scale Restoration Grant – a State and Private Forestry grant program through the USDA Forest Service.
“Through our partnership and funding, we are honoring the cultural and spiritual connection the Blackfeet people have to the land by supporting conservation,” said Kirby. “We look forward to continuing our work with the Blackfeet Nation and other Tribes across Montana.”
In addition to the ceremonial tree planting and restoration project, over 600 trees were given to local community members.
Latest news from the Townsend Tree Board