Welcome to CUFC 2022 and Charlottetown!

We look forward to hosting the upcoming Canadian Urban Forest Conference from October 3 to 5, 2022 in Charlottetown, PEI. The conference will be an in-person forum where city and park planners, architects, arborists, researchers and health scientists may learn and share with a vision of building a better future for Canada's urban forests. The CUFC 2022 theme is Urban Forests and the Challenge of Climate Change: Building Resilience

Charlottetown has a rich history of urban forestry. The City of Charlottetown's first foray into urban forestry began in 1860 when a call to action was made to improve the Public Square (Queens Square), part of which was planting trees. Sadly, a lack of protection soon resulted in damage to many of these trees. Twenty-four years later, on May 24, 1884, the first Arbor Day was held in Charlottetown and the newly formed Arbor Society planted 300 trees (twenty-one different species). In 1903, these efforts were continued when 200 trees were planted to line, what became known as, Elm Avenue. The City still celebrates Arbor Day every year by inviting schools to bring their students out to plant trees in city parks.

Today's urban forest in Charlottetown is fortunate to have benefited from the vision of its forefathers including Arthur Newbery and Henry Smith, who had the foresight to recognize the need for beautification and tree planting in our capital city. Charlottetown has more than 9,000 trees in its street tree inventory, as well as many trees in its parks, woodlands, hedgerows, riparian zones and on private land. The urban forest provides social and community stewardship opportunities, spiritual and psychological benefits, improves water and air quality, mitigates the urban heat effect, benefits the economy and energy sectors, and provides wildlife habitat for wildlife. The conference will provide an opportunity to celebrate Charlottetown’s own urban forest.

CUFC 2022 Conference Secretariat
c/o Venue West Conference Services 
PO Box 98144, Yaletown RPO
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2Z7 Canada

Phone: +1 604-681.5226
Toll-Free in North America:
+1 866-681.5226


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