ODF release – SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Community Trees, Oregon Department of Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry program and USDA Forest Service are co-hosting this year’s annual Oregon Community Forestry Conference via Zoom on Sept. 14 and 15. The conference is titled “Water-Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future.” It will feature researchers and urban forest experts sharing best management practices for dealing with drought and floods as they become more frequent and severe due to climate change. There will also be a demonstration of the Oregon Tree Plotter Inventory software, which is available free to Oregon cities. Cost of the conference is $70, with discounts for students and registrants from Tree City USA communities or Tree Campus USA schools. The conference’s first session is Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. with part two the next day from 8 a.m. to noon. Continuing education credits are offered by: Pacific Northwest chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture; Oregon Landscape Contractors Board; Society of American Foresters; American Society of Consulting Arborists; Construction Contractors Board; For more information or to register, please go to Eventbrite registration or to the OCT Conference website. The latter has presenter bios, and presentation abstracts.