Trees Over Durham Forum

Come learn all about trees in Durham, and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Start the day learning all about trees, then participate in visioning sessions where you get to tell us what you think. We really want to know. At the end, we’ll hear from people who have made trees work for diverse communities, and produce a vision statement of what we want for our trees and communities in Durham. 

 

Trees Over Durham Forum

Tuesday, April 25, 2:30 p. m. – 8 p.m.
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street
Dinner will be available for registered participants.
Childcare will be available, but you must register below to let us know how many children will need care.

 A draft agenda is available now.  A complete agenda of the forum will be available here when it is finalized. Please check back!

This forum is organized by the Durham Tree Advocates with financial support from Leaf and Limb Tree ServiceVaguely Reminiscent, and Duke Energy Foundation.

Many thanks to the partners who have helped make this forum possible:

 

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Stream Monitoring Training

Start a monitoring team in your area to monitor water quality in the Haw River Watershed. The training will consist of chemical analysis of the stream including pH, Nitrate, Phosphate, and Dissolved Oxygen. We will do a physical analysis, noting stream bank health, wildlife indicators, and smells. Lastly, we will do a biological analysis, sampling populations of macroinvertebrates in the water. This training is open to participants of all ages!

Sign up for the training:

Urban Argricultural Workshop

Free breakfast and workshop on Pollinators & Native Species. We’ll be led by Chris Liloia, Habitat Gardens Curator at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, to explore the many native pollinator species planted around the Hub Farm and their importance to our space and our state. Following the workshop, attendees are welcome to stay and help plant native pollinator plants donated by local nurseries.

Email: lmarochak@dconc.gov to reserve your seat
RSVP deadline: Monday, March 13

*The workshop is free and breakfast will be provided for attendees that have RSVP’d.*

 

These trainings are made possible through funding received from the National Association of Conservation Districts and the Durham Farmland Protection Advisory Board.

Tree Pruning 101 Workshop

Where:Walltown Park (1300 block of W. Club)

When: Saturday November 5th, 10am – 12pm

What:  Alex Johnson, the City of Durham’s Urban Forestry division Manager will go over the basics of pruning young trees in urban landscapes for future form and structure.

This will be outdoors at the picnic shelter, rain or shine.

Hands-on demonstrations available for the public.

Bring your tools – we may not have enough to loan out to everyone.

Dress appropriately for working outdoors (sturdy footwear is a must)

Topics covered:

  • What pruning is and how trees benefit from it
  • Objectives and strategies for pruning
  • Common tree forms and structure and their implications
  • Wood properties and response to injury
  • Pruning cuts, what to do and what not to do
  • Pruning tools and how to use them

Tree Pruning Workshop

Tree Pruning Workshop
Friday, October 28 | 7:30 AM- 10:30 AM
General Services Department (2011 Fay Street)

Join the City of Durham’s Urban Forestry Manager for a tree pruning training session. The training session will include a presentation about proper tree trimming and pruning methodologies, an outside demonstration, and then an opportunity to try out your new knowledge under the supervision of the Urban Forestry staff. Spots are limited, to sign up please RSVP by calling 919-560-4197 or filling out the following registration form:

Clean Your Block Party

Clean Your Block Party

SAVE THE DATE:

First Annual Keep Durham Beautiful Clean Your Block Party

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew Durham, NC

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Join us as we take action to improve the appearance of our community one block at a time. Whether a weedy corner, broken sign, littered street, or a garden bed needing a little TLC- the Clean Your Block Party is an opportunity for neighbors, friends, and family to band together to create positive, lasting change throughout Durham.

Clean Your Block Party – 2016 Timeline:

Community Cleanup Champion Training

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Golden Belt- 3rd floor conference room

807 E. Main Street, Durham, NC, 27701

 

Supply Distribution

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 12-6PM

Keep Durham Beautiful

2011 Fay Street, Durham, NC, 27704

 

Clean Your Block Party

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Your Neighborhood

 

If you would like to get involved, please fill out the following interest form:

Clean Your Block Registration

Community Cleanup Champion Training

The Community Cleanup Champion Training event will take place on Tuesday, May 24th from 5:30-6:30PM at Golden Belt (807 E. Main Street) in the 3rd floor conference room. The training session will cover tools and resources for recruiting volunteers, event reporting instructions, and how to address FAQ’s regarding community appearance in Durham.

Due to limited space, registration is strongly suggested. If you will be joining us for the training session, please fill out the following form so we can ensure there are enough seats, materials, and resources for everyone:

Registration Form- Community Cleanup Champion Training

Tree Care 101 Workshop- CANCELED

Join us for the Tree Care Workshop 101 on Saturday, January 23rd!

Get hands on experience while planting and tending to trees along the Ellerbe Creek Stream Restoration Project, which runs through Northgate Park.

Participants will learn about tree planting, pruning, and other tree care topics. They will also discover the critical role played by trees and forests for stream health and water quality.

Tools and gloves for the workshop will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Participants should also dress appropriately for the weather and bring water to drink.

This event is sponsored by Keep Durham Beautiful, the City of Durham General Services Department Urban Forestry Division, Durham City-County Sustainability Office, City of Durham Public Works Department Stormwater & GIS Services Division, and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Mitigation Services.

 

Register for Tree Care 101 Workshop

Durham Hosts Tree Care 101 Workshop

What: Tree Care 101 Workshop

Who: Trees Across Durham

When: Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Northgate Park 300 W. Club Blvd. Durham, N.C. 27704

Fast Facts

  •  Trees Across Durham is hosting a free tree care workshop to provide volunteers with handson experience while planting and tending to the trees along the Ellerbe Creek Stream Restoration Project, which runs through Northgate Park.
  •  Participants will learn about tree planting, pruning, and other tree care topics. They will also discover the critical role played by trees and forests for stream health and water quality. Tools and gloves for the workshop will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Participants should also dress appropriately for the weather and bring water to drink.
  •  Workshop partners include Keep Durham Beautiful, City of Durham General Services Department Urban Forestry Division, Durham City-County Sustainability Office, City of Durham Public Works Department Stormwater & GIS Services Division, and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Mitigation Services.
  •  For additional information or to register for this workshop, visit the Registration Web page or call (919) 560-7993.
  • Additional tree planting volunteer events are being held throughout January and February 2016. Information on all upcoming events is available on Greener Durham’s website.
  • Trees Across Durham is a broad-based partnership dedicated to making Durham a healthier and greener community now and in the future through the planting and protection of trees; the education of tree caretakers and the general public about how to maintain healthy trees; and the measurement and communication of the benefits trees provide to the environment and community.

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Upcycle It! Green Gifts for the Holidays

Join us as we upcycle old newspaper and magazines into beads that can be used for jewlery (you can choose between making a necklace, bracelet, or earings). These jewlery pieces make great environmentally friendly gifts for the holidays. We will provide all the materials and show you how to make the paper beads. 


This workshop is brought to you by Keep Durham Beautiful in celebation of  America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting environmental citizenship, encouraging individuals to reduce, reuse and recycle.


All donations from this workshop will go directly to supporting Keep Durham Beautiful programming efforts. To learn more about our work related to litter prevention, recycling, and community greening- please visit out website: www.keepdurhambeautiful.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


The space for the workshop has been gratiously donated by the Scrap Exchange, a creative reuse center that’s mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.