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Virtual Valley Talk: Philadelphia’s Urban Forestry Plan
April 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia’s forest canopy helps to absorb air pollution and fight climate change, but it has suffered significant tree losses in the past decade. Community Forestry Manager Erica Smith Fichman will be discussing the city’s new 10-year Philly Tree Plan to increase tree cover and the work of organizations like TreePhilly in creating community around our urban forest.
Erica Smith Fichman has spent her career connecting people with plants. As the Community Forestry Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, she is the project lead for the Philadelphia Urban Forest Strategic Plan. Erica also supervises the amazing TreePhilly team who provide Philadelphia residents with the resources they need to plant and care for trees in their own backyard. She is the recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2018 Trailblazer Award. Erica received a B.S. in biology from Haverford College and an M.S. in environmental horticulture from the University of California, Davis.
Grab a drink, get comfortable with a laptop (or smartphone), and join the program via Zoom. This event will be recorded for participants.